every site needs to be reviewed by the client. but, each agency will do it a different way
Upon completion of development, Herdl made the site available on its ‘staging server’ for review by the client. It is at this point that any final content is added and the site updated prior to actual launch. Once this has been completed and reviewed it’s on to the next stage of the process.
The site gets deployed to the production server if the agency is also providing its hosting service.
“For every site we produce, there’s a limited bug-fixing period post-launch to ensure that any issues are dealt with as quickly and seamlessly as possible,” explains Designer Sam Day. While we have a rigorous testing and feedback process in place, occasionally bugs do slip through the net and we offer our clients prioritised support if this ever happens.” Such support also extends to training the client on how to use the website’s Content Management System, which is bespoke to each project due to the typically heavy customisation of the Wordpress admin area. “We remove access to plugins, WP core updates, theme files and any other clutter so the client is comfortable knowing they only have access to the parts they require and safe in the knowledge they can’t break anything. But seeing as the web is not a static environment, compatibility and security mean that sites do require ongoing management and maintenance, so we do that too. What’s more, our process means that our sites are easily extended so, as a clients’ needs change over time, their website can be continually developed to support their requirements.”