Understand project scope, study competition, prepare
Ideas are conceptualized Design is completed
Bringing your vision to life Website goes live
Market Website via SEO & Social Media
Maintain & Enhance Website
Decide what you want out of a website
The first thing we ask is that you start off by reading our Web Design FAQs. This will help you see where to start, what you will need to provide, etc. After you have read the FAQ and have decided what you would like out of a website, please request a quote.
Request a Quote
Now that you have read our FAQs, you should have a better understanding of what is needed, the next step is to request a quote on your project. We will submit a written proposal for your project. If you like what you see in our quote and are ready to move forward, we require a 50% deposit to initiate the project along with the signed proposal.
Research & Discovery
Once everything is signed and the deposit has been received, we begin the ‘Research and Discovery’ portion of the project. Research and Discovery is where we study your business model, gather any company literature, logos, specific colors, fonts, etc., decide on a layout, and also research your competition to come up with a strategy to have your website place higher in the search engines than your competition.
Design & Build
This is where the fun begins. We pull together your content, photos, logos, etc., and start building the website. You will need to provide all content/copy along with your logo in a digital format and any specific photos you wish to use on the website. We provide everything pertaining to the overall look and layout of the website. If you need help with content/copy, we can recommend a copywriter. If you need a logo designed or require royalty free photos, we do have some photos available, but if you are looking for something specific, you may wish to consider purchasing royalty free photos. We can assist with this as well. We begin the design, prototyping is done on our server and you will be given a URL in which to view and provide feedback regarding the new design. We work with you on getting things just right.
Now that the design portion is complete and we have everything just the way you want it, final testing is done to ensure that all the bugs are worked out, that the website looks beautiful and functions properly in all browsers, and is responsive on all devices.
Once everything is complete, the final balance on your account is due. As soon as final payment is received, we will upload the new website to your server and provide you with the finished final website which will include all associated HTML files, website graphics, photos, css, scripts, database, logins, etc. Everything pertaining to the finished website. Source files and software used to create the design, etc., are not included. Copyright is turned over to you as well.
If you have requested on-going Marketing for the website, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), creating Social Networking accounts for Facebook, Twitter, etc.), this phase begins. Separate pricing is required for ongoing Marketing projects.
Most websites require some sort of web maintenance. Whether it be to update the content or graphics, change out photos, etc. If it is an eCommerce websites, you will certainly want to do periodic updates to scripting to avoid vulnerabilities and if it is a WordPress website, maintenance is required to ensure that WordPress and all associated plugins are patched and up-to-date to help with security. For WordPress websites, we recommend updating once a month and critical security updates should be patched immediately. Web Maintenance is free for the first 30 days. After 30 days, we can establish a Web Maintenance agreement or we can provide Web Maintenance at an hourly rate.