Development Overview

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Web and Digital Marketing to develop your project. We are eager to assist you with your digital communication needs as you promote the university. We have distilled more than 20 years of experience into the following steps that streamline the complexities of successful Web development into a manageable process that results in a successful launch:

  1. Client submits a website planning guide and begins gathering and organizing content. This guide helps us understand your objectives, your audience and the benefits you provide.
  2. Web and Digital Marketing reviews the client’s website planning guide and schedules a planning consultation. This consultation will result in a website plan document.
  3. Client submits a website build guide and begins refining content. This guide helps us define the scope of your project as well as the technologies and features you need.
  4. Web and Digital Marketing reviews the client’s website build guide and schedules a build consultation. This consultation will result in a website build document.
  5. Web and Digital Marketing provides time and completion date estimates based on the website build document and our current workload.
  6. Web and Digital Marketing completes initial site buildout and gives client access to the new site.
  7. Client conducts a website review and submits a website launch checklist. This checklist gives Web and Digital Marketing approval to launch your site and allows us to catch any last minute issues.
  8. Web and Digital Marketing launches your site.
  9. Client begins promoting the site and completes a website post-launch survey to help us serve you better in the future.

To start the process, please complete the website planning guide. If you have any questions, please email us at webservices@samford.edu.