My Web Design Process

My Web Design Process - SitesbyYogi

I try to keep my WordPress design and development process simple.  My goal is always to get as much information from you, about your company or brand, as possible before we begin work on your project.  That will save us a tremendous amount of time and give me a lot more insight on the design layouts and core functionalities that should be included in the development of your WordPress site.   Here are the steps I use in my web development process: 

Step1: Getting Started

  • Purchase Domain Name and Web Hosting
  • Setup a staging (test) site online
  • Agree on colors and design aspects
  •  Provide all contact info to be used
  • Provide all Images and Content to be used
  • Provide social media handles links

Step 2: Site Design & User Experience

  • Setup Header/Footer Menu Area
  • Create custom page layouts
  •  Add categories and tags 
  • Add contact forms
  • Add images and content
  • CSS edits and animation

Step3: Add Core Functionality

  • Add core plugins
  • Build sitemap 
  • Image Optimization
  • Built in SEO features
  • Custom functions
  • Blog Setup
  • E-commerce shop setup
  • CDN Setup

Step 4: Test functionality

  • Test plugins
  • Test links and buttons 
  • Test contact forms
  • Test core functions
  • Browser/Device test

Step 5: Finalization

  • Finalize design and functionality
  • Integrate Google Analytics
  • Create Users/User roles
  • Backend finishes
  • Add site security
  • Create site tutorial for client
  • Site Launch!!!!!! 

Step 6: Ongoing Maintenance

  • Hourly/Fixed Rate Work 
  • Monthly Maintenance Plans 
  • Annual Maintenance Plans

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