Our Design Process
When you’ve decided to have a site designed by The Cybermill, you’ll be allocated a designer and a programmer who will complete the build from start to finish.
The designer will give you a call to discuss the look and feel of your new website. They’ll answer any questions you may have and chat about the role of the new site.
We will send you a design questionnaire which the designer will analyse with you to make sure that they have a good idea of what you’re expecting regarding the look and feel of your new website.
We normally begin with your branding. If you’ve decided that we’re creating new branding for you (logos, colour-schemes and so on), we will start work on that, as it will be taken into the design of the new site. Alternatively, we can use whatever you have in place now, or evolve and modernise your existing branding.
Once we’ve established a style and appearance we’ll get to work on the site design. We usually start with the Home page. We will take into account everything you have supplied and, together with your brand identity create a design tailored to your business. This will be supplied to you as a large jpeg picture ‘mock-up’, usually by email.
Hopefully you will be delighted with what we’ve created for you – but of course there may be things that you wish to change.
Our designers will tweak the design until you’re happy.
On the rare occasion that the design does not meet your expectations we’ll simply start again – have a fresh conversation about the website and produce a new design. (Unfortunately, if you’ve completely changed your mind from the original specification we’ll probably have to agree a charge with you.)
We’ll then create versions of how the design will look on mobiles and tablets.
Whilst we’re designing you’ll be working on the text and images that will appear on your website pages. If you find this difficult we can put you in touch with a copywriter who can help you. We can also source stock imagery if required.
Once you’re happy, your designer and programmer will build the website on one of our testing servers.
We’ll populate it with your initial content (as shown in our quotation), and invite you into the office for your training session. After this we’ll then give you access so that you can start editing and getting the site ready yourself.
We complete our internal 150-point testing sheet before releasing the site, checking it works on virtually all browsers and devices, and then once you’re happy with everything, we’ll agree a date and time to put the site live.