Working Together – The Web Design Process
I work with clients in different cities all over the country and provide Hawaii Web Design service locally throughout the islands. In most cases, my clients and I communicate by phone and email. There are literally no limitations working this way.
In order to make your website powerful and truly competitive, during the course of the project we will address three crucial areas: Marketing, Design and Development.
Each project features the following phases, which ensure you will be completely satisfied with the end result…
Phase 1: Agree On Contract Terms
After reviewing your initial information and discussing your project, I provide a straight-forward contract. This contract details the services to be performed, the cost, the deadline and other important terms. Every contract also includes a satisfaction guarantee. Once we agree on the contract terms, signed contracts are exchanged and the deposit is paid. A 30-50% deposit is required to get started, depending on the total cost of the project.
Phase 2: Marketing
Before the design is created, it is imperative that I understand the specifics of your business, company, goals, and competitors. With this information, I am able to work closely with you to determine the following:
â€¢ The Best Website Layout: The layout of your website must guide visitors with ease to the important information in your website, and subsequently convince them to take an action (ie: contact you, purchase an item, etc). During this phase, we will finalize the specific pages, sections and navigation of your website.
â€¢ Your Company’s SEO Needs: We will decide on keywords, meta tags, and the best way to present your information to reach your target audience, and meet your future business goals.
â€¢ Your Company’s Social Media Plan: We will decide on the best way to integrate your website with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to generate people’s interest and expand your potential customer base.
â€¢ The Necessary Website Content: I will guide you in the preparation of your web content. It is important that your content is written with SEO in mind, fits into the structure of your website, differentiates you from your competitors, and is easy for your target audience to understand.
Phase 3: Design
Once the marketing plan is in place, I create the initial design. The design, which is created from a blank canvas, is uploaded to my server for your review. You will receive a preview link and from there you can view live progress during the entire design process. Unlike many design firms, every website I create comes with unlimited revisions. This means you can make unlimited requests for changes, and I will implement them as the design gets created!
Phase 4: Development
Once you approve the website design, I convert it into a fully functioning website. Your entire website will be coded using SEO standards, all pages will be completed with your written content, all features will be functional, and your custom Content Management System will be integrated. During this phase, you will be able to make unlimited requests for changes, and I will implement them.
Phase 5: Publishing
Once the entire site is completed, approved by you and meets (if not exceeds) your expectations, the final balance is due. After the final balance has been paid, I install the new website on your server. Depending on the website and your needs, I provide post-publishing support to address your questions, and teach you how to maintain your website with your Content Management System.
Every website includes a Satisfaction Guarantee. I don’t expect final payment until you are absolutely THRILLED with the site I create for you.