Our Web Design Process
We design engaging websites for startup and small businesses that meet your specifications however simple or complex.
identify, gather, analyse
Exceptional websites start by understanding your requirements. We start with asking you to complete a design brief. This is followed by as a 15-30 minute phone call to get to know you, your project and to see how we can work together. We’ll ask you questions to identify your image, goals, budget, target markets, content requirements, reference sites, materials and desired outcomes. We will gather all this information and conduct our own analysis. From there we'll schedule a formal exploration meeting where we'll go over everything in great detail. We'll scope out your project, discuss design direction, and clarify your goals. After that meeting we'll provide a detailed proposal and project timeline, and hopefully get started shortly thereafter. We will cover everything you know and want at this point.
"Success starts with a great strategy, smooth communication and proper project management." - Buzz Monkey Media
plan, define, map out
Once we’ve learned and analysed what you need, it’s time to start planning how we are going to make it happen. We’ll map out your sites architecture, define sections and pages including their flow and relationship to each other. We’ll create a report which sets out in detail the things your website must do, and how it will do them. At our next meeting we will go over this report to clarify top-level objectives, review our plans and dig into the finer details. A meeting agenda Prior to this meeting ensures a highly productive outcome. You will leave the meeting with a clearly defined plan of content which you will need to provide. We will also establish some initial milestones and a proposed launch date. Now its time to collect all our assets and content together for the next stage.
Planning is a crucial! - Buzz Monkey Media
collect, create, organise
Creating, organizing, and collecting your website’s assets is the next part of the process. Your assets consist of text, photos, videos, graphics, testimonials, charts, and graphs; anything that represents your brand and that you want to present to the world on your website that delivers the information and experience you want your audience to have. If you require assistance with, content strategy, copy writing, asset organization, and us to to help guide you in your creation, collection and organization of content please ask us to quote for this option. as we move along into content input.
"One of the most exciting stages is content input." - Buzz Monkey Media
design, sketch, mock-up
We’ll get our creative ideas flowing which results in us mocking-up your site which will give you a glimpse at the look and feel of your website. We take your assets, sketches, and answers to our design questionnaire and get creative! Choices about layout, type size and colour palettes are tested within a number of ideas—we’ll identify what works best in order to communicate your website’s goals. We’ll review the mock ups with you and refine/revise accordingly until we have approval. Your feedback will help guide the process.
"The design phase is totally exciting: Prepare to be amazed!" - Buzz Monkey Media
develop, program, build
After the mock up design is approved and signed off, we move into programming and fine tuning your website and implementing all of your website’s functionality (blog, photo gallery, shopping cart, forms etc.) *Private* links during the programming stage will allow you to monitor the progress at certain key stages and watch as it all comes together. We’ll rigorously test its functionality and iron out any bugs.
"5,4,3,2,1 Time for LIFT-OFF!" - Buzz Monkey Media
review, perfect, launch
Once everyone is satisfied we’ll put your website into a launch-ready state. We’ll work with you to ensure you are comfortable when it comes to using and uploading new content to your new website. When you’re ready, it’s time to release it to the public.
LIFT OFF! Just like it sounds, your website is launched into orbit and is “live” for all the world to experience and enjoy." - Buzz Monkey Media