How we Design our Websites

Typical Workflow

We have developed a consistent development methodology that applies to all projects. This helps us to deliver every project in an efficient and timely manner.Throughout the entire process we will be communicating via email.
Email is the preferred means of communication because everything is written down, thus leaving very little room for miscommunication .

1. Quote Request

The whole process is kicked off once you fill out our Client Worksheet. This helps us identify the needs and goals of your business. It also gives us the detail of your project and its complexity.This is considered to be the beginning of the Planning Stage. We have put together a few questions that will hopefully help your project get started on the right foot. Some questions will be directly beneficial for us; others are designed to make you think and to help you make decisions on certain aspects of your website and your expectations of it.Some may not apply to your project, so simply skip them, if you do not understand a question then ask us , we don't bite and will always be happy to explain terminology and jargon you do not understand.

2. Project Quote

We will then email a quote including cost breakdown, time frame and project details. Our quotes guaranteed for thirty days to allow you time time to compare it with other quotes you have requested.Once you have reviewed and approved the quote you can simply send us an email letting us know to get started.

3. Requirement Evaluation – Planning and Research

After the initial contact and questionnaire evaluation a more detailed and in depth questionnaire will be provided to you during which our Project Manager will determine the scope of your project.We will request that you give us in digital format all the materials that you have relating to your project such as content, images (images can be photographs that we can scan), and related print material. We will also get a more detailed idea of the color scheme, navigation, layout, branding, logo, fonts and any other information so that we can integrate it with the look and feel of your new website.We will help you determine how your web site should look, feel, navigate and react to user choices.We will discuss the history, current status and goals of your company. This will be a 2 way conversation where you will tell us your ideas, outlines and thoughts on exactly what you would like your web site to do. We will offer our ideas and suggestions and help to build a scalable solution that will expand with you as your business grows .If you need a complex web application built with front end design and back end database we may recommend a complete system analysis to determine the scope and specifics of your application.

4. The Fun Begins

You describe what you like, dislike and want changed. Be specific as possible. Give us examples of other website design elements that you would like incorporated into your design template. If you like a particular color or style of another website, send it to us and we will change the design.Each project is a little different, so we may do numerous rough drafts for your review. We will try and make them as original and differing as possible so that you can choose from a wider range of possibilities.As we receive feedback from you, we will make “tweaks” and adjustments to one or more of the drafts. Sometimes our clients have us take a certain aspect of one design and “merge” it with another.

5. Graphical Design Concepts & Approval

We will then provide you with a design concept to either approve or be tweaked until you are 100% satisfied. We do not stop revising your template until you are completely happy. We only use custom designed templates for your project.

6. Site Architecture and Database Development

We will begin to build the XHTML and CSS frame work of the web site.If a database or custom application is required we will then begin to build the backend or foundation of your web application. Depending on the type of development work required, it can start earlier in the process. Your web site will be built online in a secure development area that only your organization can access so you can witness every aspect of construction and make comments when necessary.

7.Site Content

Content is the generally responsibility of the Client, unless otherwise discussed, you are the expert when it comes to your business. This includes all the text for the site — sales pitches, about page(s), how to contact you, services, etc — as well as photos in a gallery . All content must be original , and images MUST be your property or paid for via appropriate image services.To prevent an inevitable lull in activity , you can prepare ahead of time, so when the time comes to add it you are prepared.

8. Testing

We rigorously test to ensure that your website works as planned and in order to iron out any hiccups. Our websites are compliance tested with various browsers and operating systems including those for mobile and tablet devices. Load times and faultless processes are essential to your websites rankings You (the client) will approve the web site’s functionality before launch..

9. Launch

Welcome to the t'interweb ! At this stage your site is submitted to the search engines so they can begin tracking and rating your website. Our service however does not end there.

10. Monitoring your website

As a full service IT Solutions Provider, we go beyond the standard development process. Since we provide Web Hosting and SEO services for our web development projects, we are committed to the ongoing success of your web site, therefore our relationship does not end. Monitoring your site for errors, performance, and visitors statistics play an important role for long-term success.

11. Maintain

As your business requirements change, so too will the needs of your website. Successful sites that generate targetted traffic must be kept up-to-date with new original content. We understand that this is time consuming and is why we offer a maintenance service to all clients.