Developing a new Web site, Intranet or custom application can be a substantial undertaking. But with our project management experience we are able to minimize the impact on you, your staff and, most importantly, your customers.
Here's how it works...
1. Determining Your Needs
The first step in developing your new Web site is to determine the specific needs of your company or organization. To accomplish this we will first analyze several aspects of your business including core business processes, customer demographic, organizational objectives, and marketing strategy. The results of this analysis will provide the framework for developing an online solution that is consistent with the overall goals of your organization.
2. Making a Plan
Once we know your goals we will outline the steps of the project. This detailed plan will include a project timeline, major milestones and estimated costs. This project plan will serve as our road map through the development process.
3. Designing a Prototype
Now that we have determined your needs we will begin the process of developing a template for your Web site. The design of the template will address many of the needs we identified through our analysis. Page elements such as colors, graphics and logos, page layout, and site navigation will all be developed into a working model. And, although specific page content will not come until later, this template will provide us with the general look and feel of the site.
4. Putting the Pieces Together
As soon as your Web page template is completed we will get down to the business of creating Web pages, filling them with content and putting all the pieces together. While some of the content for your new Web site will need to be developed from scratch, much of it can be easily adapted from your existing marketing collateral. In any event, this phase of the project is where things really begin to take shape and your new Web site comes to life.
5. Testing & Optimization
Once all page content has been developed, it will be time to test your site. All pre-release testing is performed on our development servers and includes testing for compatibility and accessibility using multiple operating systems, browsers and screen resolutions. In addition to testing by developers, we also test for usability with non-technical users. This ensures that we have achieved the desired level of navigability and user friendliness.
6. Time to Go Live!
Only after all testing has been completed and any technical or usability issues have been addressed will we go live with your new site. At this point your hosting service will have been established and your domain name registered. Files will be uploaded to the production server where users may begin to enjoy the benefits of visiting your new Web site.
7. Ongoing Maintenance
Developing a new Web site is a major endeavor for most organizations. And once your site has been launched you will have taken a significant step toward meeting the expectations of your customers. But keeping Web content up-to-date is equally important. After your site goes live we will be here to perform regular updates to ensure that content is kept current and fresh.
Additionally, we will implement a regular, periodic testing routing to verify that all links, Web applications and interfaces continue to function properly. Finally, we will be there to address your future needs as your organization grows and your online strategy changes.