The essentials of creating a great website
1Discovery and planning
While no two projects are the same, I always begin my design process the same way. I’ll listen to your requirements and ideas and I’ll ask questions. Lots of them.
We will work together to map out your business goals to the project. I’ll explain the most cost effective way to use your budget to achieve these goals.
2Defining the design brief
This is where we’ll put together a plan for your website. We'll create a site map for your project and show where everything belongs. This process will inform what and how we communicate, and establish the features your users need.
Well-planned, well-structured content will help us create both the interaction and visual design systems.
3Design and development
I’ll use the brief to create a basic outline (wireframe) of your site. Once you're happy with the layout, I’ll design some sample pages. This might include screenshots from different devices and working web pages.
A cycle of reviewing, tweaking and approving the mock-ups takes place until we're both satisfied with the design. Then, I’ll build the fully functional site loaded with your content.
4Testing and delivery
Before we go live, you'll get a chance to test out the website. I’ll carry out thorough testing every step of the way too.
If you're going to maintain the site yourself, I’ll give you all the files you need. Or, if you choose a maintenance plan with me, I’ll make sure your site is kept in top shape, manage backups and provide technical support to content editors.
Get in touch, I'd love to hear from you
Interested in hiring me for a project? You can fill in an enquiry form (for a more accurate quote) or get in touch via email.
My bespoke WordPress websites start at £2,200. If you would like me to quote for a specific project, please send an email with your requirements giving as much detail as possible.
Charlie Craig, Freelance Web Designer