Website Creation Process

  1. Brief: We need to create the project brief, for that I need you to define roughly the project, we can do that by phone or by filling the form in the Website Creation Enquiry page
  2. Manifest: I need to explain you the way I work. In order to create your website well technically, I have a Theme that I can make it bespoke to your needs. I also will need to work closely to you to get the website that you want
  3. Mock up: I will start by creating a functional mock up using WordPress and my Theme using dummy contents. At this point normally I ask for 50% of the total price so we are professionally committed with this project
  4. Provider: If you have a Domain name and a Hosting space, I will need some credentials, If not, you will need to purchase them in a provider company, I can help you with this. If you have a website I will make a Backup
  5. Contents: I will continue developing the website, involving you in the process, adding real contents. I will let you now how to send me the text and images and how to name them
  6. Design: Once the website is fully functional with all contents, I can change colours, font types, font sizes, add backgrounds, rearrange components, sizes and positions until I meet your requirements
  7. Live: I will make the website live and I will connect it to the Google free services, then I will make some live tests and will refine the website. At this point I will ask you for the remaining 50% of the price. I will let you know how to access the Admin area to change the contents of your website. I will always be here in the future if you need me, for minor future changes it will be free of charge, otherwise we will need to define again the Brief

The Brief: Let me know what you need

If you need a new website and you need my Website Creation service please contact me or fill this form:

Website Creation Enquiry »

The Manifest: How I work and about me

When I create your website, my main purpose is to make you happy by connecting clients to your business, and for that I understand that you want to:

1. Connect possible clients to your business through your website, and for this to happen your visitors need to:

  • Find your website easily > So I make your website as visible as possible to search engines such as Google, using correct SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) on each page
  • Download your website quickly > So I make your website fast to download by creating small files, optimising images, reducing the number of files and using less plugins
  • See your website correctly in their devices > So I make your website to show correctly in all devices: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and Mobiles
  • Use your website easily > So I make your website easy to navigate, easy to interact and accessible, using consistency and correct human usability

2. Manage your website by yourself without my intervention, and for this to happen you need to be able to:

  • Update your website easily > So I use a system called WordPress which is very easy to use, so you can maintain the website using its Admin area very easily
  • Grow your website easily in the future > So I generate a very clean, well structured and standard code for the future web developer

To accomplish that I need to create your website using very precise parameters and for that I have a Theme created by myself that is very well optimised for: Google, speed, all devices, usability, updatability and scalability.

Regarding me, I am good, efficient, responsive, reliable, very organized and fast. I listen to your needs and I am with you during the whole process helping you and focusing in making you and your clients happy. My job is not finished until you are completely satisfied with the final product.

I create a robust website that works on all scenarios: devices, platforms and browsers. I follow web standards so your website will be future proof. I use Agile development in where I involve you, the client, in all the process of: Discover > Plan > Build > Review

The Mock up: Structure

Structure:

  • Header on top (same for all pages):
    • Logo (that acts as link to home page)
    • Navigation (will collapse on mobile devices)
  • Contents in the middle (different for each page)
    • Banner: All pages can have the same banner o different banners or no banners at all
    • Main: For main contents
  • Footer at the bottom (same for all pages):
    • Links to socials and less important pages

The Provider: Domain and Hosting

When you create a website you need to 2 elements: A domain name (www.domainname.com) and a hosting space (to store your website files). Read more about domain name and hosting space 

  • If you do not have a domain name and a hosting space you will need to purchase them in a provider company, you may also need an SSL certificate to have HTTPS security support (to have more security or if your website is an ecommerce online shop) and a maybe branding email
  • If you have a domain and hosting space: I will need the FTP settings and the Control panel credentials, you can get them by emailing or calling your provider company or in the emails that they sent you or if you have a website, ask your web developer. If you already have a website I will make a general Backup of your existing website

The Contents: Text and Images

WordPress: I use a system called WordPress to create your website which is used by more than 30% of websites worldwide, so there is a lot of help out there but I will help you myself or give you online resources.

  1. Check: I will check if your hosting meet all the requirements for WordPress: Linux (Operating System) + MySQL (Data Base) version 5.6 or greater + PHP (Server side programming Language) version 7.2 or greater
  2. Install: I will install WordPress in your hosting, if you have a website I will do this in a separate location so your current website will remain live. The new website will be hidden by a password while we are working on it

Admin Area: WordPress has a built in CMS (Content Management System) called Admin area that you can use to easily manage all of your website yourself without my intervention:

  • Contents: You can update the contents (text copy and images) for all your pages and blog posts (if you decide to have a blog in your website)
  • Plugins: Depending on what you want to achieve with your website, we may need to use some third party WordPress plugins.
  • Themes: For the structure and design, we can use a WordPress theme created by myself OR we can find a third party WordPress theme that has all what you want.

The Design: Themes

1. My theme: This Theme uses Bootstrap framework and Progressive enhancement (Mobile first) and it is very robust and has been very well tested for Google SEO, speed Performance, device Responsiveness and human Usability, also has been created to make your updates very easy using the WordPress Admin area. I will make this theme bespoke to meet all your requirements.

  • Design: The design is minimal because is based on focusing mainly in your contents, that is: banners, images, text and videos. I can change colours, font types, font sizes, backgrounds and images. I will customise this Theme to make it bespoke to meet all your requirements

2. Third party theme: If you want to use a third party Theme, is important that you know this:

  • Changes: Depending on the Theme that you choose I can be quite tied up, so I don’t know how much I will be able to change until I see the Theme
  • Optimisation: I cannot assure the degree of Google SEO, speed Performance, device Responsiveness and human Usability, all depends of the Theme itself

Live: Tests and Google

Once the website is live I will connect your website to the Google free services:

  • Google Search Console: Submit and verify your website, Crawl sitemap and robots, Target country
  • Google Analytics: Connect your website to Analytics, Industry category, Test real time feed
  • Google my Business: Create an account to show in the Browser right knowledge panel

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