What does a website project with us look like?

Mark Thurman
30 August 2020
Reading time: 4 mins

Inevitably, a website project brings people together to discuss (or argue about) the very subjective matter of website design.  Our experience is that large project meetings do best when they focus hard on responsibilities, actions and timelines.  Things that are actionable and measurable.  Whereas the usually more enjoyable tasks of discussing how it should look and 'feel' are best left to a much smaller team.

Either way, we are all going to get to know each other much better!

Design Meeting

Discovery Phase

Structure, Navigation, Content, Function, Style, Design & Brand

Plan

Plan Phase

A Statement of Works complete with key milestones, responsibilities, deliverables, costs and timescales.

Build

Project Phase

Beta, Review, Iterate, Approve

Test

Project Phase

User acceptance testing against Statement of works

Launch

Project Phase

The easiest part of the project. Make website live at agreed time!

Support / Maintenance

Business As Usual
  • Support via an agreed hours subscription
  • Maintainence of hosting platform, CMS and underlying technologies by subscription

One thing we've learnt from developing websites is that familiarity breeds...well, if not contempt, then at least an over familiarity with the design. When this happens, change for the sake of change becomes an attractive proposition.

For this reason once a design is agreed, we find that it is better for a client to see progress only when we are approaching the final stages of the project.  The realisation of our efforts stay fresh and the risk of getting mired in expensive change requests is largely reduced.  

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