While every project is a little different, these are the main steps of the process we follow when designing a custom website or doing a web makeover. Websites typically take about 4-6 weeks from initiation to launch.
Consultation & Estimate
After you have completed the Website Planning Questionnaire (pdf), we will schedule a phone call to learn more about your project and goals. We will then provide a not-to-exceed estimate with details, timeline and cost. If you decide we are a good fit, we require a down payment to initiate the project (typically 1/3 down).
Design & Strategy
During this phase, we are conceptualizing and designing "look and feel" options for your website. These designs will be based upon our conversations, your branding, important messages and calls to action, and your goals for the website.
Development & Content
After a proof is chosen and finalized, we start building the working website. This stage includes development of the custom WordPress theme along with SEO optimization, social media integration and other features to add the desired functionality to your site. The second 1/3 payment is due to begin the development phase.
Site Launch & Promotion
Upon approval of the site and receipt of the final payment, we launch your website at your domain name, ensure that SEO and analytics code is installed and working, and schedule our training.
After the site has launched, we will come in and train you and your staff on how to make updates to the site. An important part of online success is keeping your site current, both for your visitors and search ranking. We are also happy to help you do this, and offer Monthly Maintenance Plans.