Website design is often lost in the design. We believe each website should be designed with an understanding of the people that will be using it. The types of people and how they interact with content should drive the design. Thus providing a tailored experience for the end user.
Each website we build will always include 2 primary goals. First, Accessibility. Your website doesn’t just need to be found but it also needs to be accessible by the very people that are using it. Weather that would be through a mobile device, audio search or for the visual & hearing impaired. Secondly, it needs to be responsive to all devices. Which in turn will allow your site to be as fast as possible.
Launching your website is just the beginning. From here your site will continue to grow with new content and possibly new functionality. We are here to not only build your site but to help in being that extended partner when updates are needed.
We’ll make you #1 on Google. We’ve all heard it before and while we don’t win every website build we still help with consultation on your site build and or setup. We don’t pull any punches with ourselves so there would be no need to with anyone else.
Setting up all of your services can often times be daunting to say the least. From domain names, server hosting platforms, code repos with rolling updates, backups, to email services. How do they all tie together and how do you keep track of each. We are here to help not only with the setup but for the full life cycle of your website.
This is the first step and the most important one. Having a solid understanding of the client allows us to fully understand what their business goals are, and how our services can be utilized to help achieve those goals. This is typically done through a 1 hour meeting in which we step through a list of questions that help us understand the task at hand.
Gathering information is fun but what good is all that information if a clear plan of action is not defined. This allows us the opportunity to layout a road map of what we believe the next steps should be and how we plan to achieve them.
From the colors to the fonts we strive for not only a user experience that will be engaging to your user groups, but also a consistency in what the user can expect. Starting with a solid navigation and layouts that showcase the content without playing a game of hide and seek just to be artistic.
Our development approach adheres to 1 week development cycles or Sprints. This methodology allows for several key benefits over traditional Waterfall development. The Agile approach offers the chance for modular or organic development that can grow and change without drastic impacts on the overall product. Client involvement is a key part of the Agile development methodology as it allows for feedback at key stages in the development process.
Prior to the deployment of any website, we make one last run through with a Pre/Post Launch Check List. This insures we have a solid project on launch day. Our deployment strategy always involves a full backup of all content in the event of a corrupt file(s) or database during deployment.