Once the client accepts the proposal, they need to sign and return the contract together with a 50 percent or agreed upon deposit. We will begin the design once that is received - the first step in building the site.
Content should be supplied in a Microsoft Word document clearly labeled with what page it goes on. Examples of page labels are About Us, Contact Us, Mission, Products or Services, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
The process of Web development unfolds in ordered phases. It begins with gathering a lot of specific information about our client's goals and mission. Next we define the scope of the project to detail the main activities and their tasks, and set a projected start and end date for each one. The next steps are to map the site architecture, showing all the key pages and how they will be organized. A visual style is then created that showcases the [...]
A lot of this will depend on the client - particularly during the mockup portion of the project. We can turn around design edits in a day or two, but they need to be commented upon and approved before we can continue. Programming edits can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days depending on what needs to be done. For example, if an eCommerce system needs to be added, it can take some time.
Is a revision one change or a whole list of changes? What is the turnaround time on revisions? After I use up my included revision hours, how will I edit my site?
Generally revisions are done in groups, or as a list, and the further through the project we get, the shorter and shorter the lists get. The amount of time the revisions will take depends on what they are, but unless it is an unusually long or complicated list it should not take more than a week. Usually it takes a few days. Once the revision hours included in your project have been used up, any additional revisions would be [...]
While we generally recommend our custom proposals over the packages, as every project is different, some clients will be happy with the basics we do offer. Fox Web Creations has four packages to choose from, or you can request a custom quote. From basic, brochure-style websites that provide only basic information to more custom designs with broader functions and complex maintenance, each includes Content Management System, a Contact Form, domain name and one year registration, and at least one [...]
A content management system (CMS) is used to manage the content of a website. The two elements of a CMS are the separate applications for managing the content (CMA) and its delivery (CDA). The CMA element allows whomever will be managing the content, but may not know how to write Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) code, to modify and remove content from a Web site more independently. That information is then used and compiled by the CDA element to update the [...]
Mockups are scaled models of the pages for a Web site. A mockup is not fully functional, but gives the client a basic idea of how their site will look and feel. The layout can be tested to evaluate which functions work better than others and which conflict with the overall operation before the code is written. It may not have all the bells and whistles of a polished, completed and working interactive design; however, it lets the client and [...]