A typical project follows the following stages:
Stage 1 The design process...
TMD Online starts with a brief and a "blank canvas". From this, we develop a custom design that we will present (if possible in person). We then get a list of changes from you, alter the design and re-present.
We also design for a set fee. This means if we need to go through multiple revisions of your site design – no additional charges are payable.
Once you are happy with the design, we will ask you to "sign off" on the concept and we will put it into production.
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Stage 2 The production process...
Once your design has been approved and signed off on, the first thing we do is cut up the home page. We will then ask you to confirm that the home page has been cut up correctly and that you are a 100% happy with this (note we may need to tweak some font sizes or tweak the odd element or two).
Once the home page cut up has been approved, usually we then create one or two "sub pages" (so you can see how the "other" pages will look and feel). This is a good time to get feedback about how the rest of the site will flow.
Once you are happy with these pages, our NetRanger Content Management System can be deployed, and content placement can begin.
Stage 3 Content Upload ...
We upload usually 3 items of content per module (e.g we would upload 3 products and 3 news articles if your site contained the NetRanger "news" and "product" modules), so you can review how the modules will look and feel. Once you are happy with this we then provide training to you on how to upload the rest.
Anytime you need help / support with uploading content - give us a buzz, we will be happy to assist. During this time we may also develop a series of extra "mini templates", that allow you to quickly "re-use" set elements.
Let's Go Live
Before the site goes live, you want to really give it a thorough overview to make sure you understand how everything works. Remember whilst the site is on the test server, its a good chance to try out your new skills!
Also if your site has any ecommerce capabilities - make sure you understand how your payment gateway, shipping, gift certificates and promotion codes work. Its also a really good idea to do a few "dry runs" (some of our clients actually "pack" up their test orders, to ensure all the despatch / send areas of the business work seamlessly with the website).