My Development Process

Discovery & Planning

I discuss your business goals, your audience, and I create a design and development plan. This stage is critical and sets the foundation for the success of the end product. Resarch and discover, technical requirements documents, creative briefs, wireframes and sitemaps are included here.

Design

Design mockups are created based on the site architecture and foundation laid out in the wireframes. Mockups are exact resolution image previews of the actual website. These previews can come in the form of a jpg or pdf file. Desktop and mobile designs may be created.

Content Gathering

Content is gathered and written based on design previews if not already submitted during the planning phase.

Development

Using the approved design and site information architecture the website comes together, The work is implemented and a functioning website with a content management system. Commonly used systems are: WordPress, Drupal, or Shopify.

Test, Review, and Launch

The client has the opportunity to review all work before the site launches. Some projects require multiple rounds of revisions. Internally, I do formal quality assurance on the website to test both functionality and cosmetics. Once everything passes inspection, we launch the site.

Training

Documentation and training is provided. In most cases, custom video tutorials are created.

SEO, and On-going Maintenance/ Updates

After the site is launched, together, we can continue to bring your site to the top in Google. On-going support and maintenance may be available depending on your project. As business and technology changes, websites also need to be changed to keep up.