So far we have covered the following phases in a web development cycle:
In phase 1, it would be a good idea to have produced a few mock-up designs of how you’d like the final product of web site to appear. This is so that you can review your initial thoughts of the layout design and judge whether you should drop the concept or continue with the existing one.
Choosing a server-side technology that will best serve your needs was found within phase 2. The team would have looked at appropriate data structures and algorithmic strategies in this phase and be ready for the implementation of a database.
This is where phase 3 came in handy, not only have you chosen a server-side technology to develop your next dynamic “state of the art” web site, but you have chosen a database based on the data that you a wishing to store. With this database, you would have performed a few strict tests that were evident using the “Normalisation Process”.
Now, relax those analytically trained minds and tighten up the creative side of your brains. It is time to be creative and energetic and explore what there is in store inside phase 4. This phase will explain the issues to be discussed in relation to basic layout and graphic design.