1a: Website Worksheet
After ordering your new website, we will setup your account on Basecamp (our favorite web-based project-management tool) and invite you along to collaborate. At this stage, through Basecamp, you will complete a simple website worksheet, then chat with a designer by phone to discuss your goals and determine what type of design (theme) will suit your business needs.
1b: Choose Your Design
After your consultation, you will be given immediate access to our catalog of 300+ premium WordPress themes. A designer will suggest themes that match your desired criteria, and if requested, can create a customized list to help you choose the perfect design as the foundation for your new website project. After signing off on your design choice, we will then proceed to step 2.
2a: Website Navigation
You will be presented with a default menu navigation containing our core pages and IDX Broker pages (if IDX Broker has been chosen). Edit the website navigation to add your own custom pages, remove any core pages that you don’t wish to use or move the menu sections around.
2b: Provide Your Content
Our design team will review your website navigation to assess the content needed for your custom pages. Upload your content (text, photos, etc.) into Basecamp and we will review the time needed for custom page development. We include 4 hours dedicated to custom page development with additional time assessed at our regular hourly rate.
Our team will assess your website project and let you know how many images we will need to build into the pages of your site. In addition to providing your own photographs, you will also have access to choose 20 high quality stock images (over $600 worth!) from iStock.com. Adding high-end stock photography can enhance your website and give it a more professional look.
3b: Website Development
Now that we have checked everything off your ‘to-do’ list, it’s time for you to sit back and relax while our design team gets to work on building your new website. At this stage, you will be provided with a date (within 21 days) when your website will be ready for pre-launch review (Step 4a).
4a: Pre-Launch Review
Your completed website will be uploaded to our testing server and presented to you for a pre-launch review. The pre-launch review period is 7 days, which gives you ample opportunity to test your website and notify us of any changes needed before the website goes ‘live’. When you are ready for launch, we will collect the remaining balance of the website setup payment and move forward to stage 4B.
4b: Website Launch
Congratulations, your shiny new website is launched! You’ll receive an email containing everything you will need to access your new website, along with a video overview created specifically for you by one of our designers. Your website will now be covered by our SiteCare service and our team is on hand to provide the support you need to keep your website running smoothly 24/7.