The Website Design Process In A Nutshell!!
Getting To Know You!
Corny as it may sound but I need to get to know you and your business so I can start the web design process. Why? Well, until I do I don’t know what you want or indeed need plus it makes giving an estimated price to you so much easier. So what do I need to know? I need to know what you want, sounds simple but sometimes it’s quite difficult so I usually find having a chat and looking at a few examples first is the best way forward.
You’ll then get a proposal from me (no don’t worry it’s not that sort of one) and estimated price detailing what is going to happen and how it will happen. Once you’ve agreed and confirmed that you wish to go ahead you will be asked to pay a deposit of 20%.
I Need Information!
Next, I need information from you such as text and images. The images need to be of a very high quality to work well on the internet. If you need help with the photos it is maybe something I can assist you with further.
The Fun Starts!
This is when the fun begins and the web design process really gears up but be prepared for lots and lots of questions. I tend to wrap my head with a wet towel (figuratively speaking) and start creating a website to meet your needs and I hope to capture the essence of what you have in mind. You will then have an opportunity to review the website and you can have as many changes as you want. After all, it’s your website, not mine.
Once you’re happy with the website it will be tested across a range of browsers and devices both new and old.
Finally, it will then be optimised for loading speed and Search Engine Optimisation purposes.
No, it doesn’t suddenly become a French website but once I receive your final payment, your website will go live on the internet and submitted to the various search engines including Google so people can find you.
WordPress needs to various updates carried from time to time so that your website continues to work perfectly.
Backups of the site and monitoring the user base are also a must. With WordPress, you have the tools in place to do all of these things yourself. That said, some clients prefer to take out a maintenance contract.
This includes all system updates, keeping regular backups, monitoring the user base and providing support in the event that anything should go wrong. Essentially I help you sleep at night instead of worrying about what might or might not happen to your website.