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Development Process and Milestones

Involve your  DCD liaison from the beginning of the development process to ensure your Web project is successful and meets all HHS standards.  Sharing the deliverables below at each phase will allow DCD to identify potential problems and keep your project moving forward.

Your liaison will work with you to make sure your site will:

  • Meet your business needs and goals
  • Meet the needs of your target audiences
  • Comply with best practices and standards for plain writing, usability, 508 compliance, and desig

 

Use this checklist to guide your Web development efforts. All websites will be reviewed by your liaison against this document.

 

Development Phase

What to submit to DCD

1. Define the project

Website project plan (Goals, target audience, top tasks, timeline, resources, site management plan, etc.)

2. Define information structure

Site map/ Information architecture

3. Determine visual structure

Wireframes (demonstrating navigation and usability considerations)

4. Create visual design

Design comps/ mock-ups

5. Building the site

Submit staging site for testing and review (Section 508 compliance and website requirements)

6. Launching the site

Notify your DCD liaison