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Web Design Process
Contact/Free Consultation, Proposal & Quote, Formalities, Information Gathering, Concept Selection, Design Work, Revision, Final Concept Selection, Content Production, Completion, Proofreading, Testing, Troubleshooting, Usability Testing, Accessibility Testing, Validation, Final Revision Period, Setup, Launch
We talk about your goals, your plans for the website, your current promotional materials, brochures, signage and business cards. We have a look at your best competition and what they do well in their online marketing. We discuss what is important to your clients or audience and thus visitors we will aim to attract. We talk about key information the visitors would seek. We decide on a clear message that your website must send. We brainstorm for images to go with this message. We rethink the size, complexity and features of your website. We come up with a work-in-progress sitemap and decide on website navigation and column layout.
You will be presented with a proposal and a web design fee. We can renegotiate the complexity, scope, price and dates. You may request an alternative proposal.
We write up a contract. "The General Agreement" includes due dates and names of parties involved. "The Works" specifies in detail the work to be undertaken and completed. "Standard Terms and Conditions" includes definitions, disclaimers, responsibilities, legal consequences and rights. Everyone involved signs the contract and we collect 40% of the total fee agreed upon.
After receiving all necessary photos and other materials from you, collecting detailed information through interviews, over telephone, by email or in person, and making any necessary field trips to take additional photos, we start working on rough visual concepts. You select the ones you like and reject the ones you don't. The core design work is done and you are presented with a sample page or two. We agree on final concept and get working on all the remaining pages and filling in the content. When all pages are complete, we test, troubleshoot, validate, check usability and accessibility, proofread, run a spell-check and verify that there are no dead links and that all pages are linked to.
Final Revision Period
You are given two weeks to browse the test website and ask for any reasonable revisions. Revisions are made.
All necessary services are set up. We let your domain propagate if necessary. We set up the website behind a pre-launch message that shows instead of your home page. We immediately test and troubleshoot. When we get the green light from you, we take down the pre-launch message and launch the site. We submit the website to search engines and optionally launch your online marketing campaign. Thus we announce the existence of your website to the world.
Mike, we can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did at building our website. B&MS
The feedback was very positive — people said it reflects my personality, is easy to navigate, well laid-out and fun! NL
Hey, and by the way, our Google ranking is amaaaaazing now. We are top three for most searches now. Thank you for everything you do for us. We are getting tons of jobs just from searches, so we are thrilled. MS
Mike... the info and service I received was beyond my expectations. AE
I have been getting a lot of calls from the website and others have been checking it out before coming to view the units. They are all saying how great the website looks. Congrats on a great job well done. ED
Hey, and by the way, our google ranking is amaaaaazing now. We are top three for most searches now. Thank you for everything you do for us. We are getting tons of jobs just from searches, so we are thrilled. MS
Mike, I just got my first assignment from the web site! I had cold emailed a business publication last week and they just called. They had obviously looked at the site...so thanks! NL
...the font style and size, the graphics/colours of the layout-all make it easy to navigate and read, attractive, professional yet friendly...
There is one thing I can say about it. I love it! I am sure the client will too. MU
We have received great feedback and will wholeheartedly refer you to whoever we can. It has been and absolute pleasure working with you. Sincerely, B&MS
Overall - very cool, very easy to navigate...
[W]ith a single element you not only get a beautiful eye catching image, but you get insight into the site, not to mention a massive design element to style the site around. designmeltdown.com on shiki.ca
Looks great - thanks. And I just landed my second assignment thanks to the site (and a good pitch)! NL
Thanks, I have a lot of people who have seen the web site. A lot of people coming to see and apply have seen it before they came. RS
Overall, it looks great, is easy to get around in...
Well! and woo-eee that is a very fine web site. Obviously well thought out...
FYI we've had lots of compliments on the site. Looks good. GP
All the one-bedrooms are full and I have two two-bedrooms taken today and paid first cheques for them. I think it has lot to do with the website. RS
We've been getting much positive feed back about the web site.... so many thanks again for all your hard work. CP
Everything looks A-OK to me. Launch it! Go live! Yee-ha! MG
We have had many favourable comments over the last months about the web site. CP
Thanks again for all the efforts. The website has never looked so good. ED
Just checked out the site. Looks greatttttttttttt. ED
Overall, it looks great to me, accessible and easily readable, great images...
Mike, just thought I would pass along this very nice compliment on the website from one of my engineers. Regards, DL
I think that we should put this up today.... Thanks a lot it is more than I expected. RS
Thanks for everything....... everyone loves your work. SA
Thanks for making us look professional. AM
Nice job on the websites... TR
Love it!! Waiting for your call. JK