Stages of system analysis and designing an e-commerce website
Aug 26, 2018 // By:Wyatt S. Mora // No Comment
How to get started?
Designing an e-commerce website is certainly the best thing for web designers because it allows them to take full advantage of their creativity. Today, eCommerce has become a great trendsetter and is more related to the morality and emotions of the client. Every eCommerce site has a USP and something that makes shoppers visit this site.
Whether it’s Amazon, eBay or Alibaba, the story is that every successful eCommerce site has written its own success stories at the time of design. All these sites are so popular with users not only because of their services or the range of products they offer but also because of their great user interface and extremely user-friendly website design.
Even a person who does not know much about a computer or Internet can spend hours on these websites simply because they provide a very friendly design and architect. This means how important it is to design and analyze an eCommerce website.
How does it all begin?
Starting designing an eCommerce website is a big challenge for designers, as well as for the people who initiated the idea. Having your own eCommerce store sounds quite noisy, but it takes a hard approach to make an idea come true in the real world. Before you start designing your own eCommerce store, you need to have the answers to these questions so that you can finally deliver a great product to your audience.
- What is the purpose of your store?
- What would your target group be?
- In which area or demographic area do you address your offer to your customers?
- What products or product categories do you want to sell in your shop?
- Which main brands do you want to associate with?
- What would be the initial budget for your shop?
- Website architecture and wireframes
Now that you have all the answers ready, which means you can move forward and get to the real part of the design. Website architecture and wireframe are the most critical part of the eCommerce store. How much of your brain and creativity will be invested in designing your website architecture will allow you to write a success story. The story says that even after investing millions of dollars, many eCommerce stores didn’t attract customers’ attention because of their poor architecture and cable frames. While you can take every piece of technology to design a great user-friendly interface and website architecture, but your own creativity will be the key to success.
Some of the essential and essential elements of a good wireframe and website architecture
- Field navigation
Feasibility of the homepage
Menus, submenus, and product pages
Shopping basket function
Secure and fast payment gateway
Breadcrumb and sidebars
Header and footing structure
All great programmers or designers always take a project plan and use their visualization skills to create a replica of the project in their minds. This will give them a clear idea of how they move and if they are not moving in the right direction. In most cases, during the wireframe stage and construction site architecture, people move away from their original ideas and goals. Visualization helps them complete the mainframe project, which will sound good with their initial idea.
Start with programming
A great advantage of the whole project is programming. Once you have a sound visualization about the theme and concept of the website design, it’s time to do some earthworks and start programming. It doesn’t matter which language or frame you use like Php or.Net, but it’s important that programming must go hand in hand with the initial idea.
The most important part of programming is workflow and work management. Designing an e-commerce store is really difficult for a programmer because he has to create thousands of pages and embed tons of functionality to design a great, user-friendly website.
CMS and content delivery networks
A very critical part of any website is its database. When designing an eCommerce store, you need to think about having a comprehensive and extensive database to accommodate all the information on the website. If you don’t want a static database, you can certainly use CDN (Content Delivery Networks), which will help you to ensure an efficient database with good uptime on the server, which means that users will be satisfied with browsing your website.
Accurate and good CSS and Java elements
The Cascading Style Sheet or the popularly called CSS will help you to engage the great design elements that will really care for your home.
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