Without engaging in the process of web development, the entire concept of website development and web design will be a riddle to you. Hence a thought comes to mind that web development is the amalgamation of what? For this very …
Custom Web Development
Custom web development is no longer as frustratingly difficult as it was once in the past- thanks to the large assortment of options and tools that has made it remarkably easier. It can be done either by hiring other professionals and custom web development companies or you can do it yourself if you know the basics and the requirements. They have been outlined below:
- Focus of the website
The first thing is to figure out is what the fundamental purpose of the website is. It’s necessary that you need to decide its purpose as it has a major impact of the entire project and how it’s going to shape up to be. For example a web store, information hub for established clients or even a branding website. Or will it be a forum or blog or what.
- Domain name
Custom website development requires a domain name. A domain name is basically the name that you have to give to the website you are developing. Each domain name is registered with a DNS (Domain Name Server) that identifies a domain name with a unique IP address. You have to pay an annual fee (plus a start-up fee) to the registrar to gain the right to use that domain name. Afterwards, the registrar will issue you with access to a control panel for your preferred website. You must figure out what the domain name should be as it’s basically the site’s name.
- Choose a webhost
A web host is basically a company with its many computers connected to the internet. When you get your website on their computers, everyone on earth will be able to connect and view it. But first you would need to sign-up for the web hosting account for this. Then you need to direct your domain to that account you previously created.
- Designing your web page
Web designing is indispensably important in custom website development. To the front-end design of a website which consists of fonts, images, colors, layouts and so many more, this is the forefront of designing process. You can use some web designing software (either free or commercial ones) to design a website. And you’ve to consider what software supports what type of computer OS (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux). For example:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Adobe Illustrator
- Blue Fish editor etc.
Also, you need to design specific features of the website you are trying to prepare. For example A shopping cart for an online store? Add shopping cart functionality for that. Then you need to map out major sections of the website- maybe prepare a quick diagram displaying the hierarchy of the site how the various sections are interrelated. Then finally write out your final content. Then find a style- hire a graphic designer to add style to your site or come up with your own design. You can even buy yourself a website template and save yourself some time and money though it’s not recommended for custom web development because you need to consider if it will be advantageous for the growth and expansion of your business.
- Get your site popular and noticed
Getting your site noticed is the final step for custom website development. After your website is ready, you need to submit it to Google and Bing (the best two search engines), or if your site is linked to by other websites, you need not spend time on doing it, since the search engines will automatically link them to you.