From astonishing design to interactive smooth interface, we have all of it in the websites we create. The websites are integrated with contemporary art and modern design to have a warmer feel to the clients. On the backend, the website is coded so you have process running smoothly. Resulting from this coordinated relation is our dynamic websites.
Website designing is the creation of professional web sites that leaves user informed and impressed with your image and your understanding of their needs. Website is first and only effective medium to impress your potential to new customers and clients. A website promotes your products and services to the world, attracts new scopes/business and captures useful information from interested visitors. A quality web site can convert Internet browsers/surfers to customers.
The first step in developing a successful Website is to gather information. Many things need to be taken into consideration when the look and feel of your site is created.
This first step is actually the most important one, as it involves a solid understanding of the company it is created for. It involves a good understanding of you – what your business goals and dreams are, and how the web can be utilized to help you achieve those goals.
It is important that our web designer start off by asking a lot of questions to help us understand your business and your needs in a Website.
Certain things to consider are:
What is the purpose of the site? Do you want to provide information, promote a service, sell a product… ?
What do you hope to accomplish by building this web site? Two of the more common goals are either to make money or share information.
- Target Audience
Is there a specific group of people that will help you reach your goals? It is helpful to picture the “ideal” person you want to visit your web site. Consider their age, sex or interests – this will later help determine the best design style for your site.
What kind of information will the target audience be looking for on your site? Are they looking for specific information, a particular product or service, online ordering…?
Using the information gathered from phase one, it is time to put together a plan for your web site. This is the point where a site map is developed.
The site map is a list of all main topic areas of the site, as well as sub-topics, if applicable. This serves as a guide as to what content will be on the site, and is essential to developing a consistent, easy to understand navigational system. The end-user of the web site – aka your customer – must be kept in mind when designing your site. These are, after all, the people who will be learning about your service or buying your product. A good user interface creates an easy to navigate web site, and is the basis for this.
During the planning phase, our web designer will also help you decide what technologies should be implemented. Elements such as what CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress to incorporate, will any contact forms be needed, etc. are discussed when planning your web site.
Drawing from the information gathered up to this point, it’s time to determine the look and feel of your site.
Target audience is one of the key factors taken into consideration. A site aimed at teenagers, for example, will look much different than one meant for a financial institution. As part of the design phase, it is also important to incorporate elements such as the company logo or colors to help strengthen the identity of your company on the web site.
Our web designer will create one or more prototype designs for your Website. This is typically a .jpg image of what the final design will look like. Often times you will be sent an email with the mock-ups for your Website.
Our designer will allow you to view your project throughout the design and development stages. The most important reason for this is that it gives you the opportunity to express your likes and dislikes on the site design.
In this phase, communication between both you and us is crucial to ensure that the final Website will match your needs and taste. It is important that you work closely with us, exchanging ideas, until you arrive at the final design for your web site.
Content writing and compiling usually overlaps with other stages of website creation, and its role can’t be underestimated. At this step it is necessary to put in writing the very essence you’d like to communicate to the audience of your website, and add calls-to-action. Content writing involves also creation of catching headlines, text editing, writing new text, compiling the existing text, etc., which takes time and effort. As a rule, the client undertakes to provide website content ready to migrate to the site. It is better when all website content is provided before or during website coding.
The developmental stage is the point where the Website itself is created. At this time, our web designer will take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site.
This is typically done by first developing the home page, followed by a “shell” for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site, as it contains the main navigational structure for the web site. Once the shell has been created, We will take your content and distribute it throughout the site, in the appropriate areas.
Elements such as the CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress, interactive contact forms, or ecommerce shopping carts are implemented and made functional during this phase, as well.
This entire time, we will continue to make your in-progress web site available to you for viewing, so that you can suggest any additional changes or corrections you would like to have done.
On the technical front, a successful web site requires an understanding of front-end web development. This involves writing valid HTML / CSS code that complies to current web standards, maximizing functionality, as well as accessibility for as large an audience as possible.
This is tested in the next phase…
At this point, we will attend to the final details and test your website. We will test things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts, as well last testing for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between different web browsers), ensuring that your web site is optimized to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions.
What’s important to remember is that a website is more a service than a product. It’s not enough to “deliver” a website to a user. So we should also make sure that everything works fine, and everybody is satisfied and always be prepared to make changes in another case.
Feedback system added to the site will allow you to detect possible problems the end-users face. The highest priority task in this case is to fix the problem as fast as we can.
The other important thing is keeping your website up to date. If we use a CMS, regular updates will prevent from bugs and decrease security risks.