Web design encompasses many different skills in the production and maintenance of websites. In the following paragraphs we outline the process of designing a website, so you clearly understand what your project entails. Every design project should start with putting a design process in place before you begin so you’ll be able to focus on your task at hand and execute your vision with clarity and efficiency. The design process we offer is simple, useful and practical.
PLANNING A few questions you should answer…
What is the purpose of your site? Do you want to provide information, promote a service, sell a product?
What do you hope to accomplish by building this web site?
- Target Audience
Is there a specific group of people that will help you reach your goals? It is helpful to picture the “ideal” person you want to visit your web site. Consider their age, sex or interests – this will later help determine the best design style for your site. If you decided that you want to work with us, we will have to go through the following before beginning the process:
- Contracts that define roles, copyright and financial points
- Giving access to servers to build folder structure
PICK THE TEMPLATE There are many sites offering quality WordPress and Joomla templates. Based on your needs we can help you identify the one that will work the best for your company. Once we have the template we can go on to the next step. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE This process involves structuring and organizing the content page by page in a way that users can easily understand. If users can understand your navigation and layout, they should have no trouble browsing through your content.
CONTENT At the heart of every website is content. Content consists of text, images, video or other media. It’s why users visit your site and what keeps them coming back. Before you even think about design, you should have a clear idea of what kind of content you want on your website. You also have to decide which group of people you want to target. The more focused your content is, the more value you’ll be able to offer your users. By offering focused content, users can rely on you as a valuable resource for your niche.
LAUNCH The purpose of the launch phase is to prepare the website for public viewing. This requires final polishing of design elements, deep testing of interactivity and features and, most of all, a consideration of the user experience.
SITE MAINTENANCE During your planning phase, you should determine who will be in charge of site maintenance. You can either maintain it yourself, in which case we provide training, or you can hire us to do the work for you. A web site driven by a CMS gives you the ability to edit the content areas of the web site yourself. You are given access to a back-end administrative area, where you can use an online text editor (similar to a mini version of Microsoft Word). You’ll be able to edit existing content this way, or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can even add new pages and content yourself. The possibilities are endless!
WORDPRESS is a semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
JOOMLA is a mobile-ready and user-friendly way to build your website. Choose from thousands of features and designs.
BUDDYPRESS is Social Networking, the WordPress way, allowing you to create a community on your website.
Social Media Management
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT means we handle your company’s social media message.
WEBSHOP – choose between WordPress’s E-commerce site or Joomla’s Virtumart and we will create your online shop.
CONTENT WRITING is essential to any site online. Let us do the research and the writing, filling up your site with relevant content to your business