The process of creating a website isn’t as easy as 1-2-3. Each development path is different based on the type of website, programming languages, and resources.
The following section serves as a brief overview of the web development process and a short introduction to the most common languages and CMS options.
Before laying pen to paper or hands to keyboard, it’s vital to first connect with teams and personnel across your organization to develop a plan for your website.
Here are some questions to consider before your first site draft:
- What is the goal of your website?
- Who is your audience, and do you want them to do on your website?
- What’s the type of website? (e.g. basic informational, membership, online store)
- What content are you aiming to publish, and at what volume? What’s the purpose of this content?
- Considering the big picture, how will you structure your website for the best navigational experience?
- What’s your budget?
Answering the questions will require interfacing between your web development, marketing, and financial teams to make informed calls. From here, you can list your priorities and develop a schedule from now until lunch. It’s much easier to create a roadmap at the beginning of the process than reverting your progress at a roadblock.