Here’s an overview of what we need and an overview to help guide you along before we begin!
1) WHAT I NEED TO GET STARTED:
If you don’t have something from the list above, don’t stress! I probably already know.
If you have any questions, please reach out.
These items can be uploaded to your Asana project account or your secure Google Drive folder.
If you don’t have something from the list above, don’t stress! I likely already know. If you have any questions, please reach out.
Asana 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. (Don’t worry you can still use your email if you’d like, but Asana is where the majority of the website build “to-do’s” will take place. Once your project is underway, you’ll receive an email to set up your Asana profile and we’ll be off and running!
3) GOOGLE DRIVE
Google Drive 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 on Asana, we can use Google Drive. We can also use this to share important logins and credentials instead of sending 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 into 3 steps:
1) LAYOUT AND DESIGN
3) EDITS & REVISIONS
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 to be restored. Once live, it may take 24-48 hours for the new site to pull up on some devices. Some computers will need to be refreshed to see the new site, though most computers will see the new site immediately depending on the wifi connection and where they are relative to the server that the website is on.
Your website logins and all credentials will be sent to you via basecamp or 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 our “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 yet,
please fill out the website strategy questionnaire that was sent to you.