Whether you need a "cool" introduction, Flash site, or fast moving html, our development team has the experience to get your job done - and on time. Branding online is the same as for brick and mortar operations. You wouldn't buy your building sign from a book of designs would you? Many developers use templates today and although that may be a great deal for small businesses, it's not for medium to large companies. We create original graphics and develop cohesive branding with existing marketing collateral.
Our web development process
Whether big or small, we follow the same process for all sites. Some steps may be eliminated for web site makeovers. Work is started upon approved site outline and receipt of all materials.
Are we the right team for you?
Initial client discussion (usually over the phone) regarding requirements, including web site objectives, production time expectations, design expectations and search engine expectations.
Prospective client delivers via email URL's of sites with comparable quality graphics desired.
Rough budget discussion and approval for project (via phone or email)
Site planning (deposit required)
Map current web site for navigation and content
Map competitive web sites for navigation and content
Research applicable new technologies related to web development for your industry
Review existing client materials
Phone conference to review content recommendations and budgets
Final site outline web development process
Custom programming specifications written
Final budget & production schedule
Request for materials
Up to 3 creative concepts presented - home page and one inside page
Selected or modified concept presented online for approval
Additional request for materials
Search engine research
Internet marketing requirements supplied to production team and incorporated into site outline
Web page production
Beta Test - internal
Ongoing site updates & maintenance
Additional items (not always applicable)
server analysis & selection
platform analysis & selection: custom shopping cart or hosted solution
module solutions for existing systems- custom solution or out of the box
See Online marketing for additional
details on SEO services
note: We are VERY good with project estimating so our rough budgets are generally very close and we tend to err on the high side. Sometimes the research phase will uncover needs not discussed. Sometimes the materials received exceed the initial planning because the client discovers new things they want to do during their materials collection process. This is pretty standard so usually we'll allow for that in the budget. As long 'extras' are planned for prior to creative concept, additional costs can usually be minimized.