Getting Started

What we need to get started

Your Logo

 High quality image file of your logo.

Domain/Hosting details

If you already have a domain and/or hosting we will need those log in details so we can upload the site and point the domain to the new site. If we are setting this up for you – then nevermind and we will look after it!

Wordpress Login

If you already have a site up we will need admin access. 

Images & Pictures

Current and/or new images and pictures that you would like to use througout the new site. 

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Content

Text and information for all sections throughout the site. 

Style Guide

Any branding guidelines you currently have in place, including preferred colour scheme, fonts and typeface preferences, specific design requirements, etc. 

Upload your content to the secure Google Drive folder we sent you a link to. 

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, we’ve broken down the process into the following three steps:

Layout and Design

A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. We’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.

Development

Once the site layout and design is approved, I’ll move forward with the designing the entire site, pages and add 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.

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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 revised completely. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.

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 restoring. Once live, it may take between 24-48 hours for the new site to pull up on some devices. Some computers will need to be refreshed in order to see the new site, though most computers will see the new site immediately depending on the wifi connection and where they are in relation to the location of server that the website is on.

Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via basecamp or secure email insuring 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.