What can we do for you? The first component of your successful website project begins with website consultation. We begin this the moment you contact Brainstorm as our implementation consultants listen to what you want and analyze any constraints or limitations that you have. During that time, we get to know you and your business and try to answer some basic questions:
- What are the marketing considerations behind this project?
- Who is your audience?
- What are you trying to convey or share with them?
- Who are your competitors and what are others in your industry doing?
Once we have a good understanding of the different factors influencing your project we make recommendations based upon combined experience and best practice guidelines. We might even recommend another firm if we aren’t a perfect fit for your need.
The take away from this process is what we will use in the Design component of your web site project.
The second phase is the Design phase. This is where we take the information gleaned from conversations with you and research of your industry and competition and start designing the actual page layout and functionality and appearance that will become the final product. Designing how your site looks is just one piece of the puzzle. We also need to create the web architecture behind your site so that it will be easy to navigate and bring a real value to you by way of happy customers who want to buy tons of what you are selling.
This process can be an evolutionary one where revisions are made until the point that you are happy with the appearance. Once the design is settled, we move to the Development phase.
The third phase of your project is where it all starts to come together. Now that the design is completed and approved, our development team is ready to build your website for you.
During this period, we will be working on the following items.
- Create and code the actual pages from your design artwork
- Populate all of the content and graphics for the pages
- Create any needed database functionality
- Multimedia creation and design will happen here as well.
We will also give you access to your site on a temporary server that is not available to the public so that you can watch it all come together in real time. After we are sure that everything is finished and working properly, we can begin the final Deployment process.
Last but not least is the deployment phase. This is when you get to “flip the switch” on your site and make it live for the world to see. Prior to deployment, your site is looked over again by your account representative and checked for usability and functionality. Then we are set.
Your site is moved to the production server and we continue to monitor it as your initially go live. Any remaining issues or changes are corrected and then you can sit back and enjoy your new website project.
We are never further away than a phone call or e-mail and ready when you are. Would you like to get started today?