The Web Design Process - What To Expect
The overall path we will follow along the journey from idea to completed website can be summarized in five steps:
Step 1: Consultation/Planning
This is the most important step of all, in my opinion. Together we assess your needs and decide on an overall plan for the site.
Step 2: Proposal/Deposit
We have made our decision to work together. I prepare a project proposal in plain language, outlining the strategy we have discussed for the site and making the project official. At this time a 50% deposit is due, along with the site content such as text and images.
Step 3: Graphic Design/Usability Concept
A visual mockup is created for your review and approval. Up to three revisions are usually allowed before approval, if needed.
Step 4: Development & Coding
The images are sliced, diced, coded and made into a real working website on my test server. The site is ready to be performance tested.
Step 5: Liftoff!
The website gets final client approval, 50% balance is paid. The website gets uploaded and launched. Your new home on the web is ready for visitors!