Our 4 Phase Web Design Process

Our carefully designed web design process is meant to ensure customer satisfaction throughout the entire project lifecycle, while maintaining a high level of efficiency.

Discovery Phase

Creative Phase

Technical Phase

Review & SEO Phase

As a professional web design company the Discovery Process is a critical planning process when designing and developing websites for companies. The initial phase will determine the needs and wishes of our clients, the scope of the entire website project and identify do’s and don’ts. It will also help us to provide you with an adequate quote without unwanted surprises.

The Discovery Phase will include research & analysis of the clients’ online market, it’s current online performance as well as a thorough check of the competitors’ web performance including keyword competition checkon- and off page marketing tools and many more. This data will help us to provide you with the necessary online strategy and to build a future save website which will help you to establish a powerful market presence – and to use it.

In the Creative Phase we will use all our findings from the Discovery Phase and work with you on the site layout, design, and functionality of the websiteContent is written and inserted in key places to show real messaging, not just “Lorem Ipsum” spots. In tandem with our SEO services, we’ll provide an audit of existing site performance and identify areas of opportunity for new content. 

It is at this stage where we introduce grid structure, layout, and other design components that will comprise the final design. We explore imageryas it pertains to branding, individual graphic elements, andtypography. When we like what we see, we introduce the site layout andconcept to our clients and work closely together on adjusting and improving the designs into high- end website designs.

In the Technical Phase or development stage the creative designs are brought to life. At this time, your web designer will take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional website. Elements such as the CMS (content management system) like WordPress, interactive contact forms, or e-commerce shopping carts are implemented and made functional during this phase, as well.

This entire time, our designers will continue to make your in-progress web site available to you for viewing, so that you can suggest any additional changes or corrections you would like to have done. At the end of the development phase a fully functional beta- version of your website will be available on our test server and be ready to enter the review and testing phase.

At this point, our web designer will attend to the final details and test your web site. We will test things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts, as well last testing for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between different web browsers), ensuring that your web site is optimised to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions.

Once you give our web designer final approval, it is time to deliver the site. An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program is used to upload your web site files to your server. We can help with domain name registration and web hosting services as well, or have recommendations as to where you can host your site. Once these accounts have been setup, and your web site uploaded to the server, the site will be put through one last run-through. This is just precautionary, to confirm that all files have been uploaded correctly, and that the site continues to be fully functional.

I highly
recommend Silly Cow Design. They just finished a project for me designing a logo, Business cards, website, brochures and promotional ad for my new company. I’m very very happy with the result! Quality design work at a very affordable price. Very professional team. 

Alastair McTavish

Managing Director & Lead Trainer, Captivate Training & Consulting

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