Website Development Checklist

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST

So you’ve taken the step towards getting a new website for your business – awesome!

Now, What Does Global Designs Mediahouse Need From Me to Start Building My Website?

Well, for staters,  Global Designs Mediahouse will  a lot of information in order to start to design and build your website.

If your business needs to be displayed with any legal symbols or titles, please let us know! Let us know if you need to have ™, LLC, Inc., or anything of the sort included with your business name.

  • Send us a high resolution copy of your business Logo in JPG, PNG or PDF formats. No- Logo : consider getting one before getting started. Click here.

All phone numbers you use to answer calls and inquiries for your business.

The primary location of your business, all stores and branches you wan to display on your website.

Any email addresses you want to use on the site. If you have multiples like support@youremail.com, contact@youremail.com, or JennySmiles@youremail.com.

If you have a physical business, let us know what your hours of operation are. Displaying these on your website is extremely important, as many customers these days visit business’s websites to find this kind of info.

Always provide a list of services that you will need pages for on the site. For example, if you’re a Wedding Planner, you would tell us that you do Wedding Photography, Flower Arrangement, Rentals, etc. Also be sure to tell us about any “sub services” you may have for the main ones.

  • Give us a 4-5 sentence summary of what you do and how your business is beneficial to your target audience. Stating your industry, target demographic, and services are great pieces of information to start with.
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  • This is the text for every page of your website. Prepare employee bios, service descriptions/explanations, “About” information for your company, a mission statement, FAQs, and anything else you need to sell your service/product to your clients.

Provide images at as high of quality as possible. Unless discussed in the scope of your project, be sure to provide images that are already edited to your liking.

If you don’t have any, at least give an idea of what kinds of photos you want to use to relate to your customers. Stock photos that illustrate your services, pictures of your products, employee headshots, images of your office/store/practice, etc. We may be able to source refrence photos from our stock photo library.

If your website is going to include a blog (which it should), you should provide a few pre-written posts for your web designer to upload to the site before it goes live. This will ensure that your website gets launched with a bit of “older” content, so it doesn’t look 100% brand new. This helps build trust with your users who see that your company has been around and active for longer.

Probably the most important bit of info you can give to your web designer  is idea of your taste and vision! Afterall, we creating what you want. Provide examples of design that you do and don’t like to give your designer an idea of what styles to play around with. Check out some websites. You’ll want to find examples of things that you love and hate about websites and overall design. Send your designer links to websites you like and dislike, and  notes about each link.

 

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT WORK PROCESS.

Our work process is simple and heavily relies on the cooperation of you, your business to help make your online presence a remarkable success.

To Commence -We accept a minimum of 60% the total cost of the project, only if Global Design Mediahouse retain complete rights and priveleges to your Hosting account until the project if completed. Otherwise 100% or Full payment is required to commence.

Before project begins – After payment has been made and confirmed. Kindly allow 3 Business Days to schedule the start of your project. We may have already been helping other customer like you with thier oline presence and want to ensure we provide you a timeline that wont interfere with the other projects and you moving forward. (A start date may be 5-7 days from date of payment).

Information Gatethering  –  To maintain our completion time-frame we request that most of the information be submitted withing 5-7 days to ensure that once started, our design team can keep working.  Creating a word document with the pages and content you need will help you streamline the delivery of your content. Within the word document you can also add images to show the designer your prefered layout.

Date for Completion and Launch – A date will be provided for the completion/launch of the project along with review dates throughout the life of the project.

Platform –  Websites are built on the Content Management Platform WORDPRESS unless otherwise requested by the customer

Communication – All information must be submitted via email or a secure transfer site such as wetransfer.com. All reviews must be submiited via email! We can discuss or clarify any bit of information with a phone call.

Completion – Once the project is complete and all final payments have been made, only then is the website launched for public viewing, unless otherwise agreed and the customer holds all copyright to the project.

Post Launch – After launch, you will be provided with a copy of all your logins and information to access the pages of your website.

General Understanding – 1. You understand that the fees paid for the website development process does not include maintaining the website after its completion. By this any request for updated or changes post development will be billed as separate work. 2. 3rd party plugins that which may need to be purchased to deliver a specific functionality comes at an additional cost and are billed seperately and  Full cost of plugins must be paid for before purchase.