In today’s world, the Internet is no doubt the main source of information. It is the first place where people will search for you directly or for your business/service in general. And if you are not there to find – you are missing a lot of potential clients.
You need a website because:
- you can show your identity and style to your audience;
- the website is the start point of your sales;
- it helps you connect with new customers;
- it improves your authority and credibility;
Here is my process as a Freelance Web Designer / Web Developer:
Establishing main needs of your business.
Together we will discuss the main needs and points of the website’s design and functionalities. I will be happy to hear about your ideas and visions of your company’s online presence. We will discuss what works best and does not work from UX (user experience) perspective and will solve main problems.
Note: This is the point where we will decide how to proceed with the other main points of the website development process. Depending on the needs of your business some of the steps below can be skipped or tuned.
Competition research is very important part of the development process. To know where your competitors are and try to make a better product is core part of a website’s success.
After we have gathered the research information it’s time to wireframe the basic look of the website. How elements will be positioned, how much space each element will take, website structure etc.
At this stage, you will be presented with a visual version of how the website should look like based on the research and the wireframe. Main decisions of the web design are made here.
PSD to HTML conversion
The agreed design is to be converted to HTML static website. The web development process can stop here, depending on the agreed needs of the company.
HTML to WordPress Theme development
The HTML static website is to be converted to a WordPress Theme. The hardest and most time-consuming part of the development process.
Additional functionalities (eCommerce)
This is the part where additional functionalities are implemented into the WordPress website e.g. eCommerce integration, payment methods integration, subscription forms, security plugins etc.
Time to make final testing and bug fixes to the website. Then it is ready to go live!
Note: I do offer continuous long-term website maintenance and support