Mackay Website Design Process
A Web development process is a documented outline of the steps needed to be taken from start to finish in order to complete a typical Web design project. It divides and categorizes the work and then breaks these high-level sections into tasks and resources that can be used as a road map for each project.
The planning stage is arguably the most important, because what’s decided and mapped here sets the stage for the entire project. This is also the stage that requires client interaction and the accompanying attention to detail.
The design stage typically involves moving the information outlined in the planning stage further into reality. The main deliverables are a documented site structure and, more importantly, a visual representation. Upon completion of the design phase, the website should more or less have taken shape, but for the absence of the content and special features.
This is where the visual layout of the website begins to take shape. Using information gathered from the client in the planning phase, begin designing the layout using a wireframe. Pencil and paper are surprisingly helpful during this phase, although many tools are online to aid as well.
Time for the boring part: loading all of the content provided by the client or writer. Although mundane, even the simplest of pages demand tight typography and careful attention to detail.
This is a good time for a full website review. We walk through every single page created—everything from the home page to the submission confirmation page—and make sure everything is in working order and that we haven’t missed anything visually or functionally.
A cycle of reviewing, tweaking and approving often takes place until (ideally) both client and contractor are satisfied with the design.