Your homework 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? (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. Maximum 8-9 names. The page names typically could be 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, 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: Do you want to provide your own content, for us to insert? Content insertion is what we have costed in to our 10 page web package. Or (for an extra fee) would you like us to collate and collect it? Another option is: Do you want to load your own inner pages content? Then we can load empty shell pages with room for you to add it yourself.
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 the 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.
Processes – when we start the project
The first thing we do is sort out your website hosting and domain name.
Page Content: Please write and 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 paper work as possible, and 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.
Theme: Webdesinz will install your chosen theme and build shell pages and structures and start loading design images and any other content you have ready.
Email: You can have up to 5 mailboxes configured free, if you have your hosting account with us.
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.
Free Optional Training:
Webdesinz offers free 2 hours training how to edit your site, valid up till 3 months after project completion.
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.
If you have paid for a package that allows you to add your own content, and if the build is finished and you have paid the balance but not had time to add your content – Option 1: Attend training, then add content yourself in your own time, or Option2: negotiate extra fee and we will add your content later and fit in with you.