From beginning to end, I try to stay in communication during each step of the web design process. This involves an ongoing dialogue, where you stay involved in the decision-making so that I can better realize your vision. It doesn’t matter if you are building a website from the ground up, or redesigning an existing website. In both cases, we start from scratch to ensure every angle is thought-out carefully.
Want to learn more about how I build successful websites? Take a look at this step-by-step breakdown of my process.
The process begins with an in-depth interview where we discuss the project in as much detail as possible. The goal is to get a clear idea of the purpose of the website, all the functionality that it will need, and how it can help your business grow and succeed.
After the initial meeting, the next step is to define all of the small details that make up our work agreement. This includes the cost of the project, the scope of the work, as well as the results you can expect after the project is launched. By the end, I will provide you with a contract and service agreement to sign.
By the end of the initial planning stage, I will create a sitemap that will serve as a visual representation of the website’s structure. This will allow you to get an understanding of how the main pages and subpages will fit together into a cohesive site. Similarly, the wireframe is like the site’s skeleton, letting you get a sense of the general layout as the design process continues.
Now that the planning is complete, we can begin the design process. The purpose of the design stage is to provide a clear picture of how the final website will look. It is where many design tweaks and adjustments will be completed before implementing the design and entering into the development phase.
You will have an opportunity to approve my design or continue adjusting until we are both happy with the result. Then the development phase can begin in full. Here, we will implement the site’s functionality, while considering factors such as speed, user experience, and efficiency. Over time, every element of your website will come into focus.
After the website has been designed and developed I begin testing each and every element. During this stage, I keep in mind factors like responsiveness, screen size, mobile vs desktop, and browser to ensure that the website looks good for any possible visitor. While this step takes time and attention, it is important to ensure a good user experience.
Now that all the aspects of the website have been carefully evaluated, and we have ensured that everything lives up to your expectations, your website is ready to go live. After the launch, users from all over the world will be able to appreciate the experience your web presence brings to their life.