Our web development process

A fair amount of the projects we work on involve a similar process, so here we’ll walk you through what would happen if you decided to pass on a project to us. The vast majority of the projects have already gone through the design stage, be it via a design agency or a freelance graphic designer. So we’ll start from there…

1. Designs files received - usually in .psd format with direction for desktop, tablet and mobile.

2. Templates coded - we’ll begin coding the project templates using Bootstrap as the core framework, with some initial testing as we progress with the usual array of modern browsers. In terms of IE support, we’ll usually test from IE9 upwards.

3. Templates tested in full - once the templates have been developed locally, they are uploaded to our white label development domain (www.indev.website/your-project) for more thorough testing. We’ll begin testing fully on all major browsers and devices to ensure all are working as per the project requirements.

4. Templates review - at this stage we’ll supply you with a dev URL for you to review the work carried out so far. You can then feedback any adjustments you feel are required and we’ll action those straight away before a final review with a view to sign off.

Please Note: at this stage some projects finish, that is if you only required the templates to be coded, otherwise see below for what would happen next if you require a CMS or E-commerce integration.

5. CMS setup - from here we’ll either provide you with a hosting environment (annual fee applies) or require those details from you before we begin this stage. The CMS or platform of choice (we recommend either MODx or ExpressionEngine) is installed on the server and setup ready for template integration.

6. CMS / Template integration - we’ll then integrate the signed off tempates with the CMS, making sure that all editable setions and content are setup for easy maintenance with the CMS. The client as well as yourself will be able to login and edit the site and it’s content.

7. CMS features - any additional CMS features such as a secure logged in section or category based content etc would then be setup and tested.

8. E-commerce - if e-commerce is required for the project, we would usually cater for that using ExpressionEngine CMS along with one of the very versatile e-commerce add-ons, either Store or CartThrob. We can setup features including customer accounts, discount/voucher codes and shipping modules plus an array of others if required.

9. Final testing - at this stage final site and feature testing would be carried out before presenting to you for final review and sign off. If there are any tweaks at this stage they would be carried out immediately with a view to sign off ASAP.

10. We’re done - the project is signed off and passed over to you!

Once the project is finished we’re always at hand should you have any other questions or requests, we take support very seriously and will always try to respond as quickly as possible.


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