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Getting Started Guide

What do we need to get started? What should you be gathering together? How does the web design process work? Check out these 4 steps!

1) What We Need to Get Started

Are You Getting a New Website?

Down Payment — 50% down payment required to get started. Optional: pay in full. Checks, credit cards and PayPal are accepted. 

Signed Agreement — Review, sign and return our simple 1-page Agreement. 

Domain Ideas — What .com domain name would you like? Any ideas? Come up with a few (and so will we) and we’ll check their availability. Once you choose a domain name, you should intend to keep it (don’t change your mind). We will take care of registering the domain name for you.

Is Your Website Being Redesigned?

Down Payment — 50% down payment required to get started. Optional: pay in full. Checks, credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

Signed Agreement — Review, sign and return our simple 1-page Agreement.

Domain Login — We need access to your domain name so we can work with it. If you’d like, we can transfer it to our server for safe keeping. Possible companies that have your domain name are GoDaddy, NameCheap and Network Solutions.

Hosting or WordPress Login — What is the login to your current website? We need this to redesign and update it. Possible companies that host your website are GoDaddy, HostGator and BlueHost.

Logo

Send us your logo in one of the following formats: EPS, PDF, PNG, high-res JPG

Don’t have a logo? No worries, we can help! Our specialists will design a custom, professional logo for you.

Color Scheme

Send us your logo in one of the following formats: EPS, PDF, PNG, high-res JPG

Don’t have a logo? No worries, we can help! Our specialists will design a custom, professional logo for you.

Photos

Send us your logo in one of the following formats: EPS, PDF, PNG, high-res JPG

Don’t have a logo? No worries, we can help! Our specialists will design a custom, professional logo for you.

Design

Send us your logo in one of the following formats: EPS, PDF, PNG, high-res JPG

Don’t have a logo? No worries, we can help! Our specialists will design a custom, professional logo for you.

Pages

Send us your logo in one of the following formats: EPS, PDF, PNG, high-res JPG

Don’t have a logo? No worries, we can help! Our specialists will design a custom, professional logo for you.

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Content

Send us your logo in one of the following formats: EPS, PDF, PNG, high-res JPG

Don’t have a logo? No worries, we can help! Our specialists will design a custom, professional logo for you.

3) We Design Your Website Mockup

  • Once you have given us everything we need to get started, we commence building your website! 
  • Yes, you can view our progress. We will give you a special link to view the work-in-progress.
  • It typically takes us 1-2 weeks to prepare a mockup. Yes, we are quick! 
  • Once we’re ready to show you our work, we notify you and send a link to the mockup.
  • At that point, most people love what they initially see; we are professional designers, after all. Keep in mind, though, that what you see is just a mockup. It’s not a finished product. That means if you don’t like something, that’s totally fine! You have total freedom to request any changes you want. Don’t like the colors? The layout? Certain pieces of text? Make a list of the changes you’d like, and we’ll keep working on the site.
  • It’s recommended you check out the site on your desktop computer. This is how we design the website at first (not for viewing on a mobile device). If you check the mobile site, you may see some funky design rendering.
  • Many clients have found it easy to write the list of changes in either an email or a Word Document. Try to organize the changes by page.
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up. You won’t hurt our feelings. This is your website, and you should take pride in the finished product.
  • After a few rounds of revision, the site be ready to finalize and launch. On to Step 4!