There are five major steps in the web site design and development process. From gathering initial information, to the creation of your web site, and finally to maintenance to keep your web site up to date and current.To start the process, we give our clients a questionnaire to fill out and discuss. The questionnaire is designed to gather information about you and your audience. What are your business goals and dreams? And how can you utilize the Internet platform to achieve those goals. As a client of Lisa Marie Wark, MBA, & Assoc. we ask you to research and collect data on your business.
Information Gathering: To start the process, we give our clients a questionnaire to fill out and discuss. The questionnaire is designed to gather information about you. What are your business goals and dreams? And how can you utilize the web to achieve those goals.
Design Phase: The next phase is about your targeted audience/patients. Who are they? A site aimed at teenagers, for example, will look much different than one meant for a medical practice. As part of the design phase, it is also important to incorporate elements such as the company logo or colors to help strengthen the identity of your company on the web site.
Development: The developmental stage is the point where the web site itself is created. At this time, your web designer will take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site.This is typically done by first developing the home page, followed by a ‚shell‚ for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site, as it contains the main navigational structure for the web site. Once the shell has been created, our designer will take your content and distribute it throughout the site, in the appropriate areas. Elements such as interactive contact forms, flash animations or ecommerce shopping carts are implemented and made functional during this phase, as well.This entire time, our designer should continue to make your in-progress web site available to you for viewing, so that you can suggest any additional changes or corrections you would like to have done.
Testing & Delivery: Once you give our web designer final approval, it is time to deliver the site. An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program is used to upload the web site files to your server. Once these accounts have been setup, and your web site uploaded to the server, the site should be put through one last run-through. This is just precautionary, to confirm that all files have been uploaded correctly, and that the site continues to be fully functional.This marks the official launch of your site, as it is now viewable to the public.
Maintenance: Just when you think it’s all done, don’t forget you have to maintain your site. One way to bring repeat visitors to your site is to offer new content or products on a regular basis. We will be more than happy to continue working together with you, to update the information on your web site. We offer maintenance packages at reduced rates, based on how often you anticipate making changes or additions to your web site.Other maintenance type items include SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SES (Search Engine Submission). This is the optimization of you web site with elements such as title, description and keyword tags which help your web site achieve higher rankings in the search engines.
Depending upon your website design and development needs, we offer the most up-to-date web site designs. Our premium web sites include the following elements for SEO purposes:
Website Design & Development: $3,500 – $7,000
+ 100% Responsive Web Design (Compatible with Desktop, Tablet & Mobile)
+ Uses Bootstrap Framework – Highest
+ Slider Integration
+ Social Media Ready
+ Google Maps Integration
+ Fast & Lightweight
+ Portfolio & Lightbox (Before & After Photos)
+ Typography & Table Styles
+ Blog & FAQ Pages Included
+ Full & Fixed Width Layouts Included
+ Left+Right+Full Width Pages Included
+ Web Store Included
+ 100+ Shortcodes Included
+ Valid HTML5 Code
+ 4K/HDTV/1080p Ready
+ Designed for Windows/Mac/iPhone/iPad/Android Devices