Web Design Process

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1. Initial consultation & goal identification

The first step is simple, we work together to determine what the goal and purpose of your website is. 

2. Scope

Once we have identified the goal and purpose of your new website, we can define the scope of the project. We identify what pages and features the site will need to fulfill its purpose. Then we create a timeline for building these out. By creating a well-defined project scope plan that outlines tasks and deliverables, along with specific timelines, you will know exactly what to expect from us.

3. Domain and Hosting Setup

You’ll create an account on Slate-Tech and purchase your package. If you do not yet have a domain name, you will be able to purchase it on our website. If you already have one, we will transfer it over to Slate-Tech. We will also set up your first year of hosting with us for free if you are a new client. 

4. SEO, Content, and Visual Style

During this step, we gather your images, copywriting, and your brand’s visual guidelines to use for the next step. You may have an established visual style for your brand, or we may be helping you build one from the ground up. The ultimate goal is to follow visual brand guidelines to connect the website to all other forms of communication and optimizing use experience.

5. Build Mockup

This is where we start designing the layout for each page and organizing content and features defined in the scope. Mockups provide a detailed view of the content that will appear on each page. Although mockups do not show final design elements, they provide a guide for defining content hierarchy. 

6. Build Website

We now have all the pieces ready to put together your new website! We work with a series of WordPress plugins to build your site such as Elementor, SEOPress and Envato Elements. 

7. Testing & Final Revisions

Before the site is launched, you will be given an opportunity to test your new website. Testing is critical as there will inevitably be issues that need to be addressed before the site goes live. At this stage, the site will need to be reviewed on multiple browsers and devices to see if and where breaks occur. We also use automated site crawlers to test speed, user experience, and more. 

8. Launch

The website has been tested and approved, it’s time to plan and execute your launch! When will you launch and how do you plan on letting the world know?

9. Maintenance

Websites will need care and maintenance. Keep in mind that updating content, making changes to the backend, and fixing broken links are all things you may need help with in the future. We also help you by creating regular backups of your site in case something goes wrong.

See our Web design Services

We can help you take your business’s marketing efforts to the next level. Check out our web development packages and find the right fit for you. 

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