Website Design Process
“Since the start of the 21st century the web has become more and more integrated into peoples lives, as this has happened the technology of the web has also moved on. There have also been significant changes in the way people use and access the web, and this has changed how sites are designed.” Read more at Wikipedia → So how does it all work? Well below we have given you a step by step guide to give you an idea of the web design process how it works and what is involved.
1st – THE PLANNING STAGE
Here is where it all begins we will meet up at your business or over coffee to a chat about what you are looking for and what you would like to get out of your website. ”One of my favorite things about this business is getting to know more about your business and hear your story as a fellow small business owner.” Matthew Rings CEO & Founder
We take lots of notes on an ipad so we can get the right information of what you want the website to do and how it looks. We will also discuss search engine optimisation (S.E.O) as this is a big factor in building sites.
2nd – THE DESIGN STAGE
Now that we have a good idea of what you’re looking for from your website we will then take all the information and start putting some ideas together. (This period should take a few days.) The design will not be complete but we will have a better understanding of the finished product once we feel we have the perfect look for the website. We look at colors and styles and features you want to have on your website so that we get everything looking great.
3rd – THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE
Ok so we have the design for your new website sorted and you are happy with how the website will look, we will then start to build the framework for the website (this can take from 2 weeks to a few months) depending on how large the project is and other clients in cue. If you need help with registering your company domain name and sorting out hosting for your live site we begin on that during this time.
Throughout this process I will put your website on a live test server so you will be able to see the progress of your web site.
Finally – THE LAUNCHING STAGE
Ok so your site is now built and ready to go, once your site goes live we will include it into all the major search engines such as Google and Bing (this can take up to a few weeks for the search engines to pick the site up). We have been doing this for a while, so we know some tricks to try to get you up and in front of customers as soon as robotly possible (Since Google uses bots to surf web for new website updates.)
We then give your site a final once over making sure there are no mistakes such as spelling mistakes (we are only humans ensuring all your meta data and description tags are all correct and relevant and we have as much SEO included as possible. Then that’s it! You are the owner of a beautiful fully functional website that you will LOVE!