We have been designing websites since 1997. Over the years, due to technological advancements, we have changed and reworked our approach to developing websites. We now have a sleek, agile process that keeps projects on a timely basis.
How long does it take to complete a web design project?
Ninety days from concept approval is the short answer, however that won’t always be the case. There are variables that come into play such as client interaction, change requests and the complexity of a project. We use an agile project management system to document milestones and track the project from beginning to end.
Project Kickoff – 1 week
We have a meeting with you to gather information about your business and industry. We ask lots of questions to better understand your business persona and your ideal clients. We also determine what your goals, priorities and needs are.
Homepage Concepts – 2 weeks
The homepage is usually the first page a customer sees and therefore sets the tone and style for the rest of the website. We design three concepts and then look to you for feedback on what you like and don’t like. Then our graphic designer will go back and make changes to your specifications.
Homepage Development & Client Review – 3 weeks
Concepts are one thing, but seeing your homepage live is another. We share the webpage with you so that you can get the feel for what it actually looks like. At this point you will give us any further feedback and changes will be made accordingly. We want you to love your new website. Once you are happy this is the first milestone buyoff.
Interior Pages – 3 weeks
After we get homepage buyoff, we start to design the inner pages that are dependent upon your needs. This may be design for services, products, contact pages or blog posts. We fill these pages with a mix of your existing content and new content, optimizing the pages for search engines and user experience.
Client Final Review – 1 week
The client will get to do a final review of the website before we start the process of making it live. You are the expert in your field and know your business better than we do. Your feedback is important to make sure that your website is just the way you think it should be.
Quality Assurance – 1 week
After the client signs off on the final review, we begin a thorough process of cross-browser checking. We check to make sure there are no broken links and no errors that cause issues. We do a thorough check on security and speed and make sure we can’t break anything on the backend.
Website Launch & Migration – 1 week
Once everything is in place, it is time to launch your new website. Design Your Site only hosts websites for our web design and development clients. We are happy to host your website for you or if you prefer, we can set your website up on the host of your choice. If you have an existing site, at this time we will set up redirects from your old pages to your new ones, ensuring you keep your rankings. We take care of a lot of other technicalities before launching. Then the website goes live. We monitor it for 60 days after launching to make sure it is running optimally.