We're always thinking.

We put achieving clients’ business goals at the core of everything we do. This could be brand exposure, design, lead sign ups or driving revenue. We're a close knit team of intellectuals and always try and think out side the box. Our project planning helps ensure delivery of our projects on time and within budget - the dog always delivers.

We have two approaches to the project lifecycle, a waterfall approach for those clients who want to know what to expect - You’ll have an idea of the size, cost, and timeline for the project as well as a definite idea of what the solution will do in the end.

We also offer an Agile approach for those clients who want to put their customers first above everything else. The Agile methodology allows for changes to be made after the initial planning. This allows for re-writes to the the code and changes in functionality & design as the client decides. This allows for a faster more fluid project development and gives you the flexibility to make changes as we go.

Below is an example of the steps involved in the waterfall process.



HOW WE WORK WITH THE WATERFALL



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Project Brief

The first step in the design process is finding out exactly what you want to accomplish with the project. Do you have a brief? What is the purpose of the project? What are your project goals? What are you business goals? Who are your target audience? Are there any key messages? What are your competition doing?

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Project Scope

We create a schedule and stick to it, but we expect the client to also.One of the most annoying problems in any creative led build is project creep. We reduce this risk by setting clear project deliverables and timelines.

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Wireframes & Architecture

Establishing a site arcitecture will help define how everything relates to each other. Should the project require it we can then build wireframes that will show how content apears on each page. Although they do not show any actual design elements, the wireframes provide a guide for defining content hierarchy on the page.

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Design

This is where the exciting stuff happens and is led by your goals and brand. The overall visual style will most likely be determined by your visual brand; the goal being to connect the Web with all other forms of your business communications. Your brand plays an important role in this part of the process, as designers will want to visually convey key brand perceptual ideas within the design.

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Build

Here we roll up our sleeves and get coding. This part involves taking the designs and creating HTML / CSS/ SASS pages for the site that are responsive and mobile friendly.

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Testing

Here we make sure all the content is loaded and allow internal testing by our own team and also the client themselves. We aim to try and iron out as many deisign and functionality bugs as possible so that after launch only minor tweaks are needed.

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Launch

Its here, the big day! After all that work we push the site to a live server and make sure any domain settings are pointing to the right place. Once we have sign off from the key project stakeholders we will live the site. Expect there to be some broken links, or wonkey copy, this is the nature of the web and site development.

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Looking to the future

We don't believe any solution is perfect, it constantly needs to be developed and changed so that your business can maximise its goals. We help you create a road map of features and design changes so that you keep one step ahead of your competition.

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