You’ll often hear the terms “Website Designer” and “Website Developer” used interchangeably. What’s the difference?
Web designers are the architects of the web. Developers are the technical builders. Together they take your website from an idea and turn it into a reality. SOLID uses a step-by-step website design & development process built upon a wide range of best practices (and years of mistakes). Our process includes you, the client, in every step of the project to keep you informed and your project on track.
Designing Around Your Business.
We will design your website just as soon as we understand your business.
We want to design and develop a website that accurately reflects your business and meets your marketing goals. To do this, the website design team at SOLID will have to get to know you pretty well. Our first step in the website design & development process will be a thorough strategy and consulting meeting. Then our website design team will build a strategy to meet your objectives. The audience is identified. A content strategy is developed. A data flow is sketched out. Software is selected. Finally, we figure out how long your project should take, and what it will cost. The details are documented, and the plan comes together.
Developing Your Vision
A wireframe sketch describes the architecture of your site. Style tiles capture the look and feel.
Your SOLID website developer will extract your preferences and draw up the blueprints of your website in a wireframe. A wireframe sketch describes the architecture of the site. It also serves as a guide to what your future users will experience. Your website wireframe is black and white, lines and boxes. It’s all map and functionality, with no aesthetics. Decisions for colors, shapes, fonts, look and feel are made with style tiles – virtual “paint chips” and “fabric swatches”. Finally, the perfect design is plugged into the SOLID process!
What's the Plan?
The design plan is broken down into objectives, tasks and milestones.
The plan sketched out in your SOLID strategy & consulting meeting is broken down into a series of objectives, tasks and milestones. These measurables are plugged into our project management software. We use these tools to determine who will be resonsible for what, and by when. They are also used to share and organize files, track deadlines, and give the client and Team members the ability to check-in, and make sure the project stays on track.
Re-Envisioning your website? Contact us today, and let’s talk about creating the site you’ve always wanted.
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