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Website Design Cornwall

  • Access to your website while it is being built

  • Real-time input & feedback on your site

  • Regular updates on progress

  • Only published once you sign-off the site

Designing a good, responsive website takes a lot of time, thought and effort. All too often web designers jump straight into building the site with little or no consideration of the purpose of the site, the business objectives or the user experience.

 

Here at Highstone Consultants, we use a structured and robust design process that aims to ensure that you, the customer, get the website that you envisaged. A website that delivers the business goals and objectives that you set.

 

I always aim to get to know you and your business so that the website reflects your personality and your business values.

 

I provide you with full access to the website, right from the start of the design process, so that you can see the website develop over time and provide me with any feedback or changes that you may want as the website grows and develops.

Website Design Process

 
Website Design Discovery

Discovery

One of the most important aspects of web development is to fully understand the purpose of the website;

  • Is it to provide information?

  • Promote a service?

  • Sell products?

  • Raise brand awareness?

  • Something else?

 

It is vitally important to define the purpose of the website at the very beginning because everything else flows from there. Generally, this equates to a clearly defined business objective and a set of achievable goals.

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Next, is to understand your target audience or 'ideal' customer. Considerations such as sex, age, location, interests will help determine the look and feel of the website and help prioritise which social media platforms will be the most important to your business.

 

Understanding your target audience will also go a long way to determining the actual content of your website.

 

So, the Discovery stage is all about understanding and defining the goals and objectives of the website. Pulling together all the relevant information that will be needed such as;

 

  • Business Goals and Objectives

  • Who are your intended customers

  • Business Details

  • Name, address, contact details

  • Social Media pages

  • Opening Hours

  • Geographic Coverage

  • etc etc etc

 

In essence, this stage is about working out the high-level objectives of the project as well as collating all the nitty gritty information that will be needed for the site.

Know your goals and objectives

 
 
Website Design Definition

Definition

This step is about Defining the scope of the website development project and will include;

  • Timeframe

  • Features of the site

  • Deliverables

  • Responsibilities

  • Success Criteria

  • Tasks & Activities

 

All of this develops into a Project Plan that outlines the key deliverables and the associated timeframe. For simple websites the plan will be straightforward; for more complex sites the plan will be a lot more detailed.

Having a robust plan significantly reduces any risks associated with the project.

For any web development project, large or small, the following five elements are important to ensure success:

 

  1. Specific. The website project definition should be stated in ways that are explicit and unambiguous; terms that clearly state requirements and establish shared expectations.

  2. Measurable. The website project definition should be stated in terms that can be clearly measured so that results can be easily tracked and agreed.

  3. Achievable. The website project definition should be relevant and realistic and fully aligned with the business needs, goals and objectives.

  4. Relevant. The website project definition should be flexible and adaptable enough to ensure it remains relevant; allowing for alterations to the plan to ensure that the agreed goals and objectives are achieved.

  5. Timebound. The website project definition should be specific about deadlines for various tasks and deliverables. It must include a final completion date.

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Understand what you will get & when

Website Design

Design

At this stage we start to structure how the website will look and feel. Creating the basic layout of the various pages; sketching out how the pages relate to each other; the menu; headers and footers; fonts and colour scheme. In effect, this is a rough draft of the website.

 

Full access to the site is provided at this point so that you can see, on a daily basis how the site is developing and monitor progress. You can provide feedback on the site generally or discuss specific elements.

 

Generally speaking, this tends to be the phase when there is a continuous interaction between the designer and the customer. And it is critically important to get this stage right as this is the blueprint for the final site.

 

 

Watch and provide input as the site develops

 
Website Design Development

Development

This is when the actual website is built

 

 
Website Design Launch

Deployment

One of the most important aspects of web development is to fully understand the purpose of the website;

  • Is it to provide information?

  • Promote a service?

  • Sell products?

  • Raise brand awareness?

  • Something else?

 

It is vitally important to define the purpose of the website at the very beginning because everything else flows from there. Generally, this equates to a clearly defined business objective and a set of achievable goals.

 

Next, is to understand your target audience or 'ideal' customer. Considerations such as sex, age, location, interests will help determine the look and feel of the website and help prioritise which social media platforms will be the most important to your business.

 

Understanding your target audience will also go a long way to determining the actual content of your website

 

So, the Information Gathering stage is about understanding and defining the goals and objectives of the website. Pulling together all the relevant information that will be needed such as;

 

  • Business Goals and Objectives

  • Who are your intended customers

  • Business Details

  • Name, addr

 

 
Website Design Maintenance

Delight

 

One of the most important aspects of web development is to fully understand the purpose of the website;

  • Is it to provide information?

  • Promote a service?

  • Sell products?

  • Raise brand awareness?

  • Something else?

 

It is vitally important to define the purpose of the website at the very beginning because everything else flows from there. Generally, this equates to a clearly defined business objective and a set of achievable goals.

 

Next, is to understand your target audience or 'ideal' customer. Considerations such as sex, age, location, interests will help determine the look and feel of the website and help prioritise which social media platforms will be the most important to your business.

 

Understanding your target audience will also go a long way to determining the actual content of your website

 

So, the Information Gathering stage is about understanding and defining the goals and objectives of the website. Pulling together all the relevant information that will be needed such as;

 

  • Business Goals and Objectives

  • Who are your intended customers

  • Business Details

  • Name, address, contact details