our web site designing process

Some web sites do not require all aspects of our web site designing process, others do. However, each web site no matter how small goes through the following process:

wmo web life cycle

  • Evaluation
  • Complete WMO's web site evaluation form.
  • Identify existing site successes and failures.
  • Identify business drivers.
  • Recognize industry-specific needs.
  • Recognize company-specific needs.
  • Establish new site purposes and goals.
  • Define audience/user profiles.
  • Define technology constraints (hosting in-house or
    outsourced? platform? security constraints?).
  • Identify maintenance resources (dedicated webmaster?)
  • Identify content creation resources (internal copywriter(s)?)
  • web site assesment
  • Establish roles.
  • Define deliverables.
  • Complete creative brief.
  • Set milestones and deadlines.
  • Create site map – review and revise.
  • Create data model – review and revise.
  • Create plan and schedule for content management
    and site maintenance.
  • Set up the extranet staging area and assign access.
  • our design process and development
  • Approve site map
  • Perform user task analysis
  • Present skeletals to establish navigation and layout.
  • Review and revise if nessasary.
  • Approve Look and Feels and or skecthes.
  • Present 1st round home page design(s) - review and revise.
  • Present 1st round sub page designs - review and revise.
  • Approve home page design.
  • Approve sub page design.
  • Develop look and feel
  • Develop "Look and Feel".
  • Create a "Look and Feel" by applying logo, with other elements of identity system, to a sample application.
  • Verify successful communication of message through identity and "look and feel."
  • Specify guidelines for art and imagery.
  • Specify font family across the brand.
  • Create style guide which defines all elements of the brand, including messaging guidelines, logo usage guidelines, company color palette, typographic guidelines, and brand hierarchy.
  • Production
  • Chop and code layouts.
  • Build and comment HTML templates.
  • Establish CSS style sheet.
  • Integrate any Javascript or DHTML (rollovers,
    pull-down menus, etc.)
  • Integrate any flash, video, or plug-in content.
  • Aggregate content into templates.
  • Integrate with existing technology (back-end,
    forms, intranets, etc.)
  • Q and A Testing
  • Check links and HTML validation.
  • Check spelling and page titles.
  • Check for basic Section 508 compliance.
  • Check for proper meta content.
  • Perform browser/platform matrix test.
  • Perform user testing.
  • Begin knowledge transfer (HTML templates,
    style sheets, etc.)
  • Launch
  • Upload final files to live server.
  • Update search engine registration.
  • Update any pay-per-click links.
  • Inform partners of any link changes, if necessary.
  • Transition
  • Complete IT knowledge transfer.
  • Confirm content management plan and resources.
  • Conduct follow up meeting.

LET wmo create your first web site!

As you can see WMO offers complete professional services for web site development. From creating your first web site to re-designing an existing web site. For more information visit our BRAND DEVELOPMENT CYCLE.Check out our website build cycle.