Getting Started

Here'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

Your Logo

PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.

Hosting Credentials

Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.

Wordpress / CMS Login

An administrator login to your current WordPress or Content Management Site site. (if this is a redesign of the site)

Images & Pictures

Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.
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Content

Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site.

Style Guide

Brand style guide, colors or any specific design requirements.

These items can be uploaded to your trello project account explained below or uploaded to a secure transfer service of your choice.

2) Trello

Trello 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!

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:

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A) Layout and design

A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. I’ll create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then I’ll design the home page and a sub page (or more upon request) for approval.

B) Development

Once the site layout and design is approved, I’ll 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

Once the site is ready for final review, you’ll be able to review each page and we can make detailed edits until the site is ready for launch. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.

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 me locally, PLEASE SAVE ALL LOGINS FOR YOUR RECORDS AS WELL. Upon completion, you’ll receive a link to my Moving Forward page where you’ll receive tips and tricks on what to do with your new website and also information on our Maintenance/Security Plan which I highly recommend for all my clients.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email and if you haven’t had a chance to, please fill out our: