Why Web Development?
Why Distillery for Web Development?
What is Web Development?
First impressions still mean everything. In today’s world, consumers are distracted. Does your website have what it takes to hook them in just a few seconds? It’d better. After all, internet use is changing how our brains work. Studies show that as soon as we go online, we begin to read faster and less thoroughly. Our ability to focus is severely reduced.
Want users to read your content? Then ensure your website passes an initial skimming test. If after glossing over your site for 10 or so seconds, consumers feel your content is relevant and helpful, they’ll likely explore your site. Fail the skim test, and poof—they’re gone.
Other factors that’ll drive consumers away: poor functionality, lag time and broken site architecture. Your site needs a strong, reliable foundation based on leading web technology solutions.
Distillery’s designers and web developers will work with you to create a custom website or web application that looks great on any device and wows readers right away. We’ll provide a range of creative ideas focused on helping you create a strong, professional-looking web product that will engage your target audience.
To provide a solid, sustainable foundation for your product, we build a well-thought-out, reliable system architecture and backend to support it. We choose supporting technologies such as React, Angular 1 and 2, Python, and Node.js based on your project’s unique needs, delivering a robust framework that supports scalable development on an ongoing basis. We stay firmly on the leading edge of web technology, offering in-house specialists for any new frontend or backend web technology. In addition, we also help you consider potential digital marketing and ecommerce strategies for your product, turning your web product into a true business instrument.
The primary phases of web development require great strategy, a strong handle on UX and UI and fantastic execution.
Wireframes create a visual guide depicting your product’s framework and user interface. They are not intended to show design elements, but rather to focus on meeting user needs explored via various Discovery techniques. Wireframes also focus on providing a strong user experience. In tandem, a Sitemap is developed to depict your product’s organizational hierarchy.
The design phase is collaborative and iterative, involving input and feedback from UX designers, UI designers, you, and – in many situations – actual users. The design is continually refined based on the feedback received. Finally, a high-fidelity version of the product is created, validated, and sent to development.
The systems architects develop an understanding of your various requirements and then consider viable technologies. They perform cost-benefit analyses to evaluate multiple alternatives. Ultimately, our architects generate a recommendation that ensures a robust, reliable, custom-built and cost-effective design. They create blueprints that consider integration constraints and adhere to standards whenever possible to boost your ROI. These blueprints are then used to plan development.
Possible server configurations are recommended based on your requirements. Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers are an option we often recommend, given their impressive speed and free benefits.
The backend is the part of your digital product that you don’t see – the technology that supports its operations. It consists of a server, an application, and a database. We use backend languages such as Python, Ruby, Node.js, and C#; and enhance them with frameworks such as Django, Rails, Express, and .NET Framework; and leveraging databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, and MongoDB. All of these steps allow backend developers to create a reliable system that supports your product’s frontend.
Once we’ve developed code, it must be tested against the requirements. The purpose of QA testing is to verify that the product does what it set out to do. Essentially, we try to break it so we can fix it.
Following successful testing, your product goes live. Beta testing typically occurs first, enabling identification and remediation of any remaining bugs or other issues. Once all issues have been fixed, final deployment occurs. Maintenance occurs as needed following deployment.