As a company that provides website design services in the Port St Lucie area, we want potential clients to appreciate that there are many steps in the design and development process. These range from gathering initial information, the creation of your site, and ultimately the maintenance of your site so it remains current and up to date.
Our web design process has the following basic steps; information gathering and planning, design, development, testing, delivery and maintenance. Most importantly, we must have a solid understanding of your company, your business goals, values, and your clients before devising a plan with which we can help you utilize your website to achieve company goals.
Once we have determined the purpose of your website and we have identified your target audience, we use that information to design an appropriate website for your business. Additionally, we will assist you in coming up with content, in the form of text and videos, to populate your site with. Our team will make sure that this content will be both informative and engaging. This will help keep potential clients on your website longer and from an SEO standpoint helps your website in the rankings.
At this point a sitemap will be developed, which is a list of all the main pages as well as sub pages on your site. Ot is essential because it helps us develop a consistent, easy to understand and simple to follow navigational system that the search engines can understand. It is during this stage that we also help you decide on the best plug ins to install. Plugins for things such as calendars, contact forms, payment modules ect.
Drawing from the information we have gathered, we will work with you to determine the required look and feel of your site during the design phase. It is our experience that we need to be in close contact with our clients to ensure that the final site will not only meet but exceed their expectations. We achieve this by creating prototype designs and sharing them with you throughout the entire design and development stages. This allows you to give constant feed back as to which aspects of the site that you like and dislike Immediately.
We are also adept at implementing flat design which is known for its simplistic appearance. Instead of only using 3 dimensional effects and other design techniques, we opt to focus more on the content over other design features. Through this design, we use a minimalistic style which makes the website appear much cleaner with lots of whitespace.
During the development stage, we first develop the homepage. This is then closely followed by a shell for the other interior pages. We usually use the shell to serve as a template for the content pages since it usually contains all the main navigational structures for your website. At this stage we also finalize on interactive contact forms and make elements such as shopping carts functional.
We also carry out plug-in installations for WordPress or other CMS driven sites. We have the ability to apply variable SEO techniques to optimize your website with a variety of elements such as description, titles, keyword tags etc. which come in very handy if you want to achieve higher rankings for your site with leading search engines in the online market space.
At the testing and delivery stage, we do attend to the final details and carry out tests on your website. During this stage, we test things such as compatibility issues, functionality of forms and other scripts and ensuring that the site is optimized appropriately so as to be viewed in current browser versions. We shall also ensure that all the code used is valid and meets the current web development standards. All these are done from our Port St. Lucie Web design office.
It should be noted that our web designers are not only well versed in current standards for web site design but are also well acquainted with most technologies such CSS, HTML and Angular JS etc. Once we have you final approval, we shall deliver the site using an FTP program and upload the site files to your server.
Further to the above, it is also worth mentioning that all our sites are responsive. This does imply that your site can be viewed from a phone, tablet, or desktop computer. Ensuring that your site is responsive does make for good user experience; this is because your website visitors will get the same experience no matter what device. This is very important because very few people currently use desktop computers solely to get information online.
Usually, our responsive web design is built and developed around three main elements. These include Media Queries, Fluid Grids and Fluid Images. Generally, the practice in designing websites usually involves only the use of fixed width layouts. This usually has the negative implication of having the constituent elements and web pages have a fixed size and width and are also positioned around the center. The liquid layouts we use do provide lots of advantage when you take into consideration the number of devices which can be used to access the internet. A liquid layout will usually expand with the page size of the device in question.
Feel free and get in touch with us at our Graphic Design Port St. Lucie Offices and find out how we can partner with you and deliver not only a responsive design but also a well thought out and affordable website for your business.