how we work

Website development cycle

Your website or app will look elegant, clean, and effortless—but the process of building it is actually quite complex. Our polished final products are the culmination of several in-depth stages that require precise execution and attention to detail. Not only do these projects involve intricate programming and artful design—they also require an open line of communication with our client to guide the project’s vision and clarify program requirements. As our client, you’ll be able to add your input through every stage of development, directing the constant improvement of your product.

Project development stages

1. Business Research & Planning

To craft the perfect site or app for your needs, we begin by learning your business, your goals, and your users inside and out. Together, we’ll determine exactly what you need—and how your needs might evolve over time. At this stage, our IT House experts can also provide advice and insight into achieving your business goals with innovative solutions. Priorities are set, plans are mapped out—and we get to work.

2. Information Achitecture

Once we understand your goals, we’ll whip up a functional wireframe for you to review—think of it as an interactive blueprint for your project. You’ll get a sense of the aesthetics and usability early on, with the opportunity to comment, critique, and shape the look and feel of your project from the very start.

3. Visual Design

Now that we’ve got the skeletal frame of your project, we’ll start filling it in with color, character, and intuitive functionality. Your project begins to take on a life of its own as we work in close collaboration with you, ensuring the project perfectly balances a pleasant user experience with your articulated business goals

4. Theme Customization

With the main design now in place, we’ll start crafting the individual elements of your site or app. We’ll slice our designs from PSD to CSS and HTML, building a beautiful website. The heavy-duty developing begins here—we comply with the latest and greatest digital standards, so your project works well across all platforms today and for years to come.

5. Programming

Finally, we get to work fine-tuning the backend functionality. We can program in several languages and frameworks, including PHP, C++, Python, Symphony, Drupal and Microsoft Studio—but for efficiency and flexibility, we specialize in and recommend Ruby on Rails. We field your input several times throughout the process, and in the end deliver a polished product ready to launch.

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