On our quotes, we frequently include a quick outline of what is going to be involved in building a replacement website. This can help our clients understand what they need to prepare for as well as give them an idea of how much time is required for each phase. Below we’ve included an expanded version of this process, albeit, tons more general and simplified.
Whilst this instance guide will assist you better understand the online design process, it’s worth expecting that the method for your project may differ in some ways given its unique nature.
WEB DESIGN BRIEFS
Commonly our clients of our web development company in Liverpool will have a transparent idea of what they require before they approach us to quote on building them a replacement website. To help us understand this, they provide us an internet design requirement specification. A web design requirement specification is just a document that outlines all the items you would like our web designers to understand you would like in your website.
Generally, an easy web design requirement specification will include:
- Time frame for each deliverable
- Mission critical requirements
- Ideal inclusions
- Technical requirements
- Reference websites
- Primary points of contact
Once we’re clear on these details, we’ll be ready to provide an indicative web design quote alongside a variety of implementation strategies, optional inclusion costs and a staged rollout plan.
Wireframing may be a quick and straightforward way of understanding how your website will work before we’ve a signed off web design concept or final content. Wireframing tends to be reserved for bigger budget projects which allocate longer to planning, feedback cycles and UX innovations.
Typically, smaller budget web design jobs won’t include a wireframing stage. Whilst there are some exceptions to the present, most small budget projects will have a restricted design phase and can’t afford the additional costs related to UX innovations.
Most websites use one among two approaches when it involves the planning phase:
- An “off the shelf” template / theme
- A custom web designs
Whilst our web designers will make a recommendation towards one among these two approaches based upon your web design requirement specification, it is often helpful to understand the pros and cons of every approach before you proceed.
SERVER SETUP & CONFIGURATION
The web server your website runs on can have an enormous influence on the success of your website.
A good web designer should be ready to advise what hosting solution will work best for the web site you would like to create.
CMS SETUP & CONFIGURATION
Before you’ll start editing your new website, we first need to install a tool which can allow you to try to do so. This tool is called a Content Management System (CMS).
Selecting the best content management system for your website is something our web designers will help you do before proceeding with your web design project.
Our web development services in Liverpool starts the web development phase quite early within the web design process but the majority of the work can’t proceed until your web design is fully signed off and your content is during a position where it is often loaded into the location.
The web development phase normally focuses on just a couple of key areas:
- Design implementation
- Meeting functional requirements
- Implementing SEO best practices
- Promote your website effectively on social networks
The content which goes into your new website will come in three different forms:
- New Content
- Existing Content
- External Data Sources
The content handling stage is distinctly different as it’s more of a collaborative effort. This is because, whilst our team will help load in certain blocks of content to urge things started, it is a foregone certainty that our clients will want to form changes to the present content and therefore the CMS provides the simplest and fastest thanks to do that.
Also, when our client’s load in content themselves, this reduces our content handing costs and thus can help reduce your overall web design fee.
FULL WEBSITE REVIEW
Once your website is around 90% complete, we ask our clients to start out the review process whilst our web designers finish building your website.
This will involve reviewing the web site on as many devices as you’ll lay your hands on. this suggests tablets, phones, desktop computers, etc.
This is critical, because the websites our web designers build are all responsive web designs, which suggests it is vital for our clients to urge a pity how their website will look under a variety of various conditions.
CONTENT LOCKDOWN & TESTING
Throughout the online design process, tons of changes get made. thanks to the character of how an website works, whenever something changes somewhere, it can sometimes also effect other parts of your website which cannot are considered at that point.
The Content Lock Down phase allows us to scale back the extent and frequency of changes on your website in order that we will find any sections that are overlooked and proper any issues which will have popped up.
Once everything is looking ready for launch, we then start our pre-launch testing process.
When we chat to our clients about launching their website, we often refer to it as “flicking the switch” but there’s actually a little more to this process.
- Website Speed
- Website Security
- SEO Requirements
SUPPORT, ANALYSIC & PROMOTION
Many of the businesses we work with consider launch day to be the last time they have to believe their website. it’s the way they need it to seem, it works the way they want it to look. It’s done!
However, an honest website isn’t done. There’s even a meme for this one.
For a good website, launch day should be considered: Day 1.
- Increase conversion rates
- Extend visitor session times
- Reduce bounce rates.
If you’re keen to learn more about how our web development company in Liverpool can help you create your next website, please check out our web development services in Liverpool with the links below.