River Dog Web Design's Process
Our approach to web design is the three D's: Discuss, Design, and Development.
Discuss: Good information gathering at the start leads to a much more pleasurable experience for all of us, and allows us to get it right the first time. It is critical to discover and document that information before we start, rather than needing to make last minute adjustments for missed requirements. It is through this discussion that we will create specific documentation of your requirements and wants. This approach will confirm our understanding of your objectives and make sure that you know exactly what it is we will be building for you.
Design: Together we will come up with a theme for your site, after all, you know your business better than we do. This theme will readily communicate the nature of the site and your business. All graphic and navigational elements will be finalized during this phase.
Developement: Once you are 100% satisfied with the design, we begin development. We build all our sites based on W3C standards. W3C is the standard (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools)that allow the Web to work its full potential.
We are committed to building accessible web sites. “Accessible” means to a wide range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning difficulties, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech difficulties, and others. We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
To learn more about W3C, visit its website at: https://www.w3.org/
Web Design Guidlines:
We follow these design guidelines for each client:
Reviewing and testing your website in all the major browsers
Your final design will be compatible with Windows and Macintosh platforms and current plus one release prior of all the major browsers
Optimizing your site for various screen resolutions
All sites that River Dog Web Design build are optimized for any screen resolution. This includes mobile phone, tablet sized devices and larger screens.
Ease of Navigation
Navigation is one of the key components of a successful website design. Visitors that use your site should be able to find exactly what they are looking for without extensive searching and wasted time.
Search Engine Optimization
All of our sites have high ranking keywords, the correct meta tags and proper mark-up to ensure that each site gets ranked appropriately.
We can follow your corporate style specifications from your corporate style guides or can recommend styles that will be pleasing to the eye, follow accesibility guidelines, and above all conform to what you envision for your website. We understand that key word frequency on a website is critical in search engine optimization but we also know that there is a limit as to the use of keywords and how overuse will be a deterrent for some search engines.
The best web sites are rich with appropriate content and updated on a regular basis. We don't believe in "nickle and diming" our clients, which is why at River Dog Web Design we give each client one hour of updates each month *
*One hour per month of updates do not carry over to the next month if not used.
Have questions? Ready to get started? Either way, feel free to Contact Us and we can talk about your thoughts or answer any questions that you may have.