As a premier Atlanta web design agency, we know that most business owners don’t understand the “language” many design and marketing companies use – PHP, CMS, SEO, HTML, and all of the other crazy abbreviations and terms can quickly have your head spinning. No worries, you don’t need to know what all this means. If you’re considering a new website design our team will enlighten you regarding the various design and development stages below.
First is organizing. Creating an outline for your website and organizing the content is a critical first step. You’ll also want to do in-depth SEO (search engine optimization) at this time, or work in conjunction with your development team to ensure your site attracts your target client. The outline should demonstrate a site that’s user-friendly and logical so visitors will find it simple to navigate. At this point you approve the outline, or suggest changes you would like to see.
Next comes design. Design encompasses all of those visual elements such as images, color schemes, fonts, logo, layout – what your visitor sees when first landing on your site, and how he or she perceives it. Additionally, you’ll want to decide what “tone of voice” you want the content on your website to portray, depending on your brand/industry. From conversational or informal to personal, enthusiastic, professional, or instructional, the tone you set is critical. Again, you’ll want to approve the mock-up of your site with your designer and decide if any revisions need to be made.
Now for development – things are really getting exciting now! A team of highly skilled and qualified developers take care of building your website, using those “foreign” or scripting languages that work to make your site function the way it should. In addition, the pages are created and content, graphics, and other elements inserted. As things progress, you or someone in your company who’s managing the project will be in contact regularly with the development team to ensure everything is going as planned and to have any questions or concerns addressed. Once complete, you and your developer should do a comprehensive check and test to make sure the site functions properly in various browsers and operating systems. Now, it’s time to launch.
Launching involves uploading your website to your server, submitting your URL (site address, such as http://www.yourwebsite.com) to search engines, then using various methods of getting the news of your new website out – whether through a press release, blogging, social media, or other avenues.
After all this, you can easily maintain your website if it’s designed using a content management system that’s user-friendly, such as WordPress. These types of systems are super easy to use, whether you’re adding a new page, blog post, or other element to your site.
That’s it in a nutshell! At EBB Web Design, we like to make things as simple as possible for our clients, avoiding industry jargon so that you understand exactly what we’re doing to help you accomplish your goals. Our Atlanta web design team specializes in every aspect of design and development, so everything is done in one place. Contact us today, and bring your dreams to life!Google+