The 6 steps of creating your professional website

As more and more people spend most of their time on the internet, a professional website and a strong online presence are top necessities for all businesses of any size. Whether you are a big corporation or a small family-owned service business, to grow, sooner or later you will need to work on your online presence.

Your website not only helps you to market your business and establish credibility but most importantly, it makes it possible for your potential clients to find you. 

The importance of having a website is unquestionable, but what is also crucial is having a website that gives the right impression about what you do. 

At Platinaxe, our goal is to create beautifully designed, high-quality websites that accurately represent your business and make you proud. Yeah, we really believe that a good website can take you a long way. 

For a little insight, take a sneak peek at the 6-step development process we follow:


#1 Consultation


The very first step of developing your website is building the basics of our relationship. To make sure each member of our team can fully understand your project goals, we take our time to learn more about you and your business. 

During the consultation, we will go through the full life cycle of the creative process. Here we will discuss your expectations, making sure that the product we deliver will meet your needs in the long term. 


#2 Brainstorming


Once we have learned about your goals and expectations, we will start working actively on building your website from scratch. To do this, first, we will create a feature diagram, choose the suitable technology to be used for development and create a timeframe for the project. Our creative team will work on coming up with ideas regarding structure and design. 


#3 Design & Coding


This is the phase when things will really start to happen. Our team will rely on the CI/CD procedure to create the design and the code of your website. Depending on your needs, we will build a custom-made website, particularly constructed for your business, or create a pre-built website, adjusted to your specific needs.    


#4 Testing & Revising


This step mainly involves our testers who will continuously test the product and communicate their observations to the development team who will make the required improvements.

As you must have already noticed, communication and transparency are key during the whole production. We don’t want to leave you out of the creative process and we are certainly keen to hear any feedback or inquiry you have at any time, especially during the testing phase. That’s why we are happy to involve you in testing, making sure that every little detail is in accordance with your expectations. 


#5 Final adjustments


Before delivering the project, your website goes under the last ultimate testing to make sure each and every detail works just fine. At this point, our team will focus on making the final adjustments and prepare your website for launch. 

Obviously, this step involves you as well, so in case you have any observations, this is the time to share them. 


#6 Project completion 


As the last step of the development process, we will launch your website, making it available to the public. Now you can finally enjoy all the benefits a professionally made website can give you, such as marketing your business, creating a strong online presence, and last, but not least connecting you to your potential clients.


Website development FAQ


After taking a closer look at our 6-step creative process, we are sure you have some questions. 

To help you learn more about our team and our work, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our clients:


What PHP frameworks and CMS do you use?

We create end-to-end PHP solutions, using WordPress, Drupal, Laravel, Lumen, Joomla, custom PHP, OOP, SOLID, and DRY principles. Clearly, the systems and frameworks we use vary by each project we work on.


Do you develop simple websites for small businesses?

Of course, we specialize in creating all types of websites starting from one-page pre-developed websites to more complex, custom-made websites from scratch. 


What tools do you use in the creative process?

To ensure a flawless and effective workflow inside our team and with our customers, we use Azure DevOps, Teamwork, and Atlassian with the Agile or SCRUM method. Also, we rely on the CI/CD pipeline too.  


What if I find it time-consuming to be involved in the testing stage?

As a client, you have the option to take part in the whole creative process as well as in the testing phase. In case your busy schedule makes it challenging to be involved, do not feel any pressure at all. We are happy to put extra attention into the testing and revising phase, making sure the product we launch meets all your expectations. 


Final thoughts

If you got to the end of the article, first and foremost, we appreciate your interest and thank you for taking the time to read about our website development process.

In the future, we are going to share more useful information, insights, success stories, and lots of tech stuff, so in case you are interested, follow us on our social media profiles, and don’t forget to check back from time to time. 

See you soon in the next one!