7 Steps To Your Success
We begin with each website design client by going through an extensive interview with our staff (over the phone or in person). We get an overview of your company and gain an understanding and appreciation for what your company does, how it’s doing, and the challenges you face. From there, we collaborate with you to define your goals and develop an effective proposal plan used as a guide through the process of developing your website’s brand and online marketing strategy. This proposal is typically developed in-person at your place of business where we can see your business and operation first-hand, meet your staff, and get to know you as a company.
Researching Your Business & Industry
We never jump into a website design project without sufficient research. Without a web designer who conducts this research, problems can surface down the road. We start by researching your industry and company background: we build a vision and use our experience of the online market to put together a defined profile to ensure maximum results.
Website Mockup Phase
We typically deliver a mock-up of the new website 5-7 days after the proposal is signed and deposit is received. After you review the design, we schedule a time a day or two out where we discuss your thoughts and input. From there, we take your feedback into account and rework the website mock-up to deliver a revised concept for your final review.
Coding & CMS Integration
A website design is nothing without proper coding that works for the major internet browsers and their older versions; Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Opera, to name a few. During this stage, we will keep you updated of your website’s progress and its milestones.
We also integrate the content management system during this phase which might be a custom content management system (CMS), WordPress, Magento, or another depending on what best suits your online presence.
Content Integration & Testing
Now for the good part: going live with your brand new website! With your site now coded and tested, we run cross-browser compatibility testing of every element of the website. From graphics and text to navigation and copy, we check every detail. We also integrate either content you provide or rough draft copy from our content writers which you can revise through your content management system (CMS). If your proposal includes content writing services, our copywriter will reach out to schedule a time to discuss your business with a list of page topics that we outline together.
Website Maintenance & The Future Relationship
When we finish a website, the relationship has just begun! We offer ongoing as-needed maintenance services at an hourly rate. With your CMS (Content Management System) whether WordPress, Magento or a Custom Solution, if you can use a Word Processor you can also update your own website saving you time and money while giving you the power to take control of your business online.
Search Engine Optimization
We code each website project with search engine optimization in mind. We only use the latest technology and SEO methods. While this is something we do for each customer, search engine optimization is more than just a properly coded website. It also involves link building and marketing your website online.
We ensure basic SEO rules are adhered to with every project – but we can provide additional search engine optimization services to increase your ranking in competitive markets. Oftentimes, search engine optimization is an ongoing effort to achieve optimal results for competitive industries. We recommend clients sign up with an ongoing plan to ensure their increase of rankings, traffic and revenue.
Contact us today to see how we can help grow your business.