CWS works with you to develop a clear idea of what (if any) services you may need in addition to the website (i.e. help setting up email addresses, a tutorial on managing your own content going forward, or our assistance helping you with future updates, etc.)
Together, we identify all the content you want to incorporate. We get all assets from you (copy, images, video, audio, social media accounts to incorporate, etc.) and identify what (if any) assets you still need: can we provide these or will we outsource them?
We work with you to get a clear picture of any ideas / preferences you have in terms of design.
At this point, we will be able to provide you with an official estimate (including timeline) and a rough mock-up of the site.
Once you agree to the estimate and approve the mock-up, half of the total agreed upon amount will be due before further work commences.
CWS then works with you to purchase a domain name and hosting for your site. You can do this yourself, or we can do it for you and bill you.
Now, CWS can start building the site. During this phase, the site won’t be “live”, but you will be able to view it. This means that anyone visiting the url would see some sort of “coming soon” content (or a blank page – your preference), but with a password, you as the client will be able to view it so you can provide us with feedback.
CWS would then work with you on doing any last minute fine-tuning of the site. At the point, the remaining balance agreed upon for the work is due.
Behind the scenes CWS would also be working on your site’s build on the back end to make sure it utilizes the best tools based on your specific needs. These can take care of things like SEO (search engine optimization), integrating analytics, site performance and speed, accessibility, social media integration, etc. … plus doing lots of testing!
Now you site is ready to go “live”!