Web Development Process

Web development process

Our web development process has 5 phases.

Design Phase

Everything begins with the design phase. You will work with the designer to conceptualize your needs; this may be done via phone calls, email, questionnaire, or in person. You will discuss layout, colors, navigation, content, etc. There will be a series of back-and-forth revision rounds during the design phase until a final design is chosen for your new website.

Setup Phase

During the setup phase, we will create a temporary place on our servers to host your website. Also, this is when a Content Management System framework, databases, etc. are created and implemented. You will receive a link to this site to keep track of our progress and watch the design become an actual site.

Coding Phase

Now the fun part – coding! This is where we take the approved design and slice it up for the web. Don’t worry if you check the provided link and find your site looking rough; it’s all a part of the process to find the appropriate margins, padding, and positioning to get your site looking right. This phase will take some time because we are very meticulous when it comes to our code. You may notice a lot of what’s called Designer Latin on your website (e.g. Lorem ipsum dolor). Don’t worry, this is just filler text. It gives us some generic, realistic-looking paragraphs to work with to get your code just right. This also lets you navigate the development site in your browser to see what it will look like when real content is applied.

Content Phase

Now is the time to port content into your new website. We will take some of this information from your old website and also give you the opportunity to create fresh content. Don’t fret too much over this phase if you have a Content Management System (which you should); we’ll teach you how to easily edit content, add pages, remove links, and all that jazz so you can make changes at your leisure, anytime, anywhere.

Testing Phase

While you’re perfecting the content, we will move on to the testing phase. Here, we let users who have no knowledge of your project do their best to try and break your site. We’ll also test your site on various screen sizes, resolutions, and browsers, since various combinations of these setups can yield very different (often unexpected) results.