Our Process

Different Phases of a Website Project:

BDF Flow Chart

Blue Deer Forest, based in Portland, Oregon builds and designs engaging websites. Whether it’s a nonprofit website communicating with donors or a business website offering classes or services, we take the time to understand your mission and goals and produce an innovative website that is user-friendly, attractive, and intuitive.

Discovery/Strategy Phase: It’s important to plan your website in detail. Our team will meet you multiple times to discuss requirements and goals. This includes assembling a client/community member avatar (character).

Proposal: Based on our Discovery meetings, we will provide a proposal document outlining the project specifications. Once it’s approved, we provide you with a digital starter kit equipped with resources and all of the assets we will need for the project.

Building and Design: We will create a working ‘wireframe’ of the website, based on initial plans. This will help determine the structure and navigation of the site, content, and action taken through the site.

Content. Using the Digital Starter Kit, we will help you gather all of the website’s assets (such as copy for all of the pages, digital documents, photos, etc). You also have the option to work with our copywriter and have them create content through a series of emails and an interview. (This is decided in the proposal phase).

Review 1: Once the website is build out and the content is added, there is a first round of review of the website.

Review 2: After one round of feedback, we make edits (within the scope of the project) and communicate with you if there’s a need for another round of changes to the website.

Pre-Launch: Once the website is approved, we review all assets such as web hosting, email, etc to make sure we have everything in place before launching the new website.

LAUNCH: We release your new website to the cheer and fanfare of your sector, donors, and team!

Maintenance: We can continue to update and maintain your website on a monthly basis, include email marketing and copywriting services.

We look forward to serving you. Contact us to start a conversation.