Website development basics

The following figure shows the typical website development process in Kentico, and how the roles are split between developers and content editors:

  1. The developers analyze client requirements.
  2. The developers prepare the site structure (site map) and the overall web design. During this stage, you can use Wireframing to create a rough outline of the website to serve as a visual guide in the next steps.
  3. The developers create page templates for every type of page required on the site (home page, solutions, products, news, etc.).
  4. The content editors create new pages — they enter text and images into the page templates defined by the developers.

What is a page template?

Page templates define the structure, design and core functionality of pages.

  • The website can re-use a single template for any number of pages.
  • Content editors can enter different content for all pages based on the same template.
  • Templates allow editors to focus just on the content of pages, without the needing to take care of the page’s layout and formatting.
  • Templates help keep the design consistent throughout the whole website.

Using a single page template for multiple pages

There are three different development models that you can use to create page templates in Kentico.