Throughout our 15 years of experience we have formulated a proven step by step process to ensure your project is delivered on time, within budget and that you are kept in the loop every step of the way. We are available to offer support to your website at all times. Emergency callouts are significantly expensive […]
Throughout our 15 years of experience we have formulated a proven step by step process to ensure your project is delivered on time, within budget and that you are kept in the loop every step of the way.
We meet up with you in person or talk to you over the phone and ask you a series of questions in order to ascertain what you hope to achieve with your website or web based project. These requirements witll help us arrive at a quote and will help formulate our development plan.
Having met with you and having analysed your requirements we break your project into seperate phases and give our best estimates to arrive at a final fixed price for your quote. If you are happy with the quote you give us sign-off to commence the project.
In order to commence work on your project, we require a 20% deposit up front. This is no reflection on your reputation or business. We have been stung in the past by a few bad apples and we can’t have that happen again.
Now that we have actually commenced work on your project, we break your project into many tasks and phases and document your project page by page. We draw wireframes, decide upon the system architecture and arrive at a final project scope. This is then handed off to your for sign-off.
We assist you in choosing the right domain name for your website. We factor in your target market, search engine optimisation, competitors and domain availability to suggest a shortlist of 5 domain names to you. Once you choose your domain name, we can help you to register it.
Having taken your requirements and brand (if any) into consideration we go to our partner website ThemeForest.net and build a shortlist of 5 ready-made, professtional website templates that we feel would be suitable for your project. You then choose the one you prefer.
We now install your template into your project to form the basis of your source code. We modify the template to suit your needs and clone the template several times to provide various layout options for your pages.
Should your project need it, this is the stage that we write custom code to achieve your end goal. We basically convert your business logic into the source code that powers your website. Think of it if you will as the engine of the car.
Throughout our careers we’ve learned a lot about search engines and what they want to see on websites. We apply these SEO best practices to your website to ensure your website will rank well on the search engine result pages.
Before we hand the website over for you to test, we go through our website launch checklist and development plan to ensure your website is ready for launch. If we spot any issues we fix them immediately.
We give you access to our testing server where you go through your website page by page, word for word, testing each and every feature, checking links and making sure that everything works as you expect it to.
If you manage to identify any issues you add them to a snag list which we then use to fix each issue you have identified. Anything that was included in the initial project scope is fixed free of charge otherwise the fix is deemed to be an enhancement and you are charged extra.
Once all issues in your snag list have been resolved and you have given us sign-off to go live, we configure your web server to get it ready to host your website and make it available for viewing 24/7/365 by your users.
Now that your hosting is in order we upload all the code, photos, files and database tables required in order to make your website work. We perform a quick test on your live server to ensure your website is behaving as expected and your website is now open to the public!
We now add your website to the Google and Bing search engines and inform them about each and every page on your website. These search engines then begin to crawl through the pages of your website and add them to their index.
Your fantastic new website is now complete and working for you 24/7/365, generating sales, building leads and promoting your business. All that we ask is that you now immediately pay the final 80% balance due on your initial quote.
We are available to offer support to your website at all times. Emergency callouts are significantly expensive as we have to pause working on other clients projects to resolve any emergency issues you may have. For peace of mind we offer maintenance contracts where you can book several hours of our time every week or month in order to ensure your website is running smoothly. Contact us to find out more about our maintenance contracts.