From Concept to Execution
In This Chapter
Determining site goals and requirements
Creating a project plan
Building sitemaps and wireframes
Developing your content and visual design strategy
Testing, launch, and maintenance
Developing a professional-grade website is a big undertaking; its complexities are not to be taken lightly. With so many moving parts, people to wrangle, and steps involved — from compressing graphics to tracking bugs and licensing media — you have to approach the madness with some sort of methodology.
A lot of web-design agencies like to refer new clients to their patent-pending, proprietary “five-step design process” to educate them on the chronology of the development process. With minor variations, the five steps are Definition, Design, Development, Deployment, ...