A company which is truly your online design team!
These days it’s very difficult for a business in an online canvas to turn the eyeballs to their website and offer a better and engaging user experience to reduce the bounce rate of their website. To cater this need, our team of professionals create stunning and engaging websites so your business gets noticed.
We keep our clients well informed on each web design/development phase.
How can we create a website that is awesome?
Our process is planned in such a way that it delivers the best results. We structure a website and code it in a way that it’s responsive on all devices (mobile, iPad, laptop and desktop screens) means it will be equally usable on each device. And secondly, we also structure the websites that are SEO (Search Engine Optimized) friendly. This way your website would be more visible to Google, Bing and other search engines.
Following is our methodology for accomplishing a successful launch of a website.
Our Website Design/Development Methodology
What’s your main goal for a website?
What actually do you want to achieve from the newly created website?. What functions and features will your website have?. Do you already have the content or new content shall be provided to us?. Do you need a blog associated with our website etc.
Do you already have a branding?
In most of the cases our clients do have their branding done which includes their logos, typography, color theme etc. but some of them are really new to this phase where our branding services comes in handy. We create their business branding by researching their business persona and work together to build a successful brand.
Before starting a design or creative phase, we also look into your competition and how well is he doing with their website. This also provides us a benchmark to produce a website design in such a way that it is more usable, engaging and attractive.
We will also analyse how well the content of their website is resonating with their visitors and what other channels are they using to attract their visitors
Now it’s time to put those requirement statistics in action, gathered from the first phase. In the second phase we put together the building blocks of your website.
Following are the general steps to proceed with the creative phase;
Style board is the starting point for our web design project. Here we craft several aspects of the project including deciding upon heading and paragraph typography, combination of colors, appearance of navigation menu and style of images and what not.
According to the given content for the website, we plan a sitemap for the navigation of the website. These are the pages linked together to navigate through the website. Commonly used pages in the navigational sitemap are home, about us, product/services and contact us etc.
Here we roughly build a blueprint of the website flow according to the navigational sitemap. Our creative experts sketch out the basic or rough idea according to the first phase (requirement gathering).
Design Mock up:
Last but not the least. This point in the design phase is the most interesting one in the whole project. Here our creative experts show the magic from their wands. The design concept takes its shape and the website’s home page and other key internal pages’ concept is finalized here. After a few iterations with the client, the final design concept is then moved to the next phase.
The development phase is where the design is now converted to the functional website. Our developers put together bits and pieces of the development code in order to make it functional. The flow structured in the design phase is now coded in its final form. The content provided by the client is also setup along with the images to make it look attractive and usable.
During development all the aspects of the of the website are taken care of. Our development team specially take care of the factors to improve the page load speed according to the Google. Images are optimized to their best, scripts are minimized and compressed and the pages are structured in a way which are search engine optimized.
Not only our websites are desktop screen friendly but also conforms to the smartphone screens.
The completed website is moved to the staging server so the client is able to access and use the website remotely. Remember, this is not the final version of the website.
Our quality assurance department comes in handy where our quality assurance engineers test the website on all devices, check for the typos and other related issues. Cross-browser testing and cross-device testing is also conducted here.
Once we get a clean chit from our quality assurance department and also our client is satisfied with the status of the website then it’s moved to the final phase i.e. the website launch.
Website launch is not just to copy the files from one place to another but it includes the migrating the complete database and files of the website to the live environment in this case to a new hosting server. SkillSteer also offer the hosting services at very competitive prices which also makes it easier for our clients to get all the related services from one place. Our data centers are located in four locations worldwide i.e. Sydney/Australia, Berkshire/United Kingdom, Pori/Finland and Sofia/Bulgaria.
After the migration, our team again test the website for any unusual findings.
POST LAUNCH AND WEBSITE MAINTENANCE
SkillSteer.com is always there with our clients even after launch. We offer to our clients one month of free support.
Maintaining a website is an ongoing process in terms of updating the content, images and other technical stuffs. Most of the time there is a need of new functionality to be added to a website. SkillSteer is always there for your new and emerging website needs to help you make your business flourish.
SkillSteer has two different plans for the website maintenance;