Process

BEGIN WITH A FREE CONSULTATION

Owner and creative director, Ian Loew, will meet with you in-person or over the phone to discuss your business. He’ll offer an expert opinion on your current marketing efforts including:

  • Art and Imagery
  • Brand Identity
  • Copy
  • Marketing Materials
  • Social Media Presence
  • Website

The discussion will conclude with suggestions on how Lform can add value to your brand by augmenting or altering your marketing strategy. If you decide to move forward, we’ll send you a proposal with pricing and project details for you to consider.

KICKOFF MEETING

Once you’ve decided that you would like to work with Lform, we’ll schedule a kickoff meeting. As part of our discovery phase, we’ll have performed a competitive analysis to determine where you stand among your competitors and assess the state of your marketing. During the meeting, we’ll discuss:

  • Content Mangement
  • Content Strategy
  • General Design Concepts
  • Photography/Art
  • Project Scope
  • Responsive Design
  • Social Media
  • Timeline
  • Website Content

Afterwards, you should have a solid understanding of how we plan on addressing each phase of the project including mapped out milestones and goals.

Design

The design phase begins with a series of wireframes, giving you an idea of basic page layout. Once you have approved wireframes, the real work can begin. Our design team will create beautiful, usable pages for your site, in addition to working on brand identity and marketing collateral including but not limited to:

  • Brochures
  • Landing Pages
  • Logo
  • Posters
  • Slideshows
  • Tradeshow Collateral
  • Web Pages

We’ll present designs to you in phases for your approval and to ensure your satisfaction with the finished product.

Coding & Development

Before coding begins, a functionality meeting is critical. We’ll go over the site page by page, leaving no stone unturned. Our objective will be to determine exactly how the site will function to optimize usability. This phase of the process is comprised of:

  • CMS Development
  • Coding
  • CSS/HTML
  • Functionality Meeting
  • Social Media Integration

Every project has its own unique requirements, which is why collaboration between us and our clients is crucial. We’ll take the time to fully answer any questions you may have as well as communicate with you regarding challenges we face along the way.

Testing & Refinement

Quality assurance is our number one pre-launch priority. We’ll integrate all of your content (text and images) and run the site through its paces in multiple browsers on a variety of devices (Desktop, iPhone, Android, iPad, etc.)

We will root out and fix broken links, validate HTML and CSS coding, and make sure that site functionality matches technical specifications. In addition, your website will be covered under warranty for a full year after launch, ensuring that errors or bugs are addressed swiftly at no additional charge to you. Before launch, you will be provided with a test link for you to perform a final inspection.

Site Launch

Once the site is fully tested and approved, it’s time to launch! Lform will provide a training session and make sure you feel comfortable editing using the CMS. We will also provide a customized instructional manual. After launch, we will continue to support your site with options for support, upgrades, and statistics.