Website Building – Learned Keys to a More Successful Website Project

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I’ve been doing Web Development for years now and have gained a lot of insight on what can make or break a website project in any given stage of the life cycle.  I typically am involved in full life cycle development (from start to end) and with this comes a lot of variables and unseen surprises.  I’ve come up with a list of things that help a project stay on track and under budget.

This is the first post of 3 and will focus on the Analysis and Design phase of building a website.

Analysis and Design - The analysis and design is the MOST important stage of any website project.  Some of the things we do during this stage are:


As you can see it is a very detailed road map for the project.  If something is not accounted for during this phase it could throw the entire project off track. If this stage goes well and all information is accounted for, planned for and explained clearly to the client it proves to be priceless for every other stage of the project.  As a developer I can’t stress the importance of a good analysis and design phase. Some things that are done in this phase that help smooth over the development phase for me are:


The ultimate goal is to rinse and repeat the design and analysis phase as many times as needed to get a clear and accurate view of everything the site will entail.  I know everyone wants to dive in and start building but just remember that we only want to develop once.  Making sure everything is thought about and accommodated for in this stage ensures a more streamlined and surprise free project.

Please check back for the 2nd article in this series soon.