One of my favorite parts of the website design process is getting to know you and your brand better. In a one-on-one consultation, we'll determine what you want your website will look like and how you want it to function for your visitors. We will scroll through the available Squarespace templates together, and see which one appeals to you and your brand. With a solid foundation, we will build a website that works for you.
I require a signed contract and non-refundable 50% deposit to begin work on any project.
getting to know your brand
After our consultation, your homework will be to prepare the content for your website. It helps to create an outline with the pages you want to see on your website, and follow up with the written and graphic content you want displayed on each page. I can help search for royalty-free images, but all written copy will be provided by you. Don't forget that you will have complete control over your content after launch -- you can always add more later!
preparing the content
Once I have your outline and content, I will begin designing your website. This part of the process can take 4-6 weeks to complete.
designing the website
At this point, your website will be 90% complete. All of your pages will be created and your content will be in place. This will be the time for us to review the site together and determine any tweaks to be made. Maybe the color scheme just does not seem right, or the fonts are a little off. These are easy fixes that we can make before taking the site live.
When you are completely happy with the look and functionality of your website, you will have the opportunity to train with me on the Squarespace platform for one full day (complimentary). We can meet at a place of your choosing (in the Sonoma County area), and I will guide you through making updates and changes to your site. Squarespace is an intuitive program and you will have complete control over every aspect of your site from here on. I offer additional training at a discounted price if you need it.
Once we have completed Squarespace training, I require the remaining 50% invoice balance before launching your site.
Here comes the exciting part -- launching your site! This can take anywhere from 1-7 days, depending on your current website situation.