Here’s an introduction and a 5 step process to help you as we get started.
- WHAT I NEED TO GET STARTED
- Your Logo (PDF, EPS or high resolution JPEG if possible)
- Hosting Account Login (Hosting account or cPanel login)
- Current Website Login (if your currently have a WordPress site.)
- Images or any new picture you'd like to use for the new site.
- Branding style guide, color or any other special graphics.
These items can be uploaded to DropBox or Trello (if you don't have an account, no worries, we will send you a link with instructions.)
Trello is an awesome online platform for communication and project management. We'll be using this to send messages, share files and track progress during the process. Once your project is underway, you'll receive and email to setup your Trello profile.
Dropbox is a great online image/file sharing platform. This isn't nessacary for every project but will be used if there are more than 20 - 25 images or if the files are too large to upload to Trello or send via email.
4. The Design Process
Designing a website no matter how big or small is an extensive process that takes time and can be overwhelming if the process is not clear. Here, I have outlined our process into 3 steps:
STEP 1 - LAYOUT AND DESIGNA large and time consuming part of the website design is in the layout, structure and design of the site. We'll create the framework of the website and will send the homepage and a sub-page (or more upon request) for approval.
STEP 2 - DEVELOPMENTOnce the site layout and design is approved, We'll move forward with the designing of all pages, functionality and responsive code, making sure your site looks great and functions nicely across all devices and web browsers.
STEP 3 - REVISIONS AND EDITS Once the site is ready for final review, you'll be able to review each page and we can make detailed edits until the site is revised completely.
5. WRAPPING UP AND GOING LIVE!
Once the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, pages, images and back end files will be removed. The new site will be backed up and saved locally, should it ever need restored. Once live, please allow 24-48 hours for propagation time to occur. Some computers will need to have the browser cache cleared in order to see the new site, though most computers will see the new site immediately depending on if the site is cached or not.
Your website logins and all credentials well be sent to you via Trello or email insuring the security of your passwords.
Upon completion, you'll recieve a link to our "Moving Forward" process where you'll receive tips and tricks on marketing your new website and also information on our monthly Maintenance/Service Plan which we highly recommend for all of our clients.