It is impossible to imagine modern businesses surviving without a website and/or a mobile application. From hospitality and retail, manufacturing to education, every domain is plush with businesses competing with each other by creating highly engaging websites and apps. Given the extensive reach and visibility that websites and applications offer, having your own business website and a mobile app is a no-brainer today. However, simply creating one for the sake of having it does not suffice. If you consider building or revamping your own website, quality is of paramount importance.
You would be surprised to know that a lot of entrepreneurs have tried their hand at designing and developing their own websites. The emergence of several DIY platforms has allowed individuals to explore this process firsthand. However, in most cases, the end result has been far from what they expected. Most enterprises outsource the web development process to companies that specialize in providing these services. Full-service web development companies usually have a team of managers, software engineers, coders, web designers and marketing professionals who work closely with their clients to bring website and mobile app ideas to fruition.
The primary scope of work for a web development includes ideating, designing, creating and maintaining websites and applications. Let us break this down further:
As is evident from the millions of business sites on the internet, websites come in a variety of styles and sizes. A website can be custom-built by a web development company to suit the unique needs and preferences that a business has. Unlike the websites developed during the last decade, these days websites are created taking a mobile-first approach. This means developing your website for smaller (handheld) devices and then adapting it for access on a laptop or PC. The approach a web development company takes to create your business site would depend on a range of factors that include the following:
The type of business (B2C / B2B)
The industry or domain that you operate within
The geographies and audience demographics that you cater to
Your budget for the creation and maintenance of the website
Your objectives and goals (both short term and long term)
Business owners have realized the need to adopt a mobile-first approach. Trends and studies point towards the fact that audiences spend the majority of their time on their smartphones. Just like websites, applications are also created primarily for mobile usage. Here are a few factors that determine how the app development process will pan out: Platforms where you wish to make your business app available (iOS, Android, etc.) Type of business and the industry you belong to Target group demographics Purpose of the application Your budget for building and maintaining the app
The steps that the website development company follows after they receive a request to build a website or a mobile app include the following:
>Setting up meetings or calls to understand the scope of the project and to identify the needs of the client. Once the initial discussion takes place, the web development company sends a quote.
>Discussing the approach, scope of work and finalizing budgetary aspects. The development process begins after a formal contract or agreement is signed.
>Project planning involves setting a timeframe, outlining the project plan and beginning the work on wireframes.
>The tech assessment phase involves mutually agreeing upon the technologies, platforms, and techniques that will be used for the creation of the website.
>The web development company then creates and shares mockups or prototypes to give the client an idea of how their end product would look.
>Once approved, the next step is designing the look and feel of the website and application (UI and UX). This includes creating signage, graphics, icons, buttons, effects, transitions, color schemes, etc.
>This is followed by the programming and coding of the different aspects (back end development, as mentioned above).
>While quality control is an ongoing aspect of web design and development, this step basically ensures that thorough quality checks are done before deployment.
>Once the website or app is ready to go live, the web development company deploys it on the predefined platform.
>Client training comprises of explaining the functioning of the website and application in detail. This is an important step in the process since the client’s team needs to know how the site works and what aspects they can handle at their end.
>Once the app and website are live, the web development agency is responsible for providing ongoing support according to the terms mentioned in the contract. This involves weekly or monthly calls/meetings, backend support, troubleshooting, re-optimization, and data reporting.
>Are You Looking For A Web Development Partner?
>If you intend to partner with a web development company to build your website or app, make sure you look at aspects like their past work (project portfolio), experience, capabilities, process workflow, and pricing. If they tick all the right boxes and offer value addition in terms of creative inputs, 24×7 support, and quick turnaround, you have yourself a winner!
At Developers Diary, we offer end-to-end custom web development services and solutions to clients from a wide range of industries.
Developers Diary has a team of expert web developers which start working on website development as soon as we get an order. We completely build custom business websites within a matter of several weeks or complete one page website person porfolio representation page with all content written in a day. We offer services for high quality end products for single personal porfolio website to the high standard business owners website.
We aim to deliver quality product so our team uses a technologies for best use cases like: – NodeJs – ExpressJs – React – React Native – Tailwind CSS – Bootstrap 5 – CodeIgniter – GraphQL and so much more..
After you ask for quote for designing your website, we communicate with you either through phone, skype or email for getting your requirements. We create documentations and demo designs afterwards, which once accepted, we start working on your website design after you make us the initial payment with invoice.
Yes, you can see your website after first page of it I completed and it is uploaded to server for your review
First question we get from our client is about the price we would charge for a good website design. It is very difficult to answer as different clients have different needs and the website cost depends on the project and the features that need to be built in the website. Check our package which start from $300 and see what features you can get with it
You can get the files through any electronic media in the desired file format or it can be uploaded to your server/domain too.
Depends on a project size. For large scale business app a good rule of thumb is to budget 20% of the cost of initial development when calculating how much it will cost to maintain software. If your initial development costs are $10,000€ , you can reasonably expect to spend about $2,000€ per year to maintain your app.
Most of the time, an existing hosting can be used but it depends upon the features they are providing.
Web hosting is the unique web address where your website is located and can be accessed through that unique web address 24/7.