Our design process step flow
Our design process has numerous steps, from gathering initial information to the creation of your web site, and finally to maintenance to keep your web site up to date and current.
The first step is to gather information, so we ask lots of questions to learn about the product or services you are offering. These questions are mostly business-related and help us understand the requirements and scope of the project. A well-described vision and features speed up the process and help with communication throughout the project.
Once we know the site’s goals, we can define the scope of the project. I.e., what pages and features the site requires to fulfill the goal and the timeline for building those out. With the scope well-defined, we can start digging into the sitemap, defining how the content and features we defined in scope definition will interrelate.
Once the wireframes are ready, we continue the process by delivering designs. We create one or more prototype designs for your web site and best layout using the best color, typography. We will do revisions until you satisfy with the design and we modify the design until you are happy with the final results.
Once the design is approved, we continue with implementing the code and take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site. As soon as a feature is ready, it is deployed on a testing platform so you can try it out and give us feedback.
Now that we have a bigger picture of the site in mind, we can start creating content for the individual pages, always keeping search engine optimization (SEO) in mind to help keep pages focused on a single topic. It’s vital that you have real content to work with for our next stage.
With the site architecture and some content in place, we can start working on the visual brand. Depending on the client, this may already be well-defined, but you might also be defining the visual style from the ground up. Tools like style tiles, mood-boards, and element collages can help with this process.
By now, you’ve got all your pages and defined how they display to the site visitor, so it’s time to make sure it all works. Combine manual browsing of the site on a variety of devices with automated site crawlers to identify everything from user experience issues to simple broken links.
Once everything’s working beautifully and your feedback has been incorporated and final approval has been given, it’s time to plan and execute your site launch! This includes planning both launch timing and communication.
The last and final step of web design is website maintenance. It is very important for the long-term health and success of a website. Websites are living, breathing entities and need constant care and maintenance. We provide cost-effective and front line Web Maintenance Services.