We start by getting to know you and your business. Our discovery process helps us understand your people, your marketplace and your goals, and to measure your achievements so far. Over time, we are able to add increasing value as we learn more about your individual business environment.
Once we understand your objectives, your resources and your progress to date, we do the analysis. Working with you, we identify the optimum way to achieve your goals, taking account of existing constraints. We keep the long term firmly in mind, noting where the current project presents opportunities for future gains. Ideally, your website should develop with your business, taking account of changes in your environment over time.
If your website requires extensive programming or the inclusion of a custom-built database, we draft a detailed specification at this stage for your approval.
Effective planning is essential, and we anticipate your involvement from the start. We bring together all the skills required to deliver a top-quality website solution, and careful preparation ensures that the project is delivered on time and to budget. We measure progress against our agreed plan and conduct regular reviews that allow you to stay in close touch.
We start by creating a wire frame diagram for each page of your new website – wire frames are easy-to-change sketches of your web pages that show the position of key features on each page. We use them to confirm page layouts and to ensure that the proposed functionality of each page is correct.
Wire framing saves time and allows designers and clients to evaluate alternative approaches before committing significant time to coding pages. This is an important step in constructing sound functional layers on solid design foundations, and ensures that the final solution is both smart and practical.
Working concurrently with the wire framing team, our qualified graphic designers create compelling design visuals for your new website. After reviewing their work, you can refine the look and feel of these skins before making your choice of graphics for your site.
Once you approve the wire frames and the graphics, we build your website, coding each page and incorporating images and any other media. We host these early versions of the site on our development server and review progress frequently to ensure that we are meeting the agreed plan. We provide you with access at appropriate intervals so that we can take account of your feedback. We subject each site to comprehensive testing that includes as a minimum cross-browser compatibility, mobile browsing performance and site load speed.
Our project schedules allow time for dealing with contingencies, and unless the circumstances are exceptional, we accommodate the usual last-minute changes without extending delivery time or increasing costs. This is generally welcome news for anyone who has experienced the more traditional and restrictive processes widely employed elsewhere in our industry.
Once we have completed our work, and you have signed off the project, we transfer your new website to our live hosting. Our choice of hosting for your website depends entirely on what you need. We offer high-quality shared hosting, dedicated single-server hosting and grid-based, high-capacity services for ultra-demanding global environments.
Post-launch, our website management services include hosting reviews, performance monitoring, error tracking, data backups and security updates. Our cross-technology skills allow us to manage any changes needed over the life of a website, from minor enhancements to substantial redevelopments.
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