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The Beardo Web Build Process
step 1 - discovery & planning
Our first step in initiating a potential project with you will be to thoroughly understand your business, your expectations, your customers and their expectations and behaviors. Then, most importantly, how your website factors into all of that. You begin this process now with our new project survey.
step 2 - contract
It’s at this point that we provide you with a comprehensive scope of work that clearly defines the purpose of your site (i.e. drive phone calls, quote requests, online sales, etc.), the specific functionality we intend to implement, a roadmap of the project and a firm price.
step 3 - homepage wireframe
The wireframe is a simple sketch outlining the general layout of the homepage. We’ll schedule a phone call to walk you through our proposed wireframe and answer any questions or address any changes needed. The wireframe is completed within the first week of your Project Cycle, once the scope of work has been accepted.
step 4 - design
Using our discovery and the wireframe as a general guide, we design a homepage mockup for your initial review. Once the general styling of the homepage is approved, we build out all of your remaining page templates. Typically this phase takes one to three weeks but can take more depending on the project requirements and the time it takes your team to provide responses.
step 5 - design approval
Once you are completely satisfied with your page mockups, we ask for an official approval of the general layout, spacing, styling, colors, and videos/photography. Imagery and text can be changed beyond this point, but it’s important to keep the word counts consistent in most areas to prevent design tweaks.
step 6 - development
Our developers take the static mockups that were approved in the design phase and bring them to life according to the specs outlined in the scope of work. They create a fully-responsive, finely-tuned and optimized version of each of your page templates. We also customize your website’s backend to make managing your content simple.
step 7 - testing & tweaking
We’ll test the website in a variety of browsers, including the two most recent versions of Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. We’ll also test the responsive design on iPhone and Android devices. We’ll test the functionality of the site to ensure there are no errors or broken links and then hand it over to you for your review on our dev server. After all the issues you find have been addressed and we have final approval on the entire project, we’re ready to party.
step 8 - hosting
Every website needs a happy home, where the porch light’s always on, and visitors are always welcome. We can hook you up with hosting and maintenance, or if you prefer a specific hosting provider, we can work with them. Wherever you want to host, we’ll make it happen. We just ask you choose a Linux based host that supports Cpanel.
step 9 - launch
This is where we coordinate together to schedule a launch date and time. We will deploy your website and run an additional QA round just to make sure everything is functioning on your server.
step 10 - security & maintenance
Moving forward, your site will need periodic maintenance and you may want some security measures taken. You can handle this yourself, find a third-party, we offer care packages that cover all of these needs… After all, who better to watch over your site than the people that created it?