There are 8 basic steps when I design, implement and publish a website.
|Once I receive your "Request for Quotation" form, I will setup a meeting with you to discuss your inputs and find out more about your website requirements. At this time I will also review any questions that you might have regarding development cost, schedule, domains, hosting, and website maintenance.
|The first step in the design process is to create a free mockup of your new website so you can see what your website will look like prior to making your decision to move forward with the design. To create this initial mockup I will need your company logo file and a few sample websites that respresent how you would like your website to look. If you don't have a logo, I can create a logo for you. If this is necessary, some logo mockups will be created, again free of charge, so a logo can be quickly created that you like.
Next based upon your initial inputs, some sample websites that you provide, and a finalized logo, a mockup of the website is generated so that you can see what your website will look like (e.g. layout, colors, navigation, etc) before the final development work is started. Once the mockup is done, another meeting is setup to discuss your feedback. If necessary, the mockup will be updated to address feedback from the first mockup review.
|Once the mockup is approved, a detailed, fixed price proposal will be emailed to you within a few days.
|If you accept the proposal, I will email you an invoice for 50% of the cost proposal. Once I receive your payment and design inputs, work on your website will begin.
|Website is implemented based upon the approved mockup (custom design). Communications will continue throughout the design process to insure all your expectations and requirements are met by the final design. A link will be provided so you can view the status of your website development and provide feedback during the entire development process.
|When the design is completed to your satisfaction, the second and final invoice will be emailed to you for the remaining costs.
|When I receive your second payment, your website will be published using your selected domain name. Prior to publishing, design SEO tasks will be completed including adding meta tags to each page.
|After website is published, your domain will be submitted to search engines and a sitemap file will be generated so the pages of the website can be indexed as quickly as possible so it can be found on search engines such as Google.