"I'm impressed with not just the scope of the proposal but also of it's clarity and professionalism. They understand how to take a non-technical situation and make the ideas work. Super creative and very knowledgeable. The response to our website increased tenfold once NI43D took over."
Sherron Winer - New Martinsville, West Virgina 26155
We build fully responsive websites. We'll discuss with you why it's important for any new development.
Dedicated webmasters are available right now to complete your updates quickly and to specification.
NI43D is based in Gurnee, IL. If you're close to us we'd love to meet you in person, otherwise, we can speak with you over the phone or via email and discuss your new site. We'll gather information about your business, industry, your target demographic and your competition. NI43D will explain your development options and help you decide what's best for you. We will discuss a timeline, budget, deliverables and begin drafting an outline for your review.
Having a clear understanding of what you want, NI43D will draft a work agreement and proposal that will outline; the tasks that are to be completed, the time frame, any project deliverables (hosting, maintenance, backup and project files), the estimated cost and your payment options. Our proposal is valid for (7) seven business days and we ask that in that time the proposal be signed and a significant deposit be made. View our example Work Agreement & Proposal.
We count our resources and further define the website's basic functionality. We create basic concepts and begin mapping out our path for the user through the site. We use placeholder elements to present to you for an initial concept to get you to thinking about overall design and function. We take this rough draft and implement it on a private server that only you have access to. You can follow our progress in real time by visiting the development URL we provide.
The platform, the basic functionality, the ease of use and navigation through your website. What language you'll develop in, how secure your site needs to be, how much traffic you'll need to handle, how efficient and streamlined the process is to buy your products, etc. All these core functions of your website will be mapped out and developed to basic functionality. By now we are starting to think about design and aesthetics and things are beginning to fall into place.
Now that we have a solid platform and most of the structure of the site developed, we can begin thinking about the design or cosmetic appeal of your site. You can tell us about other websites that caught your attention or we can create dozens of visual concepts to show you. We will continue to show you things until you like what your seeing. Once we've thoroughly talked about different styling options with you we'll begin to incorporate these things into your project.
The look, the feel, the interactivity... We want your site to look great and function properly. The visual appeal of your website is determined by several factors including; ideas from you, your target demographic as well as other info we've picked up along the way. Customizing everything from fonts and colors to the website's navigation. NI43D builds websites to be responsive on mobile devices so everyone sees the same thing.
We collect statistical information and use it to modify your website to broadcast the right signals to search engines like Google™ or Bing™. We add initial meta data and install Google Analytics™ as well as other proprietary tools. Over time, we learn what search terms people are using, where people are coming from on the internet, what content is doing well and why and much more. We look for improvements and make adjustments to your site's code as necessary.
The website's completed and we've had multiple users look through and test your site for any remaining errors. We'll now perform security checks to ensure your site is not vulnerable to attack. If your site handles financial transactions we will create SSL Certificates and use a secured protocol. If you have submission forms we will implement Google reCAPTCHA™ and prevent robots from submitting them. It's time for your approval!
The site stands 95% complete. You'll take one final look through everything and check for any grammatical errors or content changes. Before going live with the site, your final changes will be made, as well as a few other housekeeping tasks that we will do in order to optimize the website's overall performance. Adding caching mechanisms or reducing file and image sizes. Commenting and cleaning up code so that future programmers will know what they're looking at.
The site has been thoroughly tested and any final changes and optimizations are complete. We're ready to launch the site to the public. Typically we launch new websites @ 12:00am [CST]. After launch we'll submit sitemaps to all the major search engines as well as integrate Google Analytics®, Google Webmaster Tools® and other 3rd party tools into your site.
The project may be completed, but we're not finished. We'll stick around after deployment and iron out any bugs that may arise and look for enhancements wherever possible. We'll backup your site, monitor your analytics and assist you with future decision making with respect to 3rd party marketing and advertising campaigns. NI43D has dedicated webmasters that will update your site after its launch, making relatively simple changes free of cost.
NI43D will put you in contact with our marketing and advertising agencies. We can install 3rd party tools which help you convert sales and gain new leads through forensics. Although we do not provide these tools or services, our clients have us install and work with them on a regular basis. There are many routes you can go after your website is doing well and we can help advise you on that process.