Web Design Process

Circle Digital Multimedia Web Design Process

Circle Digital Design takes meticulous care to make sure that your web site is designed to meet or exceed your expectations. I promise to listen carefully to your ideas and goals for your site and create a site that you not only will be proud of, but will help you achieve the success that you desire.

Initial Consultation (Free – no charge, no obligation):

We will discuss your overall goals and define your target market. We will talk about the look and feel of the site and other concerns that you might have. We will develop a work schedule and you will provide me with graphics and copy. For an additional fee I will be glad to develop graphics, text, and provide photographic services. At this time we will also discuss design guidelines such as color, layout and navigation.

Design Mockup:

I will provide for you a layout of your homepage. These design layouts will be created using Photoshop. A navigation map will also be provided upon your request. We will discuss the design elements of the layouts and decide any modifications before we proceed. I will solicit your approval before developing the prototype web site.

Prototype:

We will post the entire mock up web site for your private viewing. Prototypes include all graphics and text but allow for clients to make minor modifications. All pages will be fully navigable. Graphics will have been optimized for fast loading. Web pages will be designed to fit the typical users screen. The site will be designed with basic SEO (Search Engine Optimization) features.

Site Testing:

I will test the entire site in all currect web browsers to ensure all components are working correctly. The web site will be available for your private viewing on our server (assuming you are hosting with me). I will solicit your final approval before publishing your web site to the internet.

WordPress Tutorial and Training Session: 

If your site has been designed using WordPress as a Content Managed System (CMS), I will provide a 1 hour traing session covering all WordPress basics, such as : logging in, editing text on pages, uploading graphics, using multimedia plugins such as youtube and portfolio plugins. I will also provide a private page with video tutorials covering many aspects of using WordPress.

Payment:

Only after your site has met the initial design goals, has been tested, and the 1 hour WordPress tutorial session has been completed, then you will be invoiced for the full amount of the agreed upon fee.  At this point the initial site design contract will have been met.

Web Site Hosting:

In addition to designing your site, I offer web hosting at $10 per month (paid yearly at $120). This is highly recommended for WordPress sites, as it gives me the opportunity to access and trouble shoot any site problems that may come up in the future. Otherwise I cannot gaurantee being able to solve site problems that may occur.

Design and Consulting Rates:

I am happy to provide further design and consulting services at the rate of $80 per hour. This rate will only be applied after the site has been designed and launched and the initial WordPress tutorial has been given.  After the date the site has been launched, and you have received the initial invoice, the design and consulting rates will apply.

Web Site Maintenance:

I am at your service to keep your site up to date and keep your customers coming back. This service is available on an “as needed” basis. We will be here for you long after your web site has been completed. Whether you need minor updates to your site, internet marketing ideas, search optimization or just want to learn, I am here for you.

Additional Services:

Social Media Integration:

Social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube, are important marketing tools that should be used with your site. I can provide consulting and services to help you integrate all these various social media strategies into your site and marketing campaign. I offer a simple strategy and solution to simplify the process to allow you to make one update that will propagate to all your social media at once in an integrated approach.

Need a Writer?:

Writing content for a web site is a specialized skill set, and Circle Digital has years of experince in writing both original content, or helping to re-write your promo materials to be ideal for a web environment.

Marketing and Search Engine Optimization:

Everyone wants to be at the top of the search engines. It takes more than just registering your site once with the various search engines. It requires consistent updates to your keywords, meta tags, and text of your website and reregistration with the search engine. Search engines change their methods of operation and how they rank sites. We offer several approaches, consuling, and SEO services to get your site to the top and maintain your position.

Custom Graphics:

I am happy to provide custom designed graphics in photoshop that will be optimized for your web site. I also offer business and letterhead design, and custom PowerPoint slide shows.

WordPress Tutorials:

I am happy to provide any consulting and tutorials for any WordPress issues including recommended WordPress plugins.

Web Conferencing and Webinars:

I offer consulting and services that allow you to offer webinars as a means to promote your service or product. We can also integrate a registration page and link on your site that can handle all registration, tracking, email campaigns, and payment processing.