Website Design Process

When you hire 270net to build a website, our skilled team partners with you every step of the way – from discovery to launch. We use this process for all packages at all price points. We know that it takes asking the right questions and spending time with you in order to build that website that your business needs in order to meet its goals. 5 star reviews & a happy client base is where the proof lies – and it’s all because of our experienced, refined seven-step process below.

1) Contract and Discovery

Before we get started on any project, we discuss the product, expectations for both parties, and send you a contract to e-sign after you’ve decided to team up with us for your new website design project. After the contract is digitally signed, you’ll receive a comprehensive questionnaire that starts the discovery process.

2) Kickoff Call

To officially kickstart your project, we get on the phone and discuss the questionnaire and work to be certain that we understand the goals and objectives of the new website. Some of these questions may seem a little uncomfortable, but they help us develop a website that does exactly what you need it to do. In fact, if it doesn’t get a little awkward, then chances are that we haven’t done our jobs!

2) Content Phase/Sitemap Development

Once we have gathered all the information we need, we build you a visual sitemap so we can all get on the same page very quickly about what it is we’re trying to communicate and the best way to structure the information.

A recent content sitemap:

3) The UX Wireframe & Style Guide

This is where we build the framework (wireframe) of your website. We like to think of it as the floor plan of your digital storefront. At this stage, we’re not thinking purely about design – we’re thinking about function and usability.

A recent wireframe & style guide:

4) Concept

At this stage we create and deliver your full color concept. This stage is where your website begins to come to life and lives and breathes your personality. At this point, you’ll start to get a glimpse of the final product.

A recent concept:

5) Fully-Functioning Website Template

When we reach this phase, we’re building your final product. We don’t like to use slap-em-together page builders because that limits creativity and slows your website down. Instead, we build each website individually to meet your specific needs. You’ll receive a link to your fully interactive almost-ready website and we’ll hop on a call to discuss it and answer your questions. It won’t be live to the world yet – just to you.

6) Time To Launch!

You’re ready to go live to the world! After an extensive QA process and in-house server setup (we have our own IT team and host our own websites), we get your final approval before launch. After launch, you’ll be part of the 270net family and enjoy world-class care, daily backups and a friendly account manager that you can call if you need anything. Think of us as more than a support team; we’re partners.

Check out the final product from all the above deliverables: EMAT Website

Engage Local: A Bundle Full Of Value

Engage Local is 270net’s most purchased small business website bundle – and it’s full of value. For only $399/month, we’ll build your local listings, handle your on-site optimization, and build you a custom website. Shop around – you won’t find a better price anywhere else.

>> Learn more about our SEO-Friendly websites here

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Fill out the quick form at the bottom of this post or click on the chat bubble to the right to ask us any questions (we promise, we’re a no-pressure, friendly bunch!) or to get your project on the web design calendar for next month (we have limited space for new projects each month). You can call us, too, at 301-663-6000.

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