During the first phase of the web design process, we will meet with you to determine the objective of your website. What process is this project expected to eliminate? Is this an online tool for your clients or employees? Do you sell directly over the Internet or is the goal to engage your client for further dialog? We like to plan ahead and get the details. How is this website going to benefit your business?
In this phase of the web design process, we are flushing out the technical part of the website. We need to determine how the information will be made available to the site users – what paths they will take as they move through the site. We will build an electronic click-through (without graphics) to judge the website structure in its online format. Using these tools, we can determine both the needed technology and site navigation.
Next we develop the graphics and layout for the site. We will ask you to provide any text and graphics that you want included in the web site and build a graphical click-through. This will tell us where we need more graphics or modified text for the site. Once you are satisfied with the direction of the project, we will complete the graphics, collect or write all necessary text and build any animation or flash elements for the site.
The amount of programming needed varies from site to site. Business processes and communication tools specific to your company or organization will be programmed to work within the design created for you. All features will be built and rigorously tested by both our people and yours. Once perfected, we make one more exhaustive run through and the site is ready to go!
The technical release of the site is usually very clear-cut due to the extensive testing in the previous phase of the web design process. We test our websites immediately upon release and ask our clients to do the same. At this point we will submit your site to all the major search engines and any directories that you feel important.
At this point the website is released and our job of creating the site is complete. However, since public web sites are your face to the world, they must be kept current in terms of graphics, navigation, technology and usability. After release of the site, we will work with you to establish a regular review and maintenance schedule for your web site to accommodate client requests, user feedback, system upgrades and emerging web technologies.
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