How I Build Each Website, From Start To Finish
I’ll ask the right questions about the site you designed and exactly what it is you’re trying to achieve. Some of these questions may seem a little uncomfortable because I want to get at how you work and communicate and what your expectations are when working with your web developer.
This may or may not be necessary because you may have already built one when you were designing the site. But If you haven’t, I’ll build a visual sitemap so we can see the best way to structure the information. On a small site this step can be skipped. Here’s an example of a completed site map.
At this point I build an interactive prototype in the browser to show you how the site will work. With very little attention to design (the prototype is in black and white) at this stage it gets us close and gives you an opportunity to see your layout on the web and how it flows. It will reveal if the UX/UI needs to be tweaked. If not…
Finally, I get to building the site and making sure all of the functionality of the site is working as planned and then tested. Once the sight has been put through it’s paces it is transferred to the clients hosting service and is ready to be presented to the world.
Now that the site is complete the work continues. Your clients time should be spent with their customers, not maintaining a website. I take care of all content updates, The client just needs to send an email and I take it from there, usually within one business day. Maintenance also includes software updates and security and at the end of each month a report is delivered to the client.