Your Website Design in 5 Easy Steps

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You have a stellar business idea and a fantastic product, but you realize you need a better website design so people can find you.

Maybe you do a Google search for “web designer near me” and come up with a list of names to check out. The results look attractive, but nothing seems like the perfect fit. Besides, you don’t know what you need exactly, so it’s tough to reach out to a designer without a plan in mind. 

That’s where we come in. 

Lucky for you, we are the “idea people,” women who love to hear your ideas and brainstorm with you to create the perfect website design that ultimately translates into satisfied customers who trust your products and services.

So, how do we do our design magic? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our process. 

The Online Quote

The first step is simple! Click the button on our website that says “Get a Free Quote.”

Before we meet face-to-face, we want to know some background about you, your business, and your design preferences. Here’s a sneak preview of the type of information we will ask for when you request a quote:

  • What are the short and long-term goals for your business?
  • What is your project timeline?
  • How do people typically locate your business? 
  • What words do they use to find your business in web search?
  • Tell us a little more about your style:
    • Please list the URLs of 1-2 websites in your industry that you like. (We love examples!)
    • Are there websites outside your industry that capture your attention? 
  • Are you currently using social media, or do you plan to use social media in the future?
  • Do you want help writing content for your website?

The Proposal

Once we gain your vision from your answers to the online questionnaire, we are ready to embark on the next web design stage: The Proposal.

Within one week of submitting your request, you can expect to receive a detailed proposal that explains at least two distinct options for moving forward with your website design. Our objective is to create an agreement demonstrating that we fully understand your goals and purpose for the website.

Parts of a quote:

  • Welcome letter
  • Clearly defined objective of the project
  • Bullet points describing actionable items
  • Scope of work & fee schedule
  • Proposal agreement
  • Terms and conditions

You likely have some questions at this point, so feel free to give us a call. Once you make a selection from the offered services and sign the proposal, we are ready to embark on an exciting partnership to launch your fresh new website!

The Design Meeting

It’s time to share your business with the world, and you want help making it stand out above the crowd because you have a product or service worth sharing. After all the information-gathering is complete, you accept our proposal, we sit down with you to explore the possibilities for your business website design, and we invite you out for a cup of coffee… on us! 

Not local to San Luis Obispo county? No problem! We are happy to hold virtual conversations as well.

First, we talk about a vast array of design options while working to narrow down your specific needs and preferences. Subsequently, you can expect to discuss colors, logos, photography, content, the number of pages on your site, and information your customers need. It’s a high-energy, exciting time to dream big and let your imagination run wild.

The Construction

Now it’s our turn! At this point we get to work behind the scenes, designing, optimizing, and beautifying your new website. First, we create a wireframe, an image or set of images that displays the functional elements of a website or page, typically used for planning a site’s structure and functionality. Next, we fill in the essential aspects like brand colors, photographs, content, and more. Finally, we are ready to optimize your site for mobile use, check it closely for errors, and do search engine optimization (SEO).  

A three-to-four page website is typically ready for launch within two weeks. During this process, we may ask for additional clarifications regarding content or design. We strive to get it just right for you! 

Before your new website design goes live, we will send you a link to view our work. We welcome your feedback on all of it. What do you love? What would you like us to change? When you are delighted with the design, it’s time for the Big Reveal.

The Big Reveal

Finally, there’s nothing quite like clicking the button that publishes your new website on the web! When you type in the link, you discover a shiny new website ready to amaze your clients and customers and invite them to do business with you. 

Your new website is beautiful and eye-catching and simple to navigate.

It’s you on a page.

Your new website says, “We are open for business, and we know what we are doing!”

Are you ready to be found? Your website is our specialty, and we can’t wait to team up with you to create the website you’ve always wanted!