Prepare for our first meeting
Describe: Your objectives and what type of site you want. Do you already have hosting and domain name? What components and functions and features will you require. How many pages; Customised forms or standard Contact Us form? Events Calendar, Newsletters, an online shop? (Plugins)
Theme Choice: Identify a website and a theme you like. If you do not have this information, we can do it at the meeting. We will assist you to choose an appropriate theme.
Design and Structure/layout: We will indicate to you what modifications can be done to the theme you intend to purchase. What colours and layouts you would like changed. Will the theme fit your Logos, brochures, and images?
Navigation Menu: Provide page names for the navigation menu. i.e. Home/About Us/Contact Us/Our Services/Products/Specials/Links/Our Portfolio or Testimonials.
Home Page content: If you are having a home page slider we discuss what type of images, where you are sourcing them, decide how many slides, and roughly what words to insert in the slider text overlays, and whether you want links to tabs from each slide.
Promo Boxes under Slider in Home page: These will feature hot links to key pages, and they are in addition to the top menu links. You would decide which are your three or four most important services you want to feature prominently here.
Inner Pages Content: Can you provide your own content, for us to insert? Or (for an extra fee) would you like us to create it?
Terms of our proposal
When you come to our free consultation, we go through your brief, and can give you an approximate cost estimate verbally. Then we write a proposal by email for you sign (if you want to go ahead). Our proposal will itemise the development costs, theme, domain name, and web hosting costs. It also will describe an approximate delivery date; list our obligations and your obligations under the terms of contract. You will be required to pay a 50% deposit before development commences, and pay the 50% balance within 1 week of “completing development” of your site. *Completing the development is defined as: when we have completed the structure and inserted whatever content you provided, and your site has been made LIVE.
Processes – when we start the project
The first thing we do is set up your website hosting and domain name.
Hosting: I will take care of the features you require such as:
Email: I will configure up to 5 mailboxes as part of the build fee.
Theme: We will install your chosen theme and build shell pages and structures and start loading design images and any other content you have ready.
Page Content: Please forward us your own text content., in email format and Word Docs, or pdfs. If you would like us to write your content, we will need as much raw written information and paperwork as possible, and it may help to visit your premises to take photos.
Images: Please supply images in jpg, png, or psd file formats. If you would like us to use internet stock photos we suggest sites where you can purchase images at: PhotoDune on www.themeforest.net, and www.123RF.com.
As each phase of development is reached we will touch base, ratify, and we check we are on track and in agreement.
As soon as the building of the site is finished, the final balance will be due within 7 days- whether site is made live or not.
Webdesinz can train you how to edit your site.
Both parties are entitled to renegotiate or postpone development due to unforeseen circumstances. No deposit refund is given for client abandoning project if substantial work was already carried out, however the balance could be waived if no further work is to be done.
A cause of delays to projects, could be the digital content not being provided in time by client. Once we are on the final stages, the balance will be due within 7 days of completion.
If you decide half way through that you require additional plugins or features, we can extend the completion date and quote for the new extra features..