12 STEP DESIGN PROCESS FOR LARGE AND MORE COMPLEX WEBSITES
Not all Projects are straightfoward, steps often get moved around, so please think of this as a basic example.
Step 1: Discussion: We will start your project with an informal chat. At the first meeting we will establish the basic scope of the work - what needs to be done and how you would like it to look.
Step 2: Planning: Here we will think about how we are going to structure things. What is important? What is not? What needs to be on every page? Depending on the scale of the project a visual sitemap will be created for you.
Step 3: Planning the Content: Working from the sitemap we will get together to start planning the content - specifically the text. Content planning and writing is probably the biggest workload you will have during the project - and it can take some time.
Step 4: Initial Design: Whilst you are working on your copy, I usually work on the initial design - the homepage and logo creation if needed.
Step 5: Client Feedback: When the basic design is ready, you will need to check that I am heading in the right direction and suggest any adjustments.
Step 6: Design Rework: This involves going back and reworking things.
Step 7: Client Approval: This process of work, feedback, rework is repeated at various stages in the project. Besides preparing the content, this confirmation process is also one of the main responsibilities of yourself.
Step 8: Additional Page Design: Once the design is agreed on, work will begin on the layout and design of each individual page of the site.
Step 9: Confirmation: Once again they are checked, reworked and then finally confirmed.
Step 10: Present to Client: We will work together to polish and amend things until you have a completed site.
Step 11: Test: The final stage of production is the debug. The site will be tested across all platforms to fix any technical problems, and checked thoroughly for content errors. Naturally, throughout the HTML & CSS development stage I check for cross-browser functionality.
Step 12: LAUNCH: This is the fun part for both designer and client, the website will be launched and submitted to all major search engines for the world to see and enjoy.!
I specialize in affordable small business and personal
websites with responsive page design and customized
graphics, I strive to establish long term relationships
with my website clients. I'll work with you to design the
web site you want, maintain your web site, and I'll be
there for you when you want to update your website, or
any graphic design, printing and promotional materials
you need down the road.
Solostudios's websites are custom designed and built
from the ground up with Search Engine Optimization
(SEO) in mind from the start. Each website is
submitted to all the leading search engines (Google,
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Free Consultation: We will discuss your business and listen to your
ideas for your website design. You'll get a consultation and a comprehensive
quote quickly. I will remain in constant contact with you through every step
of your project. You'll get outstanding, high quality service at a very
Website Design and Approval: We will initiate website design, present
design ideas, Once the design is agreed on, work will begin on the layout and
design of each individual page of the site, I will create a test site for you on my
server so you can see your new site as it is build and work with you on
changes and fine tuning.
Finalization and Launch
Once you approve of the final website design the website will be launched and
submitted to all major search engines for the world to see and enjoy.
Planning: Here we will think about how we are going to structure things.
What content is important, What is not, What needs to be on every page.
Depending on the scale of the project a visual sitemap will be created for
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