Our bulletproof development process.
With a decade of websites behind us, we’ve developed a solid process to walk you seamlessly through the various stages of development, taking your website out of your head and onto laptops, tablets and phone screens across the world.
It’s a reliable, repeatable process drawing on our years of learned best-practice and experience, allowing us to focus on the specific needs of your author business while respecting your time with a collaborative approach which maximises your input while minimising disruption to you.
The process outlined here is illustrative of typical Pro or Strategic website projects. A condensed process exists for Express and Microsite projects.
The project kicks off with our discovery worksheets. These give you an opportunity to tell us exactly what your website should do, and tell us all about your preferences. We’ll identify what content you’ll require, and set out a timetable for delivery. You’ll begin to receive our series of educational guides, helping you get ready to hit the ground running when your website is good to go.
Once we’re happy that we understand your needs from the discovery phase, we’ll begin our own deep dive into the project, researching your needs and identifying best solutions. We’ll pull together a plan, suggest key assets, and present it all to you for discussion and approval.
With an agreed plan for your site, the fun can begin. We’ll get to work on your design and you’ll have an opportunity to see a mockup of your homepage and an internal page of your website. We’ll tweak those mockups until you’re happy that your design is ready to be built.
This is the point at which all of the pieces begin to come together. We’ll apply your design to the entire site and load all of the agreed content onto our staging server. We’ll build in all of the features that come as standard for your chosen build package, and we’ll test it before inviting you to review and revise as required.
With your final tweaks applied, we’ll move your website from our staging server onto your actual domain before setting up domain-based services and running final tests. When we’re all happy that the site is good to go, we’ll take down the holding page and unleash it on the world.
It’s the end of the process, but the beginning of your time with your new author website, so we’re not finished with you yet. We’ll provide you with comprehensive handover notes, a thirty day reasonable tweaks guarantee, you’ll complete your series of educational guides, and of course you’ll have access to our support.