How does your process work?
My process can be separated into 3 main parts: Discovery, Design and Development.
During our initial consultation session you can ask me any questions you have and we will chat about your project so I can get a better idea of your needs. I’ll prepare a proposal with an estimate for your project.
Once accepted, we’ll begin the Discovery Phase where we’ll hone in on the visual representation of your brand through a series of conversations and questionnaires.
After getting really clear with the visual direction, we’ll begin the Design Phase where we’ll run through up to three rounds of design + feedback until we have a polished product.
When the designs have been locked, we’ll move forward to the Development Phase where I turn your website into a reality. I will build your website out on a separate server and transfer it to your live domain once it has been approved and fully tested.
Along with the final delivery of project assets and launch of your brand new website, I will teach you how to maintain the website easily on your own. We will schedule a Training Session, which can take place via phone or Skype, plus you will receive documentation for future reference.
What is the timeframe for a new website?
Timeframe varies from project to project, depending on scheduling and how elaborate your needs are. I generally allow a minimum of two months for projects. This allows time to really dig deep and create an amazing product that truly represents you and helps your business thrive.
Do you build Wordpress themes from scratch?
Short answer = yes! Longer answer = This is totally up to you! If you have found an existing WordPress theme or framework that you love, we can work with it, and customize accordingly.
Will my new website look good on mobile devices?
Yes! This is very important, as more than 30% of web traffic comes from mobile devices these days. All of the website I build are fully responsive, meaning they will be optimized to look great regardless of what device they are viewed on.
Will my new website be optimized for search engines(SEO)?
Again, yes! Every website I develop is built with SEO in mind. I will also provide additional tips and tricks in your documentation for how to ensure that your website is SEO-friendly moving forward.
Will my website be safe and secure?
Yes and yes! I have a checklist of important security precautions that I implement on every WordPress theme to prevent spammers, hackers and unauthorized users from accessing or hurting your website. Documentation will be provided on how to keep your website secure moving forward.
In addition to security, I will also set up automatic backups of your website to protect against data loss.
How do I pay you?
At the beginning of the project, I will send an invoice via QuickBooks for the initial payment of 50%. Payments can be made with a credit card. After approval of the final website, I will send a second invoice for the remaining balance, to be paid before launch.