The Website Design Process

Design Process Diagram

At Pro Epic we use a structured approach to website development. The process consists of six phases.

  1. Concept Phase
  2. Planning Phase
  3. Development Phase
  4. Testing Phase
  5. Rollout Phase
  6. Maintenance Phase

Concept Phase

The concept phase will fulfill three main goals.

  • The first goal is for us to understand your vision for your website. We come to understand what you want to achieve with the website, and your preferences in the look and feel of the website.
  • Our second goal is to present the development process to you so that you can understand your role in it. This will enable you to take an active part during the entire process.
  • Our third goal is to create an inventory of items to include in the website.

The first item to be selected will be the design theme for the website. The theme establishes the look and feel of the site and provides a framework in which to place all the other items. We will recommend one or more themes based upon color, style, and functionality. You will make the final design selection.

Content items are documents that describe your products and services. They are the most important components in the website inventory because the search engines will link to your site based on content. Content items may include articles, testimonials, product and service information, and other documents.

With your help, we will also create an inventory of images to be used on the website. The images may be photos, drawings, logos and other graphics.

An inventory will be created of applications to be used in the website. Applications may be as simple as a contact form, or as complex as an online store using an e-commerce solution.

A specification will be developed, based upon your preferences. The specification is a detailed list of the design elements and features chosen, and the inventory of items to be used in your website. It also includes any requirements that you have provided. The specification will serve as a blueprint to be used during the planning and development phases.

Planning Phase

A project plan will be developed during the planning phase. It is during this phase that we develop the menu structure for the site and decide upon the placement of the various site components.

Once the plans have been approved, a date will be set to begin development on your website.

Development Phase

The development phase is when your website begins to take shape. We begin by registering a domain name and setting up the hosting account. We will set up e-mail accounts for all the users and create accounts for FTP access. During the development phase the content items, images, and applications will be installed and configured. The website is visible at a development domain.

Testing Phase

Once the development work has been completed, the testing phase will begin. All the menu items and links will be checked for functionality. Content items will be checked for formatting, spelling, or grammatical errors. Images will be checked for proper size and placement. Applications will be checked for proper functionality. Once our testing is complete, we invite you to test drive your new website. We move on to the rollout phase only with your approval.

Rollout Phase

In the rollout phase, the website is made visible at the target domain. At thus point, we conduct another round of testing and make any needed adjustments. Clients who have purchased a dynamic websites will receive administrative and user training. You will be given a full set of documentation for your site. A site map will be submitted to the Google and Yahoo search engines. A Google Analytics account will be created for the website. When all of the tasks have been completed to your satisfaction, the website is considered live and the rollout phase is complete.

Maintenance Phase

The maintenance phase is ongoing, according to the maintenance plan that you select. You have the options of maintaining the site yourself, contracting with Pro Epic to do that for you, or a combination of the two. All of our maintenance plans include disaster recovery plans. We perform a daily database backup and backup all program files and images on a regular basis. We do not back up music or video files. The frequency of the final backup and the length of retention of the backup files are specified in your maintenance plan.

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Pro Epic delivered a beautiful website, on time, that functions and looks just the way we wanted it to. Their personal training on how to use our website was outstanding and communication was excellent throughout the whole process. I highly recommend their services! Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative
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I want to let y’all know that we are very pleased with the website. I do appreciate the communication, training and service that was offered. Thank you very much!
Keith Harless, Manager of Engineering/Sales, Antelope Oil Tool & Mfg. Co.
I'm a VERY picky business owner who values communication and professional thoroughness in the companies I deal with. Pro-Epic wins hands down. If you want a website, I highly recommend this company.
Heather Wright, Owner, Wright Chiropractic Health Center, Weatherford, Texas
Thank you for your hard work. Mostly I notice that you really are sincere about giving your customers a Website that reflects their vision AND that your communication and efficiency is terrific. In this day and age it is unusual to find. I've enjoyed the process.
Linda Kessler, Owner, Barefeet Yoga, Mineral Wells, Texas
Pro Epic's professionalism, service, and creative abilities are unequaled in my experience. Their ability to produce materials (website & brochure) presenting our company in a manner which, so accurately reflects the character of our brand is amazing. We appreciate their high standards and desire for excellence! We couldn’t be more pleased! Texas Saddlery has found a home with Pro Epic!
Rory Boren, Co-Founder, VP, CFO, Texas Saddlery
The folks at Pro Epic sat down with me, and listened, while I described my business; really caring about what would be the best for me. They are not just out there selling their business, but offering advise on how to bring the public to a better awareness of how I can serve them. Pro Epic is very professional, and at the same time helped me feel at ease answering all of my questions. I truly recommend their services to help you increase your business.
Teresa Gilbert, Owner, Less Stress Massage, Weatherford, Texas
We have had so much positive response regarding our new web site! It has generated new business for us and the blogs that we are adding are driving people in that direction too. Pro Epic has done everything they said they would do, on time, on budget and the follow up afterwards has been wonderful. I have referred Pro Epic to many other clients, including the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and everyone has been pleased.
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