Process

Web Design Process

Consult

After organising a meeting to talk about your website, I’ll help you establish your goals, budget, target audience, time frame, and all required features for your website.

Mock-up

Upon receiving 50% payment for the website, I take note of your requirements and from my office I create a wireframe mock-up for your approval. Included in the overall cost are up to 3 revisions of the mockup. The mockup is designed for mobile devices as well as laptop and desktops, completing what is known as a Responsive Design.

Design

On receiving your approval of the final mockup, I design the overall look of the website in consultation with you.

Content

I get my SEO Copywriter to contact you either by meeting you or with an email to complete a questionnaire. This will give them information about your business, and the message you want to convey to your customers and/or target audience. Once you have approved the content with the Copywriter, I add it to the design of your site or page and then seek your final approval.

Development

This is done by first developing the home page, followed by a “shell” for the other pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site, as it contains the main navigational structure for the web site. Once the shell has been created, I take your content and distribute it throughout the site, into the appropriate areas.

Testing

Extensive testing across multiple devices, platforms, and browsers are conducted to ensure a consistent delivery of content. Before the site goes live, together we work to ensure the site meets every need outlined from the initial consult.

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Launch

So I’ve received your final payment, now to transfer the code and database across from the development site to your live website domain and do final testing.

Maintenance

Having a website is like owning a pet. You don’t just buy your pet and that’s it. A new website needs a care and maintenance plan just as you would look after a pet. Why? New security versions and general updates are released on a regular basis. Content may need to change over time, particularly your Blog. To ensure your website content is up-to-date, is running efficiently, and as securely as possible I continue to update it on a regular basis for an ongoing monthly fee.