Web Design Process tldd1103
Our Website Design Process
Initial Strategy Meeting
We start with a strategy meeting to talk about the scope of the project and figure out a cost estimate. As soon as the work order is signed, we move quickly onto step two of the process.
This is where we discuss the site needs based on your business strategy. We will also clarify project timelines and your target audience to make sure we capture the nature of the project.
Static Design Proof
We next design the look and feel of your new website and create a visual static design proof or “comp” which shows the recommended layout and design. Our internal process also involves wireframing for the best user experience (ux).
We don’t start building or coding until the design concept has been approved, so once the initial concept is sent to you we stay connected until the look and feel matches your business priorities and client needs.
We create your homepage using clean code and best practice design principles. We build subscribe forms, contact forms, menus and integrate all the needs that were decided during the planning stages.
Inner Page Design
We frame and build the inner page based on the wireframing we did as part of the initial design phase. We are happy to send this to you for approval before proceeding. This will be the template we create for the remainder of the pages.
Adding Content and Embedding Resources
At this stage we take the content you have provided or contracted us to write, and begin filling the pages. In addition, if we are connecting to ourside resources, this is the stage we will code in these connections.
SEO Optimized Pages
We optimize each page with the proper keyword and meta titles for maximum visibility by search engines. We use the existing content on the page and use best practice search engine optimization guidelines to help you get the most out of your website.
Analytics are the foundation of any good online business presence. We always add analytics to your website, and add the filters on your dashboard to help prevent your numbers being mixed with spam views.
Website security is very important to prevent your site from being hacked. Even small websites are breached on a daily basis and this can wreck havoc on your business, life and ranking. While regular maintenance will continue the process, we start the security by installing the basic protection against unwanted visitors.
Finalizing Your Project
Testing and Linking
At this stage we test and link everything, as well as confirming that the mobile version is clean and ready to go. Last minute changes are made and the site is sent for approval to launch.
Once you give the go ahead, your awesome new website launches! Use update your dns to pull the site url (domain) to your new website. Once the website propegates (a few hours) the site is LIVE!! Once live we add the SSL certificate you previously purchased to ensure full security and SEO compliance.
Maintenance and Webcare
Did you know your website needs regular checkups and maintenance too! There are security updates, platform needs and basic care to maintain your online presence and identify any issues so they can be fixed quickly. Websites that are not properly maintained are often lacking in rankings and let issues build until the site goes down.