Getting StartedHere's a breakdown of everything we need to design and build your website, as well as an overview of the process so you have an idea of how the project will flow before we get going!
1) What we need to get started
PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.
Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.
An administrator login to your current WordPress site (if this is a redesign of the WordPress site).
Images & Pictures
Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.
Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site.
Brand style guide, colors, or any specific design requirements.
These items can be uploaded to your secure dropbox folder (more on that in a bit).
We use Dropbox to share image files, designs, and important logins and credentials that are too sensitive to send via email. We will set up a folder for the project and share it with you via email. You can upload all images and files there.
3) The design process
Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process. To reduce the chance of overwhelm and better help you understand what to expect during the design and development, we’ve outlined our process in 3 steps:
1) Layout and design
A large and time-consuming part of designing a website is the planning and layout stage. We’ll create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then we’ll design the home page and a subpages for approval.
Once the site layout and design is approved, we’ll move forward with any additional pages, and implement 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 go through each page for final edits. 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.
4) Wrapping Up and GOING LIVE!
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 so you have a backup in case it ever needs to be restored. Once your site is 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–although most of the time your site will appear quickly after the launch.
Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via Dropbox or secure email to ensure the security of your passwords. Though your logins and passwords will be saved by our team locally, PLEASE SAVE ALL LOGINS FOR YOUR RECORDS AS WELL. Upon completion, you’ll receive a link to my Moving Forward page where you’ll receive tips and tricks on what to do with your new website and also information on our Maintenance/Security Plan which I highly recommend for all my clients.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us. And and if you haven’t had a chance to, please fill out our website quesionnaire, you can download it here: