Detailed Timeline for Success Website DevelopmentJuly 11, 2021
When it comes to website development, understanding the timeline is initial especially when you intend to hire an outsourcing agency. This blog will show milestones that indicate the major stages of creating the website. Also giving a set length of time and objectives need to be accomplished in order to complete each stage. Let’s explore!
Phase 1: Planning (2-10 weeks)
On the very first step, the product owner and the core team should gather together to storm the product idea. It’s important to finalize 2 things:
Objective & features
This is the initial phase of the project which determines its success. Work with the Business Analyst and jot down all of the necessary features and how to organize it. Prepare the answer for these questions:
- What are the main points of building a website?
- Who are your audiences?
- Which function that you need your web to include?
Phase 2: Designing (3-12 weeks)
Base on the brief and information gathered in the planning phase, it’s time for UX/UI designer to begin their works. This is the basic process of designing a website:
A sitemap is basically a planning tool for the design and structuralization of your website. It’s build-up the layout so that the end-users can easily find what they are looking for. A well-structured sitemap will make your website searchable by all search engines, offering users closer search results based on the keywords.
A wireframe is also known as a “skeletal framework” or a “screen blueprint” that illustrates the elements of a website. The wireframe act as the foundation of visual designs. Thus, it should be simple, focusing on the layout and content of each page.
User interface (UI) design is the process of building interfaces, focusing on appearance or style. It allows admins to control machines effectively and efficiently. A good UI should build the interaction between the user and the product as smoothly as possible.
Phase 3: Content Creation and SEO (2-5 weeks)
To engage your audience at a higher level, content creation is the next step to focus on. Good website content consists of the following elements:
- Key messages
- Call to action
- SEO: Search engine optimization
Phase 4: Developing (3-15 weeks)
This is when the website comes to use, based on what you have after all the previous steps. Development is the most intense phase of the entire project which takes 2 – 10 weeks on average.
Before officially launching the website, it should go through a strict testing round. In the testing phase, the website will be optimized across multiple browsers, screens, and mobile devices. The purpose is to ensure the site is performing as it should prior to launch. Normally, it will take 2-5 weeks to go through these criteria
- Review and receive feedback from intended audience and investors.
- Ensure proper functioning across multiple devices, screen sizes, and web browsers.
- Make sure the site looks and functions as per the specifications of the client.
Phase 5: Maintaining
Once a website has gone live, there needs to be ongoing upkeep, in terms of hosting and security, as well as content creation. There is also a great opportunity to keep improving on the site based on real user feedback and requests. For some of our clients’ sites, we recommend scheduling periodic reviews so that the website is continually enhanced.
Depend on the difficulty and the tricky level, the timeline for website development will be flexible? Enosta has been worked for many clients in diverse industries, if you looking for an agency to work on this well, leave us a message!
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