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Website Production Process

  1. Situation Analysis

    • Survey those involved, what are the expectations of your website? 
    • What features are needed? Content Management System (recommended), ability for users to update their own content, embedded media, etc. 
    • What content will be represented on the website? How should this content be structured?
  2. Design

    • Use Photoshop to create an ideal design while respecting branding and content structure. 
    • Survey those involved, does the design meet expectations? Possible to create multiple test designs to offer the user a choice between designs. 
  3. Implementation

    • Write the code to translate the Photoshop design into a Theme/Template for a CMS or an HTML document 
    • Insert content into website either through CMS (recommended) or on a page by page, document by document basis.
  4. Testing

    • Ensure that site design is compatible with all major browsers and operating systems. 
    • Ensure that website is user-friendly. Conduct a usability evaluation to test the effectiveness of the site by using subjects representative of the majority of users. 
    • Use W3C Validator to ensure site meets WWW Consortium standards
  5. Publishing & Ongoing Maintenance

    • Move test files into production on host server. 
    • Use feedback from public surveys as well as information gathered from Google Analytics or other site software to update the site as necessary.

Jamie Boggs, (Revised 2010)

Last updated on Sep 15, 2010. Originally created on Mar 5, 2010. Report incorrect information.