Our Process



We Design

The first step in designing a successful web site is to gather information. Many things need to be taken into consideration when the look and feel of your site is created.

This first step is actually the most important one, as it involves a solid understanding of the company it is created for. It involves a good understanding of you – what your business goals and dreams are, and how the web can be utilized to help you achieve those goals.

Each of our customers has a unique website. While we leverage frameworks and certain processes we do not provide our customers with a “template site”. We provide custom websites that represent your company’s unique philosophy, services, products and identity. We take the time to speak with you and more importantly listen so we can provide a website or application that meets your needs. We want to exceed your expectations on time and within budget!

We will start off by asking a lot of questions to help understand your business and your needs in a web site.



Certain things to consider are:

• Purpose
What is the purpose of the site? Do you want to provide information, promote a service, sell a product… ?
• Goals
What do you hope to accomplish by building this web site? Two of the more common goals are either to make money or share information.
• Target Audience
Is there a specific group of people that will help you reach your goals? It is helpful to picture the “ideal” person you want to visit your web site. Consider their age, sex or interests – this will later help determine the best design style for your site.
• Content
What kind of information will the target audience be looking for on your site? Are they looking for specific information, a particular product or service, online ordering…?



Design Phase:

During the design phase, we will help you decide what technologies should be implemented. Elements such as interactive forms, ecommerce, blog, etc. are discussed when planning your web site.

Drawing from the information gathered up to this point, it’s time to determine the look and feel of your site.

Target audience is one of the key factors taken into consideration. A site aimed at teenagers, for example, will look much different than one meant for a financial institution. As part of the design phase, it is also important to incorporate elements such as the company logo or colors to help strengthen the identity of your company on the web site.

We will create one or more prototype designs for your web site. This is typically a .jpg image of what the final design will look like. Often times you will be sent an email with the mock-ups for your web site.

Either way, we will allow you to view your project throughout the design and development stages. The most important reason for this is that it gives you the opportunity to express your likes and dislikes on the site design.

In this phase, communication between both you and your designer is crucial to ensure that the final web site will match your needs and taste. It is important that you work closely with your designer, exchanging ideas, until you arrive at the final design for your web site.

Then development can begin…



We Develop:

The developmental stage is the point where the web site itself is created. At this time, your web designer will take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site. Using the latest in graphic and web design software, we can provide you with cutting edge solutions.

This is typically done by first developing the home page, followed by a “shell” for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site, as it contains the main navigational structure for the web site. Once the shell has been created, your designer will take your content and distribute it throughout the site, in the appropriate areas.

Elements such as interactive contact forms, e-commerce, etc. are implemented and made functional during this phase, as well.

This entire time, your designer should continue to make your in-progress web site available to you for viewing, so that you can suggest any additional changes or corrections you would like to have done.

At this point, your web designer will attend to the final details and test your web site. They will test things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts, as well last testing for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between different web browsers), ensuring that your web site is optimized to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions.

Once you give your web designer final approval, it is time to deliver the site. An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program is used to upload the web site files to your server. We also offer domain name registration and web hosting recommendations as well. Once these accounts have been setup, and your web site uploaded to the server, the site should be put through one last run-through. This is just precautionary, to confirm that all files have been uploaded correctly, and that the site continues to be fully functional.



Launch:

This marks the official launch of your site, as it is now open to the public.

Full List of Services:
 Marketing Websites
Business Websites
 Mobile Websites
 Responsive Websites
 Magazine and News Websites
 Content Management 
 Joomla Websites
 WordPress Websites
e-commerce Websites
 Extranets and Intranets
 Personal Websites
 Interactive Web Design
 Website Redesign
 Graphic Design
 Logo Design
 Custom Theme Design
 Social Media Marketing
 Flyers
 Business Cards
 Brochures
 Corporate Brand Design
 Corporate Identity
 Corporate Literature
 Ad Campaigns
 SEO
 Copywriting
 Multimedia
 CD/DVD ROM

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