How I will work with you to create the ideal web site for your business
We'll discuss your needs and my ability to answer them. If we both feel they're compatible I'll move on to the next step.
If I feel that my approach is not the best solution to your needs, I'll try to suggest alternatives and give you whatever advice I can about finding the appropriate solution.
I'll work with you to understand how you want your business to be represented, who your target market is and how best to organize and present your site content for maximum effectiveness.
Based on our discussion, I'll create a design proposal outlining my suggestions for the site plan. The proposal will include a structural outline and a time and cost projection.
If you accept the proposal, I will invoice for the initial half of the agreed on cost. I will ask you for the materials you need to supply for the site, such as logos, written copy, photographs, video files and any other content to be included. (I can help you create effective copy for your site.)
From design images that you have approved, I will create the first two working pages for the site and place them on my development server for you to review.
Based on the target date we've established, I'll continue development of the site. I'll stay in touch with you at stages throughout the process, as often as you like, to show you progress and discuss details.
I'll place the finished files on a development area of my server for you to review and approve.
On your approval of the final site, the site files will be uploaded to your server, the site will go "live" and I'll submit an invoice for the remaining amount outlined in the proposal.
If you like, I can make myself available for periodic maintenance, updates and changes to your site. This can be provided on an ongoing or as-needed basis.
Client Editable Pages
I can set up your site using Adobe Contribute templates. Contribute will allow you to edit your own pages whenever you like.
This requires a bit of additional time (which I will outline in my proposal at your request), and the purchase of a copy of Adobe Contribute (currently about $200) for anyone in your company who would be editing the site.
Contribute will allow people in your organization with no HTML experience to edit the site in a friendly, visual format within a browser-like interface.
This can be done from any location that has a copy of the software. You can edit or add text and images and upload and link documents for your visitors to download.
Content Management Systems
I can provide a dynamic, database driven website, giving you the ability to edit pages through an administrative interface; plus all of the advantages of a content management system (CMS), using ExpressionEngine.