How it works: the website design process
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The call helps establish a foundation for a potential meeting.
In order to determine whether I can help, I require basic information so I can do research.
In order for our meeting to be most effective, we will both need to prepare.
You are busy and I respect your time so I aim to keep the meeting short.
The meeting is meant to help establish whether I am a good fit for you and whether we would work well together.
Surprises are never good, especially in business so I take the time to create a detailed proposal, summarizing the highlights of our meeting. This generally involves an outline of the website I envision, complete with button names and content ideas.
If other important parts of your online marketing are missing they will also be addressed.
I will ask you to review the proposal to ensure nothing was missed. Once you are happy, I will make the necessary changes and turn it into a contract.
Upon receipt of the signed contract and deposit, my work on your website begins. Projects evolve over time and the scope may change. If this were to happen, I will discuss potential amendments to the contract.
The outline established in the contract is used as a foundation and a colour scheme is established based on your logo.
Your new website will be built using a website address the public will not have access. You can review the progress at any time. I will be asking you to review it at various stages to ensure it meets your expectations.
Creating website content can be the most overwhelming task, considering you are running a business a the same time. If feasible, we will use content from your existing site as a foundation, as long as it still reflects your business.
I will supply detailed to-do lists to break website content into small and more manageable pieces, discussing what exactly is required. Once items on this list have been completed, revised to-do lists are created. This ensures we are staying on track and you will always know how close we are to completion.
I will assist with content as much as possible, possibly re-writing it. If I receive content I cannot understand, I will ask you to elaborate.
All content updates can be reviewed using the temporary website address.
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Some clients wish to have ongoing website, computer and marketing support. I offer discounted packages allowing you to take advantage of any services you wish.
My minimum charge is only half an hour so small website updates are quite affordable. I can make a lot of changes in 30 minutes and always recommend clients send me multiple change requests at the same time to receive the most value.