Reaching You / Reaching Us
The first step in the process is the client contact. You may find us in the Yellow Pages. You may search for a web development firm online and find our website. You may be first contacted by us when we see an opportunity to apply our skills to your situation. Or you may hear of us through word-of-mouth.
Our employees are all highly trained, educated, and
experienced individuals, with a long history in the web development
industry. Our accumulated knowledge of what works, and what doesn't,
can be the first step in helping your organization plan the web
project. Our staff and our own website will help educate and advise you on how we can help you. It may be helpful for you to look at
past projects of ours, or learn how we helped organizations similar to yours. A free consultation with you will help you to know us
better and allow us to gather the top-level requirements for your project. This helps us to better estimate the cost and time-to-delivery
of the project.
You'll find our rates are very competitive, and our work is on par with the best development firms in the United States. After signing a new client, we initiate a Requirements Gathering meeting where we'll fine tune the specifications of your website, and you'll communicate to us requirements of such areas as aesthetics, domain names, timelines, and content. You'll meet our Project Manager, who will be responsible for ensuring your website meets (and exceeds!) your expectations. He'll act as your liaison and ties together all aspects of the project for its duration. We'll work with you, not at you, in designing a world-class website that meets your business or organization's challenges. We'll work together in planning your database design (the stuff that makes websites "smart").
As the project progresses, we'll keep you continually informed and involved in the process. We'll need your approval at
several points to ensure our deliverables meet your requirements and that we may proceed to subsequent phases. The art direction, multimedia, database design, image assets, software development, and content layout will all come together as the project nears completion.
Many of our clients at the close of a web development project, while excited at the pending launch of their new site, are a bit downcast at the end of the process. We make the process as easy and enjoyable as we can. Our easy-to-use content management tools will allow you to rapidly and flexibly add and modify dynamic areas of your website's content (which is crucial for many websites). The project manager ensure our quality assurance team rigorously tests the new website prior to launch. If any "bugs" are found, they are tracked and corrected. Usability testing by our staff and yours may dictate minor changes. When all is to your satisfaction, the curtain is unveiled, and your new website "goes live" and is visible to the public, your partners, or your staff. Voila!