Website Ideas & Theme Designs

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.

Requirements Gathering

For example, during the requirements gathering, we find out things such as:

  • How many pages
  • The need for a shopping cart
  • Al A Carte Form
  • Google Map showing office location
  • Photo gallery
  • Image slider
  • Pop-ups
  • Colors, Font styles, and branding requirements

Requirements gather is done during our initial consultation and our findings are included in a project scope that is sent via Adobe Sign. We will not proceed without a signed project scope agreement. 

Wireframing the idea for design

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

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:

  • Colors
  • Fonts
  • Component placement
  • And overall look and feel of the site
  • Basic functionality notations

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.

Prototyping our Idea

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.

Deployment of a website

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:

  • SEO’ing the site
  • Hooking up Googe analytics
  • Ensuring form emails are programmed correctly to send to the correct recipient
  • Hooking up social media hooks
  • Connecting and switching merchant account gateways to production

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!

office hours

Monday11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

** Please note that our world is very deadline driven and we do not meet with clients before or after office hours.

Please respect our process by taking note of our office hours and scheduling phone calls & meetings with us.

Not only will you give us time to work and complete projects. Additionally we will be able to unplug, enjoy our families, and recharge which are major priorities for us.

our process

phase 1

Discovery

  • Informal scoping & requirements gathering
    This consultation is free of charge and does not cost the client anything.
  • Client brief
    Project scope is created and sent for discussion (15-30min conversation).
  • Retainer
    All clients pay a retainer fee of $100.

phase 2

Architecture

  • Deliverables Established
    Timeline is created and has been sent to client & posted for team.
  • Wireframe Media
    We develop wireframes, storyboards, & initial design concepts.
  • Client Approval
    Client reviews and approves.

phase 3

Design

  • Design Prototype Media
    In the design stage, we use content that is either developed by a copywriter or Lorem Ipsum filler text. Additionally, media is created to size. We also get initial color, font, and image approvals during this stage.
  • Client Approval
    We get content & text provided to us by client.

phase 4

Development

  • Development
    In this stage, we begin connecting and building media to make it functional.
  • Client Approval
    Client provides final approval.

Phase 5

Launch

  • Launch
    Web files are uploaded to server and made live. Interactive media content is provided to client in workable format. All raw design files remain the property of V.i.V.’s Design.
  • Deliverable Met