Web Design Process
I'm sure you're curious.
The first step is to figure out what you’re wanting your website to accomplish. Do you want a basic landing page with information about you/your business? Do you want consumers to contact you via a form or call you directly? Or something else entirely? I’ll have you fill out a website design brief where you can share all the details about your future site with me. Then I’ll research your market and competitors to make sure we’re covering everything you need.
I’ll have you submit all of your content for the site into a shared folder. Word documents with text for each page and all of the great quality photos you have (a picture is worth a thousand words, right?!). I’ll organize all of that content and make sure your images are optimized for the web.
Next is the fun part – the design! If this is a redesign and your site is currently live with content, I’ll set up a test site on a subdomain so we don’t have to alter anything until it’s ready to launch. If it’s a completely new website on a brand new domain, we’ll put a temporary landing page that says “under construction” so that potential viewers don’t see anything until it’s ready to publish. I’ll get started on the layout for each page using the previously provided content from the brief plus the text and photo submissions. This is the most time consuming part of the process, as everything will be tested to make sure it looks great on a variety of devices – mobile, tablet and desktop. Once the design is done, I’ll share the site with you. I’ll have you go through each section of each page and make sure everything looks great. If any change needs to be made to the content or layout, this is the time to make them!
After everything has been approved, we’ll either copy the site from the test domain to the real domain or turn off the under construction landing page (depending on if your domain previously had content or not). Then we’ll celebrate because your site is ready to be viewed by the world!