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8-STEP WEB DESIGN PROCESS

Web Design Without The Headaches

Our 7-Step Web Design Process makes building your website as smooth as aged whiskey. We took the fluff out of traditional web design processes and made it as efficient as possible

 

Our process doesn't waste precious time and money on unnecessary "mockups". We can tackle design head on with our live development server, because we get all the info and sign offs we need... up front. This allows us to build websites in half the time. 

 

The whole process is organized in a project management system that you have access to see real progress, with task lists and milestones. Each step of our uber-efficient process is approved by you, the client. No wasted time on what you don't like! See our efficient, time and money saving process below.*


*All timelines are estimates, actual design time is determined by client responsiveness for approvals. Unresponsive clients, will have their timelines pushed out. 

THE 8-STEP WEBSITE DESIGN PROCESS

  • STEP 1

    Research & Discovery

  • STEP 2

    Mood Board

  • STEP 3

    Site Structure

  • STEP 4

    Assets

  • STEP 5

    Design & Development

  • STEP 6

    Testing

  • STEP 7

    Connect & Launch

  • STEP 1

    Research & Discovery

  • STEP 2

    Mood Board

  • STEP 3

    Site Structure

  • STEP 4

    Assets

  • STEP 5

    Design & Development

  • STEP 6

    Testing

  • STEP 7

    Connect & Launch

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STEP 1 | RESEARCH & DISCOVERY

We gather all the information we need to build your site, up front. This reduces the back and forth that can make the process painstakingly difficult. We learn about your company's mission, values and goals as well as find out about your audience and competition. We look at your sales cycle and marketing strategies. We ask questions concerning the design of your site, color scheme, ideas, fonts and SEO-related keywords you would like to optimize the site for.

STEP 2 | MOOD BOARD

Our online mood boards are focused on a specific set of elements to help communicate how the website’s content and overall user interface would be impacted. Our mood boards experiment with these primary site characteristics: Goals, Logo, Guiding Word, Color Palette, Typography, Design Anatomy, Patterns and Photos for Inspiration.

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STEP 3 | SITE STRUCTURE

A website’s structure refers to how the website is set up, i.e. how the individual subpages are linked to one another. It is particularly important that the hierarchy of your site is balanced and makes sense to the end user. We preplan the entire site before we touch the design. 

STEP 4 | ASSETS

Now that we have the site structure and mood of your site set, it is time to gather the content. We set you up on a cloud folder in which you provide copy, photography and videography* for each page of the site. This includes value propositions, about us text, testimonials, service or product copy, etc. 

We guide you through the process so it is as plug and play as possible. Explaining the importance of each designed area on your site. We even help you out by pre-populating some of the information from your R&D form. 
*Copywriting, photography and videography can be provided as an add on. 

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STEP 5 | DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

We are now ready to start live design and development of the site. This happens on our live development server, in which you will be able to see progress at a specific URL (ie. dev.alakartsites.com) as it is being made. This step is the bulk of the project and will take several weeks.

STEP 6 | TESTING

We test all of the links and forms to ensure they are working properly. We view the site on an iPhone, Android phone and tablet, so you can be rest assured, your site looks good on all devices. 

 

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STEP 7 | CONNECT & LAUNCH

The final step is redirecting your domain name to the new server, your site will now be live. Once on the live domain, we connect the site to Google Analytics and Google Search Console. 
*Performed only on sites that have purchased a hosting and maintenance plan.

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FIND OUT HOW FAST WE CAN BUILD YOUR SITE

We build a limited number of sites each month to keep quality high. Get a site build estimate from one of our marketing advisors and schedule your new website today.

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