WELCOME LET’S GET STARTED
Here’s an introduction and a 5-STEP process to help you as we get started!
01. WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU TO GET STARTED
- Your Logo (PDF, EPS or high res JPEG if possible)
- Domain Name Login (registrar account to update NameServers)
- Hosting Login and Account Info Email with FTP & Server DNS Details
(hosting account and/or Cpanel login)
- Current Website Login (if currently a WordPress site)
- Images and Copy including headlines (messages) and Call To Actions for each page
(If you need assistance to gather this information, please download
- Brand Style Guide, colors or any special logos or graphics to be used
- Links to Social Media Accounts (if required)
Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a spreadsheet and checklist to make a content inventory for your site?
02. HOW WE MANAGE YOUR PROJECT
Basecamp is an online platform for communication and project management. We’ll be using this for big sites to send messages, share files and track progress during the process. But you can still use email, if you prefer. Once your project starts, you’ll receive an email to set up your profile.
03. HOW YOU CAN SEND LARGE FILES TO US
Dropbox is an online image/file sharing platform. This isn’t necessary for every project, but if you have too many images 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.
04. HOW WE DESIGN & DEVELOP YOUR WEBSITE
Here is our 3 step design process:
STEP 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 (or more upon request) for approval.
STEP 2 – DEVELOPMENT
Once the site layout and design is approved, we’ll continue designing all pages, functionality and responsive code, making sure your site looks great and functions nicely across all devices and web browsers.
STEP 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 revised completely. Please note: allow for up to 3 rounds of edits.
05. HOW WE WRAP UP & GO LIVE
Once your 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, 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 the wifi connection.
Your website logins will be sent to you. 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 our MOVING FORWARD PROCESS where you’ll receive tips and tricks on marketing your new website and also information on our Maintenance Plan.
PLEASE FILL OUT OUR QUESTIONAIRE
We will have a better understanding of your needs. Please call if you have any questions or if you prefer to work through it together.