Getting StartedHere's an overview of what we need and a process overview to help guide you along before we begin!
1) What I need to get started
Wordpress / CMS Login
Images & Pictures
These items can be uploaded to your trello project account explained below or uploaded to a secure transfer service of your choice.
2) WP FeedBack / Trello
WP FeedBack is an awesome online platform for communication and project management. We’ll be using this to send messages, share files and track progress during the process. This will help alleviate content and images being lost in long email threads. Everyone loves email threads…right?! (Don’t worry you can still use your email. The messages will post directly to Trello!) Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email to set up your Trello profile and we’ll be off and running!
If you want to learn a little more about it, here’s a short video:
3) The design process
Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be overwhelming. To better help you understand what to expect during the design and development, I’ve outlined my process into 3 simple steps:
A) Layout and design
A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. We create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then design the home page and a sub page (or more upon request) for approval.
Once the site layout and design is approved, we can move forward with the designing all site pages and implementing all functionality and plugins. We’ll make sure your site looks great and functions nicely across all devices and web browsers before moving to the final step.
C) Edits & Revisions
4) Wrapping Up & GOING LIVE!
Once the 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, it may take between 24-48 hours for the new site to pull up on some devices. Your browser may need to be refreshed in order to see the new site and though most will see the new site fairly quickly after the launch.
Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via trello or secure email ensuring the security of your passwords. Though your logins and passwords will be saved by us locally, PLEASE SAVE ALL LOGINS FOR YOUR RECORDS AS WELL. Upon completion, you’ll receive a link to our Moving Forward page where you’ll receive tips and tricks on what to do with your new website and also information on our Maintenance and Security Plans which we highly recommend for all of our clients.