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Planning Stage

The Planning stage can take anywhere from one to four weeks depending on the size and complexity of your website. During the planning stage we will learn about and help you establish clear goals and objectives for your website that will inform all the other steps in the process.

We start with a client survey that will be help guide our kick-off meeting. The information we gather with then help us write a creative brief that will clearly detail the scope of the work we will do for you and the tasks you are responsible for. Once that document is approved by your planning unit head, we will begin creating sitemaps and wireframes.

As soon as possible (really as early in the process as possible) you can start on the Site Inventory Document. This will help you determine which of your content is up to date and what needs to be deleted or improved. Having the goals we will gather from the client survey will help guide you (and us) in this process.



Planning Stage Deliverables:

  • Creative Brief/Contract of Work/Project Charter (requires Web Services approval)
  • Site Inventory
  • Content Analysis