Goal Setting & Information Gathering
stage is devoted to establishing the Web Site Objectives, and gathering
sufficient information to fully define the project.
If the web
site is large or complex, this stage could involve multiple meetings,
conversations, visits, review of documents and other information
to insure that we fully understand the requirements of the project.
Project Proposal and Contract
Project Proposal is then prepared for the clients review. This is
where we outline:
- Web Site
and Navigation scheme
the site will be structured and organized, with a Site Diagram
and Programming requirements
Administration and Maintenance Tools
other special requirements
any options that may be available for:
the project into stages
approaches to site design or structure
and Programming approaches
Proposal is then reviewed with the client, and modified as necessary to
insure the project is defined as accurately as possible.
Once the client is happy with the proposal, we then prepare a contract
for signature based on the Project Proposal.
for particularly large or complex projects, there may be an initial contract
that covers the work needed to define the project and develop the detailed
Developing, Testing, and Deploying the Web Site
we start to develop your site. During the development stage, the client
will be fully involved in reviewing pages as they are developed. For larger
or complex sites, a Project Tracking site will be established to monitor
progress, and to organize and display the relevant documents relating
to the project.
Normally, the first thing we do is to develop the basic graphics and "look
& feel" of the web site. You will be asked to review one or more
initial "comps", and these will then be more fully developed,
based on your input.
Navigational scheme is closely related to the overall site graphics, and
so will also be designed during this phase.
you are satisfied with the site appearance and graphics, we then move
on to the next phase.
Development & Site Functionality
The various web pages are now designed and produced, programming is developed,
and any databases needed are procured, or designed and produced. During
this phase, we will be constantly asking for you to review pages and sections
as they are completed.
Once the site is complete, or as various sections are completed, the site
is rigorously tested to be sure everything works as intended.
- Links are
checked to be sure they are all "live"
- Forms and
email links are checked
- Database connections
are checked, and all pages that utilize or display content from databases
are fully tested.
- Scripts and
programming elements are evaluated.
- The site is
viewed in different browsers, and from different computer platforms
the client, are also asked to check the site for content and functionality.
Any problems found during the testing phase are corrected, and any content
modifications are made.
you are happy with the site, we then move to the deployment stage.
Deployment is where we publish the web site from our Development
Server to the "Production Server" where your site will be hosted.
your site contains databases, scripts, email services, or special programming,
we need to make sure this all works on the Production Server. We also
need to establish the proper security arrangements with the company hosting
your web site, and set up the site access procedures so that you and we
can make changes and updates to your site.
Closing the Circle
Development is an ongoing activity just as are your ongoing Community
Building, Marketing efforts, customer service, etc.
wish to remain partners with you, as you gain experience with your new
web site, and start to consider where you go from here.
stands ready to assist you in any way: developing new sections or pages,
adding more functionality, assisting your web site marketing & publicity
efforts, developing fresh new graphics to enhance the site
us know what you need
we are here to help.