We like to keep the task of building a website as simple as possible by following a procedure that allows for periods of consultation, planning and design before implementation. We have learnt that the success of a project is often dependant on gathering as much information from the onset.
Where possible we like to meet the client to discuss the project. This gives you an opportunity to ask us questions and talk through your project needs.
We like to receive a brief. This helps us deliver a website fit for your business needs from which we can measure our performance against your criteria for success. If you can't provide a detailed brief don't worry, we can outline a brief based on consultations with you.
Based on the brief and the consultation we forward a proposal including an estimated cost for all the work entailed.
Research & Planning
We aim to identify fully the project areas and where necessary produce a schematic representation of the undertaking in the form of wire frame drawings and site maps.
We will produce a set of concept visuals that project a vision for the website's look and feel. You will have the opportunity to feed back to us to discuss the designs. These may go through several stages of revision before the designs are finalised.
When all the above have been completed we set out a development schedule towards completing the project milestones. Within the schedule are areas outlined for consultation and feedback. On larger projects there may be stage payment points were we require payment for the portion of the work completed before continuing.
Typical itinerary for completion:
Build website on the development server
Test website on the staging server
Transfer website to production server
Test and debug website on the production server
Instruct website administrators in the use of the CMS system
Make live the website
Hand over the website to the client
Following completion we continue to support, fix any unintended defect or imperfection of character or of structure and appearance that is brought to our attention. If your needs change we will update, extend or modify any part of your project as required.
It's good to know ...
We provide a flexible no hassle service, don't tie you into maintenance contracts or hard sell subsidiary services. We give you complete ownership of your website and the freedom to host your website where you want. If for any reason you want to change providers, there won't be any charges or complications from us.
Stiff Design has consistently offered outstanding service and expertise in all aspects of our website requirements.
Zosia King | Managing Director Eos Contract Interiors Ltd
Pete provided me with a top-quality service at an excellent price. Despite only receiving a minimal briefing he quickly came up with a company logo and website concept that were just right for the industry I operate in.
Steve Henderson | SMH Investment Writing
Stiff design brought Nualaw Solicitors from the brink of cyber obscurity to pages 1 of Google - great service, fast responses a pleasure to work with. They also displayed great creativity when designing our new website.
Nuala Toner | Nualaw Solicitors
Pete has been looking after my web technical needs very successfully for many years. He understands what I need and want and that's crucial to me.
Francis Seriau | Entrepreneur, Business Mentor, Music Coach
Having worked with a number of web designers/developers over the years, it was a breath of fresh air to be introduced to and work with Pete Stiff. Pete has a real understanding and application of customer service and with his all-round in-depth knowledge of design and SEO.
Alan Sharman | Partnerships Development Manager Tech Music School
Stiff Design provided us with excellent service from the understanding of our very specific brief, through the development of the system to delivery. They have also continued to offer excellent customer support post completion.
Sadie Reeve | Managing Director Camryn Designs Ltd