A web site, in a way, is a software that has been developed for users of the World Wide Web. Therefore, for the web site to reach its final stage, there are several stages through the web page that has to go. The website development process can be compared to the development of software. There are different models of process, which can be used for web page development. The most common models are:
Lifecycle systems development
Rapid application development model
UML based development model
However, in the majority of the models the process passes through similar phases. On some models of two phases can be knocked together to make a process or a process can be divided between two processes. That being said we will see phases in web development.
Steps in the process of development of Web sites
Each company follows standard methodologies, modeling tools, the framework and the languages for the development of a web site. The plan for the development of a web site does not differ much from the process of software development.
Step # 1 - collection of information
The first phase of this process is the collection of information. It is also the most important phase, since any errors at this stage communication hinders the full process. At this stage, the understanding of the company and its activities is necessary. It will also include an understanding of the goals, dreams, target audience, content, etc, of society. Ask a number of questions that will make things better and give a clear view of the activities. Even a small doubt has to be clarified in this stage. This will ensure that there are no errors in the final product. Together with the information, the exact requirement you will also need to be understood. It is the use of the information collected and the specification of requirements that the web site will be developed.
Step # 2 - requirements analysis
Once the required information has been gathered, the next phase in the process of software development and web design is the analysis of requirements. Total analysis of the functioning of the developed system will help and replace the current system which is made at this stage. At the same time, the analysis must also be carried out to see how the website going to be joined with the current system. The target audience of the website should also be taken into consideration.
Step # 3 - planning
The analysis should be able to achieve a cost-effective system. At this stage, the requirements engineering team can ask for help from developers, web designers and not forget, testers. This will help them to come up with a realistic plan for the implementation of the project. The sitemap for the web site must be prepared at this stage. The entire site will have to be divided into topics and subtopics. The division will prove to be useful to classify data that needs to be put on the web. At the same time, a plan can be pointed out for navigation through the system. Planning must constantly have to end users into consideration. The interface should be in such a way that the navigation between the pages and sections of the web page is easy. The plan should also take different forms, pop ups and flash, e-commerce, etc, in consideration and plan for them accordingly.