website development process
hiring a web developer is a big deal, and ensuring the fit between ‘us’ is important for both of us for many reasons
- INFORMATION complete the website development worksheet (see below).
- CONSULTATION schedule a consultation for a discussion on your needs for the discovery & proposal chat.
- DESIGN once we’ve agreed on the package have a signed contract, we’ll create a look and feel for the site, usually over the course of a week or 2 (depends on your feedback and how extensive it is).
- this call is to help us gather enough information on the project details to put together a proposal.
- it’s typical to ask you to nail down a few specific details before quoting a project (a lot of that is also covered in the Website Development Worksheet – which needs to be filled out prior to our consultation call).
- we will also want you to find a few designs that you like – check out the inspirations page to see all the possibilities available.
- other resources – if you need hosting and other design ideas: virtual partner resources page
- DEVELOPMENT once we have received your content (you will be sent a list of what is needed). This is where we start building out your site. You’ll then get your first peek to see how things are progressing. During the 2nd and 3rd week, we’ll continue making adjustments until you’re satisfied.
- SOFT LAUNCH we will have the site ‘live’ and you can get feedback from your family, friends, and clients prior to announcing your new site to the world.
- TWEAKS if you have any quick tweaking that needs to be done this is when that happens – after you get all the feedback etc.
- LAUNCH when we launch the site, we create a series of how-to videos showing how everything works on your specific site. This is how we ensure you’re able to use everything on the backend (Dashboard) of your site.
website development worksheet
this is a quick form, so please take your time with form and process as this is your opportunity to tell me why you need a website and what the website should achieve.
- the more information you give me here, the better the solution I will be able to provide
- be thoughtful, these are the same questions any professional web developer should be asking you
- ignore any questions that are not relevant (mark with an n/a)
as you page through…
- you will tell me about your business
- what your plans are for your website
- who your customers are
- what type of design concepts you have in mind – then
- finally, you will be asked to describe what success looks like for you!