Getting StartedHow I'm Going To Build Your Web Site
What I Need To Get Started
1. Your Logo. Original source files are best. If you have a PSD or any vector format, like .ai, it will work best. If you don’t have a logo, one can be designed for you for a nominal fee, either by myself, or you are free to hire a third party to design a new one for you.
2. Your web hosting login information. I won’t need it right away to start developing your site unless you are unsure if your web host supports WordPress. If you don’t have a web host, I am able to make several recommendations, such as SiteGround or WP-Engine. You may also opt for a cheaper host like GoDaddy or HostGator, but please note that this will impact web site performance.
3. Current Website Login. If your site is already a WordPress site, giving me access will allow me to make a copy on my development server so I can make changes without interrupting your live web site. If you do not have your current web site login, but do have access to your hosting login (this is more common than you might think), I can bypass your WordPress login if you are able to provide me with an FTP login.
4. Any images or pictures you want to use on your new web site. I may be able to supply stock photography if needed, but this takes time and costs money. Try to have what you need ready, or tell me in advance what you need. If you want to use free stock photography, I recommend StockSnap.io.
5. Brand Style Guide. Do you have specific company colors you want to use? Any special graphics or logos that need to be on the site? Make sure I have this information prior to getting started.
6. Text Content. A web site is useless if it has no content, right? Please be sure to have this information ready before I get started. You will need to specify what content goes on which page, and if you wish it to be displayed in a specific manner, you must tell me.
7. A Signed Contract And Deposit. Since I do my best to provide the best service possible, this means that both you and I need to be legally protected during the course of the project. I typically send contracts via HelloSign, which allows us both to digitally sign documents. The deposit is required before I begin work, and final payment is due prior to release of the finished product, unless otherwise specified.