Just Good Web Design's Process
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Exceptional websites start by understanding your requirements. We’ll ask you questions to understand your image, goals, budget, target markets, content requirements, reference sites, materials and desired outcomes. Basically, we’ll cover everything you know and want at this point. Working with you we try to find areas where you excel against the competition, where your biggest advantages are and how we can get those messages across.
Smoothing the way to an effective and speedy build. Having clarified the design aspects of your new website, we really do start to get granular in order to work through the process of creating a technical specification that will give you total clarity on all aspects of your site. We don’t like grey areas and we hate making assumptions.
Your involvement at this stage is welcomed and we will consider the type of build of the website in a structured and systematic way. We can guide you carefully and draw on our experience from creating a huge number of complex and diverse websites to ensure that pitfalls and potential issues are ironed out at this early stage.
In short, having completed the discovery phase of our planning process, you should be in possession of a fully detailed technical specification that will ensure you get exactly what you’ve asked for. Furthermore, the build process is set to be much smoother and speedier for all concerned.
Once we’ve learned what you need, it’s time to start planning how we are going to make it happen. We’ll map out your sites architecture, defining sections and pages including their flow and relationship to each other.
We’ll create a functional specification—a document that sets out in detail the things your website must do, and how it will do them.
Design is at the heart of everything that we do. Great design will always have a positive commercial impact on your business. The look, function and form of your new website is critical to its overall success and we take this aspect incredibly seriously.
When an architect designs a building he does more than draw a nice picture and assume everything else will be fine. In that sense, we work like architects and leave nothing to chance. Fantastic design starts with careful planning and excellent communication between agency and client.
In great depth, we consider aspects such as the user interface, the brand design and aspects of the design that are important to ensure optimum conversion. We appreciate that all clients are different and so we offer you a personable and flexible approach to this essential design phase of your new website.
Whilst some businesses will prefer to supply us with a detailed written brief to work from, others will welcome our four day workshop process, covering both design and discovery. Involving members of the technical team and project managers, we can take you through a proven system that will allow us to craft a new website that is optimised in all aspects of its design. On brief and with startlingly effective and attention grabbing design; that’s just how serious we can get.
After a plan is finalised we work out a design that looks eye-catching and memorable and highlights your company message in the best possible way. We’ll get our creative ideas flowing which results in us sketching and mocking-up your site. Choices about layout, type size and colour palettes are tested within a number of ideas—we’ll identify what works best in order to communicate your website’s goals.
We’ll review the mock ups with you and refine/revise accordingly until we have approval.
Once your killer design is signed off we put your site into development. We’ll build a working system that mimics the final design with clean, semantic code.
Your site is then deployed to a staging environment where we’ll rigorously test its functionality and iron out any bugs before handing the system over to you for testing.
Once everyone is satisfied we’ll put your website into a launch-ready state. We’ve planned for this moment so that you can enjoy it. The day soon comes when it’s time for your beautiful new website to go live and meet its audience. Nothing is left to chance and we ensure that the transition is slick and stress free. It’s a day of celebration, not one of trepidation!
Leaving nothing to chance, careful monitoring of your website continues in the days after launch until we’re both completely satisfied that everything is exactly as it should be. Good enough is not good enough at Just Good Web Design. Your customers deserve better.
Rarely the end of the journey and the partnership that we’ve now forged together, the work has just begun with a fledgling website that must now be driven forward to achieve your business plan. We’re with you every step of the way.
We’re human, we’re always here and we help you. Understanding how your website agency intends to support you over the coming months and years should be critical to your choice of partner.
When you need help, you need it now; not when someone in a different country has picked up the ticket. We’re at the end of the phone or email, here in Carlisle. Whether it’s the working week, the weekend or even Christmas Day, there will be a support system in place to ensure that your queries are resolved in a prompt and friendly manner by people that know what they’re talking about.
The same level of attention is given to your website too and we have many systems in place that allow us to constantly monitor its performance, activity and stability, 24/7 and 365 days of every year.
We help you to maximise the commercial value of your website. It’s not just a case of keeping the door of the shop open and hoping that a few customers might pop in. You need high quality traffic that you can convert into sales and progress into loyal customers for your business. We’ve got that covered.