Getting Started

Here are some resources to help you grow your business.

1. WHat I Need To get started

Your Logo

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

Hosting Credentials

Your hosting account login and/or Cpanel username and password.

WordPress Login

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

Images & Pictures

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

Content

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

Style Guide

Brand style guide, colours or any specific design requirements.

These items can be uploaded to your secure OneDrive folder or uploaded to your secure Dropbox folder or uploaded to your secure Google Drive folder.

2. Onedrive/google drive/dropbox

All 3 options are great for online image/file sharing. This is used to help share your high-quality images and a place to put all the website copy. This can also be used to share important logins and credentials instead of using email. I will set up a folder for the project and will share the folder with you via email. You can then upload all the images and files there.

These items can be uploaded to your secure OneDrive folder or uploaded to your secure Dropbox folder or uploaded to your secure Google Drive folder.

3. 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. The Build

Once the site layout and design are approved, I’ll move forward with 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.

4. WRAPPING UP & GOING LIVE!

Once the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, posts, pages, images and backend files will be removed. The new site will be backed up and saved locally, should it ever need to be restored. Once live, it may take between 24-48 hours for the new site to appear on some devices. 

Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via the secure OneDrive or Google Drive or Dropbox folder 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 “next steps” 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.

And if you didn’t get a chance, please fill out the website strategy questionnaire that was sent to you.