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Our organized method for creating web sites ensures that clients are informed about any decisions they are asked to make.
Creating a Web site involves more than just creating graphics and adding animation. There is a long list of tasks for constructing a high-performance Web site to make it easily navigable, flexible, functional, and adaptable. At JF Designs, we believe in good planning early on in the process. We also believe part of the plan should include ongoing maintenance once the site is completed.
We can assist in helping you to get and register a domain name, optimize your finsihed web pages with search engine-friendly key word selection, and then get your web site listed in the top online search engines, etc.
Our organized method for creating Web sites ensures that clients are informed about any decisions they are asked to make – and helps build a partnership during the Web site construction process. Since each client has different goals and needs, items may be changed to accommodate budget considerations or unforeseen circumstances. The following is a general guideline for our Web development process.
1. Site Definition
The success of any project depends on meticulous planning and organization. Web sites are no different. In order to deliver a proposal that fulfills the client’s needs in a Web presence; JF Designs compiles the information that will define the site – its goals, its scope, and an overview of its elements. While this information is assembled, the client is asked to make some key decisions about the Web project. JF Designs works with the client during this decision making process, ensuring that the client has access to a variety of educational materials. So clients stay informed – there are no surprises. We can assist you in acquiring and registering your domain name, and discuss our custom web hosting solutions for your completed web site.
2. Information Architecture
Before design of the aesthetic elements of the Web site begins, it is crucial to develop a thorough understanding of the site’s information architecture. At the outset, clients often feel they have a strong overview of their content, but discover upon closer inspection that their awareness is not as complete as they had originally thought. To help, JF Designs uses several tools at this stage to provide a detailed view of the site, including the Site Map, the Content Document, and the Table of Contents. Before signing off on this stage, we make sure the client has a comprehensive understanding of the Site Map and that any issues presented in the Site Map Document are resolved.
After all the information-structure issues have been addressed, the graphical design of the Web site can begin. This is an exciting time, as it is the stage when clients can begin to see their visions come to life. But…it’s also a period involving many design decisions that can have serious ramifications. Any and all decisions regarding color, typography, layout, and general “look and feel” must be made by the end of this stage, as even seemingly minor changes to the design elements past this point can be time consuming and expensive. Clients must approach design decisions and deadlines for their Web site the same way they would approach design decisions and deadlines for printed literature: once approved, design decisions are difficult and costly to go back and alter.
Because this is so important, we want to ensure that clients are completely clear on the design of the site. JF Designs creates multiple page comps, culminating in digital page comps. Digital page comps showcase the Web page template exactly as they should appear, though without any clickable navigation features.
At this point, JF Designs begins turning the content that was defined in the Information Architecture and Site Design stages into HTML Web pages. By waiting until detailed site architecture is in place and polished graphic design elements are completed, clients shave off hours of wasted design effort and redundant development time that might otherwise occur. Subsequently, this process should be relatively straightforward, though it can be lengthy if there is a large amount of content.
5. Publishing Promotion
After delivery of the completed and fully tested Web site, the next step is to post the site to the server. Once the site appears live on the World Wide Web, efforts should be focused on acquiring an audience.
6. Tracking, Evaluation, Maintenance
A Web site is an organic creation – it is constantly growing, changing and expanding its functionality. To encourage a loyal audience, it is virtually mandatory to update your content and add new elements on a recurring basis. Make it a point to listen to your audience, analyzing their requests and comments.
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