Do you have an idea of startup, MVP or business project development and you don’t know how to start with? We have prepared 7 phases that are essential for website development. You will get to know as to the stages involved and time to be spent for every phase. Moreover, in our previous article, you will be able to pick information on how much real estate website cost and plan your budget wisely before the development process starts.
If you have a brand new idea, I would recommend starting with the minimum viable product (MVP). You can read more about it in our last articles.
So, you’ve got an idea and you are looking for a proper company for development. You do want to know what they will do and how the process of transforming your idea into a ready project goes through. Basically it consists of 7 important phases. While each of them lasts from 1 week up to several months. The full cycle of the development process can last from 1 month to 1 year. It all depends on the number of functions and implementation complexity.
Phase #1. Planning
The first stage consists of planning and project detailed analysis. At this, very phase all details of the future site should be discussed. The more thoroughly the project is thought out, the fewer problems will arise in the future. If your idea is one of the kind, and you are creating a startup, we would highly recommend you to sign up the NDA in order to protect your idea from copying.
At this phase, a project manager sets up a strong communication with the client, makes discussions and offers ideas for project improvement since it will be the basement for the whole development process. First phase duration is about 1-3 weeks.
Phase #2. Design
After the first phase completion, the company and the client to understand what functions the project implies. The second phase is about design. A designer creates sketches and designs basing on the customer's preferences and requirements. It is of high importance at this stage for the project to have professional and functional design. Each layout is to be sent for further approval. Second phase duration depends on the project scale and can vary from 1 week and up to 1 month.
Phase #3. HTML layouts encoding
After the second phase, you will have all pages sketches. Now you do know how your project will look like. So the third phase starts with HTML coding. As a result, you will get static pages with responsive design, which can be seen on the Internet. HTLM coding duration takes approximately the same period of time as design development - from 1 week up to 1 month and depends solely on the project size. This phase could always be accelerated if additional developers are involved in the encoding process. However, this will certainly increase the cost of the project. You might be surprised but the very same phases are included almost in every project, maybe except Wordpress ones. Even in our previous article how to build cryptocurrency exchange platform we discussed them.