Web Design – Project Plan

An overview of the typical steps we follow through our website design process.

1 – Introduction

  • Discuss your goals and objectives.
  • Review competition or other precedents.
  • Explore current website hosting arrangements (if needed).
  • Review current website (if needed).

2 – Quote & Agreement

  • Written quote.
  • Commencement deposit invoice to secure our time commitment to your project (typically 33% of project fees).

3 – Media Production

  • Collate media files (logos, photos, images, video, branding, etc…) or produce if needed.

4 – Copywriting and SEO

  • Draft website page map & structure.
  • Prepare Advanced SEO Strategy (optional extra).
  • Build up website text content document based on your business & services overview.
  • Add copywriting overlay (optional extra).
  • Client review and proof read of text document – we think of this as an ‘offline’ or text based build up of the website that helps us focus on SEO and content before the graphic side of web design.

5 – Mockup Design

  • Design the Home page and menu system to bed down website design language.
  • Client review and approval of the Home page (maximum of 3 design revisions).
  • Progress invoice to 66% of project the fees.

6 – Website Build 

  • Build out all pages, and place text and images.
  • Client review and approval of working draft website (maximum of 2 design revisions per page).

7 – Launch Website 

  • Launch website, including testing and quality checking.
  • Remaining Search Engine Optimisation tasks (SEO).
  • Progress invoice for remaining fees.

8 – Ongoing Maintenance 

  • Payment of ongoing software licences.
  • 24/7 automated uptime monitoring. 
  • Software updates & maintenance.
  • Advanced web security scan and firewall.
  • Web site cloud backups.

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