Here’s an overview of what we need and an overview to help guide you along before we begin!
1) What We Need To Get Started
PDF, EPS, or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.
Your hosting accounting login and/or cPanel username & password.
An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have one up already)
Images & Pictures
Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new website.
Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site
Brand style guide, colors or any specific design requirements.
These items can be sent via email.
We will be primarily communicating through email. We can track your progress, share files, and keep in touch during the development process. Currently, we are in the process of finding a suitable project management tool that will help streamline this process (and help get rid of those long email threads!).
3) The 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. We will create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for your approval first, then we will design the home page and a sub page (or more upon request) for approval.
Once the website layout and design is approved, we will move forward with designing the entire website, pages, and all functionality and plugins. We’ll make sure your website looks elegant and functions effectively 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 make detailed content and image edits. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses, and information is correct beofre 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, should it ever need to be restored. Once live, it may take between 24-48 hours for the new site to pull up on some devices. Some computers will need to be refreshed in order to see the new site, though most computers will see the new site immediately depending on the wifi connection and where they are in relation to the location of the server that the website is on.
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