I develop client web sites under a ‘Hosting Contract’ arrangement.
Initial web site design and development is charged on a cost only basis and clients are required to enter into a 12 or 24 month site hosting contract.
Content management and additional site development during the contract term is charged at a modest hourly rate.
Client web site themes must meet my personal, ethical and environmental standards.
The Web Design Process
- Intro meeting
Hi, nice to meet you. So you want a web site, tell me more….. I am sure I can assist.
Ok, so what you need to do first is …..
- Design template selection
Put in the time to choose a deign template that is ‘you’. Remember I can customise the template with your colours and photos to make it even more ‘you’.
- Detailed requirements meeting
Ok, tell me more. What are your ideas on the ‘look and feel’ you want your web site to have? What content have you got and where do you want it.
- Info/media request
Send me your images and content copy and anything else that may be required.
- First design draft
How’s that looking? Is that more or less what you were thinking?
OK, you mean more like this …. and what about that.
- Design/Review iterations
Going good….that’s getting better
- Design signoff
Excellent, I’m happy if your happy.
- Contract signature – The paper work
My Design Toolbox
- Adobe Dreamweaver Web Development
- Adobe Photoshop Image Editing
- MySQL database design
- Site Building Software
- Prestashop Ecommerce setup and management
- Ravennuke CMS setup and management
- WordPress CMS setup and management
- Drupal CMS setup and management
- Joomla CMS setup and management
- PHP, Apache, and MySQL server environment for PHP development
- cPanel Hosting Platform Configuration and Management
- Search Engine Optimisation and Marketing
Responsive Design – Standard Compliant Code – Crossbrowser Compatibility – Translation – Blog Function – Live Search Function – Social Media Functions – Ecommerce Function (optional) – Search Engine Optimisation
Modern web platforms have a multitude of addon functions to meet almost any web business/blog need.