Our Web Design Process

At AirTight Design, we take a thorough, logical approach to the web design process. We'll work with you every step of the way, carefully explaining technical issues in everyday English. See below for a run-down of the phases involved in building your company's site.

No-brainer: Provide a free consultation

Call us at 404-524-2621 or use this form to contact us. After a brief phone consultation, we will visit your place of business (or you can visit our Atlanta office if you prefer) and work with you to develop an online strategy for your company.

Nuts & Bolts: Develop a
requirements document

AirTight Design will submit a formal proposal that thoroughly describes the site we will build, and provides an exact cost, outline and schedule. We'll outline each section of the site and most importantly — describe the interactivity and functionality of the site in exacting detail. This is a time-consuming, but valuable exercise because it provides a roadmap for our developers and it should make you more confident that we understand your business needs. Once we're both happy with the terms of the project, we'll begin.

Kick-Off: Establish our project plan

Our team will sit down with you (at your office or ours) to review the roadmap for the project. You’ll have one project manager who will guide you through the entire process. We can communicate via phone, email, in-person meetings or via the web with our project management software. And, we’ll also establish a web hosting solution that specifically meets your company’s needs.

Let's Get Artsy: Design of site mockups

After we have a plan for the web site, we will custom build several mock-ups for the site based on your input. The mock-ups are non-functioning graphical representations of what your site would look like. From the beginning we consider search engine optimization, browser compatibility, download times, usability and other technical issues. You will choose your favorite mock-up and provide feedback. Usually we perform two rounds of revisions with mock-ups.

Geekery: Create site architecture & database

Concurrent with the graphic design process, our project manager and web developers will be planning and setting up the architecture of your site and building the database schema. You're welcome to be a part of this process, but you might find it agonizingly boring. Luckily for you, we love this stuff.

Nitty Gritty: Final website build-out

When we have your materials, we will build the site using various standards-compliant web languages tools such as HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. We’ve been doing this stuff for years, so you can count on us to choose the right technology to get the job done.

Let 'er Rip!: Website testing and launch

When your site is designed and built, and you are satisfied with the finished product, we’ll test it thoroughly. We’ll perform any remaining site revisions then launch it to the world. We will work with you to promote your site among all the major search engines and websites related to your industry. We can also teach you how to maintain your site, or we can maintain it for you and bill you on an hourly basis for maintenance services. We will never just build it and forget about it. AirTight Design has grown quickly from word-of-mouth, so making you happy with the final product is the best thing we can do.