VANCOUVER WEB DESIGN PROCESS
WE ARE A VANCOUVER WEB DESIGN COMPANY. WE PROVIDE CUSTOM WEBSITE DESIGN AND WEB DEVELOPMENT AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
With every Vancouver web design project we take on – we use a similar process to make sure the job is done right and with the utmost professionalism. Here we will breakdown the process our Vancouver web design company will use to develop your website.
OUR PROCESS IS BROKEN DOWN INTO 11 STAGES:
1. INITIAL MEETING
When we start a new web design project. – We meet with our clients (if you’re local in Vancouver – if outside of the Vancouver area, we will talk on the phone or use Go To Meeting). At our initial meeting – we get to know you and your business, meaning we treat you like a real person, not a number. We discuss your brand, we want to know what your company is all about: who’s your customer, the demographic, how you connect with your customers.
By the end of the meeting, We want to have a good understanding of what you want to accomplish with your website and branding.
Some other info we gather in the initial meeting is: the color scheme, your motto, what separates your business from the rest, We focus on what you want your customers to do when they get on your website.. like – “I want customers to call me”, I want customers to fill out a contact form”, “I want customers to buy a product on my website” We then combine your website wish list with your company brand and transfer it into your website.
2. BID AND BREAKDOWN / ESTIMATE
The bid and breakdown/estimate – we send a thorough bid and breakdown, which covers the following but not limited to: what we will do on the website, styles, functions, pages, timeline, and pricing.
3. DEPOSIT TO START WORK (NON-REFUNDABLE)
If you accept the terms of the estimate – we will create an invoice and contract, which covers the scope of the bid. The initial deposit is typically 50% (non-refundable) of the total and is due before our team starts.
4. MOCKUP CREATION AND EDITING
A mockup is designed on PhotoShop, we use it to give you an idea of how the website will look before we go into development. This is typically the front page of the website unless there is a special feature on the website.
5. CONTENT DELIVERY FROM CUSTOMER (IMAGES AND TEXT)
You know your business, you are passionate about the things your business is doing, and you are knowledgeable about what matters to your customers. For this reason, we strongly recommend you write the content for your website (if you would like us to write the text for the website, please advise a team member, but know there will be an additional fee for content writing). On typically projects our clients will be responsible for all text and images for the website.
6. DRAFT WEBSITE SETUP AND DEVELOPMENT
Your draft website will be designed and developed on our servers. Our team will provide you with a link to view the progress of your website in real time. This means you can input change requests to our team, so we can make those changes seamlessly, and with the smallest amount of hassle.
7. CUSTOMER FEEDBACK WITH EDITS / CHANGES
Once, the initial draft is ready we ask our customers to send itemized lists of all the changes (ie. image, text, place and structure changes) they would like on the website. Our team will go down the list of changes and address each item, so there is no miscommunication when it comes to getting your website just the way you envisioned it.
Most of our website projects come with a preset number of website edits – (Additional cost added after the allotted number of changes). We make it a point to address each change as we make them, and will answer any questions.
8. FINAL APPROVALS ON DRAFT WEBSITE
Give us the BIG thumbs up! After all the changes are made, we ask our customers to give us their final approval of the website.
9. CUSTOMER TRAINING (IF INCLUDED IN INVOICE SCOPE)
It’s time to learn After we have the draft website complete we sit down with our customers who require training on their website and go over the ins and outs of how the backend works. Ie. if there is special functions, an online store, or a blog.
10. FINAL PAYMENT
After we get your final approvals, and before we “go live” we ask our customers to make a final payment. As soon as the final payment is made the website will go live to the world.
11. WEBSITE GOES LIVE / LIVE SITE TESTING
Hello world, At last, we’ve made it to the “going live” stage – at this point we put the site up live on the internet, meaning it is now open to the public. But don’t worry if by chance you notice any changes – we will still make those minor revisions for FREE for the first 30 days.
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WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WEB DESIGNER?
Why – in a world of website builder tools would someone possibly hire a professional web designer to do a website for them?
Short Answer: The same reason you don’t use WebMD to perform surgery on yourself.
Long Answer: We create business converting websites for a living and we are darn good at what we do. The same way you are darn good at what you do… We create every website with your company’s bottom line in mind, establishing a