Designing and Development a Website is just like Building a House – Part 1

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That’s an analogy that I’ve used for some time now, as my fellow workmates can attest to. Even though the phrase may sound a little on the corny side, it’s a big way to help describe just how we ate Perth Web Agency design and develop websites.

Designing and Development a Website is very similar to Building a House: you need to know exactly what you need, what kind of work will need to be involved, and how long it will take to complete it. Here are some ways in which Building a House and Designing and Development a Website are similar to one another.

 

THE DESIGNER/ARCHITECT

An architect always knows what works well and what doesn’t when it comes to building a house. Traits such as budget, usability, and even the laws of gravity must always be taken into consideration in cases like this, which will allow the architect to have the ability to strike the balance between the overall vision the homeowner has and the vision that the architect has. The website designers at Perth Web Agency are expert in the fields of website usability and functionality, which allows them to successfully blend the ideas they have with the ideas of the clients. In addition, the designers are also very mindful of design principles and practicality during this entire process. Similar to the way an architect would advise a client against, for instance, having a flash-heavy glass-wall bathroom installed in their home, our designers at Perth Web Agency would also advise their clients against building a website that’s extremely Flash-heavy. Once the initial discussion with the clients has been completed, our designers immediately begin going to work on Designing and Development the Website – even though, with much less bum-crack showing than your average house builder. The design begins with the stage known as Prototype, which is a wire frame that is fully functional and also works as the blueprint, frame, and foundation of your website.

 

THE BLUEPRINT

Every detail about a house must always be planned out in a blueprint. At Perth Web Agency, we follow that same philosophy, while at the same time, using our special prototyping stage to take things many steps further. The end result will be your website being born as a fully-functioning Prototype, where you’ll see that every login action, click, form submission, e-commerce process, and the menu item will work as well as they will on the final product. The main goal of the prototyping process is to ensure that you are involved in the functional creation of your website, as well as knowing exactly how the website will work before it’s fully completed.

 

THE PROJECT MANAGER

House construction is always overseen from the broken ground until lock up by a project manager/foreman. Here at Perth Web Agency, our project managers are dedicated to support clients from the time when the first pixel is positioned and ending when the website finally launches and goes live. On projects such as large membership, directory, and e-commerce websites, this process is especially important, as the project manager will actually work side-by-side with the website designer in order to help make sure your website contains the best solutions. The project manager also constantly keeps an eye on the clock if you have set forth a preferred launch date for your website. In addition, the project manager is also there to resolve any issues that may arise and prevent your website from going live on time.

 

THE FOUNDATION, FRAME, WIRING, AND PLUMBING

In order for a house to be kept running as smoothly and efficiently as possible, it needs to have a sturdy frame, a solid slab, and power. For example, mansions and cottages – two very different buildings in regards to purpose, style, and size – are held up by things like wiring, plumbing, and frames, all of which are made of the exact same stuff. At Perth Web Agency, we make full use of Dashboard of our content management system, which serves as the overall power, frame, brains, and foundation of every single website we build. The amount of these details, however, depends on the overall scope and budget of the project. For example, a simple and clean five-page “brochure-ware” website requires a lot less planning, resources, and time to construct it as opposed to a much larger website, yet the same amount of effort and attention goes into it.

Designing and Development a Website is just like Building a House – Part 2

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