Web Development Process

Web development process:

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jVitals follows industry standards to assure quality delivery of your web system. The following is an outline of the general web development process.

Our process of developing the best web solution for you:

  Discovery:
Recognizing the target audience and defining the true purpose of the web site to ensure client return on investment. By the end of this phase, both JV and client should possess a clear understanding of the scope of the project, i.e., features and functionality in the final product.

Exploration:

Creation of design prototype. This usually reflects color themes, imagery, typography; and ideas about the site structure and navigation. The design also illustrates a good deal about the site map, which is basically a high-level diagram of the overall structure of a site.

Elaboration:
Enhancing the navigation, layout, and flow of the selected design according to client’s input and usability testing performed by our own specialists. During this phase, the design is refined, detailed, and informally tested. Aspects such as the precise typeface of labels and body text, the exact sizes and appearances of images, color schemes and palettes are determined. In most cases, every single page of the site is not designed. They are split into classes of page (such as home page, second level page, etc).

Development:
The full web solution complete with code, content and images is built and tested on our local server. All code, graphics, database (if any) and HTML are thoroughly tested, both individually and as an entire unit to assure the web site is working as flawlessly as possible and it is loading at optimum speed.

Bugs and usability testing:
Testing is done in a live environment, checking all aspects are functioning as they should. Client involvement is most intense in this phase where the customer provides input to assure all features and functionality meet their expectations.

Deployment:
Implementing the web site in the client hosting server and configuring it.

Client Interactions:

jVitals is known for its dedicated and effective client support and client interaction. As soon as we start the development process, we assign you a ticket in our Project Tracking System(PTS), where you can log in any time and follow the progress of your solution. A ticket is assigned for every project we work on for you. We post updates and status of your project in the PTS almost every day.

You can post your reviews and inputs in the ticket system based on your evaluation from the live testing area. JV will then take necessary actions and post the updates for you to check. The system is super easy to use and you can follow up everything in one place. No need to send back and forth or keep track of hundreds of emails. If you have multiple projects with us, you can log in using same user id and password and track the progress of all projects in one place.

If necessary, beyond the ticket system, we can also contact you by phone and/or email.

Maintenance and Evaluation:

We can support the existing site, as well as gather and analyze metrics of success. Maintenance includes such things as adding new content, making small usability improvements, fixing simple bugs, answering customer email inquiries, checking that all links point to valid pages, and making backups of the entire web site. By evaluation, we are referring to collecting measurements on how the web site is used, analyzing and summarizing the metrics collected. Metrics measure the overall health of a web site. Without metrics, it is impossible to tell which aspects of a web site are working and which are not. jVitals can provide maintenance and evaluation services on an hourly payment basis.