At Seed Technologies, we have a team of experts that each specializes in a particular phase of the development cycle yielding the best possible results. Every project is different but below is an overview of the process broken down into phases.
We meet in person to learn more about your business and your objectives. It is always advantageous at this time for you to share with us websites you like, your competitors and any other pertinent information that can help us learn more about your business, preferences and goals.
Design Concept Creation
We work together internally to define your project in greater detail and create your initial “design concept”, which is a mockup of your website. This design concept will be emailed to you in an image file for your review. You will be required to provide feedback over the phone or through email to help us customize the design to your specifications. As revisions are made, new images will be sent to you and the process will be repeated until the concept is perfect. Once this design concept is complete, we will send you a “Design Concept Signoff Form” which gives us your permission to send the website to development.
Once the design concept signoff form has been signed and returned to us, we begin the development process of creating your customized website template. This template will be the foundation of your website navigation system and used for every page on your website. Once this phase of the project is complete, we will create all of the blank pages on your website and will be ready to load your content.
At this phase of development, we will require all of the copy (text) for each page of the website. This text can be acquired from your old website or any other marketing materials that you currently use. If you do not have any marketing materials, your team can work together or hire a copywriter to create the copy. We can also provide copywriting at an additional charge.
Once we receive the copy, our designers will layout each page along with the images and other design enhancements. The pages will be posted to a test location periodically to allow you to review the progress and provide feedback on each page. When the content development is complete, we will send a Content Signoff Form which will give us permission to send the website to Quality Assurance Testing.
Programming & Integration
Not all of our clients require this step in the process of developing their websites. This is the phase where we build and integrate any advanced programming defined in advance on your project proposal or requirements document. Websites that have any type of database functionality are powered by advanced software code, or web programming. These applications are accessed with a web browser over the Internet. Common applications are online retail sales (shopping carts), online auctions, wikis, discussion boards, weblogs and many other functions. At this phase, the code is then integrated with your website design and placed on the test site for your review.
Quality Assurance Testing
At this phase of development, we will perform a series of testing on the website which includes Spell Checking, Grammar Checking, HTML Error Checking, CSS Error Checking, Onsite Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Submissions and Browser / OS testing. This process will start in the test environment and will be completed in the production environment.
This is the phase where your website is published into its production location. The files will be copied to your hosting provider and configure to work on the live web server. At this phase, we will work with you to determine to the location of your hosting provider and coordinate the permissions necessary to publish the website.
Now it’s time to drive traffic to your new site, create new leads and customers and enjoy the fruits of all your time and efforts in creating an attractive, useable website. The combined talents of our entire staff offer a diversity of Marketing knowledge to help promote your site and your company.