The website development work we do really start from our involvement in the discovery phase, where we advise our clients and partner agencies on most effective technical solutions for their projects. While we can certainly work off a spec, our real value add comes from years of expertise that we bring to projects even at the RFP stage, providing guides on web technology possibilities and limitations and balancing those against budgets and schedules. Although we are headquartered in New York, the nature of our work allows us to provide services worldwide with discovery and consulting done either in person or via conferencing. The programming itself is done exclusively from our production office and deployed to clientʼs infrastructure remotely per standard industry practices and procedures.
The goal of any discovery stage is to produce a solid scope of work document that identifies all major deliverables. The next step in the process is project specification that usually involves creative direction, page wireframes, UI/UX explorations, SEO strategy, and ADA website accessibility requirements or ADA remediation. Our involvement is again that of advising all parties involved on the possibilities and challenges of specific functionality on overall website development and long term maintenance and performance. As the explorations progress, we begin putting together a comprehensive technical specifications document that reflects both front end and CMS functionality for each template, site structure based on defined templates, and any server functionality that is implemented on the site. This document, besides being the master guide for all programming work, is also used as a basis of quality control process and site manual. Technical specifications is an organic document, updated to reflect specific functionality changes during every round of site revisions both before and after launch, with corresponding changes being made in CMS manual.