Over the years, we’ve refined our process and developed a stage approach to build your dream website.
Each stage not only acts as a sign off point for the project, but will help guide you through the process of building a new website. It’ll also help keep your project on track and make sure our team is meeting planned milestones for your project.
We like working with excited and organised clients, be sure each stage is carried out accordingly as there’s no going back once we start!
Before we start anything, we define your requirements. We’ll need a taste of what you like and what you don’t like, what features your site will need, any development required, work out how many pages you’ll need and essentially create a plan for your project moving forward. We’ll send you a short survey to fill out, this will ask you questions about your marketing, brand and identity along with other websites that inspire you or examples that are in line with your vision.
We’ll need some time now to look at the best way to execute our plan and calculate the time it will take to carry out your project and the costs involved, we’ll cross our T’s and dot our I’s… over and over again. Then send you a proposal, sitemap and scope of works (Psst. You should be working on the next stage already).
Now you’re excited and eager to get your new website up and running. We get it (trust us, we love building them). However, we can’t start anything until you have all your ducks in a row and compiled all your collateral in one neat little package for us (don’t worry, we’ll send some instructions and tell you how we like everything compiled). Your content, your imagery, the fields you require on your contact form, all the way down to the copyright information in your footer. It’s all up to you! Take your time and make sure the message you’re conveying online reflects you and your business. If you need a hand, we have content writers, photographers and other creators to help you develop the content required for your website.
It’s design time! Our favourite part! We’ve taken your content and your imagery (and your deposit). Now we know you are serious! From here, we’ll need a few days to create PDF mock-ups of your home page and secondary page, along with how it will look on mobile. Sometimes we ace it and we get to start building right away, other times we might have a little back and forth until you’re 100% happy for us to start building. Now is the time to raise your hand and ask any questions you may have!
Alright, the hard yards are over for you and just beginning for us. Now we’ll need some time to turn that plan into a reality. Just like building a house, once your plans and mock-ups are signed off and approved – we lay the foundation and there is no turning back. We’ll build out the main pages and get everything looking just as it should.
At this point, we’ll send you a little preview and show you how things are progressing. That’s right, this means we have something visual to show you, so you can click around and have a play, while we continue to work our magic in the background. While you’re watching those fancy animations and clicking through the pages, we’re busy making sure your contact forms are ready to receive enquiries or your projects ready to be loaded and displayed. This part is critical and when a lot of our heavy testing happens.
If you’re building a dynamic website that requires your content to be added (projects, products, services or galleries), this is when we’ll give you a login and show you how to add some of your most important content. We’ll let you have as much time as you need to make sure all your data is ready for your future visitors.
Before we push that big red launch button (it’s not that simple, but it sounded cool, right?) we let you do one final run through the website and make sure you’re ready for lift off. We’ll also do our final tests and make sure everything is still working as intended, we’ll test the basic stuff like your forms, links and buttons, while you pretend to be a visitor and test things like the payment gateways and contact forms.
Alright, let’s find a safe place to lift this bad boy off the ground. If you’re hosting with us this process is super painless and easy. We simply move your website from our staging environment to your live domain and hit launch. If you’re hosting with another company, we’ll need your providers login details and a couple of hours to test and make sure everything we built works perfectly in its new environment before lift-off.
Teamwork makes the dream work! We did it. Everyone is happy and ready to keep pressing refresh as soon as it goes live. Sit back and let us launch this piece of art into the world wide web! High fives (and champagne) all round!
Creative Canary completed a total overhaul of our brand from the ground up, from our logo and marketing materials right down to our email signatures and business cards. The team were very proactive in their approach during consultation and we could not have asked for more with regards to response times! They were incredibly quick to come back to us with ideas and suggestions. Thank you to the Creative Canary team for their hard work and flexibility in going the extra mile. We couldn’t imagine getting the same result anywhere else.
Creative Canary exceeded our expectations when it came to re-designing our branding for M2 On Hold. We provided his team with an outline of the market we were wanting to appeal to and the content we wished to promote, however not in our wildest dreams did we expect the result to be as impressive as what they presented us with. The design was unique, cutting edge and something our whole business is proud to show to the world.
Creative Canary was an absolute pleasure to work with. They knew exactly where we were heading with our design and how to maximise all aspects of our website. They worked quickly and was fantastic with his communication. There were many late nights and early mornings involved and it really showed in the quality of the end product! They delivered far above our expectations.
The new website looks fantastic and is a wonderful asset to our business. Phil and the team at Creative Canary were a dream to work with every step of the way. So generous with their knowledge, very patient and highly creative. Thank you Phil.
I was attracted to Creative Canary due to their passion and connected relationships with the community. The service they then delivered exceeded my expectations in every way. Working with Creative Canary to redesign our website to make it more customer focused was an absolute joy. Their communication, organisation, suggestions and focus was outstanding, resulting in a website we are very proud of.
Creative Canary provided a concept that understood our requirements but exceeded our expectations with their own ideas. With subtle animations and a new level of interaction, we are so proud of your new website and so grateful it was built in a way that’s easy to manage and update. Thanks again to team Canary!