Here at Stadia Studio, we do things a little differently.
Our development process begins, not with the site design, but with the development of your CMS back end. First, because the Drupal CMS will use a custom theme to display all pages and aspects of the site, the design does not need to be created first. In traditional HTML-based sites, designers would create the design for the home page, then duplicate it for every other page. This is not necessary, and allows us to work on the content and functionality of the site first. This is extremely efficient and beneficial because both the client and the developer can see and test content and functionality before many of the design elements are even considered. We may find, for instance, that pages or features we though were going to work one way will actually work better differently. Therefore, when we get to the design phase, the designer should have a fully functional site available as a reference, rather than having to imagine what text and buttons and features will be needed.
So, we start by building your new CMS, including all pages and functions. The new site is built using one of the included basic themes.
Once all content and functionality is complete, a custom design is drafted for your new site. That draft is provided as a PDF for your review and eventual approval.
Once your draft is approved, we convert it into a custom theme for your new website and activate it.
During this process, we will ahve conversations with you regarding search engine optimization, targeted keywords, and other internet marketing topics. Before Go Live, your site will have complete Meta Tags set up along with automated Sitemap and XML Sitemap capability.