How we can help...
UI & UX: With user interface experience Visionquest can provide insight as to what will fit the user best, because in the end we are making the website for your customer's to view your brand. That also applies to how content should be displayed to your users. Visionquest can help improve your user experience by giving advice. For example, if you have a frequently asked questions page, it would be ideal to have an accordion like functionality rather than a toggle for mobile users.
What we outsource: Visionquest cannot help with things like typography, color scheming skills, logo design and creation, marketing, print jobs, style guides, or brand recognition. We are more of the scaffolding and framework people behind the scenes solving the hard problems about how to connect your bank to the e-commerce store.
In design, it takes an effort and a creativity to create a flow and feel to a site. Visionquest has the resources you need to find good designers and we have ways of outsourcing the design so that you get a result that is aesthetically pleasing to you and your customers.
How it works:
1.) Tight budget quick fix - If you want a site that is strictly informational and simple in design, I recommend basing the design on a theme/template that way we can probably negotiate on price, because the use for a designer will not necessarily be needed to get the project done.
2.) Outsource the design to designer of your choice - If you choose to use your own designer and work with them to come up with a design you approve to be made for the website then we can make it. Our development process is fast and only takes about 2 weeks to produce a full product from start to finish. Visionquest will be available for consultation on how much outsourcing should cost, and you can also rely on us having some connection or resource to refer you to that can provide this service.
3.) Custom e-commerce and WordPress: These websites are required to have a designer mock-up phase, and we advise at least two revisions to make sure you are happy with the layout.
Web Design Process:
- 1.) Sitemap
- 2.) Wireframe
- 3.) Mock-up
- 4.) Build.
Sitemap - usually a list of the links to pages that will be listed in the navigation or header, and/or listing of all pages on the website. This includes listing of all child and parent pages in a hierarchy fashion.
Wireframe - provides a cock-tail napkin sketch of the rough outlines of the site and does not include any imagery, color, or movement. It is usually just lines on paper or a whiteboard. This is usually a good time to include the developer in the conversation because they can provide insight on what can or cannot be done in a timely or cost effective fashion.
Mockup - this is a prototype view of your website. Sometimes it can come in a system that will let you test out your website a little bit before the build, other times it could be a picture of what the final product will look like. It usually includes design skills like typography, logo creation, color scheming, imagery, a little bit of strategy, and artwork.
Build - This is where Visionquest can help you best. We have been building websites for companies for over 5+ years now, and know how to give you an online presence.
If you want a site strictly to be informational, I recommend basing the design on a template that way we can probably negotiate on price because the use for a designer will probably not be needed.
Otherwise you can find a designer and work with them to come up with a design you approve to be made for the website. Visionquest will be available for consultation on how much that should cost and you can also rely on us having some sort of connection to a resource or contact that you can use for that service.
Custom e-commerce and WordPress websites are required to get a designer mock-up, and we advise at least two revisions to make sure you are happy with the layout.