The web design process – Step 4: Development

We’re now up to the exciting part of the web design process!

The development step is where the website itself is created. 

This is done by first developing the homepage (the most important page on your website), followed by a rough draft of the other pages. 

Elements such as the CMS (content management system) like WordPress (our recommended CMS, which is used for 29% of the world’s websites), contact forms, live chat, ecommerce shopping carts, photo galleries, sliders etc are made functional during this step.

In this step you might want to think


The web design process – Step 3: Design

Drawing from the information gathered in Steps 1 and 2, it’s time now to determine how your site looks and feels.

It is important to keep in mind that most people will view your website on a mobile device. Make sure that your mobile site is user-friendly and clear.

As part of the design phase, it is also important to incorporate elements such as the company logo or colours to help strengthen the identity of your company or brand on the website.

If you have chosen WordPress as your Content Management System (CMS), there are thousands of templates out there (free and paid)


How do I sign up for SiteGround Hosting?

In our previous post we recommended SiteGround for hosting your website.

Let’s have a look at the steps for signing up:

1. Choose your hosting plan

SiteGround has three plans:

  1. The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting up now.
  2. The GrowBig plan is a great value for money offer, including the option for multiple websites and SuperCacher that greatly improves a WordPress and Joomla website speed.
  3. The GoGeek plan is perfect for people with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs like staging

The web design process: Step 2 – Planning

The second step in designing your website is the planning step.

Take your time on this one because it will save you a lot of time and hassle in the future.

This step involves creating a sitemap i.e. a list of all main topic areas of the website, as well as sub-topics etc. Be as detailed and clear as possible.

The user of your website must be kept in mind when designing your site.

And remember: A good user interface (UI) will (hopefully) create a memorable user experience (UX).


You might want to do some research regarding what CMS (Content Management System) to use i.e.


New Project: Nerdy Pandy website

Check out our own website to view our latest projects, pricing, testimonials and some insights into the web design process. You can fill in a form on the contact page or simply email to express your interest.

We work with any content management system (WordPress, Wix etc) that your current website uses. Or we can create a new one from scratch.

Maybe you want to set up an online store or have an app idea but your budget and time are limited. Contact us today to see how WE can help YOU achieve your goals.

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