Purchasing a service is much different than a product.
The best websites are purchased as a service -- because they are customized
for a specific business. Creating a web site is a creative process -- which starts
out with many ideas and concludes with the best of those distilled into the site.
The road map of the process below leads to a high success rate for software development -- a service.
The steps in gold indicate points which require both provider and client approval.
This greatly reduces risk for the client.
Our Web Site Development Process
- Organization purpose, style and goals
- Website purpose, size and budget
- Existing marketing materials
- Domain Name, Hosting, eMail plan
- Desired Options
- Site structure
- Work schedule
- Payment schedule
- Total cost
- Make agreed upon modifications.
- Exchange signed contracts.
- Client downpayment may be requested.
- Create wireframe PDF document on-line demo.
- Communicate & implement revisions.
- Client approves final design.
- Agreement on the design initiates development.
- Without agreement, client downpayment, if made, is refunded.
- Gather needed content
- Develop the design
- All changes within the original scope of the project and site design are made without
- Client approval triggers deployment.
- Final payment is due.
- vSC performs technology transfer to the client for:
website, support/maintenance, eMail.
- vSC moves site to domain.
- vSC sets up eMail, if included.
- If vSC hosts, all support is done on our network.
- vSC manages 3rd party hosting relationships, if used.
- CMS allows client to update changeable information.
- vSC provides support as agreed upon.
What's the expected Turn Around Time?
- Larger sites -- 15+ pages -- typically take a month.
- Projects up to 15 pages -- around 2 weeks.
- Get Web Connected, The Guild -- typically within a week.
- Additional factors include: your timeframe, how quickly I receive needed material, and my schedule.