May 31, 2010
When we create your website, you’ll go through 3 phases:
- Preparation: This is where I ask you about your favorite colors, logos that you’ll use, the message or intent of your website, and the general look and functionality you want of your site. It’s the preparation phase.
- Design: I start working on creating a great design for you. If you ordered a custom site, then I’ll be sending you different designs to get a feel for where you want to go with the project. If you ordered a template site, then I’ll send you a live website link showing the custom designed graphics, like the header and footer areas. We work at it until you are 100% happy with the look.
- Coding: Once you approve the design, I get down coding your site for you. It’s an intensive process, so that’s why we’ll spend lots of time making sure the design is exactly right for you. The most important thing is make sure you decide exactly what you want before I start coding. Once the code starts, it gets very time-consuming and laborious to change certain design elements and I have to charge an additional design fee, by the hour.
One of my policies is that I’ll work on your design with unlimited revisions until you’re totally happy. There’s no point to rush this process since the website is the online face of your business and you’ll want to get it right the first time around. I’m very patient, and not one of those guys who will rush you through just so I can move onto the next project.
At the same time, it’s important to understand how crucial it is to not make changes once you approve the design. That way I can deliver the site to you on time and on budget.