Step-by-Step 8 Best Practices of the Website Development Process

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Over the last several decades, technology has evolved significantly, to the point we no longer need a phone book to look up numbers and addresses. In fact, the millennial generation may not even recognize a phone book, unless they happened across one at Grandma’s house!

In today’s world, we perform the same searches our parents and grandparents did in a paperback version, only digitally, by quickly and easily accessing data online with a few keystrokes or fingertip swipes…left or right.  For those of us immersed in the digital age, websites are the most marvelous, modern marketing resource for businesses, because they provide insight into the jest of what companies have to offer, as well as the all-important logistical information for potential customers. A quality website can quickly convert website visitors to new clients!

When executed properly, the website development process is a streamlined effort with a comprehensive, creative approach to shine the brightest light on the most important aspects of a business, be it small, medium or large. In as much as each and every client is different, the website creation process should always remain consistent to deliver a polished product in the shortest amount of time.

The 8 best practices in website development are:

  1. Conduct a Discovery Call. The primary members of a website development team should participate in a conference call with each client to discover more about the business and determine the specific wants and needs of the business owner or decision-maker.
  2. Discuss and Document Project Details. Once the discovery call renders details of a proposed website project, management prepares a quote outlining the number of pages; what those pages will be; requested functional components; social media site links; logistical information; and whatever else the owner desires!  It is a good idea to request the client provide web dev teams with examples of websites or pages they like to give talented website designers an idea of what the client is seeking for their own website.
  3. Create and Share a Google Drive Folder. After a quote is accepted and the project officially begins, creating and sharing a Google Drive folder for clients to add high-quality images and text they want to see on their website. If a client does not have quality images that will work on a website, a professional photo shoot can be scheduled, or appropriate stock photos are available for purchase.
  4. Get Clarifications or more Details in Project Call. If information needs clarification, or more details are needed regarding content, the project coordinator reaches out to the client via a phone call to review.
  5. Development Team Builds the Initial Design. After details are submitted in the Google Drive folder, the dev team designs the Home page of the website for the client to review. If there are changes to be made, the dev team will fine-tune until the design is approved by the client.
  6. Write and/or Edit Text and Submit Content to Client for Approval. After the Home page design is approved, information from the client, text from a client’s existing website [if there is one], or new content is written for sections and pages, all of which includes SEO keywords and phrases regularly sought on Google or other search engines. Once complete, the entire compilation of website content is sent to the client for his/her approval.
  7. Submit All Approved Content to Development Team. When any or all editing remarks are executed and the content is approved by the client, it is submitted in a complete document to the development team and the build-out of the remaining pages of the website continues.
  8. Send Client Notification New Website is Ready for Final Review. Once all website pages are complete, the client is promptly notified for a final review. If there are no editing remarks or changes – or all editing remarks are addressed – the website is considered client-approved, launched, and optimized for mobile devices!
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By always executing best practices when building a website, tireless efforts by highly-skilled production teams are required to gather the most pertinent information to precisely merge a client’s vision with industry expertise to create a beautiful, functional, informative, and easily-navigable website that accurately reflects the true mission and personality of the business.

Regardless of the project type, it is important that careful thought and planning goes into what you want from your business’ website.  A talented team of website production professionals creates websites with visually-appealing aesthetics; smooth usability; informative, creative content; and enhanced user engagement through functional components; all of which work together to boost a business’ success!

KallistoArt takes pride in providing best practices in all website development processes. Our experienced team has helped hundreds of clients update tired websites or build brand new ones using this exact web-dev process consistently.

Contact KallistoArt today to get your new or updated website project started! It is possible to increase your website traffic and your business’ Google search rankings for improved profitability!  813.563.5321