Do You Need a Website?
For many established businesses, as well as startups, a website is essential.
However, many business owners are somewhat daunted at the prospect of designing and creating a website how to go about selecting a website creation tool or employing a web designer.
Smiling Spiders website design has extensive experience in creating responsive websites and is an expert in all things webs related.
At the start of the project I spend time understanding your business and defining your objectives and goals.
I ask a lot of questions that cover a wide range of topics such as the business case for the project, audience, review of existing system and issues, style and design preferences and your success metrics.
From this research I create the project scope that all stakeholders agree and commit to.
Design of the website
The ideal way to start the design process is by holding a workshop, where all involved get together to brainstorm thoughts, ideas and opinions. This serves as a great springboard for the project and helps set expectations.
I have studied and worked in UX and UI so I understand user interface, interaction and visual design and understand the technologies that power the user experiences I are designing.
I tackle each project using a custom tailored approach and clear communication with all stakeholders to take an idea from a concept to a final, development-ready design.
Drawing on my knowledge of design principles we create design layouts for review and approval. I am aware that design is subjective so constructive feedback and client involvement is essential to achieve great results.
Development of the website
Once the project scope, wireframes, sitemap and visual designs are approved I have everything I need to build the system.
I am expert at bringing everything together and work in-house to combine the interface, content and graphics with the underlying system framework.
When ready for review I set up a staging site on our servers where you, the client, can review, test and provide feedback.
Using WordPress to Develop Websites
WordPress is the tool of cloice for Smiling Spiders.
If you’d like to know more, please read this page: http://smilingspiders.com/wordpress-website-design-and-development/
I provide a bespoke and very detailed training document to our clients. I want my clients to be able to make simple changes themselves.
I sit down and go through the document with you, the users until you’re confident that you can update their blog and update certain sections of the website yourselves.
To find out more about WordPress training, click HERE
Following launch, I stand by my customers and provide support to maintain, update and upgrade the products that I’ve built.
I have a number of maintenance packages that provide various levels of security, support, and updating. Please click HERE for more details.