Stage 1 - Initial Meeting
We will chat with you to discuss your website project, this can be in our board room, on the phone, as a skype meeting, or at your preferred location. We will discuss design and functionality requirements. Areas to cover will be: What you want the website to achieve Your ideas and preferred designs General menu structure and number of initial pages needed Functionality required; newsletter system, blog/news system, featured items etc Time frames and budget Hosting and email requirements
Stage 2 - Your quote
After the initial meeting, we will prepare a quote for your website which will be emailed to you with a break down of costs. On approval of this quote and a 50% deposit received we will proceed with your project.
Stage 3 - Content
Before we can design your site, we need to know what you would like to have on it. Having content for your site before we start gives you a better design and makes the entire process more efficient. An initial navigation menu list from you (pages) and the content to go in these pages is required. If you have trouble writing content for your site we can do it for you through our comprehensive content writing service. This will be an additional cost if it was not included in your quote. If you have images for your site these should be given to us, or we will source photographs and images from stock sources for you. You can change these yourself later using the content management system.
Stage 4 - Design
Our designer will prepare a website design for you. This usually consists of a few pages of your site uploaded to a temporary domain for your viewing only. This design will be a demo of your new website appearance, there will be no functionality at this point. Typically, content will be 'placeholder text' and 'placeholder images' indicating the general layout and appearance of your site. Upon approval of the design by you, we will proceed to the development phase of your site. This usually takes a couple of weeks depending on the size of the project. During this time it is advised that you provide us with your content text for the pages and any images required.
Stage 6 - Going live with your new website
Once you have looked over the site and are happy then it is time to 'go live' with your new website! Remember that the content management system allows you to edit and grow the content of your site at your own pace. So you do not need to worry if you haven't finished preparing ALL the content of your site. Get it live with the basic pages complete so you can start getting the inquiries/sales coming in asap. Then simply turn on new pages as and when they are ready!