How I Work
Whether you need a website built from the ground up or the redesign of an old website, knowing the process from start to finish will help us stay focused. Here is an example of how the Webcami Site Design process works. Mouse-over/touch each step for more details.
1) The Application
Share your business goals with me
The conversation begins
First, you will let me know what you hope to achieve with your website by filling out my Project Application. If I feel my skills can help you reach your goals, we will set up a meeting, phone call or Skype session so I can learn more.
2) The Proposal
Customized for your project
An agreement and plan
A few days after we meet, I send you a complete proposal, an estimate for your investment, and a contract. We sign the contract, you send a deposit and I put you on my schedule. You then start collecting all your content and send it to me.
3) Design & Development
Webcami starts creating!
On a temporary hosting location
Once you have provided all your site content, we begin the process by building a live website hidden from search. We add your theme, code, content, style & fine-tune it. I share link via email and we review and adjust.
4) The Launch
Making your website live
On your hosting and url
After you approve the mock-up, we migrate our design files and database to your hosting. If you don't have a hosting or a domain, I assist in setting up accounts in your name. We test further and make last minute adjustments if needed.
5) The Training
Learning the basics
Making DIY changes
Your site is live and ready for you! In a 30-60 minute session (in person/phone/Skype) I can show you the basics of WordPress and how to make simple changes to your website. This is an optional service for you or an employee. Up to 4 people in person.
6) The Care Plan
Keeping your website updated
Updates, virus scans, & back-ups
Like any software, WordPress requires updates on a regular basis. It's also a great idea to make back-ups of your site and do virus scans on a regular basis. All sites launched receive a free month of this service for your evaluation.
Webcami provides website design maintenance for all clients
Once your website is up and running, our contract covers any design work you need in the future. Hourly rates apply. For larger updates, you will receive a new proposal and we can restart the process above!