Website development stages


· Stage 1

o   Decide on framework

o   Build responsive framework

o   Site Map 

§  Home Page 

§  Slider

§  Navigation

§  Footer

§  Interior Pages, Make An Appointment

§  Interior Page, Product Category Pages

§  Search functionality 

· Stage 2

o   Design

§  Home Page Design - all have Reviews and Rounds of Revisions

§  Home page slider photo design

§  fonts, images, call-to-action, sizing 

§  Home page navigation

§  Simplified with UI/UX

§  Interior Page Design,

§  Make An Appointment

§  Product Category Pages

o   SEO

§  URL Optimization

§  On Page SEO set up

1.    Heading Tags (H1, H2, H3)

2.    Page Titles

· Stage 3

o   Design iterations 

o   SSL secure

o   Speed - can we make it faster to open and navigate?

o   Quality Assurance

§  Site Review

§  Test Header

§  Test Navigation

§  Test Forms

§  Test Links

§  Test Functionality

§  Test Footer

§  Review Site Settings

§  Test Social Links

§  Final Site Cross Browser Audit

§  Mobile Responsive Audit

§  Forms Testing

§  Check the website for all browsers (IE, Firefox, Safari, etc.)

§  Check the website for Responsiveness (Mobile Devises, Tablets, etc)

· Stage 4

o   Pre-Live prep

§  Prep Server for Go Live

§  Set Up MX Records for Email Hosting

§  Move Files into Live Server Environment

§  Change DNS Links

§  Domain Propagation – Can take 3 Days

§  Submission of Site to Search Engines

o   Client Training – How to use your CMS (Website Content Management System)

§  Live, in-person training

§  Create and provide client video tutorials

§  Provide all log-ing

o   Ownership

§  Client has full ownership to website, website data and website collateral