Free Initial Consultation Phase:
discuss & determine goals, features & benefits of your website design.
receiving the initial deposit and a signed copy of the
“Web Site Design Professional Services Agreement”, we will use the
information gathered from the initial consultation, and put together a plan
for your web site. This is the point where a site map and flowchart are
developed. The site map is a list of all main topic areas of the site, as well
as sub-topics, if applicable.
the information gathered up to this point, we will determine the look and feel
of your site. We will create 3 prototype designs for your web site. This will
be a .jpg or .bmp image of what the final design will look like.
The developmental stage is the point where the web site itself is created. At
this time, we will take all of the individual graphic elements from the
prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site. We will first
develop the home page, followed by a “shell” for the interior pages. The shell
serves as a template for the content pages of your site, as it contains the
main navigational structure for the web site. Once the shell has been created,
we will take the content you provide us and distribute it throughout the site,
in the appropriate areas. Predetermined elements such as interactive contact
forms, flash animations or ecommerce shopping carts are implemented and made
functional during this phase, as well.
development phase, we will periodically make your in-progress web site
available to you for viewing, so that you can suggest any additional changes
or corrections you would like to have done.
Testing and Delivery Phase:
At this point,
we will attend to the final details and test your web site. We will test
things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts, as well
last testing for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between
different web browsers), ensuring that your web site is optimized to be viewed
properly in the most recent browser versions. As part of testing, we check to
be sure that all of the code written for your web site validates.
Training & Content Management Phase:
Option 1: We include an e-mail/phone consultation of up to 5 hours
total for Content Management orientation, general internet education,
marketing strategy, web design consultation, and helping Clients learn to use
the publishing software.
Option 2: An in-person consultation of up to 8 hours total for Content
Management orientation, general internet education, marketing strategy, web
design consultation, and helping Clients learn to use the publishing software.
(Client will be billed the $75 hourly rate and related travel expenses
Final Approval and Go-Live Phase:
Once we receive your final approval, it is time to deliver the site. An FTP
(File Transfer Protocol) program is used to upload the web site files to your
server. Once your hosting account has been setup, and your web site uploaded
to the server, the site will be put through one last run-through. This is just
precautionary, to confirm that all files have been uploaded correctly, and
that the site continues to be fully functional. This marks the official launch
of your site, as it is now viewable to the public. After final approval of
your website you will be invoiced for the final 100% remaining amount of your
We will be
more than happy to continue working together with you, to update the
information on your web site. We offer
maintenance packages at reduced hourly rates, based on how often you
anticipate making changes or additions to your web site. If you prefer to be
more hands on, and update your own content, there is something called a CMS
(Content Management System) that can be implemented to your web site. This is
something that would be decided upon during the Planning stage. With a CMS, we
will utilize online software to develop a database driven site for you. A web
site driven by a CMS gives you the ability to edit the content areas of the
web site yourself. You are given access to a back-end administrative area,
where you can use an online text editor (similar to a mini version of
Microsoft Word). You’ll be able to edit existing content this way, or if you
are feeling more adventurous, you can even add new pages and content yourself.
It’s really up to you as far as how comfortable you feel as far as updating
your own web site. Some people prefer to have all the control so that they can
make updates to their own web site the minute they decide to do so. Others
prefer to hand off the web site entirely, as they have enough tasks on-hand
that are more important for them to handle directly.
Initial Teleconference Consultation
Call (770) 330-3789 for details