This step entails meeting the client and gathering information. It is extremely crucial since it requires the designer to understand the client’s requirements, company, goals and target audience.
The planning stage is another important one on the ladder, because what’s decided and mapped here sets the milestones and timeline for the entire web design project. This is also the stage that requires client interaction and the accompanying attention to detail.
Web designers develop a landing page for the website, as well as an inner web page to demonstrate near-precise colour, font-sizes and precise placement of all the navigation and content elements.
In this phase, designers should run through a final set of tests to be sure that everything is functional. As soon as the site has been tested, reviewed and approved by all those involved in the project, it’s time to launch the website for the viewing public.