Frequently Asked Questions: Web Design Help
Here you will find answers to your questions about the web design process. As well as guides to help you with the process.
Click on a question below to get a question answered.
A Web Address is like a home address it helps people find your home on web or Webspace.
To make things go faster you will want to have your info prepared and ready.
A web address/domain name
If you are unsure of what this is reffering to the question above
A web hosting account
If you are unsure of what this is refer to the question above
You do not have to have this right away I will build your pages on my website and upload the files to your new web hosting account
Photos or Images you would like placed on your website.
You don’t have to have these in the very begining, we can add them in later after the layout is in place
Text that needs to go on to each page.
You don’t have to have the text in the very begining, we can add it in later after the layout is in place
Think of what type of website you need. If you are not sure brainstorm. Ex: Business, Informational, Entertainment, Promotional.
Look on the web and find a few websites you like the look of, and take note of them. This will give me an idea or direction as to what you might want things to look like.
Think About It
With the websites in mind think of a few things you would like for your website. Ex: Colors, Layout, a type of graphics, or photos, text or wording.
Plan Things Out
Think about your pages (Think back to step one): What do you want to tell people about? What do you want to show your potential customers? What must people know about you or your company/organization?
What pages do you want for your website? Ex: About, Services, Products, Contact? Once you have figured out what pages you need for your website you can move on to the next step.
Prepare Your Content
Gather photos or graphics you must have on your website and would like to have on the site. Type out text or words that you want to appear on each page. You do not have to have all of your content and photos in the begining but it does help make things go faster in the process.
*If you do not have any graphics:
You do not have to do this step on your own I can research and find graphics & photos that will go with your website and help out with some of the wording on your pages.
Gather Your Info
Make note of your Web Address/Domain Name & Web Hosting Company. This will help me familiarize myself with what can & cannot be used on your website technically. Also have your usernames and passwords ready to login incase you have to login to get more information
Brainstorm – What do you want to have on your website?
If you want to start over from scratch: Refer to the “I Have Never Had a Website Before: What do I need to do?” question above.
If you want to build on what you have: Think about what you may want to keep on the website and what you would like to get rid of and make notes.
Make a note of that you want to change on the website. The Wording, Photos, The Layout?
Think about what you would like to add. More pages of information? More Photos?
Make a note of all of these things and contact me for a consultation.
*Note: A 50% Deposit must be made before designs are created and anything is programmed
Have A Great Idea
First you need to think about what type of website you would like to have built. Refer to the questions above to get you started.
Have your materials, information, and ideas ready.
Learn How To Prepare Your Materials
Have A Consultation.
You & I can have a consultation on the needs of your website
Layouts Are Created
I will create layouts based on what we have talked about. This will give me a plan as to how you would like things placed.
Layout Submission & Approval
Then I will submit layouts for you to choose from. You then choose one and approve the layout.
Rough Designs Are Created
Then based on your input, ideas & layout information I create a series of designs.
Final Design Approval
Once the rough drafts/designs are created, I will submit them to you for approval. And you choose the final design.
When the final design is chosen & approved, I can then start creating graphics, placing images & programming pages.
Web Design Approval
Once everything is designed, put into place, and programmed, I then send you the design for your approval. If there are any small changes that need to added or modified you would then submit that to me.
Payment & Design Upload
Once everything is approved, the second half of payment is made by you and the designs are released to you and are uploaded to your web hosting account.
Enjoy Your New Website 🙂
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