The first step in designing a successful web site is to gather information. Firstly you need to fill out my quote request form, so I have an idea of the what you are after and we can agree upon a price that fits your budget.
Using the information gathered from step one, it is time to put together a plan for your web site.
Drawing from the information gathered up to this point, it’s time to determine the look and feel of your site. I will work on and provide design mockups with different variations for color/graphics/etc.
The developmental stage is the point where the web site itself is created. This is typically done by first developing the home page, followed by a “shell” for the interior 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 will then require your content and I will distribute it throughout the site. If you have organised your own web hosting, I will require those details at this time.
At this point, I will attend to the final details and test your web site. I will test things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts. I will also troubleshoot for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between different web browsers), ensuring that your web site is optimized to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions.
Once the final payment is received, the new site will now be launched. If you have elected a website with a content management system, I will provide you with details on how to log in to your website and how you go about making changes to different elements throughout your site. Once your site is live, I offer an initial 3 months maintenance, so we can iron out any bumps that may present themselves.