Here at Designbyklein we pride our selves on taking the time to understand your needs and think about long term solutions. We won't rush in and solve for now, we try to solve for when your needs grow so your application will still be valid.
The consulting stage is arguably the most important, because what's decided and mapped here sets the stage for the entire project. This is also the stage that requires client interaction and the accompanying attention to detail.
The design stage typically involves moving the information outlined in the consulting stage further into reality. The main deliverables are a design based on the wireframes from the conception phase.
Development involves the bulk of the programming work. Keep code organized and commented, and refer constantly to the consulting details as the full website takes shape. We avoid future hassles by constantly testing as we go.
The purpose of the launch phase is to prepare the website for public viewing. This requires final polishing of design elements, deep testing of interactivity and features and, most of all, a consideration of the user experience. An important early step in this phase is to move the website, if need be, to its permanent Web server. Testing in the production environment is important because different servers can have different features and unexpected behavior (e.g. different database host addresses).