GETTING STARTED

HERE IS AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE NEED TO GET STARTED ON YOUR WEBSITE PROJECT AND INTRODUCTION TO THE PROCESS INVOLVED TO GET YOUR SITE LIVE!

1. THINGS I NEED TO GET STARTED

Your LOGO

PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.

HOSTING CREDENTIALS

Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.

WORDPRESS LOGIN

An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have one up already)

IMAGES & GRAPHICS

Current and/or new images and graphics you’d like to use on the new site.

HOSTING CREDENTIALS

Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.

WORDPRESS LOGIN

An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have one up already)

2. TRELLO

Trello is an easy to use 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. It will serve as the project hub. We wll store logins, social media profiles, brand guidelines and any other project related piece of information

Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email to join the Trello board and we’ll be off and running!

I have included some short introduction videos to Trello below.

3. GOOGLE DRIVE

We will be using Google Drive to store all the content for the project. This isn’t necessary for every project, but if you have more than 10-15 images for your website or if they’re too big to send through email we will use Google Drive.

I will set up a folder for the project and will share the folder with you via email. You can upload all images and files into the relevant sub-folders. The structure will generally look like this.

4. THE DESIGN PROCESS

 

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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 (or more upon request) for approval.

2) DEVELOPMENT

Once the site layout and design is approved, I’ll 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 AND GOING LIVE

Once the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, pages, images and backend files will be removed. The new site will be backed up and saved locally, should it ever need restored. 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.

5. WRAPPING UP AND GOING LIVE

Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via Trello or secure email insuring the security of your passwords. 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.

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