Every customer is different so their websites should be different as well.
This is our process for developing your website.
1. GET IN TOUCH WITH US
To start the process, we need some information from you. If you are ready to start, click here and complete the initial design brief of your website project. This will provide us with information regarding your company, the project, timelines and budgets.
2. INITIAL CONSULTATION
We apply over 25 years of web design and marketing experience to brainstorming your website project. We may ask you a few more questions via email to make sure we fully understand how the new website will accomplish what you are trying to achieve. We may schedule a brief consultation phone call if necessary during this part of the process.
3. THE PROPOSAL
We will provide you with a proposal that lays out the cost estimates, features, and workflow for the site development based on your budget, and information provided in your design brief. The proposal will also include our basic terms and conditions as well as a copy of the development contract.
Once the contract has been signed off and approved, we will provide you with a page schema, and overall scope of the visual layout of the home and inside pages. We will also provide you with a list of the information we require from you to begin the project. We want to make sure that you don’t feel lost or alone in this part of the process so we encourage to reach out if you are having any issues putting your information together.
5. DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Once we have all we need from you to complete the job, we begin the process of creating your new website and bring it to life. We’ll create the designs, functions and structure that will make up your website. If content development is part of the process, they will also go to work to create the message that will draw your ideal customer to your site and deliver your message and brand.
6. REVISIONS & PROOFING
We do our best to deliver a site that is as close to your vision as possible but we fully understand there will be changes. Once we turn over the project to you at this stage, you will have up to 3 rounds of revisions to perfect things.
7. FINAL TESTING AND READY FOR LAUNCH
Once you have signed off on final approval of the site, we will then run through the site for quality assurance, browser testing, and search engine readiness. As part of this process, we will also prepare the hosting for the site, ensure we have the correct information needed to make the site live, and schedule a launch date and time with you.
8. TIME TO TURN IT LOOSE ON THE WORLD
At a time and date that is mutually agreed upon, we will install the site into its final hosting location, ensure that SSL is operational, make sure that speed optimization features are enabled and tested, and make the DNS if necessary to make the site live. Once live, we can then complete the final items on our “site live” checklist.
9. OK, IT’S LIVE. WHAT NOW?
If training was part of your project’s manifest, we will schedule that training as required. Any documentation that was also part of the project will be developed and delivered at this stage.
Part of every site we develop is the inclusion of a maintenance package. This maintenance package will include regular updates to your website’s core software, theme, and plugins. We will also begin regular backups the night of launch. This package includes 1 year of content updates (4 per month) at no additional charge so that you can fine tune the content on the site and get an idea of how many regular updates you would need. Once the year is up, we will work with you to see what the best way to move forward is whether you wish to take on content updates yourself or continue having us do those for you.
10. HOW IS IT WORKING?
The site has been running for a few weeks and should be starting to get some traction. At this point, Google will have hopefully started producing search results for it and you’ll be able to provide some feedback. We’ll be in contact to see how things are working out and to see if your strategy is on course and make any changes or recommendations needed to help you achieve your goals.
Let’s get started!
With that all out of the way, let’s get started and see what we can do together.