Each new project is unique but in general the web design and development workflow from Samui Infotech follow some basic steps.
The partnership between Samui Infotech and you starts out with discussion about your business, the goals that must be achieved, the challenges that should be overcome.
The main concept, color schemes and any additional requirement are set. It is also defined who is providing what kind of information, like content text, images, prices and price structures (for products in an online shop), branding (if a client has a brand guide, with logo and color settings etc.).
Additional information about the hosting provider, email services etc will be defined.
Also the financial aspect is defined. as Samui Infotech is asking for a 50% deposit in advance – to start with the project. The remain 50% when the website project is done.
Before we start with a website project, we provide an example design – either done just after this first step or before that. So our clients are able to see, how a website could be, and additional changes can get defined better. We allow us to provide links to other resources – instead of doing some pre-work already.
Two-way communication process is the leading factor for each project’s success, that’s why we keep it live from the very beginning – the first phone call, email communication and any other ways to communicate – till the end of the project, when the time comes to celebrate the job well done and enjoy the success achieved.
Prior the beginning of the actual work on the project is the time for a comprehensive research. We gather to determine who are your main competitors and what are their market positions, as well as the possible ways to get ahead of them. We explore untapped niches to increase your revenues, look through the most successful products, similar to yours, on local and global scale.
It all starts with an in deep planning of the website structure – how the information will be allocated – in menus, groups, categories. We decide about the navigation – how the user will reach the desired information most effortlessly. Then we choose the techniques, which will be most suitable for the development process, select the hosting service provider, buy your domain, set up the time frame and roll up our sleeves for the serious work.
Prepare materials such as content text, images, prices – just all what we defined in the first step – we put together. This part of the website project both parties (you as client and Samui Infotech) are involved, and it is important for our clients to be aware about. Samui Infotech is able to organize and do creating content / images, but limited and with our short calculated prices it might be not possible to do all work for the business from our client. If a client is not able to provide us with all the information, we will help – but need to charge more for the website project.
This is where the magic happens. At this stage all the planning and research begin to take shape. Samui Infotech unleash the creative imagination – the design of the homepage is created, as well as the internal pages, image galleries, catalogs, etc. You can be sure that the design will be fully aligned with your requirements and with the latest webdesign trends.
In the stage we include all functions to the website. Extra functionalities are being incorporated, the code is being optimized to maximize the utility of the site. Basic SEO is being conducted.
The website is being tested for compliance with the common internet browser. Tests are run ti check the visualization of the site on different devices – laptops, tablets, smartphones, as well as on different versions of their operating systems. All features of the site are tested, its modules and add-ons, to reassure that everything is working correctly.
After a short training process about working with your site and your final approval, the long anticipated moment arrives – the launch of your new, masterfully crafted website on the Internet. This is the moment to open the bottle of champagne.
The last steps are, to finish up the website project, where remain open tests needs to get done, such as testing if an order for a product is working, inclusive a payment, if there is anything defined in the beginning.
Additional, all online forms needs to get tested too, so we will see, that all the information are reaching the destinations.
A website makes only sense, if there is a meassurement available, such as Google analytics, and that the website is set up at the Webmaster Tools (Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools). On request we add also Yandex Webmaster Tools.