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Getting Started - Our Web Design Process

  1. What are your needs?
    The process by filling out the quote form.
    We gather information about your company, services, audience, purpose, site goals and more.
    Once your project is evaluated we will send you a basic outline of the work we see that needs to be done with all associated costs. If you agree with the outline we will then send you a formal proposal for your approval. We also include our terms and conditions. Your custom proposal is formulated by considering all the resources and tasks involved as well as the complexity. If your project is complex, please be aware this may take us several days to reply. Every project is different may take longer to analyze for a quote.
    • Once a proposal is accepted and signed, all add on services/work, redesign on any level
      and "after thoughts" are considered additional work and will be billed accordingly.
    • Quotes are valid for 30 days.
  2. Collecting Your Materials
    Text, print, copy, brochures, products, pictures, product weight & cost ... those materials lower your overall costs, and are necessary to get your site going. The more you provide the better.

  3. Mockup Sites and Sample Layouts
    We will assemble mock Web sites for you to critique and evaluate. At this point we're trying to narrow down what you're looking for in terms of design and layout. Your feedback is essential in the process and is welcomed at any time.

  4. Site Architecture
    Navigation is one of the most important strategies for your site. Site architecture is established at this point to insure your visitors navigate your site easily and find everything they are looking for. We use text links, graphic menus and buttons with rollovers to accomplish this.

  5. Working with Materials
    Resizing photos, photo optimization, color sampling (to match a corporate color to their site design), product weight & pictures and similar tasks are all done during this phase of the process.

  6. Establishing Project Design / Look & Feel
    Based on your feedback from the mockup site(s) a design is established and used for your Web site.

  7. Establishing Layout Of Site
    Based on your feedback from the mockup site(s) a layout is established and is applied to your Web site.

  8. Home Page First
    Starting with your home page, the main page, we start adding content to your Web site. After this part is completed and approved we move on.

  9. Sub Pages Next
    The sub-pages (based upon layout and design from previous steps) are now implemented until completion. Forms, Flash, CGI, Java are now added to your site at this time.

  10. Web Site Completion and Debugging
    Our team of expert designers from around the world debug your site. All these designers have different browsers, computers and connections - the only way to test your site for optimal performance is to have a wide sample of testers with various configurations.

  11. Site goes from "Design" to "Live"
    Your site is published for the world to see! You can now start advertising your site, telling friends, business acquaintances and publish print material.

  12. Search Engine Submission (if you chose this option)
    Our web designers will optimize your site for search engines and submit your site to search engines.