The Web Design Process

The following information will serve as a guide to the web design and web development process, so you will know what to expect.

  1. Acquire a domain name - Only buy the domain name and do not buy any extra services. Many companies try to offer you services which you don't need.
  2. Acquire a web hosting company. It is recommended that you do not purchase a web hosting plan without speaking with us first as we will help you get a plan which will best fit your needs.
  3. Sign up for a merchant account if using an ecommerce site.
  4. Obtain an SSL certificate - needed when you are sending personal info over the web like a social security # or credit card number. We will purchase this for you and take care of installation.
  5. Create a site map of website. A sitemap is a diagram of every page that needs to be created in a tree like structure. All connections of these pages show where the pages link to.
  6. Create copy for every page in the sitemap. Place all text in a word document and name document by page. Do not place the text for every page in one document
  7. Design of Logo
  8. Design of Homepage
  9. Once homepage design is selected, internal page designs will be created
  10. Web Site construction begins
  11. First Web Site Review - send corrections
  12. Second Web Site review - send final corrections
  13. Web Site goes Live
  14. Optimize Web Site

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