Our Website Design Process:
We investigate and explore your industry, your competitors, and your unique strengths and offerings. We also discuss design styles, the user experience you desire, and personal preferences to fully understand the task at hand.
Strategic Planning & Engineering
We map out very specific outlines for content page sections and total page count. We identify specific functionality required, and the user flow throughout the site. We identify targeted areas and actions we will drive visitors toward, and formulate a comprehensive plan.
We create simple, content-less blocks in a flexible layout to illustrate the general positioning of elements on the pages of your website. We are able to quickly identify which elements require priority placement without getting stuck on the details.
We start with layout concepts for the homepage, which set the pace for the remaining sub pages. We design as many general “types” of layouts as we will need for various content sections of the page. The visual design phase brings the design to life.
Programming & Development
Once the programming is complete and the CMS is in place, we work within this system to build out all of the individual pages, inserting your content and imagery, adjusting things with an expert designer’s eye.
Test & Review
As the pages are being built, the functionality of the site and its framework goes through extensive testing to ensure that the layouts, pages and specific features work as intended across all modern browsers and devices.
Hosting & Security
Depending on the size of the site, the features and data it involves, and how much traffic you anticipate, we will recommend a host provider or manage your website hosting for you. We can also manage security for you once the site goes live – from firewall protection to malware scanning and cleanup.
After extensive testing, the site will be packaged and prepared for launch. We upload all of the files needed, import databases and run migration scripts on your web host server, and again test to make sure everything is buttoned up.
Once the website goes live, it is important to make sure the software, plugins, and extensions are kept up to date. This helps to minimize your site’s vulnerability to hackers and attacks. We provide monthly maintenance to keep your site secure.