We like to have a strong, clear plan when putting together your website — everything from researching your business, market and competitors, to the final development setup and testing. A clear roadmap means a great finished website and a very happy client. Naturally some variation can occur from project to project, so you might experience a slightly different setup as necessary for your website, but the processes listed below give you some idea of what to expect.
Step One: Concept & PlanningWith discussion and use of our creative brief, we get a strong idea about what exactly you're looking for from your website: your goals, what you like (and don't!), and how to best achieve those targets. We build up an outline for the general feel, or personality, of the website.
Step Two: Website WireframingBasic sketches of the planned website layout are put together as wireframes, which is a rapid way of prototyping layouts and getting feedback from you about which layout style you prefer most. A wireframe helps demonstrate the basic flow of content on a page, and is important in planning the positioning of key elements such as navigation. Wireframes are essentially the blueprints of the design.
Step Three: Website DesignOnce the wireframes are approved, we move on the full design phase. This is where we plan, build and iterate the final design of the website. You'll be able to preview what the live website will eventually look like during this stage, and we communicate with you to make sure the design progresses in an appealing way and to your approval.
Step Four: Website DevelopmentWith a finished design acting as a style guide, we launch into development — building the code that makes the actual website function. Basic prototypes are built first to give you an opportunity to try the website out for yourself and give us further feedback to help us tweak the website. The website is then integrated into a CMS environment if applicable.
Step Five: Website Testing & LaunchingThis is what we call the brute force stage — the website is tested thoroughly across all browsers and platforms, across different devices (such as tablets and smartphones), making sure that the website functions correctly for all. We also integrate thorough security checks, attacking the website ourselves to make sure there are no weak areas and giving you the peace of mind that your website will not be vulnerable to malicious users.
Step Six: Ongoing Maintenance & SupportOnce the website is launched and live to the world, we monitor it for seven days to make sure everything stays clean and working correctly, quickly correcting any minor bugs that may crop up in the live environment. We also offer ongoing technical support, maintenance and updates for clients using an ongoing support plan.
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