Great web designers and great web developers speak different languages. Perhaps this is the reason that so many websites either look great OR function well, but rarely do both. Here at The Old State, we've combined the best of both worlds. Our talented web developers work hand-in-hand with our experienced team of web designers to produce excellent products that not only function exactly as they should but also look beautiful and maintain high standards of usability. Our websites deliver on all fronts.
Building a website is like building a house. It's quite literally the front door for your brand. Our team of digital strategists, web designers and web developers will guide you step by step through a proven process that will ensure your expectations are met, double-checked and approved by you and your team. Our web design process includes:
Phase I - Planning & Discovery
The Old State will work with your team during the first phase of planning to create a detailed site map, wireframes and prototype for the site. We will also work with you and your team to create a master requirements document outlining every detail of how your site should function so that we waste no time in design and development. Once we have enough information, we will build a prototype based on the findings and research. This prototype will give the entire team a clear picture of the system and how it will function. With the items gathered and created during the planning phase, we will have an excellent roadmap for all design and development.
Phase II - Design
Once the detailed site map, wireframes, and prototype are approved, The Old State team will begin the web design process. We will work with you to ensure your designs are a visual experience representing the integrity and spirit of your brand. We offer three rounds of design revisions where we will flush out the design aspects of every page of the new system based on the prototype and items defined through the previous planning process. Should you find that you need more rounds of revision, we do offer additional rounds. Once designs are approved by your team, The Old State web design and development team will begin the construction phase.
Phase III - Development
During the web development phase, the designs are cut into CSS/xhtml and all client-side and server-side functionality will be implemented per the design requirements. All of our sites are subjected to module testing and we can also provide QA services for bug and load testing ensuring that your site launch will be fully optimized and ready for users to start exploring.
Phase IV - Launch & Ongoing Support
Most websites require key staff to facilitate ongoing maintenance and management. Your team will be trained on the management of your site through the content management system so you are able to make changes on your own. Should you require support we offer optional support plans. At The Old State, we do not consider our work to be a success unless our clients can view measurable results from their website each month. We hope to create a return on investment which far surpasses your expectations. TOS offers QA services, a warranty period on all systems of 30 days post-launch, as well as online support 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the life of our live sites. More information about Technical Support and other services can be provided upon request. We can also provide content creation and input services.
Our team’s experience and our proven process continue to make The Old State the best choice for Dallas web design services. We would love to discuss your project Let's Talk!