Custom Website Design
A custom website design can help give your brand a cohesive look and feel that is designed exactly the way you want it to be. It brings your branding together to create an engaging experience for your potential customers and/or clients. Having a professionally built website is imperative for the success of any business. Your website needs to be inviting, interesting, and easy-to-navigate for your site’s visitors.
Avalon Rose Design can assist you in creating a beautiful website design whether you’re in need of an informational website based on the WordPress platform, or an e-commerce website with a built-in shopping cart. I work with a variety of e-commerce web hosts, so you have several options to choose from. There is no price difference between an informational or e-commerce website design. Pricing starts at $1300. Implementation of additional plugins or options such as an event calendar, photo gallery, or sign up forms may incur additional fees. This will be discussed beforehand, so you won’t have any surprise invoices.
The Process »
»» We will begin the process with an in-depth online design questionnaire that I will ask you to fill out that asks what you’re looking for in your custom design as well as what functionality you would like in your website, and I also ask that you create a Pinterest board that has elements that you want to include in your custom website design. ie colors, fonts, even photographs that portray the “feel” that you want in your design. A one hour phone consultation can be included as well, but is optional. Any phone meetings beyond the one hour limit will be billed hourly.
»» The second step is where I begin the design process. You will receive a design proof within 3-5 business days. From there we can discuss what you think, and we can discuss revisions. Up to 5 revisions total is generally standard, but as long as the number of revisions isn’t excessive I can go beyond.
Next Steps »
»» Once a design has been decided on and approved by you, you will need to sign up for hosting and purchase a domain name. You will need to provide the login information (FTP/cpanel which is provided by your web host) to Avalon Rose Design. Once that is received I will begin the installation process. After the design has been installed, you will have time to review the design and any changes made at that point need to be requested within 15 days. When the design installation is approved by you, I will send you all of the design files, including graphics and code to save for backup.
What You Will Receive »
In addition to the consultation and custom website design, all custom website designs include the following:
» Homepage photo slideshow
» Matching business card design. Printing is not included, but I can recommend several printing companies.
» Matching Facebook cover graphic
» Standard contact form
» Integrated Google Analytics (you will need to set up an account with Google Analytics and send me the code provided to you by Google.)
» Matching social networking icons for your site.
» Avatar/profile image/ad banner (this is a small square graphic that can be used online as your profile image for social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well as an ad banner if you wish)
» Up to 5 revisions of the first proof. Additional revisions will be billed at the hourly rate of $50.
As a client of Avalon Rose Design, there are a few items that you need to be responsible for. They are listed below.
» Purchase of domain name and hosting
» Providing Avalon Rose Design with the FTP/cpanel or dashboard login information, and permission to use it for the specific purpose of installing your website design.
» If you require a slideshow on the homepage of your site, you will supply me with photographs either in digital or printed format in the size that I request. If you choose to buy stock photographs I can suggest vendors of stock photography. Any time I spend searching for appropriate photographs will be charged at $50.00 per hour.
» As the owner of the website it is your responsibility to input your page content (copy and photos) and product listings (if you have an e-commerce website). I’ll be happy to help though, and can refer you to providers for copywriting and content input if requested.
» You provide Avalon Rose Design with a guarantee that states that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork that you provide us for inclusion in the web site are either owned by you, or that you have permission to use them.
» If additional expenses are incurred during the design process, including, but not limited to, stock photography, artwork, codes or scripts and/or any other materials needed for the project you agree to reimburse Avalon Rose Design for all expenses arising from the project. These expenses will be discussed with the you before purchase, so there will be no surprise invoices.
» You agree to review our work, provide feedback and sign-off approval in a timely manner too. Deadlines work two ways and you will also be bound by any dates that we set together.