Build a Development Plan to Future-Proof your Web Site

The steps to writing a Development Plan are:

  • Discovery
    • Apprehending, Comprehending, Understanding and Realizing "What Business You are In"
    • Uncovering the Needs of Visitors
    • Sleuthing the Desires of Sponsors
  • WireFraming
  • Storyboarding
  • Goal-based Copywriting
  • Rough Sketch
  • Graphical Mockup
  • Color Mockup
  • HTML Mockup

You can't futureproof your site until you get this right, because you won't know where your future lies without this plan.

Hiring the Frank Lloyd Wright of Web Architects, hiring the Da Vinci of Designers, and hiring the University of Texas Ph.D. valedictorian coder to will not guarantee a Masterpiece design; and will not guarantee a futureproofed site.

Knowing your audience, knowing how to satisfy their needs, and knowing what you have to offer your audience, even with a simple site, is insurance against site closure or the need for site remodeling or renovation.

"If we build it, they will come," is not true when the visitors have 5,000,000,000 other places to go with the ease of the click of a mouse.

If you understand that there is a lot of work to do before you begin designing and coding the site, and that:

  • Clients generally don't want to pay for this work
  • School districts generally don't want to waste the time

Now, you know the reason that 95% of the Websites in the world are failures.

Here are links to more planning information on this site.

  • Discovery
  • Wireframing
  • Storyboarding
  • Goal-based Copywriting
  • Rough Sketching your Design
  • Building a Graphical Mockup
  • Building a Color Mockup
  • Building a HTML Mockup