Our Process

Our practices allow for flexibility in every project, while ensuring everything operates in a timely manner.

Our Process

We have provided a general process timeline for a our clients to review and get idea of how the production of your website will work and what it encompasses. While each project will vary in its duration, each website will go through every stage.

Click through to see what happens at each stage.

Strategy & Planning

Research Our clients will receive guidance on identifying problems, goals, and requirements for their project. In turn, our team will research the client’s business, current website, and local industry.

Discuss We will go over information discovered from our team's and the client's research during the initial meeting. At this time, we will also recommend the best project type for the client.

Set Expectations The client and our team will establish the purpose and of the site, client expectations, and designer expectations.

Plan Our team will develop an estimated timeline for the project and present it to the client. Once our team and the client have agreed upon a reasonable timeline, we will move on to the development stage.

Prototype Development

Gather Content Clients will collect and send our team the content, such as text, photos, videos, audio, press coverage, illustrations, etc., for the site.

Draft the Prototype Designers will create simple sketches of the new website design, which will be approved by the client.

Document Designers will maintain project documentation for internal use.

First Draft & Review

Build the Home Page Our team will first develop the home page, as it sets the tone for the whole project. Clients will have a chance to review and critique this page.

Build the remaining pages After the home page is approved, our team will complete the remainder of the website.

Review Upon completion of the initial desktop version, the website will be presented. The client will have the opportunity to ask questions and request changes.

Second Draft & Review

Make Changes Our team will make the requested changes provided by clients during the first review.

Mobilize Designers will code the website to function on mobile devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.).

Review Client will test and review the new version of the website. The client will have the opportunity to ask questions and request changes.

Final Draft & Review

Make Changes Our team will make the requested changes provided by clients during the second review.

Last Review Client will have a final opportunity to review and approve the website.

Last Revision Designers will make the final revisions and fixes to the website.

Website Launch

Go Live The client's website will be moved to its permanent location. After testing the site to ensure everything works, the site will be handed over to the client.

Hosting & Maintenance

Going Forward Raving Software offers the ability to host your website and provide monthly maintenance for the client's website.