THE WEB DESIGN PROCESS
Although the website design process can be quite complicated, we broke down our process into 7 steps to make it easier to understand. These steps include:
Step 1: Define the Project
We take the time to get to know you and discuss your business goals, needs and visions for the future. By identifying your business goals, core concept and audience, we devise a plan to help you reach that goal. It’s important to layout in advance what the goals are and to understand what is needed in the final outcome. You will want have a general idea of what structure you are looking for in your site and the message that you are trying to communicate. By knowing the goals of your website, we can better develop and design a great representation of your business!
Step 2: Strategic Planning
Our team combines all efforts of both marketing and design to provide recommendations that best represent your company’s vision and message. All of our projects begin with strategic planning and adhere to specific guidelines along the way. We present a proposal outlining the foundation of your project that provides timelines and estimated costs as well as the specific actions we will be taking during each step along the way.
Step 3: Design Process
In the design phase, the look and feel of the website is established. In addition to the overall website brand, we will define the general navigational structure of your website. Our team will lay out your website based on your logo, content and your input. You will then have the opportunity to make any revisions until you’re satisfied with your design.
Step 4: Build
This is where your project comes to life. In the build phase, your site is transformed from concept to functional site. We work closely with you to execute your goals by portraying and personalizing your brand and discussing solutions to distinguish and differentiate your business from your competition. All of the technical elements of your unique website design are programmed during this phase, menu structures are created and pages are set up incorporating your look and feel from the design phase. Once the structure of the website has been programmed, our team will populate the websites content. During the building phase, we will provide a private link to the development site so you can see the progress and make any necessary changes.
Step 5: Testing and Delivery
After the build phase of your site is completed, JP Web Design & Media will test the site in a wide variety of browsers and different monitor sizes to make sure it works well on different operating systems and platforms. In the testing phase, the goal is to make sure any bugs that may arise have been worked out, that the site development meets your expectations, and the website is ready to be launched to the world.
Step 6: Launch Website
With the final approval of the website, it is now time to launch your website to the world. When everything has been tested and approved and the final balance of the project has been received, we launch the new website to the world. Once launched, we will handle any requests, additions or enhancements for your website and will plan to check in with you regularly to make sure things stay up to date.
Step 7: Post Launch
We understand that keeping your website updated is important and we can maintain your website for a small fee. If any changes or maintenance is needed after the launch of your website, we are available for an hourly rate charge.