The design processDeveloping a website can be divided into four distinct stages - and, as a designer, my role is to guide you through each of these in turn to create a finished product that meets your needs.
You can find more information about each stage of the design process by following the links on these pages - but for quick reference, the four steps are:
- Step 1: defining your website - involves clarifying why you want a website, and what you would like it to do.
- Step 2: designing your website - involves creating style options, and helping you to decide on the appearance, format and layout of your website that will best meet your needs.
- Step 3: developing your website - involves building the templates, stylesheets and individual pages of your website using computer code, and then editing, formatting and adding your content material.
- Step 4: delivering your website - involves loading the files onto a host server, making sure that the website can be 'found' by search engines, and that the final product works as intended.