At expert our website design process is broken up into 5 stages:
Client home work
As a client there are a few steps you may want to take before giving your brief to our creative team.
Working out what you, your organisation, business and audience needs from the website is an important step. It will help to give you a clear view of what your website should be, how it should function and why. It will also help when working out your budget and getting an accurate quote. You don’t need all the answers and our staff can help you define all your website needs.
Knowing things like:
Knowing these sorts of things will be an advantage to you and the designer. With this information the designer can design to meet your specification while keeping all the issues in mind. You can also have your resources ready before they are needed, making sure time lines move quickly and smoothly.
Here at expert we have a “creative brief” document that will help you to define your audience and users. Make sure you are able to answer questions like “Who is the primary audience using this website?” and “How would you describe these users?”.
What will the website do for your organisation or business? Is it marketing focused, sales focused, or about providing better services to professional members?
Expert have a range of tools available, including event management, web to SMS, database emailing, online shopping, and image galleries to name a few. Any particular requirements should be assessed on a basis of required and desired aspects.
Now you have considered who will build and maintain the website, who will be using it and why, along with what you expect to get out of it in the long term you should feel confident to work with one of our designers.
Now we will work with you on a quote. This may change over time as we work together to ensure you get the most out of your website and we identify additional requirements, or eliminate unnecessary aspects. The purpose of this quote will be to confirm the necessary aspects of your website project, and their associated costs. By doing this, we can ensure that cost and benefit of each aspect can be identified. Through the quotation process, we will also establish a time line with deadlines for each stage of the project.
The purpose of this brief is to enable our designers to establish parameters and interpret your requirements into a visual form. We provide you with a briefing document will a list of questions for you to fill out, such as:
There may be questions that you have already answered, however we urge you to give our designers time as they will be looking at your requirements from a designer’s perspective.
This meeting provides both yourself and our designer with the opportunity to ask questions that may not have been covered in the creative brief. This brings us to Stage two, Structure design.
Our staff will work to ensure that each aspect and stage of your website development is explained to you clearly. Through the processes mentioned in this article, we will work to ensure that your website is a strong tool for your business / organisation, developed in a manner best fitting with your immediate and long-term goals. To contact our team, just leave a message at the bottom of this blog, including your email address / phone number, and we will be in touch before the end of the next business day.
Here at expert we don't just specialise in aesthetic website design, we design websites with stong usability and navigation. Find out more about expert's website design process or contact us for to quote on your website.
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