Most of our web development projects start with a website theme idea design. In simpler terms, we come up with a basic wireframe that identifies key components that our client’s site needs.
For example, during the requirements gathering, we find out things such as:
While these are just a few of the technical components needed for some sites, you get the basic idea. After the requirements gathering, we start to come up with a basic wireframe for the design. After the wireframe includes the placement of components and also provides our programmers with necessary programming notes. We then create a design.
The design process will give the client a visual look at how the site should look upon completion. During this stage, we determine and finalize the following:
The design portion is probably one of our most important stages since this is right before we begin to prototype. If we do not have confirmation and the go-ahead to proceed with the design elements, we cannot build the site.
Once the design is approved and finalized, we hand over our design to our developers (which often are the same person). It is during the prototyping phase that we ensure all things work and follow the mockup design that is approved. Fonts get programmed, colors become converted to code, and the site’s functionality begins to unravel. We do this in our staging environment. The staging environment is a virtual “sandbox” where we can develop a site without it being live on the internet. Additionally, our staging environment is where you can get a real “live” look and test out functionality.
Before we hit that final button to deploy our client’s website, we finalize a few last minute things. These things include but are not limited to:
Then finally, we get the final proof from our client that gives us the go-ahead to go live. The following are some of the clients we’ve created sites for!