Designing and building a website should be creative, enjoyable and highly productive. To achieve this I believe there needs to be a collaborative process between the web designer and the client. This requires open communication, active feedback and regular reviews.
Discuss your requirements - We'll chat about your goals and what your website needs to do.
Cost estimate - Once I have an overview of what you'd like to achieve I can provide you with an estimate.
Let's go for it! - I'll produce a project overview document which will list all agreed deliverables and costs. Once this is agreed I'll take an initial payment of 40%. The project will then be scheduled in.
Research & Discovery - I'll immerse myself in your business, and ask plenty of questions. We'll create an inspiration board together so I'm equipped with the knowledge I need to create the right website for your business.
Wireframe Sketching - We'll talk in detail about what elements are required where, and how the site will work across different screen sizes.
Design - I'll either create visuals for key pages or show you design elements, such as the choice of typography, colour pallet and website components. We'll collaborate throughout this whole process.
Development - I'll build the website's shell and we'll review how it looks and works. I'll continue to build core elements while making sure the site is optimised and performs well.
Training - We'll run through how to use your Content Management System so you can edit and add to your website.
Testing and Deployment - I will do cross-browser and device testing, before deploying onto your hosting solution.
To be continued - I hope we'll keep in touch to review how the site is performing, and continue to grow the site together.
If my process fits with how you'd like to work then contact me to discuss your requirements.