Website Design Process
So you've decided it's time for a new website. Now what? The decision to have your first website done to having a brand new website is a big one. It requires time, money, and energy. So what should you expect during the process? We break down our process for you below!
Step 1: Design
This is the fun part. You'll likely talk about color schemes, function, special features (like e-commerce), graphics, videos, and the overall look. We always recommend have a few examples of websites you love. During this process, we're going to be asking a lot of questions about your business, and gathering information, for designing and creating your website.
Step 2: Review
Once some time to work through the design process, we create a mockup of the website for review. This is done by having a "test website" that is accessible via a "test website address - link" that is actually "live on the web." You can review the content, design, layout, colors, etc. during this time. Often, more discussions and emails will follow as you'll likely have some feedback and changes that you'd like to implement.
Step 3: Develop
We start to build the website on a production server so you can view the site online without it being viewable to the public. During that time, you can work with us to nail down the content, videos, and graphics. This is usually the longest part of the process, but it is the most important!
Step 4: Test
Once your website has been designed and you've settled on all of your content, it is time to once-more review your new site on the test server. You'll receive a link to view the website and share with others in your company to review. Usually there are a few tweaks that need to be made at this stage before the site is finalized.
Step 5: Launch!
At long last, your new site is ready to launch! Once you give the go-ahead, we will start the launch process. This includes setting up getting the domain pointed. It will also take some time to propagate. Be patient — it will be worth it! After a few hours, your site should be live and ready for you and the rest of the world to enjoy!
Have more questions about web design? Give us a call! We love chatting about things like this.