HOW IS THE WORKFLOW FOR WEBsite design and development?
There are many who wonder what to expect as a customer when you should have created a new web design. Following mentioned are the few steps that we generally follow in designing and developing a website.
Just listening: – To understand your idea
Planning; – How your website will look and work
Proposal making: – A cost effective solution
Design: – Unique, professional and Elegant look
Development; – Powering website with Functionality
Testing and Delivery: – Confirming the Functionality
Maintenance: – Free support for 1 year and 6 months.
Phase 1:- Listening and Understanding your idea
The first step in designing a successful web site is to gather information. Here we just listen to you and try our best to understand your wish.
This first step is actually the most important one, as it involves a solid understanding of the company it is created for. It involves a good understanding of you – what your business goals and dreams are, and how the web can be utilized to help you achieve those goals.
We share a questionnaire with the customer and he is requested to fill the necessary information and share back the information with us to help us to understand your business and your needs in a web site.
Certain things to consider are:
Purpose: – What is the purpose of the site?
Goals: – What do you hope to accomplish by building this web site?
Target Audience: – Is there a specific group of people that will help you reach your goals?
Content: – What kind of information will the target audience are looking for on your site?
Phase 2:- Planning; – How your website will look and work
Using the information gathered from phase one, we take time to put together a plan for your web site. This is the point where a site map is developed.
The site map is a list of all main topic areas of the site, as well as sub-topics, if applicable. This serves as a guide as to what content will be on the site, and is essential to developing a consistent, easy to understand navigational system. During the planning phase, we also help you to decide what technologies should be implemented. Elements such as interactive forms, ecommerce, flash, etc. are discussed when planning your web site.
The end-user of the web site – aka your customer – is always kept in mind when planning your site
Phase 3:- Proposal making: – A cost effective solution
We believe in long term relation based on Honesty and quality work. A proposal will be provided to you. It will specify:
The cost or cost range. This may be a fixed bid or a time and materials (hourly rate) bid. (Here is more information on cost.) Generally we mention here
- The initial deposit or retainer amount.
- The layout, as defined by initial comps.
- What website features will be included.