smooster will turn your design into a website with pixel-by-pixel accuracy, ready to be filled with content. You can create your design using the software you always use. We make sure that the final website looks exactly like you planned it. Editing content in smooster is super easy. You can change and manage content right inside the page without switching back and forth between an editor and a preview screen. This will save you and your client a lot of time and those lengthy instructions. Once you’ve sent us the final design approved by your client we’ll start building your website. 10 work days later you’ll receive your website ready to be filled with content right away. We want you to be able to plan the technical part easily beforehand, that’s why we provide fixed prices. Learn more about the smooster pricing here.
How does smooster build websites?
But enough with the talking, let’s get to the action! Let us show you how we worked together with the German designer Carola Notzon of THEILIG Kommunikation to build the website for a local orthodontist: KIEFERORTHOPAEDIE-RUEDERSDORF.DE
1. Receiving the Draft
Carola sends us the PSD design approved by her client (Indesign or Illustrator files are also fine) and a proof PDF.
2. Building the Website
Our developers start coding the website in HTML5 and CSS3 and make sure it’s pixel perfect.
“We can extract all the information
concerning spacing, font types and sizes
directly from within the image file.
The proof PDF serves as comparison
for the final product. This way
we can be sure that nothing
gets lost in between the layers
of the image file.”
- Vivienne Neuwirth, Project Management & Development
For new domains: At the same time we will register the domain for the client, if none exists yet. It’s possible to show a temporary placeholder until the real website goes live. Just ask us about it.
3. Quality Check
After the developer have finished building the website it’ll enter our quality check, based on the two-man rule. This means that at least one additional team member, who wasn’t involved in the coding process, checks for pixel accuracy and functionality.
Responsive websites undergo further tests on different devices and systems.
We hand the finished website over to the designer to review. The adjustments following this step are included in the quote for every website coded by smooster.
“If I have something that I want
to change or if anything was unclear
for the developers, I can directly tell
my project manager at smooster.”
- Carola Notzon, Designer
We implement the final adjustments after talking to the designer.
5. Inserting Content
The website is given over to the designer. Now she can decide if she wants to insert the content herself or invite her client to the project so they can start editing the website themselves. Another option is to include the content in the quote and have smooster insert the website content for you.
“If it’s your first time editing a website
on smooster and you want to know
how everything works, take a look at
our short videos in the smooster
- Sebastian Maier, CEO & Founder
“If I have a question the team is
always at my disposal. During
work days I would usually get
a reply during the first hour.”
- Carola Notzon, Designer
For existing domains: After the website is filled with content and we’ve received the designer’s final OK, we start the domain and email account transfer. This is also the step where we register the new email account. We receive the necessary information from the designer or the client, the rest will be organised by smooster.
6. Going Live
When all the pages are finished and filled with content we will receive the final approval from the designer and the website goes live.
Carola about working with smooster
"smooster provides exactly the service
that designers need: A technical partner
with pixel-by-pixel accuracy and passion
for details. The system is easy to use and
fast to learn. And if I still have some
questions everyone is really fast
with help and advice. Great!"
Create Unique Websites
Do you want to know what other designers think about smooster or take a look at some of our projects? You will find all of that in our portfolio. You have a design in mind that you want to turn into a pixel perfect website with smooster? Get in contact with us and tell us about it.