Creating a website is impossible when you don't know what exactly you want to get in the end. Being aware of website types and the development stages of each of them will give you more opportunities to succeed.
Types and Stages of website DevelopmentWebsite development is an investment into the company’s image as well as a powerfultool to increase the amount of sales through the web. Thousands of companies all over theworld offer website development services, but you should determine your goals and needsbefore you do it.Possible goals of website development:• Attract new target audience. Millions of people worldwide surf the Internet. Newtechnologies allow you to attract potential customers to your website.• Improving company’s image. Own website is a distinctive sign that company keepsabreast of the times and uses state-of-the-art technologies for business development.• establish relationship with customers and staff – website is a convenient facility to informabout changes, discounts and other events.• organize online sales – online store can perform all the functions of a standard shop.
How can a website look like? (Some types of websites)• presentation website (business card website) – a small website (3-5 pages app.) thatcontains information about company, short descriptions of goods, services and contacts.This type of website is economical and affordable.• corporate website - a full-blown website, that contains company news, precise list ofgoods and services, feedback, and detailed information about the company. Corporatewebsite is an effective tool for increasing sales, improving company’s image andestablishing perspective relationship with customers.• E-catalogue – is a type of website that gives clients a possibility to view the productcatalogue online without an option of ordering. All they need is to contact the shop andorder a product.• Online store – this type of website allows you to take orders and receive paymentsdirectly on a company website. Online store advertizes goods and increases sales.
Stages of website development1. Define technical and creative tasks. This stage includes:• indicating the goals of a website;• detailed description of website functions;• general concept of a website;• functional and technical characteristics of a website;• structure and sections of a website;• website design.The volume is usually up to 10 pages. If you’ve never created a website before, don’t beafraid – professional staff of a web development company will help you handle all thestages of website development successfully.
2. Agreement of the projectThe agreement of the website development project regulates stages and terms of websitedevelopment, price, guarantees and responsibility of website developer.3. Website developmentAt this stage programmers, designers, content managers and project managers developthe design and functionality of your website.4. Website forwarding and website promotionWebsite advertisement is necessary for attracting target audience. Specify cost of websiteforwarding and promotion before the website development process. There are a lot ofways to promote a website, but the most effective technique is to increase website rankingin search engine systems according to search requests, connected with goods andservices of the company.