After we have discussed your website idea, and you would like us to go ahead, we will proceed through the following phases:
- Website Development
- Domain Registration
- Website Design
- Website Testing
- Website Management
Phase 1 - Website Development
The first stage of planning your website is to think about what you want to achieve and decide which type of design style you like. Whether you want to have a Static site with a straightforward layout or whether you might prefer a more Dynamic site including some animation. You might like to let us know any current websites you like the look and feel of.
Phase 2 - Domain Registration & Hosting
If necessary we can secure your domain (subject to availability). The domain name will be registered in your name. If you require hosting services we can arrange and manage this for you or alternatively we can recommend a hosting service if you would prefer to manage this yourself.
Phase 3 - Website Design
In this phase we will start the actual design of the site starting with your logo (which we can design or you can provide us with). We will also discuss the navigation links you might like (e.g. home, about us, contact, services). You will also need to provide us with all text and/or product information to be included in your site and any photographs or images you might have. We can provide stock images at additional cost.
We will create a private directory within our site for you to review your site. You will be able to review the progress online at any time, and we will notify you by email of any extensive changes. First we will design one page for you to review and we will continue to modify this until you are happy with the final layout. Once this is achieved we will then move on to the additional pages.
Phase 4 - Website Testing
Once you are happy with the final site we will make the following tests to check everything is in working order:
- Evaluate the Meta Tags (Keywords used by the search engines), any keywords you feel are important to your site, please let us know. However we cannot guarantee when or where in a search page your website will appear.
- Test your website on a variety of platforms and browsers to insure proper display and functionality.
- Navigation Link check.
Final Phase - Website Launch
Once the website has been tested and you are happy with the end result, it will be uploaded and launched on your domain. Minor adjustments to your website are included for up to 2 weeks after launch (up to a maximum of 4 hours labour). At this stage you will also be provided with a complete backup of your website on CD-ROM.
If you require ongoing updates and management of your site we can discuss whether this will be charged on an hourly basis or by an agreed monthly charge if the updates are regular.
Please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org