Our websites are developed to put control in your hands thereby making it better for you, the customer.
“LightSpeed’s architecture originated from the need for a robust technologically advanced solution that was not only stable and reliable but also easy to use.”
The following diagram is a visual representation of the project phases that we follow in order to produce a successful website for your business.
The discovery phase is the most important step in building a website. We need to know as much as possible about you and your business to correctly translate your vision into a successful site. This is achieved through face to face consultation as well as relevant informational intake questionnaires.
Key areas: Website Goals , Target Audience, Content and Design
After the discovery phase the information gathered is used to determine various elements that will translate into a successful website for yourself and your visitors. This phase consists of two key areas.
Key areas: Information Architecture, The definition of a Content Inventory
Once all the content is received we move onto creating a working demo of your website. The demo site in this stage will have no styling or design applied. It is created purely to focus on site architecture and flow to ensure that you, the client, are happy with the content and structure of the site before we begin designs.
Key areas: Information Architecture and the definition of a Content Inventory.
The design phase is broken up into two different sections. As the website will be responsive, a style tile is used to illustrate the design. Should a static design be required this will also be included. Once the style tile / static designs are completed they will need to be reviewed and signed off by you.
Key areas: Wireframes, Style Tiles and Static Designs
Once the Style Tile and/or static designs have been accepted, we will be able to follow through with the styling of the demo site. This phase includes implementing design elements from Style Tile guidelines into the demo site via CSS coding and full implementation of static designs.
Key areas: Application of style elements, Full implementation of static designs, styling of elements not covered by the Style Tile
In this phase we test the website on all relevant devices. The next phase will commence once the website is fully tested with regards to factors such as functions, styling, accessibility and site structure, and once all bug fixes are made.
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Once the designs have been applied to the fully functional demo site, we will present it to you, the client. In this phase we will go through the website with you and you will test it to ensure that the site meets all the requirements put forward in your initial brief.
Key areas: Feedback, Cost Addition, Re-testing
Once we have final written sign-off on the demo site we move onto the final phase of the development process. This launch phase includes moving your site over to the live hosting environment once final deposit is received, transferral of any domains and/or email hosting if required, testing, and final sign-off on the live hosting environment.
Key areas: Domain Setup, Testing, Final Sign-Off