Our Website Design Process
Building a website is complicated, so let us break it down for you. There are many steps we take in the website design process to build a powerful and professional website. Here is what you can expect when you choose The Ad Company as your website design company.
Website Project Evaluation
Communication is an integral part of our website design process. We meet with you in a face-to-face meeting over coffee, a Skype session, or a phone conference. We’ll talk with you about the idea you have for your website and how we proceed from there. We will get to know more about your business and your needs so that we can decide together what is best for your business.
Website Cost Estimate
The first question people have when it comes to the website design process is cost. We begin with sketching out your idea and what you need for your website. From features to details and functionality, tell us what you want and what are you expecting. If you could add on some example websites you like, do let us know. We will look through them and create the website that fits your desires and company image, and one that will speak to your target audience/customers. Initial quotes will be provided once we know what you are looking for.
At this stage we also choose the CMS system appropriate for you – WordPress, Joomla!, Concrete 5, or Drupal.
Website Proposal and Agreement
At this phrase, we provide you with a full proposal of how we going to make your ideas happen. From the website design to website development, and functionality to the small details. Everything will be based and customized according to your needs and ideas. And at this phrase, we will be able to give you a detailed quote on how much of this project and adjust it according to your budget. There might be unforeseen changes in the plan, and we will keep you in the loop every step of the way. We will then sign an agreement and start the website design process.
Website Architecture and Wireframes
An important part of our website design process is research. Depending on your idea of the website, at this phase, we conduct extensive research based on your needs. From targeting audience research to potential market research, all the information will be gathered and used for building the website. Map flow, content planning and whatsoever for your website will be planned. With your ideas and our research, we can design your website to be exactly what your customers want.
Building a website is a lot like building a house; before we start the actual work, we need to draw it out. The design, the layout, the essential elements that you want, and so on. After that, we will start with building a website wireframe – the shape and outline of your website. We design the flow and navigation of your website tailored to what your customers will be looking for, with the ease they need. We will make it perfect before we start the next step. Not happy with it? We will change it accordingly before we continue the website design process.
The next step of our website design process is the development of your new website. Here we take the website architecture and wireframes and turn them into a functioning website. We will also be adding any necessary plugins and software build in for your website, converting from ideas and wireframe layouts to a live website, whether it is an e-commerce store or a basic business website.
Finally, it is the time to test the new website. We will be testing the website in every aspect, adjusting where necessary and making adjustments accordingly. Testing will get us a full picture of the full functionality of the website at this stage of website design process.
Live Website Launch
Now for the exciting part: GOING LIVE! This is the final stage of our website design process. Your website is finally ready to face the public and ready for your customers to use!
We are not going to just dump the website on you and let you deal with it. After everything is good to go, part of our website design process is providing you the support and training you need to help you manage the website.
Ready To Get Started?
Above and beyond: that is what we believe in. You do not need an army of people to get what you want; you need a team that works for you. We don’t just provide what we’ve promised, we exceed your expectations and give life to your ideas. The Ad Company is ready to be your website design company.
The Ad Company - Digital Marketing Agency
THE AD COMPANY
1529 W SAINT GERMAIN ST #101
ST. CLOUD, MN 56301