Files we'll use during the process
What To Expect During The Creation Of Your Website
What you really want to look for is someone with a plan. I have a plan, even for the planning part 🙂
In this graphic you will see the six phases I use. On the left, our work blocks are shown, and you can assess how much work you may expect. You will be involved in the entire process, however most people don’t want the extra work, so at a minimum, this is what you can expect.
- The colors represent each of the 6 phases we’ll go through.
- The circles are a bodies of work to be completed, small = less work, large = more work.
- The high or low position of circles symbolizes how much of those tasks typically belong to me (high) or you (low).
If you are unfamiliar with project management: often the difference between a useless website and one that really shines is the way the project was managed during development.
We will discuss this process during the Needs Assessment, and you’ll always have this page along with my projects and ticketing website to help plan and track progress.
Lets take a look at the project timeline in a more detailed manner:
A more detailed look at the steps we've outlined
Phase 1: Discovery
- Define the Project Scope
- Do some brainstorming
- Get to know what your organization needs
- Choose site colors
- Define domain names
- Get your feedback on new ideas
- Feasibility Analysis
- Define necessary objects, libraries, or site plugins.
- Address goals raised in Needs Assessment
- Define 3rd party costs
- Define Development Time and Cost
Site Outline: Project Proposal
- Pages to be created
- Front page (home) features
- The website color scheme
- Costs by step and phase
- 3rd party fees
- Projected annual 3rd party fees
- Project duration.
Site Outline Review: Project Proposal Approval
Typically, 50% of the entire project cost is required to move forward. This is used to purchase the domain name, and pay for other products the project may require. The remainder helps keep your developers bills paid until the final review, where another cost installment is scheduled.
UX Design + Wireframes
UX Design + Wireframes Review
Phase 2: Content
Phase 3: Design
Ui Design & Page Templates
Template Pages Ui Design Review
Site Artwork Review
Click Through Prototype
Phase 4: Development
Front & Backend Coding
Testing & Validation
Content Migration + Population
Cross Platform + Browser Beta Testing
Any iPhone testing will need to be done by your project managers.
This marks another scheduled cost installment. 25% of the project total is due here. The project moves forward when the installment is received.
Phase 5: Deployment
FYI this training can take a day or two, and longer with larger organizations.
Search Engine Submission
Free Bug Tracking Period
Any site bug issues raised within the first 90 days will be fixed for free. After that it will be billed to your maintenance package, or by the hour.
Minor Bug Fixes
Final Payment Due
If the installment has not been received within 30 days, the site will be taken back down.
Phase 6: Support
Ongoing Training Support & Consultation
Ongoing Hosting and Maintenance Contract
The basic hosting and maintenance contract only covers the 30 minutes a month plus annual domain name renewal fees. Any work outside of its scope will be billable or subject to a block of work time you have purchased at a discounted rate.