Website Design In Plain English
We’re regular people who started building and creating WordPress websites for our family and friends and then one day we got really good at it! We like to keep things simple, uncomplicated and easy.
This is not Rocket Science
This is all the information we’ll need to get started.
If this is your first website, don’t worry we’ll walk you through it.
Your Logo (PDF, EPS or high res JPEG if possible)
Hosting Login (hosting account and/or Cpanel login)
Current Website Login (if currently a WordPress site)
Images or any new pictures you’d like to use for the new site
Any existing or new copy you want on your website
Brand style guide, colours or any special graphics you use
All these items can then be uploaded into our Project Folder on Basecamp
What is Basecamp?
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!
The Design & Development Process
Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be a little bit overwhelming. We’ve simplified the process into 3 steps:
1) LAYOUT & DESIGN
A large and time consuming part of website design is in the layout, structure and design of the site. We’ll create the framework of the website and will send the homepage and a sub-page for approval.
Once the site layout and design is approved, we’ll move forward with the building of all pages, functionality and responsive code, making sure your site looks great and functions nicely across all current devices and web browsers.
3) REVISIONS & EDITS
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 complete. Then we’ll get ready to launch it.
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 to be restored. Once live, please allow 24-48 hours for propagation to occur. 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 where you are access the website
(Toronto, New York etc.)
Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via basecamp or email ensuring the security of your passwords. Though your logins and passwords will be saved locally,
PLEASE SAVE ALL LOGINS FOR YOUR RECORDS AS WELL.
Upon completion, you’ll receive a link to my “moving forward” process where we’ll cover off information on your Maintenance/Support program.
If you’re ready to start click the button below