The Web Design Process
Good web design requires some back and forth between PSAB and our clients. We do this to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you’ve requested. Our basic web design process is as follows:
1.) Email Consultation
The client fills out a worksheet giving PSAB a basic idea of wants and needs. We collect sample URLs of sites that you like, color options, graphics, and a page outline to get a clear picture of your vision.
2.) Logo Design (if requested)
Branding is incredibly important. If you don’t already have one, or you just need refreshed branding, PSAB is happy to offer logo design as a part of your website design.
3.) Homepage Design
We begin the actual website design by designing a mockup of the homepage. This is the first page that your users will see! It sets the tone for the rest of the website.
The web designer or graphic artist looks at the questionnaire for sample URLs, color options, and your page outline to get a feel for what you want from your website.
PSAB provides you with one or more website design mockups. These will not be functional in any way but will show a rough rendering of the home page of your new website.
You must choose/approve one design.
4.) Website Creation
We will make the concept reality during this phase of the project. This includes setting up WordPress, creating and configuring the basic template, and installing the plug-ins and themes necessary to make the website functional. We should need little input at this point. However, if we need information from you, your Project Manager will be in touch.
5.) Website Customization
We know that each customer has special needs for their site. During the customization phase, we will tweak the website to make it fit your expectations. This phase of the project will be specific to each client.
6.) Website Population
If you already had a website, we will take the content from the old site and plug it into the new site. There should be little input needed at this point. However, if we need information from you, your Project Manage will be in touch.
If this is a brand new website, we will need you to supply the content for the website. You do not need to be a world-class writer; you just need to be an expert in your field. We have experienced copywriters on staff who happily take your expert knowledge and turn it into something that your clients can easily understand.
You also have the option to populate the site yourself.
7.) Final Approval
During final website approval, you will be asked to look over the content. Once we have your approval, the site can go live.