Sustainable website design and development process

Affordable, secure and professional websites as standard

At The Ethical Agency, we have been building websites for over a decade. The best experience between client and provider is one when good communication and planning are involved. We need to fully understand your business, requirements, and expectations so that we can best provide an effective solution that promotes your business or project. As a result, we have outlined our process which helps to ensure your website design-build project runs as smoothly as is possible.

1. Consultation and planning

We will need to establish your requirements and agree on the scope of work we will be providing.

2. SEO research

Search engine optimisation is a key feature in your marketing plan – it is essential that we build the text content and website structure around keywords that will help you to be easily found on Google for your key service offering.

3. Developing the website structure

We will create a sitemap and wireframes which will illustrate what your website will do and how your users will interact with the website.

4. Content creation

The client is usually responsible for providing content (text and images for website pages). We can help where necessary. Website text will need to be written specifically to implement the results of the SEO keyword research.

5. Website design

In the off-the-shelf website offering, we will provide template designs for you to choose from. For a bespoke website design, we will design look and feel pages for your review – once the home page is approved we will design the remaining pages of your website.

6. Website build

Once the website design is approved, we need to physically build the website. This is the most technical aspect of the process and will take the longest amount of time. This includes building both the front-end and back-end of your website. We will ensure the website works well on desktop and mobile devices.

7. Testing

During the website build and once the website is complete, both us as developers and you the client are responsible for testing the website thoroughly. Within the first month, we will fix any bugs found in the website for free.

8. Training & maintenance

Where clients would like to manage new website content addition themselves, some training will need to be provided in order to edit the CMS (back-end of the website). All websites require periodic maintenance in order to keep the software up to date and reduce the risk of hacking. We encourage our clients to sign up for a maintenance contract in order to cover maintenance, support and minor bug fixing.

Detailed web design and development process

We have also produced an Extensive Website Design and Development process document for large and complex projects – for those clients who are curious to explore the intricacies of large website projects.

Satisfied client testimonials

The Ethical Agency
5.0
Based on 13 reviews
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Marc Sherratt
Marc Sherratt
2020-01-17T05:46:11+0000
Brett is a highly detailed and reliable professional that helped us achieve a well crafted website for our architectural firm. I strongly recommend him.
Scott Rogers
Scott Rogers
2020-01-15T16:53:17+0000
I've worked with Brett and his team for over a year and their customer service is excellent. They deal with queries and changes swiftly and are extremely easy and enjoyable to do business with. Thanks Ethical Branding.
Robert Worthington
Robert Worthington
2019-02-12T08:19:31+0000
Brett helped us develop a set of new icons for our software platform. Was great working with him and very happy with the results.
Melanie Esterhuizen
Melanie Esterhuizen
2019-02-11T06:22:47+0000
Brett is very reliable and great at what he does - I'd highly recommend him.
Nina Sierra Rubia
Nina Sierra Rubia
2019-02-09T05:01:25+0000
Great mission, great prices, great work!
Trenton Birch
Trenton Birch
2019-02-08T09:09:09+0000
Great company, always deliver and care about what they do and our planet
Richard Mills
Richard Mills
2019-02-08T07:22:57+0000
We have worked with Brett on a number of projects in the last 5 years the most notable our website www.streettalktv.com. He is always very responsive, brings great fresh new ideas with a sense of humour. He strives for excellence and professionalism in all that he does. We continue to have a great... working relationship.read more
Bianca Kaiser
Bianca Kaiser
2019-02-07T17:38:12+0000
I have been working with Brett for years on various projects and would 100% recommend him. He is super reliable, always goes the extra mile and works at lightening speed when the pressure is on.
Noel Da Costa
Noel Da Costa
2019-02-07T15:15:12+0000
Brett and I have been working together for years. Unfailingly reliable and always willing to go the extra mile with a smile. I'm a big fan of Ethical Branding. 📢
Lee-Roy Davids
Lee-Roy Davids
2019-02-07T13:31:58+0000
Their work ethic is like none other! Professional and turn around time is out of this world!
Lungi Mthethwa
Lungi Mthethwa
2019-02-07T13:31:09+0000
I have been working with Brett since last year and I must say that I am super impressed with his creativity and services. He is always on the ball, works ahead of time and loves to brainstorm new concepts. Ethical Branding is amazing and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Elmari Dell
Elmari Dell
2018-07-30T12:29:59+0000
Ethical Branding managed to define exactly what we wanted as the brief was influenced by a number of people. Proposals were presented in no time and we appreciated the clear professional guidance and enthusiasm with which Brett handled us. Our first steps were cautious, but it was easy to let go... and rely on his amazing creativity and experience. We also tested his patience to the limit.read more
Mark Patrick Bland
Mark Patrick Bland
2018-04-17T08:28:08+0000
These guys turned around my CI (Corporate Identity) and website in no time at all, delivered exactly on brief, went above and beyond and just understood what I was wanting from the get go. Love what you guys did for our TASTE Walking Tours - thank you!
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