The Design & Development Process

Planning

In order to establish your requirements we will arange a meeting with one of our designers or developers. We can then talk through your target audience, corporate image and aims for the site as well as suggesting how, based on our experience, we feel the site could be developed.

Design

We will then take away these ideas and create a concept design, a realistic mock-up of how the site will look. You then have the opportunity to comment on the design and make suggestions before we begin to develop the site.

Development

Your new site will then be developed in a temporary online environment, allowing you to follow progress as closely as you wish and contact us if you have any comments.

Accessibility

We make every effort to ensure the website is as accessible as possible for general internet users and those with special requirements. The following is an overview of some of the steps we take:

Search Engine Optimisation

All pages will be constructed with search engine optimisation in mind to ensure maximum potential search engine rankings. All content and navigation will be developed in such a way that search engines will easily be able to index the keywords and phrases and follow links to the entire site.

We will also provide advice and support for writing content for the site, and even have a content writing service available if you aren’t comfortable or don’t have the time to write it yourself. This way we can ensure your content is optimised in terms of the search keywords you wish to be found under.

Testing

We test both the functionality and appearance of our websites on a range of web browsers including Internet Explorer (versions 7, 8, 9 & 10), Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari covering 98.8%* of users.

We also test these elements in a range of resolutions, enabling users to successfully view the site from their desktop and portable devices including smartphones and tablets (we can also develop mobile versions specifically for these devices if required).

* Correct at the time of writing based on statistics for February 2013 taken from W3C’s Browser Statistics.

Ongoing Support

We're available to answer any questions you have about the management of your website and also provide the support you need to maintain and update your site.

We can carry out any updates you request to your design, functionality or content on a case-by-case basis or as part of a support and maintenance contract. We will always manage your updates as professionally and efficiently as possible.

An Endless Cycle

It's important to understand that your relationship with us hasn't reached the end of the line once your website is launched. We're with you for the long-haul and as technologies advance and design trends come and go we hope you'll continue to invest in your website with us.

The process we've outlined here really is an endless cycle. Whether you're launching a new arm of the business, you're re-structuring or you simply fancy a design update - we're here to guide your website decisions and work with you to grow your business online.