Design & Development
If you're looking for a new website, or looking to revamp your current site we can help. We've been building beautiful, functional websites for our clients since 2003.
Our design services are different in that each site we build is done from scratch and is unique to each client. We do not provide "cookie cutter templates", nor do we re-use/re-sell templates made by any other companies, we do this all in house custom just for you.
Choose us to create your new website and you are getting something custom made from scratch which is 100% tailored to your business. We do an in-depth review of your current site, the needs of your new site and explain every step in detail.
- Web Design & Development
- Print & Graphic Design
- Social Media
- Identity & Branding
- Video Creation
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OUR 8 STEP PROCESS
1) GETTING TO KNOW YOU:
In order to design a proper site, we need to first know you and your business. It's important to us that we take the time to learn about your business so we can better understand exactly what it is you do, this allows us to make informed decisions regarding the look and functionality of your new site.
2) PLANNING STAGE:
The planning stage is without a doubt one of the most critically important stages to “get right”, and needs to be done diligently. After-all, what we decide and map out here sets the stage for the entire scope of the project. In this stage it is critical that we work closely with the client, this interaction and the accompanying attention to detail can make or break a project.
We will further refine who you are and what you do
We identify your target market/customer
Who look at who your competitors are and what they are doing
We determine exactly what you're expecting of us in the form of deliverables
Finally we identify your time-frame and budget
3) CONSULTATION WITH OUR TEAM:
Once we've completed the planning stage and we have your requirements gathered, we will review your entire project with our team of designers, graphics artists and developers. We assess and determine what software and resources are required (stock photography, fonts, modules, components, third party media needs etc....) We will also identify if there may be need to hire subcontractors and any additional software that may be required. Once all this has been reviewed in thorough detail, we assess and document the entire scope, cost and duration of the project.
4) APPROVAL CONTRACTS & DOCUMENTATION:
Once we are here, we know who you are, and understand what it is you're expecting from us. We are ready to present you with our proposal which will document time, cost and deliverables. A project contracts is important as it define roles, copyright and financial points which are key to the success of the project. This documentation will include payment terms, project closure clauses, termination clauses, copyright ownership and timeliness for your final review and approval, generally a small down-payment is required to get the project started.
5) ACCESS TO YOUR SYSTEMS:
In order to build your website, we will need to gain access to your existing servers and site folder structure. Typically we will ask you for the following information:
- FTP host, username and password
- Control panel log-in information
- Database host, username and password
- Domain Registrar login (for clients who are not savvy with DNS management)
At this stage we can now address your web hosting needs and make recommendations on what's needed and what's not. If you do not already have adequate hosting in place, or no hosting at all, we will guide you thru the process of creating a hosting account so we can build and launch your new website.
7) PROJECT SCHEDULING:
Your project is then set into our production queue, and we begin working on your project. You will receive deliverables from us in the form of mock-ups which will will use to further refine and shape the look and feel of your new site. We continue in the mock-up stage for final approval, once we've mutually agreed on a mock-up the project is locked and we begin to create your custom template.
8) PROJECT COMPLETION:
Once the project is complete, we have uploaded and installed the custom template, your content is loaded in per the project scope and we are ready to handoff the site to you. At this point we arrange for any final payments and you are handed all usernames, passwords, and URLs necessary to manage and control your website and its underlying framework.