Planning and research is an important part of every project. It involves getting to know what your business does, including your goals and the target audience of your service or product.
Then I research competitors, market trends, product or service differentiators etc. With this information I will plan out the best possible concept.
I usually start the design process by sketching my ideas down on paper, giving myself a good idea of what I visually aim to achieve in Photoshop/Illustrator.
At a number of stages through the design process, I will require feedback from you to make sure all specified requirements have been met and that you approve of the work.
At the development stage I take all of the individual graphic elements from the approved design, and use them to create the actual functional website or application.
I use either TextMate or Espresso as my editor of choice, then begin to hand type the smart, semantic and streamlined code that will turn your site into one streamlined experience.
Now that we have the completed product, I then upload the files to the server so it's live and available to the public.
Every website or application requires maintenance and updating from time to time.
I offer a full management and maintenance service for a monthly fee, or if you prefer I can provide you with some basic training.