Our 10 Step Website Design Process
At Scottsdale Website Design we believe that having a clear, easy to understand process helps the customer to better understand what's going on and in the end produces better websites. That's why over the past several years; we've created a patented 10-step process to help move your project from start to finish as smoothly and quickly as possible. While at the same time ensuring the highest level of quality.
Step 1) Initial Client Meeting
We talk with you in person or via the a video/phone conference to understand what your looking for. We give you our thoughts and suggestions, ultimately which way you decide to go is up to you.
Step 2) Create a Writing Proposal
Based on what we talked about in our meeting, we put together a written proposal for you. We itemize all of the costs so you have control over everything. You can choose which items you want to do right away and which you want to hold off on. When you're ready to start the project, just sign and return the proposal along with a down payment. We always ask for 50% up front to begin work.
Step 3) Wireframe Sketch
You wouldn't start building a house without first creating a blue print, and that's exactly what a wireframe sketch is. It's quick drawling of how all the various elements will layout on your website. Before we ever open up PhotoShop to create your layout, we first work with you on the wireframe to determine what will be on the page and where it is. This saves a lot of unnecessary back and forth on the design.
Step 4) Mock-ups
Once you've approved a wireframe layout, we then open up PhotoShop and create 2-3 original design layouts for your website. This is truthfully one of the most important steps of the entire process. After all, we're not just creating a website, we're building a brand.
Step 5) Design Selection & Revisions
At this point we go over the 2-3 designs we created and get your feedback. We then take your ideas, feedback and suggestions to make some revisions to create your final layout.
Step 6) Website Construction
After you've approved a final design, we begin actually building the website. This part can go fairly quickly depending on what type of feature you may have on your website. Typically we rely on you to provide us any text of content for your website. If you don't like to write, or aren't sure what to say, then for an additional fee we can have one of our professional copywriters create this content for you.
Step 7) Website Demonstration
Once we've created the initial working draft of the website, we give you a chance to take a look and send us your revisions and changes.
Step 8) Revisions
We take care of all your feedback and revisions from step 7.
Step 9) Final Review of Website
We give you one last chance to give us your feedback and changes.
Step 10) Launch Website
Once your site is live we're still here to help you out with anything that may come up. Many clients choose to have a content management system set up to allow them to make any future changes themselves.