No single way exists to develop a site or even plan the development of a site. However, common tasks get performed, either formally or informally. For instance, when a developer learns you want to insert images into your nodes, he or she will consider the available techniques for inserting images, choose one, and configure it. In short, the steps are as follows:
Depending on the complexity of your site, this might be the process your developer uses. But many sites aren't that simple. The following tasks walk you through a process for planning your development:
In the long run, the development method you choose (waterfall, agile, RAD, and so on) will influence whether you will perform these tasks in part or in full as you develop your site. These tasks provide a way to:
Until you have made your decision regarding development methodologies, reviewing the tasks in this chapter will give you insight into basic development decisions that ...