The Web Design Process
No-Brainer: Provide a free consultation
Nuts & Bolts: Develop a
A formal proposal that thoroughly describes the site we will build, and provides an exact cost, outline and schedule. We’ll outline each section of the site and most importantly — describe the interactivity and functionality of the site in exacting detail. This is a time-consuming, but valuable exercise because it provides a roadmap for our developers and it should make you more confident that we understand your business needs. Once we’re both happy with the terms of the project, we’ll begin.
Kick-off: Establish our project plan
Our team will review the roadmap for the project. You’ll have one project manager who will guide you through the entire process. We can communicate via phone, email, in-person meetings or via the web with our project management software. And, we’ll also establish a web hosting solution that specifically meets your company’s needs.
Let’s get artsy: Design of Site Mockups
After we have a plan for the web site, we will custom build several mock-ups for the site based on your input. The mock-ups are non-functioning graphical representations of what your site would look like. From the beginning we consider search engine optimization, browser compatibility, download times, usability and other technical issues. You will choose your favorite mock-up and provide feedback. Usually we perform two rounds of revisions with mock-ups.
Nerd Stuff: Create site architecture & database
Concurrent with the graphic design process, our project manager and web developers will be planning and setting up the architecture of your site and building the database schema. You’re welcome to be a part of this process, but you might find it agonizingly boring. Luckily for you, we love this stuff.
The Beginning of the End?: Final website build-out
Let ‘er rip!: Website testing and launch
When your site is designed and built, and you are satisfied with the finished product, we’ll test it thoroughly. We’ll perform any remaining site revisions then launch it to the world. We will work with you to promote your site among all the major search engines and websites related to your industry. We can also teach you how to maintain your site, or we can maintain it for you and bill you on an hourly basis for maintenance services. We will never just build it and forget about it.