Today, the development of websites is among the most sought-after skills an IT consulting organization can possess. It is regarded as simultaneously a science and an art. It is a science when you consider all the technical expertise the team needs to put together in order to produce the kind of site they desire vault market. Often, that is the most efficient and efficient website you can you can imagine. But, every project is limited by its available resource; eg. computers, hardware as well as skilled personnel. However, it can be classified as art. What business processes could be or should be automated? What types of customer transactions can be handled effectively, efficiently and securely? What information must be kept to support all this work?

Based on the nature of your business, accounting, inventory management as well as payment processing, customer support and customer relationship management are the steps which must all be in action after the transaction with the customer is completed and initiated. The fact that a number of these functions have to be handled on the Internet only makes the website development all the more complicated. The web is crucial for the administration of all the business processes. Your business must develop a strategy for integrating the business processes and the web technology that initiates each of these internal processes.

In this setting in which you are operating, your web development project will deliver the expected, top-quality results when five key results are accomplished. Web development is an activity that many have been led to believe is fairly easy. In fact, the advent of tools for development such as WordPress and Joomla have made it simple and easy to build websites. However, these tools only let experienced developers to create an entirely functional website.

The process of developing a website typically involved completing a series of objectives loosely known as development, design testing, implementation and testing. Completed sequentially, as they often were, this process could easily take many months to complete. Today the website development process is characterised by the processes and tasks that are done quickly and even more concurrently, as opposed to sequentially. In the end, the basic results are not significantly different. Below is a list of five important performance metrics which must be met by any website development effort, in order to be termed a high-quality achievement.

1. User focused design - The success of your website is typically evaluated by how it ranks on search engines, e.g., Google, Yahoo and Bing. A key element in algorithm used by search engines to determine rankings is the amount of time users spend on the website. Users spend time at websites created to answer at minimum two important questions. Does the user interface work and is the contents compelling? In order to meet these criteria design professionals of the website need to be ready to adopt an approach that is centered on the user and customer. This means spending time with the users' community; learning what draws them and keeps them interested.

2. Quick functional development When the key elements of the user focused design are determined such as webpage design or its functionality and functionality, it is vital to relay these ideas to the developers. They should be able to put something running in a test environment that users can quickly look over and offer feedback that can be acted upon by the team of developers. For example, one website developer sets up a "prototype" sub-domain for the development of the website for the client. Clients are encouraged to review what is happening with the website development by reviewing the website created by"prototype "prototype" sub-domain. Once the "prototype" version of the website has passed all reviews it's an easy transition to the real environment.

3. A flat hierarchy of project managers The success of the prior section is dependent upon the quality of communication between ALL members of the project, and especially those who communicate between the community of users along with developers. To achieve this the best results, it is recommended to have a project management structure that is more in the style of a social network rather than an upper-level hierarchy. This will encourage open communication throughout the day. Leaders of both technical and functional designs will naturally emerge from the skills and outcomes that are obtained.

4. Version control is essential- In an environment where any component could be undergoing construction, review or revision at any time, keeping track of modules' versions and their compatibility with other specific module versions can become one of the "make or break" determining element for the development of the website. It is absolutely not necessary to spend time and resources searching through software that is not compatible during the development and testing of your website.

5. Don't be afraid to test external components - Websites have not been functional silos. It is true that the Internet is a worldwide computer network that has to efficiently and effectively work each important goal. Don't think that what you've done when you're developing will be functional when the web site "goes live". This is the main benefit of working in a prototype environment. It is a secure section of the exact network that the website is eventually released to complete the construction as well as testing the site.

The five elements of website development success that we have discussed are not the only elements that can affect the success of a project. If you are able to confidently claim that your website development successfully achieved these 5 objectives, your company website is very likely of meeting your overall company's goals and objectives.