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Web Development Specialized Skills and Interact with the Clients at all Stages

May 15th, 2013

With every day passing, so many new trends are emerging in the field of web development. Due to the up-and-coming trends, web development has become a great chore for both web designers and web developers.

In previous days, a website was usually developed by individuals and it doesn’t contain any graphics, images, animations, audio, video, etc. But now it is habitually developed by proficient web design and development companies employing many teams of web designers, web developers, search engine optimists, accessibility and usability professionals. Generally, they work together to build and maintain websites help the business owners to get high turnover.

But still there are a massive number of websites available on the Internet authorized by individuals for their small businesses or the weblogs that promotes the authors’ standard of living.

In general, professional web design and development companies provide web related services to their clients. However, there is a huge difference between web designing services and web development services.

The web designing services involve the creation of designs and layouts of a website whereas the web development services involve writing the codes and generating markups for the website.

Usually, website development services have become more indispensable for diverse IT related services. Some of the most imperative fields that involve in web development are content development, e-commerce development, business development, web server development, network security configuration, client side scripting and server side scripting.

However, large web development companies habitually have a huge number of web developers to provide web development services while smaller companies have a very few or even a single webmaster to perform the same function.

Hence, it is clearly explicable that, even though web development companies need specialized skills, it is generally a shared endeavor of various divisions of a web development company that make everything a grand success.

The web development process is considerably a widespread process that is alienated into various small sections. The hierarchy of a distinctive such system helps you to understand what web development is all about.

Generally, any web development process comprises of different phases:

Client side coding: JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, Flash, HTML, CSS3 and Microsoft Silverlight.

Server side coding: PHP, ASP, ActiveVFP, CSP, ANSI C, ColdFusion, CGI, Erlang, Groovy and Grails, Java, Lotus Domino, Websphere, Node.js, Ruby, Perl, Python, Smalltalk, SSJS , WebDNA, Real Studio Web Edition, .NET and .NET MVC Frameworks.

Client side + Server side: Google Web Toolkit, Dart, Opa, Pyjamas and Tersus.

Database technology: FileMaker, Apache Derby, DB2, Firebird, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, mOracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Sybase, WebDNA, Redis, MongoDB and CouchDB.

The client side coding is used to create the layout and design of a web page. It facilitates the interaction that happens within a web page. The client side code makes the user-input downloaded and compiled by the browser or plug-in.

On the other hand, the server side coding is used to check whether the functionality of both back-end systems and the website are working properly. It is mainly used to send information to the server about the completion of any activity.

By combining both the client side coding and server side coding, you can make the web development process more effectual. Furthermore, by following a distinct process, you can also make your web development effective.

Usually, web development process consists of various stages, which sometimes differs based on the requirements of clients and also the web developers who involve in web development.

The various stages of web development are

  • Information gathering
  • Planning
  • Designing
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Delivery
  • Maintenance

During the information gathering stage, get all the necessary details from your client to build an effective website. Before start building the website, make sure that you got all the details needed for the website content.  Proper interaction with your client will also give you ideas about the various components that you need to use on the website. Gathering more information in this stage would definitely helps you a lot during the other stages of web development.

After getting all the mandatory information from your client, sort out all the information and create the sitemap for your website. At this stage, you can also plan about what technologies you need to use for developing the website, and also about the components you should integrate into the website.

In the design stage, you will be creating the design and layout of the website. To satisfy your client, you need to get proper information from your client regarding the colors and themes that you must use on the website. During the each and every stage of the design process, you need to persistently interact with your client to make the final website design that satisfies your client.

Then in the development stage, the whole web page is developed by implementing the interactive elements on the website. During the development process, you need to get an opinion from your client after completing each and every step of development. Based on your client’s suggestion, make the necessary changes to bring the final output what is exactly required by your client.

Finally, in the testing process, you will test the developed website to check the functionalities of all the components on the website. Also, you need to ensure that all the components are adhering to the standards such as XHTML, CSS3, etc.

After testing the website, you will hand over the website to your client. After delivering the website, you have to get feedback from your client to equip yourself accordingly and also to give your business a global exposure.

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