Getting Started   

Excited to get started, so are we! Below is an overview of the materials we need and our design process.

Step 1) What Do I need To get Started?

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Your Logo

Please provide your high-resolution logo. PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.

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DOMAIN / HOSTING CREDENTIALs

Your domain and hosting account providers, login and passwords.

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Website Login

Please provide your high-resolution logo. PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.

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Images & Media

Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.

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Page Content

Your domain and hosting account providers, login and passwords.

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Style Guide

The brand style guide, colors or any specific design requirements.

Step 2) THE DESIGN PROCESS

Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be overwhelming at times. To better prepare you for what’s expected during the design and development process we’ve outlined the steps below.

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Layout and Design

Please provide your high-resolution logo. PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.

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Development

Once the site layout and design is approved, we move forward with the designing the entire site, pages and add 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.

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Edits and 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 revised completely. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.

Step 3) Website Goes 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. 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 server that the website is on.

Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via basecamp or secure email insuring 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, 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 Maintenace/Secuirty Plan which I highly recommend for all my clients.

Programs and Software We Use

Basecamp Project Management Software

 

Basecamp is an awesome online platform for communication and project management. We’ll be using this to send messages, share files and track progress during the process. This will help alleviate content and images being lost in long email threads. Everyone loves email threads…right?! (Don’t worry you can still use your email. The messages will post directly to basecamp!) Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email to set up your basecamp profile and we’ll be off and running!

What is Basecamp: Click Here

Dropbox File Sharing Program

 

Dropbox is a great online image/file sharing platform. 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 or post on basecamp, we can use dropbox. We can also use this to share important logins and credentials instead of sending through email. I will set up a folder for the project and will share the folder with you via email. You can upload all images and files there.

What is Dropbox: Click Here

Conceptboard Online White Board

For our custom website design, we will be using concept board as we can share and collaborate on the website wireframes and website pages.

What is Conceptboard :Click Here

How can we help you?

We love to hear from our clients and helping your business grow. We specialize in all things digital and are confident we have an online solution that will work for you.