Web Development Process
It takes insight, experience, dedication and discipline to build successful websites.
The first step to any project is an initial meeting to identify measurable web goals. We ask specific questions about what the site does in terms of functionality and how the company wishes to be perceived on the Web. From there, we can proceed to a proposal that details timetable, process and project cost.
1: Site Definition (part of the first meeting)
Here's a glimpse of how we work with you. It starts with a Free Consultation wherein we assess the scope of the project. We listen to you and help to define clear-cut goals and provide a formal proposal as well as a time and cost estimate.
2: Design Conception
After sitting down with you and discussing the requirements of the new site and the image it needs to convey, we create the art direction. Once approved, design samples representing how the main pages of the site will navigate are created and production begins.
3. Technical Engineering
This work is divided among a core team of designers and programmers. Images and ideas are converted to html and site structure and diagrams become code. Any additional features such as database development, Flash animation and other functionality will be integrated at this stage. In cases where a site may require frequent updating, content management systems are implemented that allow administrators to input fresh content without prior knowledge of HTML.
The last phase involves testing all applications for cross-platform and browser compatibility. In simple terms, we make sure your website works on both Mac’s and PC’s as well as all of the prevalent versions of AOL, Internet Explorer and Netscape. Once testing is complete, we launch the website and submit it to all major search engines.