Creating your new website starts with a conversation.

Our development process requires a little work from you and a lot of collaboration. And creates significant change in your business as a result.

Our website design process is simple

MEETING OF THE MINDS

By phone, or face-to-face, we want to get to know you and your business.  We’ll both be able to tell if we’re a good fit or not.  Since we’re going to be working together for a few years, this part’s important!

FILL US IN

We’ve created a simple questionnaire that helps us to dig deeper into your business goals, and more importantly, what you want your brand to communicate to your ideal customer.  This is “Being On The Same Page 101”!

PROPOSAL

Between our conversation and your questionnaire, we’ll have a strong creative direction to recommend, and will spell it out, along with the particulars of our engagement.  Once the “i’s are dotted” and the “t’s are crossed”, we’ll set you up on our secure client portal, with password protected access.

BRAINSTORMING

Here’s where we develop the content strategy to make your website speak directly to your ideal customers.  We’ll talk about what your business stands for, what’s your unique competitive advantage, why you got into this business and what a customer should expect in working with you.  From here, we’ve got everything we need to determine site structure and navigation.

GETTING CREATIVE

When we say custom, we mean CUSTOM.  We design your new website from scratch-generated with equal parts dynamic graphics, intuitive navigation, engaging content and powerful branding to attract visitors to your site, and keep them there longer.  Within 7-10 business days, you’ll have a mock-up to review.   Prepare to be “wowed!”

COLLABORATION

Our client portal is where the majority of our communications will take place- ask questions, check progress, approve designs and content- in other words, your go-to place for all things related to your new website.  It’s a convenient way to view, edit and approve every aspect of your project in real time.  Of course, we believe in the spoken word too, so a phone call is always welcome.

FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY

Here’s where the rubber meets the road.  Using the approved concept design, we create a custom WordPress theme, utilizing best practices for user interface and experience (that means how a visitor interacts with your site, and how they feel about it). Once the theme is created, we load your design and your content to your domain and get it ready for the world.

FINAL TWEAKS

You’ll be able to see your site online on a WebDesign59 private platform, and check out all aspects of its look, feel and functionality.   Your website doesn’t go live until we get your final go-ahead. You’ll review the entire site, check images, text and that everything is just as you envisioned it.

GOING LIVE

It’s time to go live! We’ll make sure your new website looks great on all devices and we will test across multiple browsers.  Next, we will move the completed website from the test server to your domain name.  You’ll know when in advance when it arrives on the world-wide-web!

HANDOFF AND OUR FUTURE TOGETHER

Many of our clients like the freedom to add content, images or products when they want, even though we’re standing by to assist 100%.  So we developed a “How-To” guide to make these simple additions.  If you’re one of our Business or Business+ package clients, you’ll receive monthly updates on key metrics that are important to you.  And, since we’re in it for the long run, we’ll continue to update your custom WordPress theme and plugins for technology, security and functionality.

If you’re new to owning a business or have never worked with websites before, you’re sure to have some questions.

And our process is so different from any other website developer we’ve met, so we want to familiarize you with how we do things.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I’m only paying a fraction of the website cost each month, how do you make money?

Great question, and one we get a lot from other website developers. Over the balance of your two-year plan, you’re paying for a full website. But because we know small business owners like to budget, we’re keeping your expenses low for you

Will I have to pay a monthly fee forever? As long as I have my website?

No. Our monthly plans last for two years from the date you sign up. You can cancel at any time, pay the balance of your plan and take your hosting elsewhere.

If you remain with us after the two-year period, we have several options for you. You can continue paying monthly plan price and redesign your website for a fresh, new look. Or, you can take advantage of our discounted pricing and continue to receive updates, hosting and your domain name.

Do I have to sign a contract or pay any set-up fees?

Absolutely not. We’ve built our company on superior customer service. We know that when you work with us, we’ll exceed your expectations. If you are unhappy for any reason, you can simply stop paying for our services. If you’re happy with what we’re doing for you (and we know you will be), you’ll stick around. It’s as simple as that!

How long will it take before my website is ready?

Usually, we can have a website ready to launch within about four weeks. However, you will have homework during the process. After all, we can’t launch a website without content and some other valuable information! Our client portal will allow you to communicate with your designer, respond to questions, request changes and upload your content. The more actively involved in the process you are, the faster we can do our job!

I’m hearing talk about making sure that websites are optimized for mobile. What does that mean and will my website be optimized?

Yes! A mobile-optimized website can be viewed easily on a mobile device (like a smartphone) without the visitor having to zoom in to see the text. It automatically resizes the site so it’s easy to read. Google only ranks optimized sites, so you better believe that yours will be! All of our websites are compatible with all devices (tablets, smartphones, etc.). Regardless of what type of device your audience is using to view your website, it will be user-friendly and easy to read and navigate.

I already have a domain? Do I have to pay for another one?

A domain name is included in every package we offer. However, if you already have your own domain, we can absolutely use it. Let us know that you would like to use your own domain and we will ensure it’s set up properly.

Do I need to find a website host?

Nope. We include website hosting in all our packages to ensure your peace of mind. Don’t worry about needing to upload a website, create email addresses, install software, etc. We’ll take care of all that for you!

What if I don’t like the website you’re creating for me?

Ah, but you will! How do we know? You’ll be involved in every step of the process. We don’t just create a website without your input. Our extensive intake questionnaire gives us loads of information about you and your business, so we can create a website that matches your company’s brand, goals and ideal clients. You’ll also have direct access to your designer, who will be in touch with you every step of the way. Every package includes unlimited revisions until you are completely satisfied.

I already have a Gmail (or Yahoo) email address. Why do I need one with my domain too?

We believe that your business looks more professional when you use a domain-based email (you@yourdomain.com) vs. a free email service. Every package includes email addresses for you and your employees

How much will my new website cost?

That simply depends on the package you choose! Our packages range from $95 to $259 per month for a total of 24 months. Take a look at our packages and choose the best solution for your business needs.

Are regular content updates included?

All of our websites are designed in WordPress, a content management system that allows you to make changes on your own. Our $159 and $259 packages also include monthly updates done by your dedicated designer.

Will I have links to my social media platforms on my website?

Absolutely! All of our packages include social media integration, allowing you to share your content effortlessly.

Will you show me how to use my website?

Of course! Once your website is complete and ready to go live, we’ll provide you with all your log-in materials and show you how to use the content management system. Even after your website is live, you’ll always have access to us.

How do I cancel my website?

If you want to cancel your website for any reason, contact us immediately. We’ll cancel your subscription, no questions asked!

Why should I pay a monthly fee for a website instead of paying a flat rate?

Technology changes every day. Within a year, the custom website you spent $2,500 (or more!) on will be outdated and in need of a refresh. At our most popular package price ($159 a month), you would have spent less in a year to have a website that is still relevant, being updated constantly and guaranteed to be up to par with website trends.

Ready to create the perfect website for your business?