Web Dev Process + FAQs

I have an established 5 phase process that gives repeatable success again and again!

Phase ONE: Discovery

  • We will meet (either in person or virtually) to figure out the goals for the site 
  • Through this process, we will figure out the Sitemap, and general page content
  • We will talk about the aesthetic that you are going for and use comparable sites or mood boards to ensure we are on the same page

Phase One concludes after we have this meeting and we both agree on the direction of the site.

Phase TWO: Design and Development

In Phase Two of your project, we will provide an outline of the website content needed to assist you in the process of collecting that content we will need to create your new website. 

  • Based on the information you provide in the Discovery phase and other assets you supply, we will start to develop the site using a design concept that has been created to effectively reach your target audience
  • Your customized WordPress website is built and functionality is added. 

Phase Two concludes when we complete the website and submit it to you for revisions.

Phase THREE: Revisions

You review the website for design and content and create a list of revisions that need to be made. 

  • Revisions are minor updates and changes to existing content.
  • Revisions do not include new functionality you want to add to the project or to previously approved items

Phase Three concludes when you approve the requested revisions and the final payment is received.

Phase FOUR: Launch

Time for congratulations. We made it. We will publish your website so that it is viewable on your domain name for the world to see!

Phase FIVE: Post Launch

In the final phase, this is where anything that wasn’t caught before launch will be fixed.

  • Phase Five lasts for 30 days after launch.
  • Included in this 30 days is the Basic care plan to make sure your site is running smoothly

FAQs

What kind of clients do you work with?

I work with all sorts of businesses. The majority of our clients are small to medium sized businesses. Most already have a site that needs to be revamped, but I've done many sites starting from scratch as well.

Why do you use WordPress?

Over a third of websites are built on WordPress. It is a powerful content management system (CMS). That means we have full control over the design and functionality of your site.

The best thing about WordPress is that it can scale with you as you your business grows. This means we can build any functionality you may need now or in the future - custom forms, a directory, e-commerce, blog, and anything else you can dream up.

I'm currently using Squarespace (or another website builder). Why should I change to wordpress?

A lot of my clients come to me when they have outgrown what Squarespace can provide for them. Although Squarespace is a great tool when you are first starting out, it can be quite limiting in what you can design or create.

On the other hand, WordPress can scale as your business grows. This means you won't need to rebuild your entire website when you need new functionality. Is it possible you’ll need a directory, e-commerce store, blog, or internal marketing hub (intranet) down the road? All this and more can be accomplished on WordPress!

It is a misconception that that WordPress is hard to use, but that's not the case when working with me. The tools I use to build my sites make it easy to edit your content!  It's as easy as clicking on an item and changing that text/image. It's a similar idea to platforms like Squarespace or Wix, but a whole lot more powerful. Think of it like Squarespace but on steroids!

DO I NEED TO HIRE A DESIGNER AND A DEVELOPER TO BUILD MY SITE?

No. We work with you the entire way. We don't contract out work, and you will work with the same person throughout the entire process - from planning to designing to developing the site!

HOW LONG DO YOUR WEBSITE DESIGN PROJECTS TAKE TO COMPLETE?

3-4 weeks is a pretty normal timeline for our websites. One reason a lot of companies like to work with us is how fast we can turn around a website. But don't worry, we structure our project schedules to allow for plenty of time to work together to create something that will last.

DO YOU OFFER SUPPORT AFTER THE SITE IS LAUNCHED?

We offer optional Website Care Plans after your site is launched, which you can see here. Websites are a living thing, and need to be cared for. Updates need to be done. Things change with your business. Life happens, and sometimes your website isn't at the top of the list of things to take care of. That is where we can jump in. For a small fee, we can make sure your site is running smoothly and make small changes when something needs updated!

CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE SITE MYSELF?

Most definitely. We develop the site so it is easy for you to add, edit, or remove content without needing to contact us for every little thing 😉 We can even create custom instructions manuals upon request.

But there might be things that are more technical that you'd like me to handle instead. If that is the case, we're more than happy to help out. Also, depending on the Website Care Plan you're on, you may also have hours available for me to do some work/updates for you!

DO YOU OFFER SEO (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION) SERVICES?

We use basic practices of SEO when building our sites, but if you are looking for SEO services, I have a partnership with an SEO company that can help with this. This can often take months of planning and execution to accomplish most SEO goals. If you are interested in speaking more about this, reach out and we can schedule a time to talk!

WILL MY SITE BE RESPONSIVE / MOBILE-FRIENDLY?

Definitely! Every site we build will look great on a full range of screen sizes - desktops, tablets, and phones.

DO YOU OFFER HOSTING?

Yes, I offer hosting that is proven to work with all of the tools I use to build your site. If you are interested in switching hosts when we start the new site, we can set that up at the same time!

If I have built your site in the past and your hosting contract is up, feel free to reach out and we can see if switching is a good option.

Contact me to get our latest pricing.

HOW MUCH IS ALL THIS GOING TO COST?

It varies depending on your needs. After hopping on a call together, I will send a proposal that will include everything we talked. That proposal will be based on on the size, scope and functionality you're going for. 

Our web design projects start at $3500 for the most basic of website and can go up to $10,000+. Our average website project tends to be around $4500 - $5000. To get started to see if we're the right fit for each other, start by filling out a form here. From there we can schedule a time to talk and get started on a free quote!

I WANT TO WORK TOGETHER - WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Awesome! Contact me by filling out my Get A Quote form. If the project seems like a good fit, we’ll schedule a call to discuss it further. I will then send a proposal and projected schedule. If everything looks good, then we will send over a contract for you to review and sign. A project can get started once we receive a signed contract and non-refundable deposit.