Here at SmartWebsites it is our ultimate goal to build the finest and most cost effective website for your business. We know that our reputation is depends on our clients' satisfaction. Having in mind that in our industry the best advertising strategy is the word of mouth, we strive to deliver stunning work, on time. A professionally designed and developed website can promote your products and services, enhance your company's image, and generate sales. As a result, we will carefully research your business needs and plan a strategy to create the ideal web solution.
Bellow please find the steps involved in your project development from start to finish:
- Initial Need Analysis and Consultation
All our projects begin with a free initial consultation to identify your business requirements. Our experienced business and system analysts will work closely with your company to determine your exact needs and desires in order to complete a detailed design worksheet itemizing all your requirements. This process helps us gather information about your company, line of business, products & services, audience, purpose, website goals, and much more.
The need analysis and consultation phase is very important because we are committed to providing you with solutions that will work for you, not for us!
- Price Quote, Proposal & Contract
Once you are confident that we have addressed all your ideas, questions, and requirements, you will get specific recommendations for your project. There are many different ways to meet your specific needs and there are always extra options which can leverage your new website and your business overall. We explain these options you have along with the optional tools our official proposal. Furthermore, in the proposal we explain in detail all of the work you require, prices and payment schedule, deadlines and contract.
- Payment Schedule
In order to begin working on your project we require 50% down payment. Once you agree and sign the official contract as well as make the down payment, we start the actual design and development process. If there is something that it is not clear at this point please ask for clarification! Miscommunication and wrong expectations will guarantee that the design process will NOT forward in a smooth and productive manner. Please contact us at ANY time about any concerns, questions or comments that you may have in regard to your project. We try to keep you constantly updated about the progress of the project but please feel free to contact us at any time to investigate on your project
- Initial Content Gathering
Since all of our products have their own content management engine, it means that you have the freedom to add as much content as you like. However, to deliver a complete picture of your website you will be asked to provide us with some text, images and any other content you deem necessary in order to populate the website's database. We can provide you with access to thousands of royalty free images and photos and will give you creative ideas of how to make a stunning website presentation.
- Initial Website Design
It is always suggested that you provide us with examples of websites you really like, colors you like, and your competitors' websites so that we get a very good sense of how you vision your new site. Furthermore feel free to take a look at our past design work and let us know if there are any website elements you like so that we can incorporate the same or similar to your website. Moreover, we can also provide you with access to our professional high quality semi finished designs so you can choose the one you like or to give you ideas. Once we collect that information, we will start working on a draft design. This process usually takes 3 to 5 days. When the draft design is ready we will present it to you for suggestions and comments. At this stage, you and our designers work closely to develop a creative look that will be both visually pleasing and user-friendly.
- Finalization of Design
Once we finalize the design, you will have the opportunity to review it either online or via email. Its up to you to decide. Once you go through it, you will able to suggest some minor changes and improvements. The length of this process depends on how prompt you will be with your feedback.
- Website Development
The website development process will initiate when you finalize the design and give us the approval to proceed. During this process our developers will separate the elements of the design and they will build all pieces together on the system your project requires such as the SmartCMS, the SmartStore, the SmartLab or the SmartTckets, using the latest technologies and practices such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). When this is done we will populate your website with the content you have previously provided. The result of this process is a functional website draft that will be running on temporary sub-domain.
- Pre-launch Evaluation
After your website is been built, you will be able to review it in order to make sure that everything is exactly how you want it. You will be able submit any desired changes to the draft and then provide with the final approval before the website goes live.
- Website Launch
After you provide us with the final approval and the final payment has been received, our staff will publish the website on your domain. From this moment on the website will be running live for the entire world to see!
Since we provide you with the domain name registration and the website hosting, you do not have to worry about technical aspects of your website and we become your one stop shop for your web presence.
- Website Promotion and eMarketing
It is crucial to understand that a website without exposure is like gold in the dark. The moment your website is been launched, our staff will work closely with you to actively promote your site and show you the way how to make this an ongoing process.
- Ongoing Support and Website Statistics
Finally, we assure you that whenever you need us, we will be there for you. At any time you have any questions or issues you need to discuss with us, we are just one phone call away. Our technical support staff works hard to guarantee that we satisfy all of your needs, and thus keep you, our customer, pleased and happy.
Moreover, in order to safeguard the proper functioning of all of our websites we have developed a pioneer system which continuously monitors all of our client's websites and then provide us with feedback and statistics on each one of them. If we observe that a site is not functioning properly we will take all necessary measures to resolve any technical issues and we will contact you with reporting.
If something is not explained adequately or if you need further clarifications on any subject please do not hesitate to let us know by calling us at +357 24423635 or by using our contact form.