To take your project from start to finish, Clator works through six major steps that account for all milestones and helps to control the scope, quality and budget of your project. The "impossible triangle" is solved by keeping you involved as much as you wish and informed every step of the way.
Clients frequently know that they want to develop a web site, but are often daunted by the technology and do not know where to begin. In this first phase of the project, Clator will conduct sessions with you to determine where you want to go and with whom you are trying to communicate. This includes discussing features you wish to include, any creative ideas you may have, an overview of what to expect, and an assessment of the budget you have to dedicate to your project.
No project can succeed without a good plan, and Clator is meticulous about setting realistic goals that work within your requirements and budget. By thinking things through in advance and developing a written project plan, many common problems are avoided before they have the chance to develop.
The difference between a bad site and a good site is in the look, feel, and "usability" of the site. Getting your audience's attention at the start is key to keeping it. An interface that is inviting, not frustrating, will decrease your abandon rate and increase your click-throughs. Design is also the most iterative project, involving lots of subjective judgements and small changes until it is just right for you. Clator brings his own design experience as well as access to many other designers to find the look that will fit your needs and your budget.
Once you have settled on how your site will look, it then must be built. Clator and his programming colleagues will recommend a platform driven by the requirements, rather than letting technology dictate how it gets built. Eschewing technology for the sake of technology, we will build your site using best practices and will program with "simple elegance" in mind. Special focus is given to scalability, to ensure that future development needs do not require a wholesale rearchitecture of your system.
When development is mostly complete, the site will be rigorously tested and problems will be identified, classified, and rectified prior to the site going live. This necessary step of quality assurance ensures that your launch is smooth and as problem-free as possible.
Clator will work with you to determine a web host who can serve your site according to your needs and budget. He will work with you and the host to ensure that the environment is equipped with appropriate hardware, software, and security considerations to ensure that your launch is successful and that your site remains stable.
After Your Launch
Clator also understands that you will need to make updates to your site, ranging from infrequent to daily depending on your needs. Clator's commitment to his clients extends past site development to include Maintenance and Traffic Analysis. This ensures that enhancements to your site are given the same level of care, and that you know how succesful your site is, so that you may adjust your marketing campaigns, your message, and your site accordingly.