Design Process

The time frame for for completing your website varies with the scope of the project, how much information is readily available by you when we start, and how available you are to answer emails and provide information & feedback. You should allow 1 1/2 to 3 months for your project to be completed.

1. Contract & Deposit

We will send you your contract via email for your signature.
We then require 50% or 1/2 of the project cost to start your project.

2. Design Questionnaire

Once you’ve signed and returned your contract and we receive your deposit then we will email you our Design Questionnaire. This is the time when you can give us all the great ideas you have for your website. The colors, the layout anything you’ve envisioned. The more you tell us the the better to help us bring your ideas to life!

3. Website content

Along with the questionnaire, we will need all of the content to be used on your website including text, photos, products (photos, prices, descriptions, categories), links, etc.

4. Hosting  Account/ Cart Setup

At this time we’ll set up your web hosting account. (this is the space required to store all of your website content, email accounts etc.) If your  website is an e-commerce site, we will install your shopping cart at this time also.  If we are uploading your products, this is the point when that will start happening. If your site is informational we’ll add some content and start on the design.

5. Design

We start working on making your site look great! We’ll create a design and color scheme based on the information you entered on our Design Questionnaire.

6. Revisions & Next Payment

At this time you’ll review the initial design and you’ll provide us with feedback on what you like best and any changes you’d like us to make. Once the design is decided on, the second payment in the amount of 25% of the project cost is due. We’ll most likely go back and forth a bit at this stage until everything is just how you want it.

8. Design 2 -Social Media

Ok, you love your site! We’ve designed it just how you envisioned! Now it’s time build your brand and match your Twitter and Facebook business accounts with your newly designed website.

9. Final Review & Payment

Once we finish up and put the final touches on your site and your social media accounts we will ask you to look everything over and give us the final approval. After any revisions are made we will invoice you for the remaining 25%.

10. Launch!

Once we receive the final payment, we’ll officially launch your website! We’ll also provide you any login information and instructions you’ll need to manage your website.

Carnation Design 330.257.8276