Web design projects
What to expect

To ensure that I’m able to turn your website project around as quickly and efficiently as possible, here’s a checklist of things I’m likely to need from you before we start or early on in the project.

What I’ll need from you

Technical Details

Hosting/Cpanel Login
I can arrange this for new sites – see hosting packages 

Domain Login 
I can arrange this for new sites – see hosting packages

WordPress (or other CMS) Login
For existing sites (if applicable)

 

Brand Assets

Logo
Ideally I’ll need this in a vector format (.ai, .eps) but it’s usually best to send everything you have.

Colours
If you use specific colour values in other branded materials (ie RGB, hexadecimal, CMYK or Pantone) please let me know what they are or send samples so that I can match them.

Fonts
Please let me know if you would like me to use/match specific fonts.

Brand guidelines
If you have a document detailing your brand guidelines then please send it over so that I can ensure that your new site complies.

 

Page Content 

Page List
A list of the pages that you need in your site – ie Homepage, Services, Contact etc

Copy
At least a rough draft of what you would like to say on each page. This can just be headings or bullets in the first stage.

Images
Any exisiting images you have on file that could be useful. e.g. photos of your products, services, offices, staff etc. Or any stock photos that you already own.
If applicable an indication of the type of images you’d me to create/source.

Other assets
A list of any other files or docments that need to feature on the website, be downloadable etc. And ideally the files themselves too.

Other Sites to link to
A list of other sites you’d like your users to be able to click through to – your twitter page, facebook, etc

Contact details
The contact details you’d like to show on your site – address, phone numbers, email addresses
Fields you’ll need for any contact forms – ie name, job title, message etc

how to supply your files

You’ll most likely need to share several files, or very large files, as part of your website project. Here’s a guide to the best way to supply these files.

Sharing Files

Email
Email is fine for small attachments of up to 1 or 2MB.
If you have larger files or multiple items to send it’s usually better to use one of the methods below:

 

Dropbox
Dropbox is a really easy way to share large files. It’s free to set up a basic account and it allows you to send us a simple download link rather than a huge attachment. It’s a little more secure than email so can be useful if you have concerns about sharing passwords and logins over email.

 

wetransfer.com
An even easier alternative to dropbox tha doesn’t require an account. Just head over to their website, choose the free option and upload your files.

 

Recommended Formats

For Copy/Text
Please send any copy/text in a Word document (or similar text file) rather than just in the text of an email.
This allows for better formatting and makes it easier to file away, avoiding errors further down the line.

For Images
Please send us original image files (.jpg, .tiff, .png etc) rather than a Word/Excel/PowerPoint document with the images embedded on the page.
This ensures that the image quality is not compromised.

 

Design and Development Processes

Website projects involve several stages of work and it’s important to know what to expect.
Here’s a guide to my process, from brief to launch.

 

STAGE 1

Brief & Planning

Brief

Siteplan

Wireframe

STAGE 2

Design & Development

Online draft

Revisions and refinement

Final content upload

Final approval

Testing

STAGE 3

Training and Launch

Training

Launch

Support

READY TO START YOUR WEBSITE PROJECT?

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