The Website Design Process
Website design can be an overwhelming task.
Working with expert web design and development professionals as well as understanding the process will help keep your project on track. All websites have unique requirements which impact timeline and the work involved.
In the traditional waterfall design process, stages tend to happen sequentially. When one stage is complete, the next stage begins until the project is finished.
In today’s innovative environment, the number of devices used for browsing the web is growing. Until recently, companies met the challenge of delivering a website to varying screen sizes by building multiple websites.
With the introduction of Responsive Web Design (RWD), gone is the need to create entirely separate websites for each device. RWD uses the same code to adapt the website to all devices, screen sizes and provide an optimum experience for all visitors.
Agile Turns Waterfall Methodology on its Head.
Responsive design brings a new approach and workflow to the website design process. Agile is an ongoing development process. Design, build and testing is constantly being done. Progress is seen throughout the process. The site is constantly being reviewed. Feedback is continual, making it easier for the team to react to and improve the final product.
Benefits of a Responsive Website
- Cost Effective – create and manage one website for all platforms.
- Increase Sales – less chance of visitors experiencing a problem on their preferred device and exiting your site.
- SEO – Google considers responsive websites an industry best practise.
- Responsive design is fluid and can better adapt to new technology.