"You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect."
MY SEVEN STEP FLOW
Discovery and Planning
This is the stage research and revelation. This most important stage uncovers a clear understanding of your website purposes and determines the project deliverables. This step ensures a smooth and well timed workflow.
With the scope properly determined, the sitemap can be initiated. In addition, a mock-up can then be generated bringing your online brand to life. This phase is repetitive until client's complete satisfaction and approval.
Content Writing and Assembly
Now that the big picture is incarnated, creating is than acquired for the individual pages. This phase overlaps all stages of the workflow process. Simultaneously, search engine optimization (SEO) standards are actualized. Thus, keeping each page fixed on a set topic.
Development and Programming
Once the site architecture and some content, if not all content, is in place, coding the actual website can commence. During said phase, site optimization is crucial. Therefore, allocating an optimum search engine ranking.
Beta Testing and Review
This is in all likelihood the most routine process of the workflow. In the course of this phase full site functionality is tested and retested. In addition, the every part of the site is swept of typos and all code is validated. Cross-browser compatibility is full examine between various browsers and devices.
Once the site content and functionality is determined to be undoubtedly adequate, it's time to upload it to the server. Needless to say, more testing is optimal. Then the conducts a final approval.
Maintenance and Enhancements
Keep in mind, that a website is never truly complete. Hence, a website is more of a service than a product. It's not enough to just deliver a website, rather the goal is to develop a branded way of life. Feedback is given once data is acquired from problems unforeseen during the project life cycle. Most importantly, keeping the CMS, and all plugin software, up to date will avert bugs and reduce security risks.