If you’re like most people, once you’ve made up your mind to do a website, you want it NOW! Getting a website online quickly can only be done with the co-operation of the client and the web design company. Building a website is a complex, time-consuming undertaking. Most companies strive to accelerate the production process, rapidly expediting each of the steps. Below we’ve outlined the typical website development process:
The firm will meet with you to discuss your website needs and identify your objectives.
They produce a written proposal that outlines your website, explains the work involved, gives a timeline and states a budget.
Home Page Design/Navigation
They develop a design for the home page that establishes a look for your website. They create an organization chart that illustrates your site’s navigation.
They write the code for the home page and inside pages
You create text for each of the pages or you hire someone to do it. Most web design companies can’t possibly understand your business like you do.
Once the copy has been completed, the web design company will insert it on the site along with any photos and graphics.
They test the site’s functionality to be sure that the navigation is easy to follow and all links work.
Site Goes Live
Your site goes online and is viewable by anyone who goes to your URL.
Search Engines Submissions
Most web design firms submit your site to the major search engines and directories.
Some companies will track your placement on search engines and evaluate your visitor traffic.
Some companies will even work with you on a regular basis to add to or update your site to keep it fresh. And in the and they may also modify it to capitalize on trends identified in reports.
Coordinate Print Materials
To ensure a consistent corporate image, create print materials (logo, brochures, ads, etc.) to coordinate with online image