Getting Started On A Website Project
A quick overview of what we need and a look at our process to help guide you along before we begin the project!
A Few Things We Need From You:
(These items can be uploaded to your Asana project account or uploaded to your secure Dropbox folder.)
Please provide your logo in PNG or SVG format if possible.
Admin login to your current WordPress site. (if this is a website redesign)
Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site.
Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.
Images and Pictures
Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.
Brand Style Guide
Brand style guide, colors or any specific design requirements.
How Will We Manage the Project?
Asana is a powerful online platform for communication and project management. We’ll be using this to send messages, share files and track progress during the process.
This will help alleviate content and images being lost in long email threads, (don’t worry you can still use your email. The messages will post directly to Asana!). Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email to set up your Asana profile and we’ll be off and running!
How We Will Manage Files?
Dropbox is a great online image/file sharing platform. This isn’t necessary for every project, but if you have more than 15-20 images for your website or if they’re too big to send through email or post on asana, we can use dropbox. We can also use this to share important logins and credentials instead of sending through email. We will set up a folder for the project and will share the folder with you via email. You can upload all large images and files there.
The Web 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, I’ve outlined my process into 3 steps:
LAYOUT & DESIGN
A large and time-consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process.
We’ll create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then we’ll design the home page and a sub-page (or more upon request) for approval.
BUILD & DEVELOP
Once the site layout and design is approved, we’ll move forward with the designing all site pages and implementing all functionality.
We’ll make sure your site looks great, with a great user experience and functions nicely across all devices and web browsers before moving to the final step.
REVISE & OPTIMISE
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 ready for launch.
We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.
Wrapping Up &
All website logins and credentials sent to you via secure email
Your new site will be backed up and saved locally.
Receive a Link to our Moving Forward page where you’ll receive tips and tricks on what to do with your new website.
You’ll be invited to join our Website Maintenance Plan which I highly recommend for all our clients.