Website Design Process
Step 1 – Setup
You will receive an invoice for 50% of the project cost. Once the payment is received, we will begin your project. We will set up your domain or ask you for log in information for your existing website’s admin area. A “Coming Soon” page will be set up at this point. Your website will be designed and customized in WordPress.
Step 2 – Design & Content Determination
You will be asked to complete the attached “Website Questionnaire.” While this may seem like a lot of information to ask for, the more detail you can provide, the better job we can do in meeting your website expectations. This form helps us understand exactly what you want in your web design. Please do not feel like you need to answer every question before you send it in! You can start by answering the ones you are most clear about, and if need be, we can work on the other questions together.
Once the questionnaire is reviewed and we have agreed on the direction of your website, you will need to provide the content for the pages. If we are writing your content, you must provide a general overview for each page’s content to give us a starting point. We will also need any images you have such as logos, product images, etc.
Step 3 – Design Approval
After the content is received, we will provide a draft of the “Home” page design for your review and make changes until we have your approval to proceed with the supporting pages such as “Contact Us,” “About Us,” etc. You will be asked to provide approval for these pages as well.
Step 4 – Development
Your completed website will be presented to you for review, tweaking and final approval to launch. All features of the website will be reviewed and tested completely. Once we have agreed on the look and we have successfully tested all components of the website, you will receive an invoice for the remaining project balance. Once paid the website will go live.
Step 5 – Website Launch
The “Coming Soon” page will be replaced with the live website. We will provide maintenance for 30 days from the launch date at no charge.
Step 6 – Ongoing Maintenance
Your website database, the site theme and plugins that are used require regular updates. If you don’t update your website on a regular basis, you are vulnerable to hackers and malware. If we are conducting monthly maintenance you will receive an invoice to be paid by the 15th of each month starting after the free initial month’s maintenance. If you desire to make the updates yourself, 2 hours of training on how to update these components will be provided at no additional cost.