The Way Integrity Web Design Plans Your Print & Multimedia or Web Design
At Integrity Web Design, we do the designs for print & multimedia or websites, by gathering of information, doing presentation planning, designing, development, testing and delivery, to the maintenance of websites that are now on the world wide web, although, some have been taken down due to the clients request.
Gathering Information Phase
There must be a purpose for what the client wants. The client needs to have goals in mind, and these goals must be attainable. You must have collaboration with the client in obtaining what type of media they would like to proceed with, whether it is, printed material, website, radio, television, or some other form of media. The client must have a target audience; just who or what is the client interested in capturing their attention.
The Planning Phase
You must use the information gathered from phase one. It is time to put together a plan. This is the point where a sitemap is developed, or the print design is made. The sitemap is a list of all main topic areas of the website, as well as sub-topics, if applicable. Or, if you are printing documents, you want to make a sitemap to do the same as a website. This serves as a guide as to what content will be on the website or document, and is essential to developing a consistent, easy to understand navigational system. The end-user of the website or document reader, the customer, must be kept in mind when designing any form of media. These are, after all, the people who will be learning about the clients’ service or buying the clients product. On the web a good user interface creates an easy to navigate website, and is the basis for this.
During the planning phase, Integrity Web Design will also help the client decide what technologies should be implemented. Elements such as interactive forms, e-commerce, flash, jQuery, etc. are discussed when planning for the website.
The Design Phase
The design phase contains drawing from the information gathered up to this point; it’s time to determine the look and feel of the clients printed material or website. The target audience is one of the key factors taken into consideration. A website aimed at non-profit organizations, for example, will look much different than one meant for a shipping industries. As part of the design phase, it is also important to incorporate elements such as the company logo or colors to help strengthen the identity of the clients company on the website. Integrity Web Design will create one or more prototype designs for the client’s printed material or website. This is typically a .jpg image of what the final design will look like. Often times we will send an e-mail to the client with the mock-ups for the printed material or the website, I take it a step further by giving the client access to a secure area of their website meant for viewing work in progress. The most important reason for this is that it gives the client opportunity to express their likes and dislikes of the website design.
The Development Phase
In the development phase, communication between both Integrity Web Design and the client is crucial to ensure that the final printed material or website will match the client’s needs and taste. This phase is the developmental stage, the point where the printed material or website itself is created. At this time, Integrity Web Design will take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them in the printed material or website to create the actual, website or banner, brochure, business card, or any other printed thing the client wants. With the websites this is typically done by first developing the home page, followed by a “shell” for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site, as it contains the main navigational structure for the website. This entire time, Integrity Web Design continues to make the clients in-progress website available for the clients viewing. This is done so the client can suggest any additional changes or corrections they would like to have done. On the technical front, a successful website requires an understanding of front-end web development. This involves writing valid XHTML / CSS code that complies with current web standards, maximizing functionality, as well as accessibility for as large an audience as possible.
Testing & Delivery Phase
The testing and delivery phase will attend to the final details and test your website. Integrity Web Design 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 website is optimized to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions. Once the website has final approval by the client, it is time to deliver the website. Integrity Web Design offer domain name registration and web hosting services as well. Once these accounts have been setup, and the clients’ website uploaded to the server, the website should be put through one last run-through. This is just precautionary, to confirm that all files have been uploaded correctly, and that the website continues to be fully functional.
The final phase of maintenance and ensuring the website will not be compromised. Integrity Web Design also maintains content management systems and gives the best search engine optimization (SEO) in the situations for the client. Through effective communication with the client and self developed advertising both web based and print media based, Integrity Web Design has developed a loyal base of clients. We also operate and publish various forms of print media for business advertisement.
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