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The Website Design Process
When you are a junior designer, it takes a lot of making enough mistakes to learn from. If you are getting started in the freelance business, particularly web design and development, I have provided an infographic outlining what you would tell clients to expect. It is so important to follow all these steps.
If you aren’t an SEO master, hire one. Factor that into your cost. It hard to wear all the hats, but if you follow the formula and sub-contract based on your skill level, you will be on your way to a professional web design and development career.
The discovery phase is all about a getting to know you and your business. Who are customers? What is your goal? How will we define success? What are the best communication strategies for you?
Here we will establish a timeline, outline a visual sitemap of your website, present wireframe page layouts and plan a deliverable strategy for your website content and images.
Based on your sitemap and wireframe feedback, we present a series of design comps for you. This gives you a sense of the overall look and feel of your website pre-development.
Once you have approved your design, we begin our development phase. This is the unique build or web development of your brand new site design.
After running testing and optimization through various browsers and devices, we set up your proper website hosting options. Now your site is launched, ready to share with the world!
Much like a car or a home, a long-term plan to maintain the health of your website is essential. Leave it to the professionals to provide security updates, backups, and content management.