Recently, I upgraded my website to a new version the most stable version of PHP. It was a busy week – but I’m happy to say it all went smoothly, as I knew who to talk to and the essential steps required for deployment.
There are many reasons to hire a professional web developer to develop your website. You’ll want to look for someone who is certified by the Australian Computer Society, (https://www.acs.org.au/) or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (http://ieee-ac.org/) or someone with a qualification in Information Technology or Multimedia.
I prefer to use an Australian hosting company so that I communicate with technical support during work hours. My website uses a security certificate to ensure an extra layer of protection. I am also using the Glutenberg block editor.
The website development phases are often called: initiation, design and analysis, development, go-live and testing.
You will be provided with a test version of the website (often called beta). If the business client and/or users aren’t happy with the test website design, then the web development team will need to go back to the drawing board.
On go-live, it is usual for the development team to celebrate with a few beers and their favourite takeout. They may need to go straight back into testing. It’s common to deploy websites and major upgrades after-hours when the least number of people will be using the website.
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A well-designed website is a delicate balance between usability, accessibility and functionality. Your website must be designed to suit mobile phones and tablets.
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