How the design process works
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. Please note that one-page packages have a slightly different flow.
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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!
Once you have provided all your site content, we begin the process by building a prototype (a live website) hidden from search. Once you approve of the functions, we add design, code, content & fine-tune it. We review and adjust.
4) The Launch
Making your website live
On your hosting and url
After you approve completed design, we migrate our 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! You'll receive basic training videos and if you'd like to have an in person or online training session, we can schedule one. All training sessions are optional. Care plan clients receive SEO tutorials as well.
6) The Care Plan
Keeping your website updated
Protect your investment
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.