Site development stages include:
- Wireframing. Defining the goals and objectives, targeted group, structure development.
- Design. Graphic design, illustrations, banners, logos.
- HTML layout
- Programming/CMS. Content Management System installation and adding specific functions required by the client.
Comprises development of the information plan, the general structure of a site, preparation of the terms of reference and development of the site prototype.
This stage involves the following parties in clarifying the above-described points: customers, project managers, developers, designers and programmers.
Crucial points to be worked out are:
- what information the site will contain;
- content arrangement on the site;
- in what sections it will be divided;
- how many pages it will have;
- and site navigation.
The outcome of this stage is the site prototype (a site with working links, but without design).
Graphic designers start the development of the site design based on the prototype. The site is designed according to the client's wishes. At this stage design specifications for all page types are made, i.e. page templates, logos, buttons and backgrounds .
All web pages are transferred into HTML. (Usually a page has pictures and they they have to be cut into pieces, and then optimized).
Site programming makes the site function as it was projected.
We have worked out the FarPost CMS (Content Managerment System) which we are glad to offer our clients. With its help any person can support and develop a site as no special computer skills are required.
Our CMS makes the site editable, i.e. one can edit the site content, add photos and illustrations, as well as add and delete sections and subsections of the site. For any specific site functions additional modules can be installed.
As the result we get a fully working site.