Here’s an overview of what we need and an overview to help guide you along before we begin!
1. What I need to get started
PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.
Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.
An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have one up already)
Images & pictures
Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.
Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site.
Brand style guide, colors or any specific design requirements.
These items can be uploaded to your basecamp project account or uploaded to your secure dropbox folder.
2. Pinterest board
If you haven’t already got your brand colours, then we will have added you to a board on Pinterest.
It is a mood board that will help us to understand you and your design so your ideal client can relate to your website.
You can start your mood board by typing words and then saving the image you love to the board.
Add in colours you love, images, photos, branding, websites templates (you can search ‘website inspiration/design’). Have fun with it and don’t worry too much if the colours clash, We will pick out what will work together. Just include anything that you LOVE and feel really resonates with you. If you need it, here is a quick demonstration I have made on how to use Pinterest.
3. Questionnaires & Google Drive
We have added you to a google drive for you to drop any content into.
There is one questionnaire for the website that you need to fill in.
There is also a document that I have written that will help you write your content for the website.
We will use Google drive for sharing all content and images for the project.
4. 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 have outlined the process into 3 steps:
1. Layout and design
A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. I’ll create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then I’ll design the home page and a sub page and send to you for review.
Once the site layout and design is approved, we will 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.
3. 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.
5. Wrapping up & going live
Once the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, pages, images and backend files will be removed. 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.
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.
Get in touch if you would like to have some personalised illustrations for your practice.