What’s it Take to Make a Website
Do you have a Domain Name and Hosting Package?
I’m most familiar with and recommend GoDaddy. They come with everything you could need, affordable pricing and truly awesome 24/7 customer support… but, not everyone loves them. I’ve worked with many hosts, so the choice really is up to you.
Basic Set Up
If all you need is a little help to get started and you’re good to go, this is for you do-it-yourselfer’s out there.
Please provide the login information your hosting account.
Set up database
Install the CMS platform
Add your preferred theme
Please provide the login information for your pro theme account. This ensures that I have all the packages needed to get started (theme, add-ons, demo content). Often there is an activation key or unique license number that has to be acquired to make pro themes active.
Formatting page layout
Images, videos and audio
Side panels and footers
Integrating social media
Website Creation Process
Design and Development
A project plan and timeline is created based on your unique criteria. Once project requirements have been understood, documented and aligned against business objectives, the process of developing the solution begins. This is a collaboration. I understand that your time is valuable, and as I understand that my part is to do the work while you provide the approvals, making the the process of web development comprehensive yet simple.
All development work is done in real-time online, so that you may witness every aspect of construction. As well as seeing the parts of your website come to life, a record is also kept of tasks to be performed with expected time lines and work that has been accomplished – what was done and when.
Tested and Ready to Shine
After you are satisfied with your new website, it is thoroughly tested for performance and compatibility across devices prior to it’s launch on your host, ensuring a perfect introduction to your market.
Support, Management and Marketing
The successful deployment of your website merely the first step when it comes to running your online business. To ensure maximum results for your website, I provide ongoing care with SEO services and recommendations for higher placement with the major search engines, as well as and marketing assistance for email and social media campaigns. Should you need future updates or additions to your website or tutorial for self management, I can help with that too.
The development of your web project is performed in real time in a secure internet location. You will have live access to the website to view progress and provide feed back.
Upon the completion and approval of your new website, payment is due in full. It will then be transferred to your own host for it’s launch date.
Your website will be backed up immediately upon launching. I keep a copy and one is stored on your host’s server.
All login links, user names and passwords are be provided. I believe clients should have full access to their own property.