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GETTING STARTED

 


When we begin a website project, we need to make sure that certain things are in place in order to avoid any unnecessary delays. Here’s an overview of what we need before we can begin to design your site.

1: Your logo

PDF, EPS or high res JPEG or PNG if possible.

2: Hosting Credentials

Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password (if not hosted by G-Host).

3: WordPress Login

An administrator login to your current WordPress site. (if you have one up already).

4: Images and pictures

Current and/or new images and pictures you’d like to use on the new site.

5: Content

Page content and any updated verbiage/information for the site.

6: Style guide

Brand style guide, colours or any specific design requirements

 


If needed, G-Host can provide a file upload link where you can place the files prior to the project commencing. Please mention if this is needed when we discuss your requirements.

The Design Process


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 my process into 3 steps:

1: Layout & Design

A large and time consuming part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. I’ll create the sitemap (Page/Menu hierarchy) of the website for approval first, then I’ll design the home page and a sub page (or more upon request) for approval.

2: Development

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.

3: 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 (CTRL+F5) 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 secure email 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 Maintenance/Security Plan which I highly recommend for all my clients.