Our web development process consists of seven steps. Each step is vital to ensure the successful launch of a company website. The list contains useful information that will allow you to better understand the costs involved to develop a website.
Server Setup & Domain Registration
The first step involves creating a new account on the web hosting server. After this we need to register a domain. Domain registration takes 24 hours before one is able to upload files to the server. It might happen that your domain name is already taken. If this is the case we will recommend a different domain name. Our web hosting clients will never have to pay domain renewal fees.
Corporate Identity / Company Logo
The website needs to reflect your brand. It's vital that we receive your corporate identity because without it we can't continue the design process. If you need a logo designed visit our graphic design page for more information. Your corporate identity will determine the "look & feel" and the correct website color usage.
Website Content - Text & Images
Text: This is the information that you wish to publish on the web pages for your visitors to read. A company profile which consists of 10 pages is usually sufficient.
Images: We will require digital pictures of your products/services. If you are really serious about your products you might want to get a professional photographer. Quality never goes out of style!
Note: Content needs to be supplied in a digital format (flash drive or CD)
Two concept designs will be offered to the client. The designs will be filled with content (text and images) and the company logo. Layout and color usage can be changed to suit the client's needs. The two designs will be forwarded to the client in a JPG format. The development process will start once approval has been given by the client.
Our programmers and graphic designers come together and brainstorm. They discuss all the project objectives. Our programmers start by uploading the necessary software to the server. Special 3rd party software is also integrated at this stage. The graphic designers will design the template layout and perform various image optimization techniques.
When ready, the template will be uploaded onto the server. At this stage the client may view their website online (day seven). After another seven days all content will be uploaded and integrated into the website. Within fourteen days the company website will be ready for final testing.
Our programmers will perform a variety of techniques to ensure that the website is indexed by the major search engines. These include: page optimization, image optimization, basic SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tasks, which include search engine submission, page rankings and develop SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URLs.
What does all this mean? Basically we ensure your website is user-friendly, made of utmost quality, is fast loading and lastly that your website will be indexed by search engines. This will help to generate more traffic to your website.
Only when the client is satisfied with the final design will we make the website live on the internet. All requested changes will be made as soon as possible to ensure that all deadlines are met. This should be the first part of any company's online strategy. From here on the client may use the following services: