The Web Design Process
Step 1 Planning your site
Decide on a name for your site, the pages you want, the menu and submenu, Footer and Sidebar* content, links to Social Media, embedding YouTube videos, links to other sites, a Google location map, photo gallery, contact form, event calendar, etc.
*Sidebar is optional
Step 2 Prepare and set out your content
First of all create a separate folder for each page of your website.
Next, create a separate Microsoft Word document with your content for each web page and place it into the corresponding folder. Place your images for each page inside the corresponding folder as well.
If you wish to include any PDF files in your website create a folder and place your PDF documents in it.
Decide on what information you would like displayed in the Footer, which is located at the bottom of each page.
Almost every website uses images to support written text. Ideally, a picture should add value through information or feeling. High quality, visually appealing graphics can make a very large difference in how effective your site is. Most of your images should be taken in landscape mode, not portrait, mode.
Ideally, all of your photos should be taken from a distance which I can then crop to the desired subject area.
Step 3 Quote provided
Once I have received all of the content for your website I will provide you with a quote.
If you decide not to go ahead your content will be returned to you.
Step 4 Building your website
This is where I use the information you have provided to create an attractive and functional website.
Step 5 Going live
Once completed I will upload your website files onto your domain server from where your website will become visible on the World Wide Web. After going live you will have 30 days of free maintenance to make any minor changes. I will continue to monitor the programming and script functioning to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
Ongoing updates and maintenance will be available to keep your site up to date.
Click here to download a detailed planning guide.