To provide you with a complete understanding of the various stages necessary to bring your project through from initial concept to working reality, here’s how it goes:
The first step is to thoroughly scope out functional elements of your project. This process typically takes place with a number of meetings in which we analyse all the individual components that make up the project. We will also get a feel for the design aspect so that we can present your online business in the most attractive and user friendly way.
After each meeting, we will follow up with detailed documentation covering all the points discussed. These are presented to you for review and approval before moving on to the next component.
Once the project details are finalised, we will create an estimated project plan with a detailed quotation. Once this has been approved and signed off, we move into the design phase.
Here we create the design in accordance with your pre-approved design brief and present this to you for your review and approval. This process usually entails some back and forth with our design team, allowing for a few rounds of changes, until you are fully satisfied with the completed design.
Whilst the look and feel of your web site is being created, our development team will begin working on the functional aspects of your project – the development stage.
The development phase is where we begin work on your project by building the site structure. The site or application is then divided into a number of individual modules for us to develop and test. Once we have completed exhaustive in-house testing, we will present the development version to you for your review and approval.
When the development website or application has been fully approved we will replicate the entire project onto the production platform. All the modules and elements of your project will be integrated and then thoroughly tested in a live environment before being passed over to you for your final review.
Provided everything is in order, we will make your web site or application live and your project is then signed off and complete.
Once your project is complete and up and running, we suggest an overall review to assess if there are any tweaks, upgrades or new functionality required. This option forms an integral part of our ongoing support and maintenance service and is highly recommended to all our clients with more complex applications.