The Web Design Process
Getting a new website for your business might seem daunting so we help people along a simple process to make it both a productive and enjoyable experience.
One of the most important things is that we need to work with you if we are to get the best result. It’s not something you can just request and then wait to see the finished article. We need you to review how it’s looking and give active feedback. Then we’ll create the result you want.
The Process – start to finish
WHAT YOU WANT – What do you need your website to do for you? What are your goals? Who is your target audience? What image do you want to portray? Are there any websites that you like to give us an idea of the type of web design you are looking for?
WE QUOTE FOR THE WORK – Once we understand what you are looking to achieve, what pages you’ll need and the functionality required, then we can provide you with a quote and target start date.
GETTING STARTED – Once you decide to go ahead, then you’ll need to pay a deposit to secure your start date.
CONTENT – We’ll send you a questionnaire to start gathering content for the website. Plus we’ll ask you lots of questions to fine tune the project and get it right. We’ll also ask you to gather text for the various pages, images, logo and any promotional material you may have that will help.
DESIGN – This starts with research into competitors in your industry and the best keywords for showing in Google searches. Plus colours and fonts for the site. Then we will build a front page for your web design to include the features that you want included. You’ll then be sent the outline of the front page for comments on any likes and dislikes and changes needed etc..
DEVELOPMENT – Once the design outline is agreed, we start to build the live functional website. Search engine optimisation is built-into every page from the start. Mobile optimisation is done. Special functionalities included. Social media channels integrated.
TEST, TEST, TEST – We’ll test your website across a range of browsers, both new and old such as Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Safari. As well as mobile devices.
USER TEST – We’ll ask you to check through the website to see easily you can find various pages and use functions such as contact form. And to ensure that you are happy with the new site and the impression that it will give of your business. Your website is now ready.
SITE GOES LIVE – Once you make the final payment for the design, your website will be published live on the internet. And ready for indexing by Google and other search engines.
TRAINING – If you have a content management site and are planning to update text and images on the site yourself, we will produce a bespoke user guide on how to do it.
GOING FORWARD – We give free of charge support on our new websites for 6 months. With sites built on WordPress it is necessary to update the software whenever a new update is released to ensure optimum security. These updates will be released by WordPress from time to time with may be 7 updates over 6 months.
After the first six months you can take out a website maintenance package or manage the site yourself.