Step 1 – Project Planning
Our Web Design Process
We make sure that we understand the requirements and objectives of the websites we are building. During the planning stage we handle any problems that might arise during the course of a project.
Step 2 – Design
We design the website and make sure that it looks good. During the design stage we work on the graphical elements of the website. We look at things like layouts, color usage, and typography.
Step 3 – Content Creation
We use all information received from clients to create good content for the website. During the content creation stage we look at a website’s imagery and text.
Step 4 – Tests and checklists
We run tests on the website, and make sure all work is complete. During this stage we assess the initial project planning, as well as other predefined checklists, to ensure all project needs are met.
Step 5 – Client Feedback
We send the website to our client for feedback. During this stage we take all feedback received and make further updates to the website. This continues until the client is satisfied.
Step 6 – Website Launch
Once our client is satisfied and the website is complete, the website goes live and the world can start using it.
If you would like to have your website built, we require the following to get started on the development process:
Website hosting details
We require login details to where the site is hosted, if applicable.
We could also host the site ourselves in which case we will handle the logins on our end. Charges will be R90 per month which includes the hosting, email support, as well as annual domain renewal.
Existing Company Branding
If you already have logo’s, letterheads, business cards or other branded material they would help with the design.
Using these would help us develop the website as close possible to the already existing image of the company.
You could also send through a site or two that you like as well as preferred colors. We usually use the logo as an indication of which colours to use. However, sending us your favourite websites will help us to get the look and feel you are looking for in your website.
We require as much content possible in order to populate the website. The more content, the better.
1. About Us & Company Information
An About Us page should usually comprise of the following:
- Who we are and how long we have been in business
- What we provide and a summary of the products and services
- Company’s competitive edge
- Mention some clients that have utilized your product or service, hyperlinking to their website. Remember to make sure that the About Us page is written according to your company’s image for example, corporate, or relaxed etc.
2. Contact Information
These details can include all relevant phone numbers, emails, fax numbers, business address, as well as social media links.
3. Any Images (Products / Services, Staff, work environment etc)
Images allow the website to be more interesting. Meaningful images can make a big impact on visitors, and keep them engaged. Images can help visitors get a better feel of your business, products or services.
We will build the website with all the content provided. We prefer to have the content given to us beforehand, but extra content can also be provided later. Any content given after the website development process will be treated as updates to the website, which we charge R250 per hour.