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Web Development Life Cycle


Have you heard of the Software Development Life Cycle?

Chances are you have, but did you know that many of the principles that the SDLC can also be applied to web development?

Here is the software development life cycle:

Let us take that life cycle and apply it to Web Development:

  1. Planning – In the planning stage, you begin by looking at what the company or individual may currently have in place.  Generally, you look through the project to see what can be improved or changed.  Most often the company is looking for something different or an update of their old website.  If the website is really old they generally want to scrap the old one and completely redesign.
  2. Analysis – This is where you dig deep in what the company is looking for in their website and web systems.  You find out how the company uses the website to do business.  You further discuss what things the company or individual think are missing.  What could be improved or changed?  Take a closer look at the layout of the website.  What can be streamlined? Improved? Changed? Chucked completely?
  3. Design – In this phase, an initial design is created and the company will take a look and generally, there will be multiple revisions before a final design is decided upon.
  4. Implementation – In this phase of the web development, the design of the website will commence.  In this phase generally, what will work from the initial design will be discovered and improved upon or changed as needed.
  5. Testing and Integration – In this phase, all aspects of the website and its interactivity will be tested.  This includes any links or buttons to make sure they go where they are supposed to go.  This is also where any existing systems or new systems will be integrated into the website and tested for bugs.
  6. Maintenance – In this phase, the website is continuously improved and updated as needed with up to date data and information.  Also in this phase, you will repeat the life cycle in general as you add new elements and implementations.

We must react with LOVE.


I had planned on writing a post today about what I do and why, but when I woke up this morning and saw the news I knew I had to speak of LOVE. The Vegas Tragedy is just one of all too many tragic shootings that are becoming all too common in our lives. It troubles my heart, every time one happens.  I struggle with what can I do.  I do not have much to give to any cause.  Prayers and kind thoughts are nice but rather useless to the people who have lost their lives and their dear ones that have to live without them.

We can put more regulations on guns and gun controls, but that argument seems to be one that just keeps going round and round with no one willing to budge on either side.  The truth is no matter how much you regulate the guns a determined person will still manage to get them.  Most of the time the ones that do this are people you would never have suspected or thought would do it.  I know this because I knew someone who did brutally murder others.  Someone who was my friend.  The awful thing is the signs were there but I and my other friends missed them completely.

We as a people must be more diligent and more observant.  We need to look with our eyes and feel with our hearts.  Someone who does this feels isolated and unheard.  Generally, it starts out small and the more they are rejected and hurt the more they isolate themselves. The more they isolate themselves the more hurt and angry they become.  We as a people need to find people who are hurting and feeling unheard.  We need to find them and listen to them.  Listen to them and do all we can to help them.  We also need to react with LOVE.  Love to the people who were lost.  Love to the people who knew the people lost.

We must also give love to the family and loved ones of the one who did this awful thing.  For they will suffer the most as they will have to live with the fact that they did not see the signs and get him the help he needed to prevent this awful tragedy.

Hug your friends and tell them you love them.   I send you my love today.