Research before design

Research before design

We make things work… don’t you worry about the mechanics,

concentrate on your idea

How We Start

Before we can build you a great website, we must understand your needs and those of your users.

We want to listen to you talk about your business, your goals, your vision and your customers. Then we ask you lots and lots of questions and, hopefully, get to answer some as well.

We seek to gain as much insight as we can into the real objectives an organisation has for its site and understand what different target audiences will want. This way, we identify what your site needs to do and how we can make that happen.

Only when we’re all happy that what you really want is what you really need do we start putting pen to paper. Or pointer to pixel.

Questions for you

How We Proceed

This involves assessing the time-frames involved, the needs of the target audience and who currently satisfies that audience and how.

Once we start to develop we begin to consider the look and feel of the site and what is appropriate to the end-users and your corporate branding. We often snap-shot other sites as we go along to inform our ideas.

At this point we normally generate a basic framework for how the website will be structured with the main functional areas and navigation being slotted into place and we also consider what tools we will need to use.

We would agree the basic framework with the client before proceeding with any of the website’s graphic design elements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to start a project with us?

First of all, we would like to know more about your business, service or organization. The fastest way to get the ball rolling is by filling in our form for a Free Web Design Quotation.

Working Together

Whilst you might think designing is only about being creative this is not the case.

The best website designs come from collaboration: discussions, feedback, exchange of ideas, questions and answers. In short: working together. With you. Reviewing, critiquing, discussing, and asking questions are all crucial to producing a web design that best represents your business.

So, please dedicate time, preferably by assigning one person in your team to the website project. It will make the design process flow smoothly and more quickly. Nothing breaks the ‘work flow’ more than having to wait for responses to ideas and/or design proposals.

During the design phase, it is very important to get feedback often to make sure all specified requirements have been met. Great – and speedy – feedback fuels great design.

Web Design Process