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Website Design or Web Development, is the process of building a website. It is usually done by a website designer or a web developer. Websites are often built using CMSs (Content Management Systems). A CMS is an application that consists of a hosted database, public facing views and an administrative interface.
Common Open-Source CMSs for Website Design & Web Development include WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. WordPress is currently the industry leader, powers 40% of the websites on the internet. Meanwhile Drupal is primarily preferred by governments and larger corporations. Custom CMSs can also be achieved using frameworks such as Laravel or Django.
At Zedafrica, we employ design thinking in our processes. We also prefer AGILE, compared to the WATERFALL methodology. A typical website would go through the following phases:
At Zedafrica, the scope is really determined by the complexity and scope of the project. We prefer to first get a better understanding of the project so we can advise on pricing. Our typical projects range from $5,000 to $500,000.
Some of the standards we apply at Zedafrica Include:
That's what Brian, the Founder of Football Foundation for Africa says about our 6 years of working together.