It will be an honor for us to build a smart, functional website which continuously attract new visitors, keep old friends coming back for more and turn interest into business by using flawless design and convincing page navigation. In short, it will do the job you need done, brilliantly. Communication is key, below we briefly introduce the way we cr-eate "How we do it" and the "Web Design Process."
1. Assess Questionnaire
Please fill in and submit the following questionnaire, this will help us with the design process. Once we receive your completed questionnaire, we parse it thoroughly and take in all the details. Getting in tune with your goals gets us on the same page with what you want to accomplish.
2. Present Estimate
We will send you a detailed estimate which covers every aspect of what we will be doing throughout the project. It includes the project details, quote,
time frame, payment, etc.
Once the estimate is approved we will send you our design services agreement with the initial invoice. Although the proposal has been approved, the project only starts once we have received the first payment. After the deposit has cleared, the project can begin.
The first step of our Web Design process involves assessment of the project goals. In order to accomplish the goals, we need to have a clear direction. In this initial stage, we spend some focused time planning out how we will solve the design problems set before us. We spend as much time planning as is necessary before continuing on to the Wireframe or Initial Design.
Wireframing allows us to get the ideas in our heads out on paper in a tangible way. We focus on hierarchy and structure rather than aesthetics during this stage. Constructing the layout on paper gives us the flexibility to make changes quickly and the ability to focus on the prominence of each individual element.
3. Initial Design
Working from the wireframes, we dive into Photoshop and start designing exactly what will ultimately be seen on the website. The initial design will serve as a basis for all of the other page designs. For this reason, the initial design can potentially account for up to half of time we spend on the entire Web Design process. It's by far the most important and requires a lot of attention.
4. CR-eate Touch
To some, the Initial Design might be complete at this point. Not for us. Here is where we like to add a little extra. Something we like to call the "CR-eate Touch." It is essentially the finer details — the extra finesse, if you will — that make the design stand out from the crowd and make you say, "Wow!" This lets you know you made the right decision in choosing CR-eate.
5. Initial Design Approval
The first design we provide will be the Home page design. This design will be indicative of the direction and style with which the rest of the website will follow suit. You will have the opportunity to share any feedback or change requests that you have. We want to make sure this first page is headed in the right direction before we continue with the rest of the page designs.
6. Revise (if necessary)
If needed, we do allow revisions to be made on the Initial Design. It's important to start off on the right track. We would encourage you to approach this stage from the perspective of reaching your clients in the most effective way rather than requesting changes that are related to personal tastes.
7. Revision Approval
If there were any revision requests for the Initial Design, we will process the changes and send you an updated version for you to approve. Finalizing the Initial Page design is crucial as many of its the elements will be reused throughout the other pages. Once the Initial Design revisions have been approved, we will continue on with the rest of the page designs.
8. Design All Pages
With a good design direction in place, any and all of the remaining website pages and their individual elements will be designed. The design of the entire website will be closely tied together resulting in a consistent, uniform interface. This congruency makes for a very solid look-and-feel that will leave a lasting impression of the brand.
9. Final Approval
Now we present you with all of the pages that have unique designs for approval. This is the last opportunity to make any change requests on the design. Once the pages have been approved, we can continue with the development phase. Everything needs to be approved at this stage as we do not make any major design-related changes after the development has begun.