It is always beneficial to have a process for every project. Below you will find my framework web design process for every project . From this framework, we can then supplement or alter the framework for a more specific intent.
For general questions/inquiries, use the Contact Form. If you know what you want already, start by answering my 10 Question Survey to give me a better idea of your project.
Once I have an overview of what you’d like to achieve I can provide you with an estimate.I’ll produce a project overview document which will list all agreed deliverables and costs. Once this is agreed I’ll take an initial payment of 40%. The project will then be scheduled in.
Research: At this point I will ask many questions and immerse myself in your business so that I am equipped with the right knowledge to create the most effect website.
Plan of Action: We will seek to answer the Who/What/How questions regarding your business, your goals, and the specific details of what will be needed with your website to ensure that you have all the features and assets to move your business forward.
Mockups/Design: We will discuss and formulate a layout of your unique site…….topics such as colors, typography, readability, etc. We will also discuss the flow of the site, page/navigation structure, and the layout in totality across different devices.
Development: Once the design is nailed down, I will build the website’s shell. Afterwards we will review how it looks and works. I will continue to build core elements while updating you regularly to make sure we are on the same page throughout the build process.
Functionality: Now that the site is built, I will go back through each page to make sure everything is functioning correctly (navigation, broken links, responsiveness, etc.)
Testing: It is at this point that I will move everything to a staging site and perform cross-browser and device testing looking for responsiveness and compatibility on all of our modern devices and browsers. I will then invite you to navigate the staging site to be sure that it meets your every need. If we had decided on more services such as SEO, page speed optimization, leads, marketing, etc., it is at this point we will set these up.
Deployment/Training: After we are completed with our build, your site will be deployed to your hosting solution. Once you sign off on the site I will train you on how to use your Content Management System so that you can edit and update your website going forward.
At this point one of three things can happen: Either
- ….the project ends and depending on our agreement I will either provide support for a limited time or I will be available indefinitely at an hourly rate
- Or we move on to the next phase. This will be considered a separate project and will include more in depth services such as SEO optimization, Mail campaigns, Lead magnets, etc., all of which would have been discussed at some point during the original project.
- Or we can discuss recurring monthly website maintenance services such as 24/7 security protection, site backups, website maintenance, etc.
Remember each project will differ but the above should give us a framework by which to smoothly work through our project together.
Please contact me with any questions you have or to discuss your project!!