Web Development Process

There will be times when a web development project goes awry. More often than not, the fault lies not with the technical expertise of the involved parties, but rather with the communication between all the people attached to said project. A dependable company will not only have the experienced staff, but also a proven method of handling the development of a website from its inception to the final rollout. Without a specific timetable and task list, you would go into a project blindfolded with no sense of direction.

There is no simple, straightforward line that goes from beginning to end. Construction of a fully operable, commercial website will run into many obstacles before the goal is reached. Without careful navigation, a multitude of factors can go wrong, and the resulting increase on overhead or dispute between provider and client can negate the entire process. We here at InfoMagic Business Systems have taken careful steps in coming up with a plan that promotes an orderly way of developing your website, along with clear communication between all the channels to ensure that we are building your website, not ours.

Our plan consists of five sessions, each with its own distinct goals:

Communication Session

During this session, we consult with you on the scope and timeframe of the project, getting explicit instructions down to the smallest detail. Agreement between our party and yours on what the function, necessities, and content of the website is the most important factor. We want to know what direction we are headed in, and that you fully understand what we are about to do for your company. All the necessary resources and requirements for the entire project will be discussed and agreed upon here as well. Most of the communication will be managed by e-mails.

    Session Goals:
  • Come up with timetable for the length of the project
  • Estimation of the cost of developing the website.
  • Summary of your business needs and priorities, and how the website will satisfy them.
  • Initial draft of the project plan.

Blue Print Session

At this time, all prices, timeframe, and resources needed to develop your website should be ironed out and agreed upon by both parties. The technical staff will start to work on thinking up the conceptual designs and templates that will later become the foundation upon which we build your website. You will be given general ideas of how we envision your website to turn out via reports and briefs.

    Session Goals
  • Revised project plan with more details of the process and procedures written in
  • Brief on the technical aspects of creating the website
  • Brief on the design layout on your website
  • Outline of the content to appear on the pages of your website

Visualization Session

Every masterpiece begins with an idea, and every website starts with a spark of creativity from our graphic design staff. To find the look that will best illustrate your company, we envision the translation of your company products and values into a layout and design. Everything, from icons, to the color scheme, will be cautiously thought out and tested to assure relevance, compatibility, and quality. Short term goals such as pleasing visuals and dynamic content are taken to heart, but so are long term goals such as updating complexity and loading time for the website. We want you to approve our prototype before we move one step further in the developmental process.

    Session Goals:
  • Graphic interface templates and samples
  • Flow chart of the overall construction of your website, from the Home page to the Feedback page.
  • Content matrix- proposed content for each specific page of your site.
  • Testing/Prototype website uploaded on our server for your private review and feedback.

Execution Session

Once the prototype is 100% approved by our client, we then begin the arduous and painstakingly meticulous process of the actual web development. What were merely rough sketches in the previous stage will be turned into fully-realized solutions through both our graphics and programming staff. All the technology we have at our disposal will be implemented into the creation of the final product. From the programming, all the scripting, database development, to the final testing, your website is expertly constructed and seamlessly put together. The spark of creativity will now be transformed to reality.

    Session Goals:
  • Coding of the website
  • Applications integration
  • Final design and layout formation
  • Finished website

Support Session

Once we reach this final destination, you are presented with your finished website, and we go over the functionality and features within it. We answer any questions you have about operating the website, and can make any last-minute changes or additions at your request. Depending on your plans, we can move forward into a website maintenance program for the website, or simply hand it over to your company.

    Session Goals:
  • Our client's complete satisfaction!
  • Consultation of site maintenance
# Skills and Technology

Merely navigating the Web is an arduous task in itself. Programming and developing a business website for navigation on the Internet is ten times more difficult. It takes technological know-how, strong teamwork, and exact attention to detail in order to put together a professional commercial website. A well-made automobile, or any product for that matter, is never produced by accident. It is the direct result of a single person or team with vision, drive, and the means to achieve the goal. The same can be said of the websites created by InfoMagic Business Systems.

We do not depend on any type of luck or "accident" to come up with our websites. Everything is meticulously planned in advance and the team carefully selected to give balance and focus to the project. All staff members of InfoMagic Business Systems are among the best and brightest in their respective fields, from HTML to Java. Since our inception in 1999, InfoMagic Business Systems has continuously improved and excelled in the newest applications and programming languages so that our clients will always have finished websites that are current and highly advanced.

Our company has experience developing systems with:

    Operating Systems:
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • Windows 9x/2000/CE/ME/NT/XP
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache
  • TomCat
    Programming and Scripting Languages:
  • PHP
  • .NET
  • ASP
  • Java Servlets & JSP, J2EE
  • ColdFusion
  • Perl
  • Visual Basic
  • VBScript
  • ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
  • MySQL
  • MS Access
    Web Technologies:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SSI
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • VRML
  • JavaScript

For small jobs, it is usually good to work on an hourly basis. For bigger projects, it would be best if we provide you a fixed price quote. Our hourly rate starts from USD $5.

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