Here’s an overview of what I need and an overview to help guide you along before we begin!
1) What I need to get started
These items can be uploaded to a secure Google Drive or Dropbox folder.
Trello is an awesome online platform for communication and project management. We’ll be using this to send messages, share files and track progress during the process. This will help alleviate content and images being lost in long email threads. Everyone loves email threads… right?! (Don’t worry you can still use your email. The messages will post directly to Trello!)
Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email to join the Trello board and we’ll be off and running!
Dropbox is a great online image/file sharing platform. This isn’t necessary for every project, but if you have more than 15-20 images for your website or if they’re too big to send through email or post onto Trello, we can use Dropbox. We can also use this to share important logins and credentials instead of sending them through email. I will set up a folder for the project and will share the folder with you via email. You can upload all images and files there.
4) 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 in 3 steps:
5) 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 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 Trello or secure email ensuring 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.
And if you didn’t get a chance, please fill out the website strategy questionnaire that was sent you.