It’s tempting to start work immediately, especially using the Agile process that we use. However, we have learned that planning saves time and money down the road by foreseeing problems and design issues before they arise.
Why is planning so important? Problems get more expensive to solve when they are discovered later in the process, as this graph shows:
Creating a successful website includes minimizing costs and keeping to the timeline—while maintaining high quality. Balancing all three takes the experience of building lots of sites and solving lots of business problems.
We’ve learned that budgets are powerful tools to focus a project on what’s most important. That’s why keeping to the budget is so important to us and we'll share industry best practices that will keep the project within budget.
At every step in the process, we will share ways to reduce risk and keep the project on track.
Effective communication is built-into our project plans. It’s through frequent and honest communication that the best designs are revealed, issues are resolved and trust is built.
We use video interviews, email, group communication tools like Slack, ticket tracking tools—even old-school telephones!—so that you are always apprised of the project status.
Our commitment to quality continues to after the web site is launched. We monitor your site and fix problems that show up only when a site is used by more than the production and testing team.
We’ve got your back.
Most organizations have an existing site that is no longer working for them or simply needs a refresh. We examine the site while working with you to determine the goals of the new site. This process is a blend of introducing possibilities while keep the budget in check. It's a skill and we've had a lot of practice doing it.
Our first steps are to set up the new site and begin designing the migration process, if content from the current site needs to come over. Once the basics are ready your people can begin entering new content or revising the previous content.
In the meantime, we finalize the data migration (if there is any) so that everything comes together around the same time.
We'll always recommend the faster ways to achieve your results while giving you options. Our goal is to help you maximize the return on your investment.
We especially like reducing risk when building websites. To do that, our assessment describes your existing site comprehensively while showing what needs to change during the rebuild. It's almost never just the template (the look of the site) that needs to change. Clients take advantage of new websites to expand their marketing and product/service delivery efforts.
Our experienced Drupal experts have made and optimized many Drupal sites—we've seen all sorts of things along the way. Chances are that we've built something similar to what you need and we already know how to build your site very cost effectively.
Our goal is to leave you in charge with an easy-to-update site. We want your people making the day to day changes, not our people. For that to work, we make sure the site editing experience is seamless for your people.
Even though we make things easy, a bit of training on a new system can go a long way. We include online training on the essentials as part of the project and can perform in-office training for an additional fee.
Hosting really has gotten better. To reduce maintenance costs and troubles we may recommend moving your site to hosting companies like Pantheon and Acquia. We'll organize and move your site with minimal disruption to your customers.
By first understanding your business, we ensure that the website we build for you will meet your needs. During the discovery process we will get clear on your priorities for the site.
After years of seeing websites that are difficult to maintain or buggy because they were hastily put together, we know that quality pays dividends many times over. Building in quality is what we do.
Our developers are technically excellent and work in geographies with lower costs. We pass the cost savings on to you.
We want you to be ecstatic about your new site. Final sign-off is when everyone is happy about a job well done.