Website Design Process

Our website design process is developed to keep the client completely involved at all times. At hour23design, we create 100% custom websites. Unlike the others, templates and boilerplates are never used.

Discovery

Website Design Process

Scope Meeting

We define the scope of your project. This includes the number of pages for the site along with any other special functions required.

Client Input

If the proposal works for you then you don’t have to sign or pay anything but we are happy to work with you just like you were our client. We will send you a detailed website design questionnaire about your site which will include information about your company, your customers along with other websites you like the look and feel of.

Proposal

Once we have a clear understanding of the scope of the project we will send you a proposal outlining exactly what you will receive should we work together. 

Review

If you like the proposal and want to move forward we will do so at the terms outlined in our contract. If not, there are no obligations.

1. Site Map

We will work with you to structure the content architecture of the site which is commonly referred to as the sitemap. We will first identify who the major user types are and make sure that all content is intuitively available for all visitors. 

2. Content

It is the client’s responsibility to actually provide us with the text content. If you prefer, we can provide the copyrighting with an additional fee.

3. Images

There are a few options when it comes to imagery. If you have existing images for us to work with, we are happy to use them. Or we can help source and curate imagery for your approval. We also offer personal photo shoots. We can visit your site and provide unique imagery.

Content

Website Design Process

DESIGN

Website Design Process

1. Home Page

The first step to the design of a new website is designing for the homepage. Once we start working together there will be plenty of opportunity to go back and forth with revisions to get the design of the homepage just the way you want it. 

2. Inner/Info Pages

Once we have a clear understanding of the scope of the project we will send you a detailed proposal outlining exactly what you will receive should we work together. This will include the budget, timeline, number of pages, etc… Everything that will be included within the project will be outlined in the proposal.

1. Website Development

We will develop your site on a live test server. The site will be developed to be fully mobile responsive and display properly across the latest version of all major web browsers and devices.

2. Content Population

Once the site is developed we will populate the new site with all of its content and imagery.

3. Search Engine Optimization

We will identify the key phrases  you need to be ranking for and tag and structure your site to be optimized to rank for those topics.

4. Quality Assurance

We will test your site across all the major devices and browsers to make sure that everything is functioning and displaying properly and looks just like the design we agreed to.

5. Training

We will provide you with any training necessary on how to update and edit all aspects of the site without having to know code. We are also happy to provide over the phone or skype tutorials for your team.

6. Launch

Once we you have seen the final version of the test site and given your final approval the site is ready to launch. The launch process typically happens within 24 hours.

Development & launch

Website Design Process
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Free Website Design

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