What is Web Application Development Process?

The success of any size of the project depends on mapping the right web application development process.

The development of the web-based app is pretty similar to the regular desktop app. The differences that may impact the overall process. And make it more complex in some aspects.

Now we are going to explain each stage of the web application development process. We have to focus -

“What is the current Web Development Process?”

1. Understanding Client’s purpose, goal, and direction

This stage discovers, research and determines how the next steps will look like. The most important task at this point is to get a clear concept for your future website purpose. And the main goals you wish to get the target audience. We need to prepare some web application development questionnaires. It will help to develop the best strategy for further project management.

The following question should be asked for the first step -

    What are the basic needs behind the application to be built?

    What problems should the application solve?

    What needs does the application have to fill?

    What will be the impact on the business?

    How will be used the application for the business?

2. Deep Research and Requirement Analysis

In this stage, the developer creates the sitemap for the customer judge. They can judge how the entire site will look like.

The sitemap should describe the relations between the main areas of the website. It could help to understand how the final product will be. You can easily judge the inner and outer structure of the websites.

The end of the step, the following task should be completed -

  • Recheck the basic needs and goals of the projects.
  • Think in details the terms of steps that need to complete the project.
  • Define each and every feature and module.
  • Divide the complex task into the simple one.
  • Gather the different analysis and direction in a document.
  • Classify each task.

3. Planning and Designing

Planning gives an idea of the time needed to complete the project. One of the focused points of the planning is right to use the sitemap. It is an organized structure for your website.

During this step, you should think -

  • Who is doing what works?
  • Who is doing what and when?
  • What is the best way to work?

Now we have the sitemap. So it’s time to design each page of the application.

In the design phase, your website takes shape. You can see all the visual content. You can judge your site easily. You should keep on your mind the customer and target audience’s view.

In this phase, Your goal should be following -

    Analyze all the task.

    Re-Order each task in order.

    Identify each task that can be done in parallel.

    Elaborate the timeline.

    Make the plan for the project.

    Identify the number of resources needed.

4. Development

This step is most familiar. In this stage, the designs approved by the client. Then it transformed into a working model.

The development process can be divided into two parts -

Frontend Development: Frontend is the development of the client side app that is seen by the users. In this phase, the design converted into HTML pages. And it’s added some necessary animations and effects.

It can also add some functionality. That is added to helping by javascript frameworks or libraries.

Frontend development is also responsible for mobile friendly website design.

Backend Development: Backend refers to the development of the server side app. It is the soul of frontend development. It makes the user interface into a web app.

5. Testing, Review, and Deployment

This step is also known as a user acceptance test. After developing the app, It goes through many tests. These tests ensure that it can deploy. So there are no bugs and issues here.

The quality team performs the following tests -

  • Functionality test.
  • Usability test.
  • Compatibility test.
  • Performance test.

These tests ensure the app is ready for the users and launch.

6. Post Deployment and Maintenance

Deployment means doesn’t end. There are many post-deployment tasks to be remaining. Have to work with clients feedbacks.

Have to work for post-deployment support and maintenance.

Maybe need to extend new ideas in this phase. It is the moment where you can talk about other needs.


Web Application development process consists of various stages. It starts with understanding the clients. Need deep research and analysis to design and development.

It could be a time-consuming task. It needs to understand the modern web app development process flow. We should follow modern technology as well.

Author's Bio: 

Maqsood Rahman is the creator of cloud based School Management Software in Bangladesh. He is addicted to technology and media trends and helps other companies with content strategies.