Web Site Design and Development Process

There are numerous steps in the web site design and development process

Information Gathering & Planning

The first step in designing a successful web site is to gather information. Many things need to be taken into consideration when I design the look and feel of your site, so first I ask a lot of questions to help understand your business and your needs in a web site. Using the information gathered from phase one, I put together a plan for your web site.

Step One


Drawing from the information gathered up to this point, I determine the look and feel of the site. Target audience is one of the key factors taken into consideration here. A site aimed at teenagers, for example, will look much different than one meant for a financial institution. I also incorporate elements such as the company logo or colors to help strengthen the online identity.

Step Two


This is where the web site itself is created. I take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the functional web site. I also take your content and distribute it throughout the site, in the appropriate areas. This entire time, you will continue to be able to view your site in the Client Studio, and suggest any additional changes or corrections you would like.

Step Three

Testing and Delivery

At this point, I attend to the final details and test your web site. I test things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts, I test for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between different web browsers), ensuring that the site is optimized to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions.

Step Four

Maintenance & Support

The development of your web site is not necessarily over, though. One way to bring repeat visitors to your site is to offer new content or products on a regular basis. If this interests you, I will be more than happy to continue working together with you to update the information on your web site based on how often you anticipate making changes or additions to your site.

Step Five

Responsive Web Design

Almost every new client these days wants a mobile version of their website. It’s practically essential after all: one design for the BlackBerry, another for the iPhone, the iPad, netbook, Kindle — and all screen resolutions must be compatible, too.

In the next five years, we’ll likely need to design for a number of additional inventions. When will the madness stop? It won’t, of course.

Responsive web design is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience, easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors)