Hosting & Domain Name Setup
Every business needs a domain name (website address) and hosting service before they can launch a website. If you’re confused by the world of domains and hosting, or simply don’t have the time to organise all these details, I can take care of this for you. I can also advise you on whether it’s necessary to purchase additional domain names to protect your brand.
At the beginning of the website design process, we will discuss what you want your website to do. Do you intend to use it for sharing information, blogging, ecommerce, lead generation, or something else? By discussing this, we can determine the scale of the project, and your requirements. We can also ensure that the project will be suitable for your company size and budget.
You may need a customised WordPress template with appropriate plug-ins and security, or you may require a fully customised and coded site. These are the sorts of details we’ll determine during your pre-design consultation. No matter which kind or size of website you need, however, DU Designs can help.
Website Design Process
After we’ve agreed on these details, I will create a mock-up of what your website will look like, and send it to you to approve the look and feel, or request edits. Once approval is received, I will put the whole thing together on a development server.
If you’ve worked with a copywriter and/or photographer (I can recommend some great ones), we’ll also add in your completed copy and images. Wherever possible, I encourage you to use original images, rather than stock photography, and to use a copywriter if you want your website’s words to sound professional.
Once this is all done, your site will be ready to go live!