Web design phases & aspects

The web design is an interesting topic. The process though is not as simple as it sounds. It all starts with the need for  someone or a business to have a website to sell his products or services. Here comes the web designer or a web designing company to create a website for this new client or business. Most of the times it starts with a RFP ( request for proposal ) which will include an overview of the project, the business goals and the functional requirements. The design agency then submits the proposal and kick starts the design process once the project is awarded.

The following are the different phases of the web design project.

  • Project Plan
  • Creating sitemap
  • Developing Wireframes
  • Information Architecture
  • User testing
  • Theme design
  • Data base design if the site is using a CMS like WordPress or Joomla
  • Achieving “look & Feel”

The process gets approved at all the various phases so there is no unnecessary revisions.
Once the website is designed offline it gets approved by the client. Of course the Quality assurance is done, check for spelling mistakes, broken links & responsiveness of the website. We provide our clients a CMS which has the admin panel so that the client can update the content, images etc after the launch of the website.

Here are some of the important aspects

  • Effective Navigation
  • Consistency
  • Responsive design
  • Avoid Flash Animations ( Flash is not easily search engine friendly.)
  • Onpage Search Engine Optimisation
  • Establishing Visual Priority
  • Adding breathing space