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Website Design Process


Having worked with many businesses and organizations we understand your are busy running your business, usually the website and online presence are not a top priority. Although most if not all understand the importance of their online presence, being key, for a successful operating portfolio.

Below has been our successful web design process and strategy to make it as easy as possible for you, the business owner, to get a custom designed and developed website up and running as quickly and easy as possible. The best part is, that you will not get handed off to someone else or a another department, during the entire design process.



Information Gathering

The most important part of the process, understanding the company and how the website will benefit it. This is where we gather as much information as possible and even complete our own research in the industry. We take into consideration the purpose, goals, target audience and other information in order to design the layout/content of the site.

Planning

This is the step where we take all of the information that we collected about your company and use it to develop a site map for the site. We'll organize all of the information into appropriate groups or categories and then design the site in a way that is easy to navigate.

Design

Now that we have the information we need, we can design the layout. We'll use our design expertise to create a great looking, creative, and unique layout that is geared toward your target audience. You will be given mock-ups or samples in order to make sure our progress meets your approval.

Development

Once the design is complete and approved by you, then we'll continue on and develop the entire site. This is where we take the layout and turn it into a fully functional website. We will even publish the site on a private “staging area” on Northwoods Web Designs hosting where you can review, comment and approve the production through its final stages.

Testing and Delivery

At this point the design and development of the website will be complete, and the process of testing all of the site components will be tested to ensure that they are working properly. Upon successful completion of all testing and client sign off, the website will be launched for the public to see.

Maintenance

Your site is now up and running, but the work is far from over. In order for a website to be successful you have to get people to see it and assure it continues to perform well. Many different things can be done to increase traffic and promote your site. There will most likely be adjustments as well that need to be made from time to time in order to keep your site up to date and functioning properly.

If you have not purchased one of our Web Design Service Plans that includes maintenance, we offer Maintenance+Security plans which are provided as a value added service for our clients. In today’s marketplace, it is vital to keep your website up to date and looking as professional as you are. Website Maintenance is important service to not only assure the website stays up to date, but the website continues to perform well and stays secure in the years to come without any unexpected costs.