The Website Design Process – Explained

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How does the website design process work?

Our tried and tested website design process helps guide our customers through their web design journey. It’s a process that we’ve development through years of trial and error, experimenting, and finding the right balance between structure and flexibility.

The website development process has 9 simple steps:

1. Initial Consultation

2. Project Proposal

3. Agreement

4. Payment

5. Shared Content Drive

6. Website Development

7. Feedback

8. Payment

9. Launch

How Important is a good process?

Having a well-defined development process means that our clients know what to expect from us, before we even start work. It maximises the collaboration between your team and ours, and it helps minimise human error and misunderstandings.

We find our clients are happiest when they know the status of their project, what’s required of them, and what they can expect from us next in the process.

So, in short… It’s very important!

Our Process (9 Steps)

1. Initial Consultation

Typically, the initial consultation is the first contact a new client has with our company. It is commitment free consultation where we explore your unique requirements and discuss possible solutions.

Depending on the complexity of the project, and the need for custom development, a second consultation with a member of the development team may be required. This makes sure that the project proposal that follows is accurate in relation to it’s scope, timeline and cost.

2. Project Proposal

After your initial consultation(s), our team will create a project proposal. The proposal is itemised into distinct sections, each with recommendations and explanations so that there is total transparency and understanding from the get-go.

The final page of the proposal outlines the expected timeline and cost.

3. Agreement

Once agreement has been reached on the proposal, our accountant Aoife raises the invoice.

4. 50% Payment

The first half of the project payment is due before any work begins on your project. Paying the initial deposit guarantees your start date, and no work can start on any project until initial payment has been made.

Any unpaid invoice over 5-working days old is removed from our system and your position in the development queue will be lost.

5. Shared Content Folder

The shared content drive is where your website is structured before any development begins. Your project drive is where we put your website content & images before they are developed on your real website.

5. Shared Content Folder

The shared content drive is where your website is structured before any development begins. Your project drive is where we put your website content & images before they are developed on your real website.

6. Website Development

Once we’re happy that we have enough content to develop 90% of the website, our team get to work.

If the content is good, and we’ve been collaborating closely, then this part is fun & easy!

7. Feedback Rounds

Once the initial website draft is complete, we pass it over to your team for review. We take you feedback (round 1) and make the necessary changes.

Once the changes are complete, we pass it back to your team for review. We take you feedback (round 2) and make the necessary changes.

8. 50% Payment

Once the feedback has been received and implemented, the outstanding balance is settled.

9. Project Launch

The website is made available to the public and any additional configurations are made. If you choose to host with us we provide a number of maintenance, hosting and security packages to make sure your site lasts for many years to come.

Great Process, Great Progress

We hope you have a good understanding of our web development process and we look forward to working with you in the future.

James Dorrian Solicitor Marketing and Website Design

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