WEB DESIGN PROCESS EXPLAINED

Sunday, July 23, 2017

WEB DESIGN PROCESS

Most of our clients do not know where to begin when they first inquire about hiring us to design and build a website for their business. Every website and client is different, and therefore the process will depend upon the budget, timeline, and project goals.

Below are phases of the process that we go through when working on a website, as well as the some of the strategies that are necessary for the client and designer to consider throught the process. The process may seem overwhelming, but we'll walk you through it so you don't have to worry about a thing.

PHASE 1: Project Estimate
This is where we get in to an in depth discussion with the client and talk about what the goal of their website is. We discuss what expectations and objectives they have for their site and what they would like their site to convey about their business.
Choose a suitable web design option for your business project. Alternatively email us information regarding your web design project and we will contact you shortly with a quote.
PHASE 2: Architecture and Site Map
For a new site, we will be coming up with the site structure and the navigation. The goal in this step is to ensure that we come up with a structure that can be easily navigated by the prospective customer and that can be easily crawled by the search engine spiders. For a site re-design, we will analyze the existing structure and make suggestions that will improve usability while keeping the existing pages in tact. We will make sure we know your target market, website goals, business preferences, color palette and design features etc., before beginning the design phase.
We will also work with you to finalize a simple site map. A site map is a representation of the architecture of a web site. The structure of a website's content is highly important during the design phase. All our packages include free web hosting for your website and one .co.uk domain name. If your preferred name is not available we can advise on suitable alternatives. For additional fee we can register .com, .biz, .info and other domain names.
PHASE 3: Website Design
Wireframe: Using what we discussed from the first two stages, we will hand draw a wire-frame that will show the layout of the homepage. Homepage and logo design are introduced first. Once the logo and homepage are approved, we work over a sub page design and revise until your final approval.
Graphic Design: Within about a week of the approval of the wire-frame, our creative designers will craft the look and feel of the site and will have the first draft of the homepage designed and ready for your feedback. We will continue the revision process until everyone is happy with the layout and color scheme.
PHASE 4: Development: Coding and Production
This is where you get to sit back and relax while we code the approved website design. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks, depending on the complexity and scale of the website. We consider search engine optimization according to your business and industry definition and specialization, and code the site according to leading website design and coding industry standards. Once you have approved the design, we start the development of the website using our standard search engine friendly and cross-browser compatible coding – CSS/HTML. During this phase, we will integrate your site in to a CMS if it is in the scope of work.
At this point, you will need to be finishing up the content for your site, if you haven't already. When the site is complete, we will fill in the content that you provide to us. You have the option of utilizing our copyeditor to look over your content and check for grammatical and spelling errors. A detailed list of web design services that we offer you can find here.
PHASE 5: Proofing and Publishing
This is where we dot the i’s and cross the t’s for the site. We will test the site in all browsers and check all links and forms to make sure they are rendering properly. This is also where we will do the training for any back-end tools like a CMS or payment gateway.
We build your site on a test server before publishing your site to your domain. This allows you to review and make final edits to your site before it reaches the public. Once approved, it is published to your domain on the web.
PHASE 6: After your Website is Complete..
Once we are given the approval to go live, we will give you the site files and upload the site to your hosting server. We will provide email and phone support after your site goes live. Our website design aftercare service will ensure stability of your website and maintain critical internet updates.
All our websites come with an easy content management system, giving you the power to manage the text and images of your website in a click of a mouse! With Content Management so easy you are in control, allowing your website to evolve and reflect your ever changing world.

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CONTACTS

Vivid Vision
Ashford, Kent
Tel. 0791 695 5028

TESTIMONIALS

Mark

From day one I have never regretted choosing such a great service - 5 star quality with everything.

Paul

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John

Amazing Quality and Value for Money. Ordered my website and it was designed and live within 3 weeks. Amazingly friendly staff and exellent pricing. Thank you!

Gary

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