Simple steps to a stunning website

To give you an idea of what to expect here’s the process we would go through to get a new website up and running for your business.

1 - Let's Talk

If you’d like to discuss your requirements then we can chat by phone, video call or in-person, whichever you prefer.  If you know exactly what you want, that’s great, otherwise I can provide some ideas to guide you.  It helps me to hear about what you do and what your goals are for your website, as this helps me to understand how I can develop your online presence to move your business forward.  I’ll ask some questions too.  Nothing in depth but enough so that I can scope the project and give you a quote.

2 - Pricing

I’ll get back to you with a high level outline of the project, a simple fixed price, and timescale for completion.  Website work can be a fluid process so I like to be as flexible as I can and I’m happy to fit in scope changes if required, so don’t worry if you need to change your requirements.  If you decide to go ahead with the work that’s great, but if you prefer not to then that’s ok too. 

3 - Planning

If you decide to go ahead we’ll have a follow up discussion to go over the work in more detail and I’ll use this time to gather specific information about your business and your brand.  I’ll also want to understand areas such as your business goals, your target audience, and what your website visitors need to achieve.  This will feed into the research I do to maximise the success of the website.  We’ll also go through what content you want potential customers to see.

4 - Design & Development

I’ll put together an initial draft of the website so you have an idea of the look and feel and to make sure it’s close to what you envisioned.  If you’re providing text and images then I’ll add those in too.  You can tell me if you don’t like something and I’ll incorporate any changes you need.  We’ll keep reviewing and revising the website until you’re 100% satisfied.

5 - Testing

I’ll do lots of testing to make sure the website is functioning as it should do (e.g links, buttons, contact forms) and that it works smoothly on both desktops and mobile devices.

6 - Website Launch

Once the website is launched I’ll monitor the visitor activity and search ranking. This is normally done over a period of 2 to 4 weeks.

7 - Support

If you choose to manage the website yourself I’ll take you through how to edit text and images and create new pages.  If you prefer me to make changes for you then we can arrange a monthly maintenance plan or there’s a pay-per-change option.  If any small tweaks are needed shortly after going live then I can normally do these without charging.