Our Process

Our services can be broken down into six basic phases of the web development process.

Discover

Plan

Build

Publish

Maintain

Grow

Discover

The discovery phase is the most important step in building a website, it’s the foundation on which the rest of the site build is based on.

We need to know as much as possible about you and your business to correctly translate your vision into a successful website. This is achieved through consultation with you, as well as relevant questionnaires and client feedback.

If you already have a website, we’ll review it to find opportunities for improvement. Once we’ve gotten to know you better and we know what you’re hoping to accomplish with your website, we’ll be able to put together an effective plan of action to achieve your goals.

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Plan

Once we understand your business and your current website (if you have one), we’ll be better positioned to plan out how to provide you with a successful website for yourself and your visitors.

LightSpeed can assist your business in creating more compelling and more useful content that satisfies you business objectives while also meeting your target audience’s needs. The planning phase includes producing detailed content plans for new websites
We draw up page templates and content models, as well as creating resources such as editorial style guides, messaging hierarchies, organisational voice and tone guidelines, terminology lists, and training materials for in-house content creators.

Go to Content Strategy

Build

With a website review completed and a solid content plan at hand, it’s time to build your website.

Wireframe

Building wireframes helps us to show you what we have in mind for your website’s design before we build it.

Prototype

We build a test site to focus on site architecture and flow to ensure that you’re happy with the structure of the site.

Design

We have a keen eye for design, creating dynamic sites that look great and capture your visitors’ attention.

Development

With your approval, we’ll build the site from the style and static designs in code that’s up to modern standards

Test

Our sites are tested on mobile and desktop devices for styling, accessibility and site structure problems, and every bug we find is squashed.

Discuss

Once the designs have been applied to the fully functional demo site, we will present it to you for discussion.

Go to Design & Development

Publish

After design and development is complete, your site is moved to our live hosting environment.

Hosting your website with LightSpeed comes with a host of benefits, one of the most important being that if we host your website on our servers, we’ll be able to provide you with faster, more efficient support.
We can assure you that our hosting servers are able to sustain high volumes of traffic and are protected by a sophisticated firewall to protect your site from any malicious attacks.Our hosting packages all include spam protection, daily backups, brute force protection, SSL support and more.

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Maintain

LightSpeed can assist you with security, stability and maintenance tasks like upgrades to WordPress and all its associated plugins.

All websites need ongoing maintenance. LightSpeed can assist you with day-to-day security, stability and maintenance tasks like upgrades to WordPress and all its associated plugins.

Thanks to the kind learning curve of WordPress, even a novice can use the platform for creating and publishing their own content. Let us teach you how to do it yourself by watching educational videos we make available to all of our clients, as well as custom documentation we create for sites that require it.

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Grow

With a secure site up and running, it’s time to grow your online presence.

Now that you’ve got a secure, stable website live, it’s time to collect information on your site’s users’ behaviour. LightSpeed assist you in creating smart business decisions based on solid data gathered using powerful analytics tools.

Our holistic approach to marketing draws from the expertise of experienced professionals working in various fields.

Services in this phase might include: SEO; PPC; MailChimp; Social Media Marketing.

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