Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4


Stage I:
Goal Setting & Information Gathering

The initial stage is devoted to establishing the Web Site Objectives, and gathering sufficient information to fully define the project.

Stage II:
Project Proposal and Contract

A detailed Project Proposal is then prepared for the client’s review. This is where we outline:

  • Web Site Objectives
  • Technical Requirements
  • Graphics and Navigation scheme
  • Site Diagram
  • Database and Programming requirements
  • Site Administration and Maintenance Tools
  • Any other special requirements
  • Project Timetable
  • Cost
  • Web Site Hosting

This Project Proposal is then reviewed with the client, and modified as necessary to insure the project is defined as accurately as possible.

Once the client is happy with the proposal, we then start the work.



Stage III:
Developing, Testing, and Deploying

During the development stage, the client will be fully involved in reviewing pages as they are developed.

Graphics – the starting point

We normally start with the graphics and "look & feel" of the web site. You will review one or more initial "comps", and these will then be more fully developed, based on your input.

The Navigational scheme is closely related to the overall site graphics, and so will also be designed during this phase.

Once you are satisfied with the site appearance and graphics, we then move on to the next phase.

Content Development & Site Functionality

The web pages are now produced, and databases to contain your pages are developed..


Once the site is complete, it is rigorously tested to be sure everything works as intended.

The client is also asked to check the site. Any problems found are corrected, and any content changes are made.

Deployment and Launching

Typically, Oakstand will host your site at our servers in Seattle, which are monitored 24/7.

We then officially launch your website, and monitor it closely over the next few weeks.

Stage IV:
Closing the Circle

Web Development is an ongoing activity, and we remain partners with you.

OakStand stands ready to assist you in any way: developing new sections or pages, adding more functionality, assisting your web site marketing & publicity efforts, developing fresh new graphics to enhance the site.

Let us know what you need … we are here to help.




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