You are reading this article to understand how we approach and handle web design projects after the client has has agreed to proceed with a new web site design with us.
We have devised an organised and efficient procedure to ensure that web projects are completed within a reasonable amount of time and that the client understand their responsibility in relation to the design process.
In the steps below you can see who is responsible for each step and how much time we budget for each step. For example in step 1 we account for 3 days for the client to give us the page structure but if they do it on the first day, then 2 days are saved in the project.
Same with step 3, if the client has all the content ready from day 1, then 5 days are saved becasue when we request the content from them, they will be able to give it right away without any delay and we can start working on the web site.
Basically we split a web design project into 10 steps and in the exact order as shown below.
|Step 1||Request site map/page structure/logo||Client||3 days||We request a list of the names of the pages they wish to have on their site.
We also ask for a copy of their logo to determine the color scheme of the site.
|Step 2||Wordpress installation and setup
||JUCRA||1 - 2 days||We will set up wordpress on a dev domain and create the page structure listed from step 1|
|Step 3||Request content from client
||Client||5 days||We will send a request to the client to give us the texts for the site.|
|Step 4||Add content to site
||JUCRA||3 - 5 days||We will add the content and research appropriate stock images for the content.|
|Step 5||Request Snag list 1
||Client||2 days||We ask the client to review the site and send us a snag list of anything they need changed.|
|Step 6||Complete snag list 1
||JUCRA||2 days||We will complete the snag list and and ask the client to review.|
|Step 7||Request Final snag list
||Client||2 days||We ask the client to review the site and send us a final snag list of anything they need changed.|
|Step 8||Complete final snag list
||JUCRA||2 days||We will complete the final snag list and and ask the client to review.|
|Step 9||Request for launch
||Client||1 day||We ask the client to sign off on the project|
|Step 10||Launch site
||JUCRA||1 day||We move the site from the dev domain to live domain and make final checks.|