2. The Scope of Work
This step is crucial as it determines how much time you will need to wait to get your job done and, hence, how much money you need to have your project completed. Prepare a well-defined plan outlining specific features, deliverables, timelines, and activities along with GANTT diagram (for complex websites). When finished, your vendor will do a preliminary estimate, and you both are ready to go.
This stage is optional and sometimes customers decide to skip it. However, it is very important in any website development process as it allows to save time and money fixing all potential issues. That is why we strongly recommend not to skip it in any case, even if your budget is limited. At this stage, your web development company prepares the rough draft of your future site by creating a sitemap and wireframes. This will not demonstrate the actual look of your site, but this can show the website’s structure as a whole, making it easy for developers to launch it successfully from the first shot.
Once the blueprint is ready, it is now time to build visuals. Typically, the designers prepare the homepage first, and then proceed to other pages. At this stage, your site gets its feel/look as its grid, page, and graphic designs are built and approved. Traditionally, the designers create both web and mobile versions to make your website easily accessible through different devices. The database development is also provided, if necessary.
The website’s backend development is performed using the following technologies:
YII, Symfony, Zend, Laravel
OctoberCMS, WordPress, or other
Magento, OpenCart, WooCommerce