Our design and production process
Coming from an agency background we understand how to manage web projects, keeping our clients informed throughout the process, managing expectations and change along the way. We also like to keep things straightforward and streamlined, and keeping documentation to a minimum is important.
A typical web design process
- Initial ‘get to know’ meeting; discuss requirements, ideas and possibilities.
- Define the requirements. Do we need project ‘stages’? What are the priorities?
- Discuss content management – how will the website be updated after launch?
- Produce a quotation and sitemap. Costs are itemised to allow ‘pick-and-mixing’.
- Produce wireframe diagrams to quickly express the proposed site structure.
- Collect or arrange assets; photographs, text content, video etc…
- Present initial designs; static visuals.
- Client feedback invited!
- Design ‘sign-off’ – everyone’s happy with the look-and-feel and structure.
- Arrange hosting/domain names.
- Production; the ‘build phase’ of the website. Work in progress shown at appropriate stages.
- Launch ‘sign-off’ – everyone’s happy with the build.
- Marketing - raising awareness of the site and search engine considerations.
- Maintenance – content updates and server back-ups.
Obviously every project is different and flexibility is always expected, but the above process shows a typical SME website project. If branding and logo design is part of the requirements we may also want to produce or assist with a creative ‘brief’ before we start designing.