How It Works
How does our web design process work?
Glad you asked! No one likes jumping into the unknown. Quality web design is much more than just slapping together a bunch of text and images. We put in alot of work and skill in developing a succesful online presence for our clients. Below is an actionable step by step which outlines our website design process. As a side note we'd like to emphasize that the design of your website is a collaborative process, which means we rely on your input and feedback along the way, so that we can launch your site as soon as possible. Some of our clients give us creative liberty to make a majority of the decisions too which we are more than happy to do, so that we can launch your website promptly!
Whether you find us online, or immediately buy one of our web design packages, or hear of us through a referral, we begin to communicate initial project questions.
Once project requirements have been established, we draw up a contract and/or proposal. This is to ensure that your project requirements and expectations have been well defined so we can be sure to meet them. Upon your acceptance of the contract/proposal, your web design project is initiated.
Now it's time to get to know you better! You’re the expert on what you do and everything related to your business so we want to talk to you! So we start with a discovery Q&A phase in which we learn about your business. You're requirements are unique so we want to make sure we take the time to understand your business, your industry, what your goals are and who your website target market is. This may include a phone call, a skype meeting, an in person face-to-face meeting or a combination of all three!
Industry research, competitor research, and even keyword research to create content that Google likes may be included in this stage of your project.
If you have an existing site, we assess your existing content and website structure. Using website metrics, we perform a “health check” and identify what opportunities you may be missing due to outdated design or missing elements.
The next step is planning your new website. We take into account any of your “must-haves” and begin to conceptualize the look and structure of your website. Color schemes are chosen, images are obtained, content is laid out.
This is it! We start designing a compelling site with engaging content to create a great user experience when people visit your website. Graphics, video, and written content all work together to showcase your company in the best possible light, while intuitive navigation and other features help your user find what they are looking for and respond to your calls to action.
Once we have a draft site completed, we test your site and begin to collaborate with you to determine any changes or modifications you may want at this point.
Once you have approved the final design it’s time to deploy your website and announce it to your clients!
You relish in your superb decision to contract Gravitate Web Design and bask in the glory of your amazing website!
P.S. Now’s the time to crack open the bubbly!