Our Web Development Process

What are the stages?

STAGE 1
      Understanding Client’s Needs

It is quite often believed that the web development process starts with the design and development but the fact is these stages arrive quite later. The first step and indeed the most crucial one (and often ignored) is understanding the client’s needs.

Identifying and understanding what exactly the clients want helps in providing the perfect solution they are looking for. In some cases, when the clients have a technical background, it’s a lot easier to understand the needs and technicality they want in the projects. However, when the clients are entirely unknown to the web and programming world, we ask questions and further clarifications that helps to serve them better.

 

STAGE 2
      Deep Research and Analysis

Each and every app is different from one another.  So at this stage, our team researches and gathers as much relevant information as possible for the project. An e-commerce web app selling men’s apparel will differ from an online job marketplace. Thus, a deep research and analysis about the industry, target audience, competitors, the motto of the project, the outcomes, etc. provide insights and knowledge required to develop an impeccable web app.

STAGE 3
      Planning

Did we say understanding the client’s need is the most crucial stage? Here add another to the list – Planning. A solid plan backed by the deep research and analysis is a roadmap towards the destination. At this stage, we define deliverables, sprints and Gantt charts with projected timeline and resources to accomplish it.
Varied other major decisions such as formulating the sitemap, wireframing, planning the layout, UI/UX, selecting the right technology stack, etc. are made at this stage.

One of the important parts of the planning stage is deciding the sitemap. It is an organized structure of your web app that connects different pages as per the hierarchy and importance of the pages. It helps the users to easily navigate through the website. Here check the figure below.

While wireframes and mockups, on the other hand, gives an outline of the web pages. A low fidelity wireframe without any pictures and logo can be drawn on paper and even a sophisticated software. There are many tools out in the market that provide ease of creating a wireframe. All the planning takes place with the involvement of the client so that the client knows how exactly the blueprint of his project is formed.

STAGE 4
      Design

Once we have the wireframes and the sitemap, it’s time to design each page of the web application. At this stage, graphic designers breath life to the approved wireframes with custom graphics, logo, colours, typography, animations, buttons, drop-down menus and more based on the project needs. Thus, your web app gets a tangible identity.

The design of the application is critical to the user experience. The first impression users have of a website are as much as 94% design-related. So, it is imperative to make sure your web app is aesthetically alluring to your audience. Even the minutest details like shadows of graphics or color of the call to action button must be precisely taken into consideration. In fact, the colors of the website play a monumental role in providing a better experience to the users. As per a research, consumers form an initial judgment of a product within in 90 seconds of interaction and 62%-90% of them are based on the color. Further, different colors can evoke different emotions. Thus, utilising the colors while designing can bring you better results.

STAGE 5
      Development

And now let’s come down to the nitty-gritty of the web application, i.e. the development. This is the stage where the designs approved by the client are transformed into a working model. The development process can be divided into two parts, i.e. frontend and backend.

Frontend Development
Frontend, as per the name refers, is the development of the client side app that is seen by the users. All the designs made during the previous stage are converted to HTML pages with necessary animations and effects. And to add some sophisticated functionalities JavaScript framework/libraries such as Angular, React, Vue, Meteor, etc. are used. Considering the importance of mobile devices, making the web app responsive and mobile friendly has become equally important.

Backend Development
Backend refers to the development of the server side app that is the soul of the frontend and makes the user interface into a working web app. The backend developers create the server-side application, database, integrates business logic and everything that works under the hood.

STAGE 6
      Testing and Deployment

After the web app is developed and before deploying it to the server, it goes through several meticulous tests to ensure that there are no bugs or issues. The quality team performs tests such as functionality test, usability test, compatibility test, performance test, etc. that ensures the web application is ready for the users and launch. Further, these testing also helps in discovering the ways to improve the web app in near future. Once the quality assurance team shows the green flag for the web app, it is deployed to the server.

STAGE 7
      Post-deployment and Maintenance

The web development process doesn’t end after deployment. There are several post-deployment tasks to be carried out by the web development company such as providing the clients with the source code and project documents, working on their feedbacks and the post-deployment support and maintenance. This stage holds equal gravity because the real purpose of the web app starts once it’s live for the users. Further changes according to the user’s feedback, support and maintenance as well as new updates are equally necessary.

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