In this digital age, web development has become a necessity for building your business. Getting the website live in no time is what most people expect. Few questions from clients that challenges every developer are
- “I need to build a quick website, how long will it take?”
- “Can you build a website in no time”
- “My website needs to be live in a couple of days, can you help me with that?”
Web development is a series of events that are collectively put together to produce a final output in the form of a beautiful website both aesthetically and functionally.
There is no particular time frame for building a website. The time taken to build a website depends on the size, content and how creative you need your website to be delivered. If you are short of time and you need to get your website designed quickly, there are a set of prerequisites you need to be prepared of :
1. Getting your logo
Having a logo will make things faster. If you don’t have one, ask your designer to build one. Ideally your website should reflect the idea and the pattern of your logo. Building a website without having a logo will end up consuming more time and makes your website less appealing.
2. Planning your layout
Framing a basic layout before getting into web development is giving license to the developer to build website as fast as he can. A layout should contain the number of pages your website should contain and should have a proper description of functionalities.
Having a layout will make you visualize the end result of the website. It helps to describe your website to the developer in a better way. When a mental picture is shared, all that is left is translating it to reality.
3. Content preparation
Unique and Quality content makes the website more descriptive. It also helps you to reach better position in search engine results. Make sure the content for all the pages are ready even before you start with the designing process. This will give an idea to the developer as to how to take the website forward to make it attractive.
A common mistake or misunderstanding or misconception that has grown among many is that “A website developer must prepare content for the website”. Unless a website developer is also quality content writer, he/she is not responsible preparing the content of the website. If your website lags content, it is always better to hire a content developer.
4. Wireframing your website
Jot down how your website should look post completion on a piece of paper. Use symbols and boxes to highlight the themes wherever necessary. This can really help the developer in many ways and get the job done at a fast rate.
5. Images & Graphics
Visitors generally expect an attractive image to make them look into the content of the website. Images play a vital role in your website, although too many images reduces the performance of the web, but images used in the correct proportion make the website look appealing.
For a product based website, hiring a professional photographer can be great idea. However if you are on low budget, you can try taking some pictures on your own. The more lucrative a product is presented, the more likely it is to get sold.
For a service based website, you can select reference pictures from other sources and present them. The website design generally gets delayed because of the images.
6. Effective Briefing
The most important part in getting things done in one shot without any rework is effective briefing. Let your developer have a complete idea about your business, make him/her understand the vision of your company. The success of a website is determined by how well the vision of the company is reflected in it. Make a list of points that you need to present in your website and highlight the keywords.
The points above should help your developer in develop your website at a really good pace otherwise which web development may take rework and use up your precious time.
I believe this article will help expedite your next web development project and ease up the work of your developer. If you any support building your website, feel free to give us a call or you can even fix up a Free Consultation Session to know about the services we offer.
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