Here’s an overview of what I need and a web design process overview to help guide you along before we begin!
1. What I need to get started on your web design project:
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.
2. Google Drive
The items that I need from you can be uploaded to our shared Google Drive folder. Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email notifying you of our Google Drive folder and we’ll be off and running!
3. The web design process
Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be 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
A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. I’ll create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then I’ll design the home page and a sub page (or more upon request) for approval.
Once the site layout and design is approved, I’ll move forward with the 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.
4. Wrapping Up & 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, 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, although most will see the new site fairly quickly after the launch.
Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via secure email to ensure the security of your passwords. Though your logins and passwords will be saved by me locally, PLEASE SAVE ALL LOGINS FOR YOUR RECORDS AS WELL. Upon completion of your site, you will receive a link to my Moving Forward page. This page will provide you with tips and tricks on what to do with your new website and information on my Maintenance/Security Plan, which I highly recommend for all my clients.
If you have any questions, feel free to call or email and if you haven’t had a chance to, please fill out our: