Here’s an overview of what we need to get started!
PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.
IMAGES AND PICTURES
Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.
Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.
Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site.
An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have one up already)
Brand style guide, colors or any specific design requirements.
These items can be emailed or sent via dropbox or google drive.
Google Drive is a great way to create and collaborate with others. You can use it to securely store and share documents, files, and images. This is a really convenient way for us to work if you already use google and have a google drive account. This isn’t necessary for every project, but if you have more than 15-20 images for your website or if they’re too big to send through email, we can use google drive. We can also use this to share important logins and credentials instead of sending through email. You can upload all images and files there.
The design process
Designing a website, no matter how big or small, can seem overwhelming. To better help you understand what to expect during the design and development, I’ve outlined my process into 3 steps:
1) Layout and design
The first steps in designing a website are the planning and layout stages. What typically happens in these steps are the creation of the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website, then the home page and a sub page are designed for approval.
Once the site layout and design has been approved, I’ll move forward with designing all site pages and implementing all functionality and plugins. We’ll make sure your site looks great and functions nicely across all devices and web browsers before moving to the final step.
3) Edits & Revisions
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 ready for launch. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.
This is always an exciting day! Once the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, pages, images and backend files will be removed. The new site will be backed up and saved locally, should it ever need restored. Once live, it may take between 24-48 hours for the new site to pull up on some devices. Your browser may need to be refreshed in order to see the new site but most will see the new site fairly quickly after the launch.
Ongoing Support for your Growing Business
Once your site is up and running, we work to make sure it stays that way by keeping an eye on it and performing regular maintenance and updates.
We will show you how to update and add your own content, and if you need other changes made to your site just let us know.
Also, upon completion, you’ll start to receive my newsletter that will give you tips and ideas about what to do with your new website. Over time we can work together to add new features and functions to your site that your growing business might need!