We chat either on the phone or via email and get to know your business and what you would like to achieve with your website, any special functionality or features you would like, and the overall style and branding of your business. We want to get a good idea for the feel that you would like to convey to visitors of your site. We’ll discuss what the expectations are for the overall timeframe, cost, and scope of the project.
You are asked to complete our design questionnaire in addition to answering some specific questions we may have about the purpose, functionality, and design of your desired website. Based upon this, design mockups and different variations will be created in Photoshop and presented for you to preview and provide feedback. We work together, going back and forth, until the layout, graphics, colors, and overall feel of the site are approved by you.
After the overall design has been determined, we send an invoice for a 25% payment, and then we get to work on the development of the website. Coding, programming, and all that technical stuff. During this phase, depending on the design package, we will be working on product uploading, setting up payment methods, shipping settings, and adding the content to fill out the site.
In this phase we upload our coding & design to a sandbox account for testing and review. We will test and troubleshoot the various features and functions of the site, as well as fine-tune the overall design.
Once the final payment is received, the new site is uploaded to your hosting account/shopping cart and can be launched if you are ready. Finalized design files for business cards, banners, or other graphics are also delivered at this time.
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