The Process

Let’s meet

We’ll meet, either at my office, coffee shop or your workplace. I use this meeting to get to know you and your business. I want to understand your target market and ambition for your new website.

Quotation

I’ll email a quotation, which will detail the level of design and development work required to achieve the results you require.

The first jump!

If you’re happy to go ahead, you’ll receive an invoice detailing exactly what I will do, how long it will take and the costs involved. The invoice will be for an initial 50%.

I will then schedule you in.

Wireframing

I like to begin with wire framing your website design. This is a visual representation of the user interface, stripped of any visual design or branding elements.

It’s a good way for us to determine the basic functionality and information required for the website.

Photography

I will instruct a professional photographer, to spend 45 minutes with you, to capture photos, which we can use within the website design.

Design

Based on your requirements, wire frames, and any content you have given me, I then sit down to produce a visual for the key pages of your website. A visual will be posted on a password protected area of our website, from here you will get a glimpse of how it will look when coded up.

Amendments

We then collaborate to produce the perfect design by amending anything that isn’t quite right, adding in new elements and so on. I allow three rounds of revisions but I tend to nail it in two.

Development

Now’s the time to bring the design to life. There are two stages to the development. The initial stage involves coding up the markup, I then go on to develop a fully bespoke, hand-coded, content management system theme.

An invoice of 25% is issued at the end of development.

Training

I will visit you at your home or workplace where you can use a machine that you are familiar with, to teach you how to use the content management system. At the end you’ll feel confident that you can, manage your own website, add pages, blog, add products and photos – all by yourself.

Adding content

I will work with you to add content to the website. A lot of the content up to this stage will be dummy text, so now comes the time to replace it with something more meaningful and persuasive.

Testing

I will test your website across multiple devices and browsers and make any adjustments that are necessary to ensure the website is bug free.

Deployment

When you are happy to, we will go live by deploying the website on to a live environment.

An invoice for the final 25% is issued.

So you’ve made the leap…

You’ve made that first jump to having a website, but it’s not over, it’s just the beginning. I’ve now given you the very best start. I will keep in touch so we can check on your site’s performance and discuss any further development required to grow your business.