So how does this work?
While each project will be different, the steps below are intended to give you an idea of the general progression from
I need a website to
I have a website—isn’t it great?
Let us know how we can help you. The more details you can provide to us the more accurate our estimate can be. You can give us a call to discuss or fill out our Request an Estimate form. We will get back to you with a general estimate of what the project will cost. If, after receiving our estimate you would like to take the next step, we will do a full proposal for your website.
We’ll develop a detailed proposal for your website. Our proposal will describe what will be included, what we will need from you, the various stages of your project, approximately how long it will take to complete, how much it will cost and a schedule of payments. After you’ve had a chance to review the proposal we can discuss and make changes as necessary. Once you accept the proposal and make a deposit we will schedule your project. Congratulations—you’re moving forward with your website!
Discovery & Research
This is the first phase of your website project. If your website is a Custom Website Design—we’ll develop a detailed project plan. The project plan will serve as a guide for both of us during the development of your website. It will include what you can expect from us and when, and what information we’ll need from you and when. The information architecture and design direction for your website will also be developed during this phase. If your website is Website Lite—we will work with you to choose the best WordPress theme for your website, determine what colors and fonts will be used, and develop the information architecture.
Design & Revise
If your website is a Custom Website Design there will be a Design phase in your project. We will develop a completely custom visual design with mockups for the various pages and page layouts in your website. After you review the mockups and we receive your feedback we will revise the visual design based on your feedback. After you review the revised design and give us feedback, we will revise the design again. Three rounds of reviews and revisions are included in this phase of the project. We want to get your website design exactly where you want it before we begin the Development phase of your website.
Develop & Test
Once you approve the visual design we’ll begin developing your website. During this phase we’ll develop a custom WordPress theme for your site using the approved visual design. If your website is Website Lite, we’ll add your page content to your website and adjust the design of your theme to support your logo and branding. We will thoroughly test your website to insure that it functions properly and displays properly across all modern browsers and a full range of devices. Once your website is nearing completion you will review it. We’ll make final refinements after we receive your feedback.
Congratulations—your website is live! After your site launches we’ll train you to use your website. Training time is included with all of our websites.