Designing and building a website should be creative, enjoyable and highly productive. To achieve this I believe there needs to be a collaborative process between the web developer and the client. This requires open communication, active feedback and regular reviews.
Here's my process:
Discuss your requirements - We'll chat about your goals and what your website/web app needs to do.
Cost estimate - Once I have an overview of what you'd like to achieve I can provide you with an estimate.
Let's go for it! - I'll produce a project overview document which will list all agreed deliverables and costs. Once this is agreed I'll take an initial payment of 40%. The project will then be scheduled in.
Research & Discovery - I'll immerse myself in your business, and ask plenty of questions. We'll create an inspiration board together so I'm equipped with the knowledge I need to create the right website/web app for your business.
Design - I'll either create visuals for key pages or show you design elements, such as the choice of typography, colour pallet and website components. We'll collaborate throughout this whole process.
Development - I'll build the website's shell and we'll review how it looks and works. I'll continue to build core elements while making sure the site is optimised and performs well.
Training - We'll run through how to use your Content Management System so you can edit and add to your website.
Testing and Deployment - I will do cross-browser and device testing, before deploying onto your hosting solution.
To be continued - I hope we'll keep in touch to review how the site is performing, and continue to grow the site together.