So, you figured out that you need a new website.
Now, you’re probably wondering what happens next?
We get together and talk.
We need some information about who you are, what you need this thing to do, and how you’d like it to look. After talking via phone, Skype, or email, you’ll receive a detailed proposal to fit your needs along with a firm quote for the project and an estimate for its completion date.
So, let’s say I want to hire you. What next?
If everything sounds good, seal the deal the old-fashioned way– with your favorite payment method. We require a 50% deposit, and this locks in your quote price and makes sure you’re first in line for the next project.
We’ll send you a bit of “homework” – everything from getting a domain name to a hosting account (unless you’re package includes ours) to providing us with high-resolution logos and photo files for your site.
How long does the process take?
Once we begin a project – and after receiving all content, photographs, and other necessary materials – you’ll have a basic site within 2 weeks or so. Depending on the level of complication, other sites may take longer, but a completion date will be agreed upon before project start.
Content – wait, what am I going to proclaim to the world?
This is the part that’s totally up to you! Some people have a vision, and others struggle with this part of the process. If you do find yourself stuck, we’re here to help. Check out our Website Content Writing Service.
During our first chat, we’ll help you figure out what you should probably include on your website.
And now for…the design!
Ah, the fun part. Of course, working with typography/fonts, pretty colors and images is the best part of the design process, but you’ll need to consider how visual elements impact your site’s functionality. It’s important that your site makes people AND search engines happy, as well as evolve along with you and your content.
First, you’ll see a preliminary design concept showing basic layout, color palette, fonts, and other details.
After your feedback, it’s time for design revisions. Once you confirm that you love it, we build it on our test server with your real content.
Ta-da…the finished product!
Once the site is built on our test server, we’ll send you the link so you can go over it and make sure everything feels right, is intuitive and easy to use.
To infinity…and beyond.
When the site has been approved by you– and we receive your final payment– it will go live on your domain!
We’re still here for you! Feel free to call/email with minor questions and, when your site launches, you can also subscribe to Maintenance Service, which is a great way to make sure your site is quietly backed up/monitored for security, with small changes to content, graphics, plug-in help, etc. as needed.
How much will it cost and how long does it take?
This depends on the number of clients ahead of you at any given time, the details of your project, and how quickly you can deliver YOUR piece of the puzzle: login information, logos, photographs, and content. Due to these factors, you should expect at least 2-3 weeks from time of booking to delivery of a custom design.
This sounds kind of fun. Let’s do it!
Get the process started by sending us a website design inquiry.