At Netdukes, we have assembled a talented team of digital strategists, designers, developers, marketers, communications specialists, project managers and business developers to work in a collaborative manner on our client projects. We build on each other's expertise, working together in teams to generate great outcomes for projects. What makes our company great? That’s simple. It’s the people and the culture. The team members at Blue Fountain Media are some of the most creative, interesting and dedicated people you'll ever meet, exactly the kind of people you'd love to work with.
PlanningThis first step is actually the most important one, as it involves a solid understanding of your company 's needs. It involves a good understanding of what a your business goals and dreams are, and how the web can be utilized to help achieve those goals. If you have not already done so, you will want to take some time to think about what you wish to accomplish with your new website. Determine if you will need any special functionality or interactivity with your visitors; consider the type of design style which appeals to you. We may have questions for you to help clarify certain issues and we will express those before quoting on your project. Once we have come to an agreement on project details, timeline and price, we will prepare a website development contract for you to review, sign and send back with your deposit.
DesignBased on the information gathered up to this point, it’s time to determine the look and feel of your site. The client’s concept is given the necessary shape during this stage. Target audience is one of the key factors taken into consideration. A site aimed at teenagers, for example, will look much different than one meant for a financial institution. At this stage we will create a prototype design for your web site, based on your requirements and needs. This is typically a .jpg image of what the final design will look like. In this phase, communication between both you and and us as a developer is really important to ensure that the final web site will be tailored to your needs and taste. We need approval for the design from you as a client at this point before moving on to anything else.
DevelopNow the developers get into the act. We start this step with researching plugins that we might need to employ or decide on what platform best suits the project (i.e. custom development, WordPress, etc.). With client approved design we begin web development, coding and implementation of backend technology. Your database is then integrated with the web site. Advanced multimedia and interactive production are finalized, and your content is added to your site. At this point, you have beta site access. And yes, feedback is encouraged. This process is augmented with a number of additional steps depending on the scope of the project – (SEO analysis, content strategy and user experience planning).Developers also test the functionality and ensure that they haven't missed any feature.
TestingAt this point we'll attend to the final details and test your web site. We will test things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts, as well last testing for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between different web browsers), ensuring that your web site is optimized to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions. Once you give us your final approval, it is time to deliver the site. We´ll deliver your site to your server which must meet our requirements. You can also choose our web hosting services as well if you don´t have your own server already. Once these accounts have been setup, and your web site uploaded to the server, the site should be put through one last run-through. Congratulations! This marks the official launch of your site.
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