Our Web Design Process

What will working with Connective Web Design be like? First, you’ll be assigned a project manager who will be your main point of interaction. It is the project manager’s duty to translate what you want into a concise set of directives for the designer. The designer then works their magic to create a website that you’ll love. Sounds simple, right? It’s a little bit more complicated than that. What seems like a straight forward transfer of the workload and responsibility from one person to the next is actually an involved process in which the project manager and designer work together continuously to deliver a stunning website.

To elaborate, our web design process is broken down into six distinct phases of work, each which take about a week each. During each phase, both the project manager and designer will have their own set of responsibilities. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of the distinct responsibilities for the project manager and designer.

Project Manager

Responsibilies include: Project management, IA, content, SEO & testing.

KICK OFF MEETINGS & START IA

The first step of creating a successful website is to get to know you and your business. Understanding your objectives and target audience are vital for us to craft a site that will help you reach your goals.

Developer

Responsibilies include: Design, UI, CSS, implementation, testing & launch.

INITIAL DESIGN PREP & RESEARCH

After being supplied notes from the initial kickoff meeting from the project manager, the designer will begin researching the field the business specializes in. Your website will need to stand out from the competition but not alienate the users.

SEO KEYWORD RESEARCH & SITEMAP

Using the information from our initial kickoff meeting, we’ll research what sort of keywords would be best to guide users to your site. We’ll also begin the process of creating a sitemap, an easy to read chart of all the pages of your site.

DESIGN & MOCKUPS

Here, the designer takes their research and begins to mockup some designs. Stock image samples and dummy text will reign on the design. Designs won’t be created as full websites, but rather in Photoshop so that elements can be easily changed.

WORDPRESS INSTALL & BLOCK DESIGN

Once the sitemap is complete, WordPress is installed and we can begin work on the block design. Think of it as a bare bones blueprint of your future website, showing you where vital elements like the navigation, call to actions, content and more will sit on the site.

REVIEW AND REFINE

After some discussion with the project manger, a design is selected and further refined. The final design is then submitted to you, the client. You’ll provide your own input and we’ll work together till we’re both happy with the site.

CONTENT CREATION & ADDITIONS

Now that the website is properly organized, we can begin work on the content of your site. Websites need more than just text too. We’ll work with you to create enticing calls to action, captivating slideshows, and selecting appropriate images.

DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION

Now that a design has been selected and finalized, the actual building of the site begins. Starting with a bare WordPress install, we tweak and modify the theme till it matches the design. After the framework is complete, the process of adding content begins.

TESTING AND ACCOUNT CREATIONS

After the developer is complete with the site, we make sure to double check the work. Are there any editing errors? Does this site display properly in all browsers? After that, we’ll set up an account in WordPress for you.

DESIGN FLOURISHES & FEATURES

Adding content to the site is more than just copying and pasting text in. Attention grabbing calls to action need to be created, headers need to be properly formatted, and image galleries may need to be created.

GO LIVE AND TRAINING

When we’re done testing, we send the site over to you to do a final check through. If everything passes inspection, we’ll make the site live and then schedule a training session where we’ll teach you how to administrate the website on your own!

GO LIVE AND TESTING

After the site is finished, the testing begins. Our sites need to display properly across all browsers and also be responsive to display as nicely as possible in our mobile world. When the go ahead is given, the new site is pushed live.