The Five Phases of Web Design

Phase 1 – Strategy (i.e., Planning your Web Site)
During this phase, I will be gathering information from you and getting to know your business’ needs and wants for your prospective web site. This shouldn’t take a long time to complete – at least one or two meetings (or two or three emails back and forth) will cover it.
Phase 2 – Design (i.e., Designing your Web Site)
I will be working out the “look and feel” of the prospective web site.  I will consult with you on developing navigation, style, and features for your site.  I will create a “mock-up” web site layout design to see if we are on the right track or if it needs some adjustments. Once you approve the final mock-up design, then we will move onto phase 3 (production).
Phase 3 – Production (i.e., Developing your Web Site)
This is when I bring your prospective web site to life using HTML, CSS, other web programming languages, photos, graphics, wording, and web features (social media widgets/buttons, Google Map, etc). It may take a while to complete this phase depending on the amount of work that needs to be done.
Phase 4 – Delivery (i.e., Testing your Web Site)
In this phase, I will be working out the kinks, setting up a beta site for viewing and testing, making final changes, and adding final content. As soon as I finished testing your site, it will be launched! All you have to do is go out and celebrate!
Phase 5 – Maintenance & Site Updates
After your web site has been launched, the maintenance and site updates begin.  This depends on how often your web site needs to be updated.  If you are not sure what kind of site updates, here are some examples:
– Updating your company information (address, phone number, etc).
– New content and/or information to add to your site.
– Graphics and/or photos to add or replace.
– Improving your web site in small areas to satisfy your customer’s user experience.

Feel free to ask me any questions that you may have about these phases. Thanks!

– Kelly

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