GEMINI Urban Media offers website and apps development. We use modern tools to create effective sites, which can reach the very top in search engines. Now it is impossible to imagine a modern business without a quality website. This is one of the main stages, ensuring the effective operation of any enterprise. The webpage guarantees not only an increase in profits, but also an expansion of the customer base. Our Vision Creators are engaged in this work, since the process of creating and promoting a resource itself is complex and time consuming. We use a special integrated approach in the execution of each order, which focuses on a high level of projects.
This stage, the stage of discovering and researching, determines how the subsequent steps will look like. The most important task at this point is to get the clear understanding of your future website purposes, the main goals you wish to get, and the target audience you want to attract to your site. Such kind of a website development questionaire helps to develop the best strategy for further project management. A restaurant website differs from an automotive one, and online resources for teenagers looks different than sites for adults. Different types of websites provide visitors with different functionality which means that different technologies should be used according to the purposes. We aim to get a well described and detailed plan made on the basis of this pre-development data, which once collected, ensures we stay on the discussed timeframe and budget.
This is the first step of the website development cycle, the vision creator develops the data that can gives you the opportunity to judge how the entire site will look like. On the basis of the information that was gathered together in the previous phase, the sitemap is created. The sitemap should describe the relations between the main areas of your website. Such representation could help understand how usable the final product will be. It can show you the “relationship” between the different pages of a website, so you can judge how easy it will be for the end-user to find the required information or service if he starts from the main page. The main reason behind the sitemap creation is to build a user-friendly and easy to navigate website. The sitemap allows you to understand how the inner structure of a website looks like, but doesn’t describe the user interface. Sometimes, before you start to code or even work on a design, there’s a necessity to get approval from a customer that everything looks fine so you can begin the next phase of developing. In this case, a wireframe or mock-up is created. A wireframe is a visual representation of user interface that you’re going to create. But it doesn’t contain any design elements such as colors, logos, etc. It only describes the elements that will be added to the page and their location. It’s artless and cheap in production sketch.
During the design phase, your website starts to take shape. All the visual content, such as images, photos, and videos are created at this step. Once again, all the info that was gathered through the first phase is crucial. The customer and target audience are kept in mind while we work on the design. Website layout is the result of our work. It can be a graphic sketch or an actual graphic design. The primary function of the layout is to represent the information structure, visualize the content, and demonstrate the basic functions. Layouts contain colors, logos, images, and can give a general understanding of the future product. After that, then you can review the layout and send us feedback. If you have any questions or concerns about the layout, we will make any necessary adjustments and send the draft back to you for approval.
Content writing and compiling usually overlaps with other stages of website creation, and its role can’t be underestimated. At this step it is necessary to put in writing the very essence you’d like to communicate to the audience of your website, and add calls-to-action. Content writing involves also creation of catching headlines, text editing, writing new text, compiling the existing text, etc., which takes time and effort. As a rule, the client handles the writing to provide website content ready to migrate to the site. It is better when all website content is provided before or during website coding.
At this step, we finally start creating the website itself. Usually, the home page is created first, and then all sub-pages are added, according to the website hierarchy that was previously created in the form of a sitemap. We add in any special features we feel will help your website stand out from your competitors. This is also the stage where your SEO is implemented within the site. We provide Top Level SEO on all websites.
Testing is probably the most routine part of a process. Every single link is tested to make sure that there are no broken ones among them. We check every form, every script, run spell-checking software to find possible typos. We use code validators to check if your code follows the current web standards. We ensure your site can be seen on any device; from desktops to mobile devices, all the major browsers and even the least used ones. We make sure your website can be seen anywhere, anytime. After we load your site to make it live, we put your website through a stress test which ensures that your site will hold up against any amount of traffic that comes into your server. Also, before your site is ready for the world to see, we take you out for dinner and a drink to celebrate this special journey that we all have taken together. Really, we do take you out, unless you want to take us out!
What’s important to remember is that a website is more a service than a product. It’s not enough to “deliver” a website to a user. You should also make sure that everything works fine, and everybody is satisfied and always be prepared to make changes in another case. Feedback system added to the site will allow you to detect possible problems the end-users face. The highest priority task in this case is to fix the problem as fast as you can. If you won’t, you may find one day that your users prefer to use another website rather than put up with the inconvenience. The other important thing is keeping your website up to date. Working with your Vision Creator after the job is done gives you the security of knowing that if anything happens or changes, that we will be right there to fix or update you to keep your online business running. Talk with your Vision Creator about our various maintenance options that are available.
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