What’s Included in a Website
I consider web design to be an artisan’s craft, and I take pride in creating websites that are not only attractive and functional, but also well built. Each web site is written with up-to-date, standards-compliant code, and tested on multiple browsers. Basic search engine optimization is also part of the package.
Unfortunately for web designers and their clients, many of our best practices are not visible to the user. Like a new car, some of the things that matter most are under the hood.
Here’s a partial list of services that are included in every new custom website. Please Note: Starter Websites do NOT include all services in this list.
- Initial design consultation: Note: I do charge a fee for this meeting, but I apply it as a credit to future work.
- Plenty of communication and suggestions about your goals, needs and preferences for your web site
- Site structure and navigation review / consult
- At least one design mock-up, viewable online, so you can see exactly what your web site will look like
- One major revision and multiple minor revisions to the design
- Construction of website using up-to-date methods and W3C standards-compliant code
- Installation of images and graphics on web pages, including editing and re-formatting where needed
- Assistance with selection and set-up of your web hosting account, if needed
- General marketing advice as it pertains to websites
- Recommendations and editing of text copy
- Basic search engine optimization (SEO)
- Minor edits to existing web pages for thirty (30) days after project completion