Critical Factors to Successful Website Development: Opinions of Website Designers and Developers
Bay Oâ€™Leary and
Ronnie Silverblatt Additional contact information Pradeep Korgaonkar: Florida Atlantic University, USA
Bay Oâ€™Leary: Barry University, USA
Ronnie Silverblatt: Florida International University, USA
This study was conducted to help understand the factors involved in building a successful website. A national survey of professionals in the areas of Web site design and development were contacted. Based on past published writings in the literature eight factors were identified as critical to the success of website functionality. The factors that are consistently posited in the literature are: 1) Entertainment and Visual Appeal, 2) Reliability, 3) Cost Reductions Attained, 4) Back-End Processes Enabled, 5) Personalization, 6) Information Quality, 7) User Empowerment, and 8) Privacy/Security. Study results are based on the analysis of 349 responses and provide support for the research hypotheses.