Our Old Web Design Process

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Here is a snapshot of our web development approach to larger projects.** This usually applies to:

  • government web design
  • educational web design
  • ecommerce web design
  • municipal web design
  • and web design projects for many professionals, such as law firms, insurance agencies, real estate associations, and more.
web design process

WEB SITE REQUIREMENT PHASE

Gather all the necessary requirements for the web project, including:

  • Gathering current web traffic statistics
  • Mapping the current site layout (if a website redesign project)
  • Establishing the business processes for administering the site
  • Identifying key personnel responsible for web content provision
  • Surveying web users for greater insight

WEB SITE ANALYSIS PHASE

  • Analyze information
  • Create Project Document, containing:
    • Business Requirements (high-level blueprint for web site workflow and business process)
    • Technical Requirements (high-level blueprint for data and web technology architecture)
    • Project Scope (the project plan for implementation, detailing phases of web development and roll-out)
  • Design a graphical prototype of the web site user interface and suggested web page layout
  • Review Project Document and graphical prototype with client
  • Make necessary changes to Project Document and graphical prototype
  • Client signs off on Analysis Phase

WEB SITE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE

  • Establish web hosting environment
  • Create graphics for web design
  • Code page layout and functionality
  • Create physical databases
  • Migrate content into web site (if applicable)

WEB SITE TESTING PHASE

  • Test the web site implementation with key personnel
  • Collect and analyze feedback
  • Implement necessary changes to web site
  • Client signs off on Testing Phase

WEB SITE PRODUCTION PHASE

  • Launch web site in phases (if necessary)
  • Collect user feedback and continue to refine web site (as needed)

 

(**For smaller projects, we would abbreviate these phases to fit the client’s budget.)

Nowadays, we don’t do any of this

Though we still assist churches and humanitarian aid organizations with their websites, we don’t go through large site development arcs anymore. If you want a website from us these days, it will likely fit into our CarpentersPath.com website platform …or we may simply not be a good fit for you. To see the Carpenter’s Path demo site, click here.

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Prior to beginning his Christian ministry, Matthew spent over 25 years as a marketing consultant, published author, speaker, coach, business developer and entrepreneur. In 2015, he pushed out over 400 accounts and retooled his marketing practice to serve the Christian Church. In addition to his pastoral studies and spreading the Gospel message, Matthew helps Christian churches and humanitarian aid organizations develop successful outreach strategies. He and his vivacious wife, Kelly, live in Michigan with their four amazing children.