To create a good website, it must be planned well. We like to equate building a website to building a house. You need good blueprints that explain to the builders what to construct. Our website design process is set up to be well planned and efficient so that the website launches on time and on budget. The steps below generally outline our typical website design process:
We meet with you and find out what you need, what your goals are and brainstorm ideas on how to accomplish those goals.
- Project Proposal
The Proposal (or Service Agreement) document is presented and any revisions are made until it perfectly explains the goals of the website project.
- Design Interview
We meet and discuss specific design parameters such as elements for the home page, colors, images, other websites you like, navigation and general layout.
- Design Production & Revisions
Our team works on some original designs for your website. These home page designs are presented on a project/staging site and revisions are made until you are happy with the home page design. The inside page design is then created to match the home page design but have more room for content. We keep designing until you are happy. There is no extra cost for us to keep working on designs. We want you to love your new website.
- Set up the CMS, Add Content / Do Layout Work and Do Any Programming
Now that the planning is done (the blueprints are essentially made), we go to work! Our team codes the designs into home and inside page templates and the CMS gets set up. Any programming or custom applications are also added in. Your website content also then is formatted. Some initial SEO work is also done.
- First Draft Proofing & Revisions
The first draft of the now tangible website is presented for proofing. Revisions are done until the website is ready to launch.
- Site Launch
The website is launched and tested.
- Post Launch Work
Extra testing is done to make sure everything is running as it should and additional SEO work or tweaking is done.
At the end, you'll have a website that looks good (or looks GREAT), functions well with good navigational aids (pop-out navigation, site search engine and site map) and then meets and exceeds the goals of your web project.