I built my first website in 1997 via HTML and CSS, and many more since. I currently design all my client-websites with the WordPress platform, and here’s why:
Using WordPress is a treasure trove of beautiful designs, and plentiful functionality that can be customized to fit your unique look, without inventing the wheel. It ends up costing you less money over time. I will teach you how to make simple changes to your site with a one-hour tutorial.
This is a win-win situation for both of us, and I like collaborations that make good sense!
It’s perfect for anyone from non-profit organizations, businesses, local teams and groups, wedding sites, and any other project you can think of!
We’ll start with your current logo, colors and design, and move onto what types of functionality you’d like to have on your site. Do you need videos, a forum, capability of multiple people to make edits? This is all part of the initial research process, where I learn about your needs. If you are looking to create a new website alongside your logo, I offer comprehensive design services, for all of your needs.
The truth is, even if you’re still proud of the site you had built years ago, just like with anything – things change, and it’s time to update. Design aesthetics may be different now, easy plugin-functionality is top-notch, and ways to increase traffic and attract new users.
I recently re-designed my site, which was long overdue. I poured my heart into my first website for Pushcart Design. But, as time marched on, and I put my time in updating and designing new websites for my clients, I realized that I needed to do the same.
I’ll work with you every step of the way to create a site that shines.
First things first! We’ll talk about your project, what your goals are, and how you envision your final product to look and feel. It’s simple, and also the most important step in the process, because it helps me best understand what your needs are.
After we talk, I will send you an estimate with cost projection and hours so that you have an idea of the low and high end costs of the project.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
After we connect, I will get to work researching the best use of design for your project. This includes your branding and identity, competitors’ materials, and stylistic desires.
This research informs the development process, refining the elements that would be important to include to best convey your message.
DESIGN & REFINE
The fun stuff! I design and share with you several mock-ups that apply stylistic desires and research. Once you choose which mock-up works best, we begin the process of editing and refinement until you are 100% happy with how it looks.
The time that this takes can depend on the scope of the project.
Once you are 100% happy with the final result, I will work with you every step of the way to a successful launch! This might mean connecting with a printer and uploading a final PDF to them, or it might mean launching a website and collaborating with your domain and hosting provider.
This last piece can be daunting for clients, but don’t worry, I have you covered!