When doing repetitive tasks, such as website development, it makes sense that I to stick to a routine, something that’s tried and tested and gets me where I want to go, quickly. Over the years working as a website developer I’ve fine-tuned a web development process that helps speed things up to get the project finished on time, every time. Read on…
My web development process is called the The 4D Process: Discover, Design, Develop, Deploy. No matter how big or small your project it makes sense for me to follow these steps:
Discovery is, perhaps, the most important aspect of the web development process or, indeed, any process. I’m sure you’ve come across the following quote
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
And this rings true for me and my 4D Process. The discovery component is broken down into the following segments:
The next step of the web development process is the website design phase. This is where I review everything that was established during the discovery phase and begin creating a visual representation of what the client needs. Before I crack open Photoshop though I need a trusty pencil and paper…
With my crayons tucked away in my desk and a design rubber-stamped by the client I’m ready to delve into the third ‘D’ of my web development process – coding the website. This will turn a pretty picture into a functioning website and, eventually, the end product that the client will be delighted with.
The actual website development process is now complete and the final step is to get the site up and running, emails set up and the website optimised on the live server.
And that, folks, is my 4D Web Development Process. If you need me at any stage of your current web development process, get in touch.