how we build websites

Our web development process is a common-sense based approach in which every step resolves an important question that leads into the next step.

planning

We will discuss your project in detail to make sure we understand why you need a new website and what you’re trying to achieve. We will discuss important aspects of your project such as your audience, your products and services, resources, and budget.

sitemap and wireframing

Once we have all the information we need, we’ll create a visual sitemap. This will make sure we are all on the same page about what it is we’re trying to communicate and the best way to structure the information.

In addition, we’ll create wireframes of key pages that clarify how the information on each page is organized.

Combining the wireframes and the sitemaps will give you a big picture view of the website and how the different pieces fit together.

prototyping

We believe the sooner we can all see and interact with a functional version of the website, the better. You’ll have access to a working prototype that will help you see how our solution will work, including such things as navigation, plugin functionality, form submission, and responsiveness.

Since design isn’t part of this phase of the process, the results won’t be pretty but you’ll have a good sense of how the final results will work.

design

We add visual polish to the website, including typography, colors, images, and other elements that are part of your brand.

delivery

We’ll go through a final review process to make sure everything looks and functions as it should. Then we’ll go through a launch process and give you the training you need to manage the content on your own.