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Having a responsive website is mandatory today. To the point, Google will penalize your rankings for non responsive sites. So what is responsive web design? When elements on your site re-position according to the viewport size of the device you are viewing the content on.
Is it time to re-design your site for a better user experience? If you are unsure, it most definitely is. Responsive sites are so expected, your visitors may not stay if they can't interact with your site as modern design dictates. Ask for your free evaluation today!
I want to start with an in-person meeting or phone call to fully understand where you are at regarding your website and what your expectations are.
Then I will write up everything we discussed and have you review it. If everything looks great, I formalize it, if not, we discuss.
A project charter will detail this effort's goals, deliverables, which are your features and discuss their benefits. The charter will state all assumptions, and give direction on change requests. If this sounds daunting, don't worry, it's not. The charter is sectioned and uses plain English, with any technical terms defined. You will sign the charter authorizing the project and submit the first 50% payment, usually via PayPal.
A wireframe is created which is also called a mockup, or design layout. This will give you a visual representation of how your site's layout will look. We can then move things around. As content always drives design, this is the step where most changes occur. You will sign off, via email, that you approve the wireframes and the development can start.
During development, I will create your site on my server and give you access to completed sections for your review. This is where you might want to submit change requests for added features, changed designs, or other work.
Soon the site is complete. This is where the next 25% is due. Here we will go over each page and fix any defects we find. This should be a fast process, and your approval is again needed.
The site is ready for release, which is uploading it to your server. We will again walk through the site making sure everything works, and when approved, the final 25% is due.
Can I update my site without calling you?
Yes. Three ways this can be done.
How long will the process take?
It greatly depends on the complexity of your site, and how quickly I get approvals from you. The biggest time thief is not getting content on time.
How do I know I am getting what I asked for?
All your requirements will be documented and approved by you prior to any work starting. Please refer to our Process above.
Do I pay everything upfront?
No. I require 50% down on start, another 25% completed demo, and the remaining 25% after uploading the site to your server.
What if I want to make changes during development?
A change request is filled out by you. Then I assess the cost and impact to the timeline. You then approve or reject the added scope.
Should I have the SEO done before or after the site is finished?
Always before. SEO determines all your page elements. This includes your page address, known as the URI. If we start with www.yoursite.com/website.html, and SEO reveals www.yoursite.com/website-hosting.html is a better match, we have to rename the page, all the links to that page, and do what is called a 301 redirect so search engines can update their database. As you can see, much more effort as we are redoing much of the work.