Here’s what I’ll need to get started…
PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.
IMAGES & PICTURES
Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.
Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.
Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site.
An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have one up already)
Brand style guide, colors or any specific design requirements.
All of your items will need to be uploaded to your basecamp project account.
Basecamp is an awesome online platform for communication and project management. We’ll be using this to send messages, share files and track progress during the process. This will help alleviate content and images being lost in long email threads. I mean who doesn’t love a long email thread…right?! (Don’t worry you can still use your email. The messages will post directly to basecamp!) Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email to set up your basecamp profile and we’ll be off and running!
Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be overwhelming. To better help you understand what to expect during the design and development, I’ve outlined the Noir & Ink process into 3 steps:
LAYOUT AND DESIGN
A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. I’ll create 3 pages in Photoshop for approval first. I generally design the home page, a sub page and one additional page for approval.
Once the site layout and design is approved, I’ll move forward with the designing the entire site, pages and add all functionality and plugins. We’ll make sure your site looks great and functions nicely across all devices and web browsers before moving to the final step. At this time you will be invoiced for your 2nd payment.
EDITS & REVISIONS
Once the site is ready for final review, you’ll be able to review each page and we can make detailed edits until the site is revised completely. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.
WRAPPING UP & GOING LIVE!
Once the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, pages, images and backend files will be removed. The new site will be backed up and saved locally, should it ever need restored. Once live, it may take between 24-48 hours for the new site to pull up on some devices. Some computers will need to be refreshed in order to see the new site, though most computers will see the new site immediately depending on the wifi connection and where they are in relation to the location of server that the website is on.
Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via basecamp insuring the security of your passwords. Though your logins and passwords will be saved by me locally, PLEASE SAVE ALL LOGINS FOR YOUR RECORDS AS WELL. Upon completion, you’ll receive a link to my “moving forward” page where you’ll receive tips and tricks on what to do with your new website and also information on our which I highly recommend for all my clients.