The Website Design Process

My promise to you is that I will walk you through the whole website design process. Everything will be explained in plain English and when you decide to proceed you will be given a full “scope of work”.  No secrets and no sudden surprises.  I will offer you a quote, based on the scope of work agreed upon and I will stick to that quote.


 Consultation - part of the website design processCONSULTATIONIf you are in Nanaimo and area, I can meet at your home, your office, a coffee shop or even in my home, where I work.  If you are out of own, I will arrange a conference call at your convenience. Using Skype, Facetime or just a good old-fashioned phone call.

 Mockups - part of the website design processMOCKUPSAfter discussing the “look and feel” of your site and determining the content, I will begin the process of providing you with up to 3 different mockups (like a design prototype if you will). Once I have determined what it is that you want, I begin the process of building your website. You may or may not be providing me with the images and/or textual content required.

 Watching a site grow - part of the website design processWATCH IT GROWAs I work on your website, you will be able to monitor my progress having access to the sites “backend”. This will enable you to see what your website will look like as I begin to put all the pieces together. This allows you input right from the beginning and will not be visible to the public or to your clients – until you say it’s ready.

 Search Engine Optimization - part of the website design processSEORight from the onset I take Search Engine Optimization into consideration. The structure of your website is built in such a way as to enable the search engine spiders to properly index your website. I will assist you to ensure proper keyword density as well as the proper use of tags and titles. I will also assist you in setting up an “off-page” SEO campaign to ensure even higher rankings.

Going Live - part of the website design processGO LIVEOnce you and I are confident that I have all the bases covered, and you are happy with the look and feel and functionality of the website, we arrange for a “Go Live” date. I will assist in any email address changes or creation and will take care of the needed DNS record changes. If upgrading from an older website, I will ensure a smooth transition, with no impact to you or your customers.

 Follow - part of the website design processFOLLOW-UPOnce the website is up and running, my commitment to you is not yet over. I will ensure your site is registered with the most popular search engines, and will make sure that you are in fact findable in the Google listings. Here I will address any minor changes needed to ensure complete satisfaction.