Successful websites come from the combined effort and talent of a lot of people. We want to be part of that team but there is a lot to do beyond creating code and wrangling servers. Here's a roadmap that covers the basics for building something great.
Wireframe twice, code once. This initial phase defines how the site will function from both a human and technical perspective. Hutman provides technical guidance during planning to ensure design and functional elements will work with technical requirements and budget constraints.
This is when developers distill planning documents into a working website, CMS, e-commerce platform, and other needed functionality. They also work with the creative staff and client to resolve any technical issues or changes that arise during this phase.
Finding issues now means avoiding problems on the live website. The full site is put through it's paces by developers, designers, and the client to ensure everything works as expected. Revisions and fine tuning prepare the site for content population and launch.
All of the carefully crafted marketing content goes into the site. When finished, a final check completes the process and all of the adjustments to domain registrations, DNS hosting, and server configuration are made to take the site live.