If you want a website, where do you start? So many options to choose from, so many decisions to make. You could do it yourself or hire a professional developer. If you decide to hire a web developer, know that each one is likely to use a different process with regards to building a website. Tech Warrior’s web development process is outlined below to give you an idea of where things would start when going about the web development process when you decide to go with Tech Warrior as your chosen web design company.
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The Process Begins
To begin the process, Tech Warrior needs to get an understanding of what the website is for specifically, why you would like to have a website built. Bear in mind, you need to at least have a basic idea of what they would like to have done, and why, as this makes it easier for Tech Warrior to deliver to expectations and to ensure the web development process runs smoothly.
An initial meeting is held either over the phone or face to face to discuss the key requirements. Once Tech Warrior has an idea of what you’re looking for, we then provide you with a proposal which breaks down the costs and details of the web development fees. This includes domain registration if a domain has not been registered already. Once you are happy with the proposal and Tech Warrior gets the go ahead, and assuming you have a logo, a range of colour palette options are put together for the website based off your logo. If you do not have a logo we can also provide you with our logo design proposal if you would like Tech Warrior to design your logo. Alternatively you can get a logo designed somewhere else, but we do need one in order to proceed.
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Website content scope document
Next we provide you with a content and scope document which contains a number of relevant questions to help you formulate the content for the website.
Although we don’t not write content for our clients, Tech Warrior will guide you through the process of creating content. Web development does not begin until all content is complete. This is to avoid substantial content changes to the website at a later stage which could impact the layout of the webpage and result in additional charges. However, small content changes are a simple process and would not be charged for.
Once Tech Warrior has all the required content, the designer will begin designing the website. This takes roughly two weeks if all the correct information has been provided as requested. When the designer is finished, there is an internal review where we, at Tech Warrior, go through the website before we pass it on to you, the client, for a client review.
Website review process
The client review needs to be taken seriously and not skimmed through. There is only one chance to make changes. It is important to be sure of what you like and do not like as going back and forth with change requests will delay the web development process and could be charged for depending on the scale of changes needed.
When you are happy, and the website signed off, it will go “live” and be ready to be used as a key element in your brand building and marketing strategy.