Design Process

Diagram showing the 6 step workflow adopted when planning and producing a website for a client

Intro

The first step is to meet with the client and find out about them and their project. I find we’ll end up with a really successful project if I fully understand you and your needs, and establish a really good working relationship. I’d also like it if you are able to get to know me, and how I work.

Plan

It is essential to fully discuss and plan the website’s aims and objectives, and its functionality, and any considerations about its target audience. We should think about how you’d like the site to look and what image you’d like to portray online, including your branding.

Wireframe

A wireframe sketch is an easily altered diagram of the basic layout and structure of homepage and other key pages of the website. We will work on these together to perfect the site’s basic structure. We should consider usability and a clear, logical layout to maximise the user experience.

Mock-up

Once the wireframe is agreed, I will produce high quality graphic representations of sample pages and post these for viewing in your Client Zone on my website. The aim of the mock-up is to give you a really good indication of what the finished site would look like. It would be really helpful if you can supply and photos, sample text or content and existing branding for this purpose.

Approve

Based on the wireframe and mock-ups, we’ll perfect the final design and approve this for production, taking into account any final amendments to layout, colours and design that you’d like to make. Although we can make minor changes along the way, essentially we will have agreed our final design for the site.

Code

Finally, sit back and relax whilst your site is built. Usually, I can provide private online access to the site so that you can inspect the work carried out to date, before the site is released publicly. This should give you peace of mind that the finished site will be exactly how you imagined it, from our discussions and plans. The amount of time this stage takes will vary, but I will keep you updated as work progresses.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements