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About the Process

 

Some key steps in the web page design process:

  • Identify and discuss goals and objectives for the proposed web site. What does the individual or organization expect to gain from the web presence?
  • Secure domain name and web host. Determine requirements (e.g. initial number of pages, graphics, level of interactivity desired, forms, search engines, etc).
  • Determine who is going to provide content and how.
  • Determine how website is going to be maintained after it is designed and uploaded.
  • Provide a site plan, laying out the format of the site.
  • Develop Cascading Style Sheets created for the project to ensure consistency of fonts, headings, colors, etc, throughout the site.
  • Construct trial pages representing an approach to the design of the site; give a taste of the site functionality and style.
  • Get response and then refine and redesign. Once the design direction is determined and approved, make further refinements and add the rest of the content, links, scan and insert images; pages are completed and forms are added.
  • Final design undergoes test/validation to insure proper functionality of the entire web site on multiple browsers.
  • Launch the site.
  • Perform minor maintenance for a period of time (broken links, possible mistakes, etc).