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Production Precess

Silver Garden Web Studio has established a hassle-free method of website production based on a series of stages that are presented online and signed off by the client before proceeding. 'Content' and 'design' are separated into two production paths so that there are minimal delays. The steps we generally use to produce websites are:

Initial phase

  • The client accepts quotation/tender, agrees to our Terms and Conditions and makes initial (30%) payment.
  • We meet with the client to discuss a detailed brief, including proposed direction of the project, site structure and navigation options, and visual references (such as other websites) that may help explain the proposed visual direction. Other issues should also be discussed, such as existing style guides, corporate logos or policies (if appropriate).
  • The client delivers a content package (including all images and text needed for the site)

Design production path

  • We create a series of initial graphic mock-ups for inspection. These will be displayed at:
  • The client inspects the mock-ups and shows colleagues and a sample of target audience users if appropriate. The client does not have to sign off on initial mock-ups as further modifications can take place. We generally allow three stages of mock-ups: initial mock-ups and two refinement stages (if required).
  • We refine mock-ups and display them online for feedback
  • The client signs off on final mock-ups

Content production path

  • We create a whitesite (content-only website) for inspection. The aim of this site is to allow the client to fully proof all content without being distracted by graphic elements.
  • The client proof-reads the whitesite and provides any content changes to us in email form.
  • We apply changes to the whitesite.
  • The client signs off on the whitesite.

Final phase

  • We 'cut and code' the templates for the site and apply these templates to the whitesite.
  • We upload the final site onto our server for final inspection by the client.
  • The client provides any final content changes. If graphic changes are requested, additional charges will apply, as sign-off has already been given for graphic production.
  • We apply final changes to the site.
  • The client signs off on the final site and makes a final payment to us.
  • We upload (or otherwise delivers) the site to its final live location and hosting server.