Technical Details

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Technical Details: Building Your Website

The Basic Process

The process, in the most basic breakdown: Connect, Explore, Design, Assemble.

We begin by sitting down to discuss together what you envision for your new online space – how you want your web presence to look and feel. Whatever is on your list, is important to me.

I research your business market, and compile the best ideas and options to make your new website stand out from competition and still hold true to your desired outcome.

With all of the information we’ve discussed and researched, I put together some drafts and test them on the web. I present the ideas to you, so you can chose. You can have as much or as little input as you like.

After all of the drafts have been tested, it’s time to pull it together, and securely add your content. We’re ready to go live!

Bravo! My job is finished and the result is a professional, user-friendly website, ready for you to show the world.

A Closer Look

The 4 key areas behind the scene are: Infrastructure, Design, Content, Functionality.

The infrastructure includes your domain name, a hosting package, the database and content management system, and all the code that makes it a functional website. Without this foundation there is no place for your website to live and be viewed from.

The design is the colours, fonts, images, graphic elements, and the way everything is laid out. These factors greatly influence the perception people have of the content they see, but also shape the image and identity of your company.

The content, the core of your website, your message and the way you deliver it. For the most part this consists of text, images and video. Generally this is provided by you, but we can work together to create content if needed.

And the functionality is what your website can do. How it behaves and the features it includes to accomplish some kind of action or function. Whether it’s something simple like a social media integration, an events calendar or a contact form, or something more advanced like E-commerce or even customized database filtering tools, your website has the potential to do a lot more than just look pretty!

Ownership Policy

It’s simple – I build it, you own it.

I can assist to purchase or transfer domain names on your behalf. I can also help you to setup your hosting and am happy to make recommendations. However, I do not resell hosting, own any of my client’s domain names, nor claim ownership over any websites. Your project is yours. Whether you are providing the content or hiring me to write copy or source images, the end result is yours. The only exceptions are in the case of stock images from my library, which I retain the right to use again at my discretion, and are provided to you without cost.

I will usually request to be listed as an administrative contact on any accounts in order to access Control Panels and configure server settings, but you are the owner and pay for the account and retains full control of all files and final say over access.

Keeping It All Together

On going maintenance and support.

Once our project is complete and your website is live, I am happy to offer on-going support at an hourly rate or as a monthly maintenance package. This may look like adding new pages and features as your business grows, updating themes and plugins on your behalf, conducting security back-ups, and other essential maintenance services. If you would prefer to bring these operations “in-house” I can give a full demonstration of how to it all works to support your success.

Contact me, and let’s discuss your next project!

Love Laura

Creative Simplicity Design

Providing values based design services while chronicling the journey of living a more intentional, natural lifestyle.