How to prepare your material?
Design process begins as soon as we get material from you. You can also send us a partial material and continue working on rest of the material as the process goes by. On some occasions, upon your request, we can put a placeholder text or image and replace it with actual ones at the end.
The minimum content we need is: your logo design, a few slogans, a paragraph or two of the introductory text and a preliminary list of sections you want to have on your web page.
To get files to us, just upload it on any file-sharing service like Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, Box etc. and send us the link.
From Start to Finish
TO START WEB DESIGN PROCESS, JUST MAKE A PURCHASE, FILL-OUT THE AFTER SALE FORM AND START SENDING MATERIAL BY EMAIL
You will get a confirmation email after the purchase and you can just reply with any material and instructions for the new website.
First step we make is to analyze the material you’ve send us and to determine the overall color scheme of the website. We usually take your signature colors from your logo and use it as accent colors on top of the general dark or light scheme.
We then take some material for the beginning of the page or from the most important section and make a small mockup for you to review it. You can ask for revisions. After you get satisfied, we will continue with the rest of the design.
The website will be temporarily hosted on our servers with a temporary URL.
During the actual process we may consult you for some important sections or even show you how they may look like, but otherwise we will just go through your material and design section by section.
If you haven’t already, you should provide us with the rest of the material at this point.
We will show you the Initial design of the website and await for your comments and revision requests. Usually, after a couple of revision rounds, the final design is reached.
At this point, we just go through optimization process and test for responsiveness of the design on mobile devices. After a few tweaks, the website is finally ready for the primetime.
When the website is ready to be moved to the permanent hosting service, we will help you with domain name and setting up the hosting (if purchased elsewhere)
Then we will move your new website and make sure everything works as it suppose to. We will also help you with email, if needed.
At this point we will hook up your website with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Services.
After some more tests, website is online and our job is done!
You will also get from us the source files we created during the design process and some technical parameters in one .zip package, we call the Final Design Package.
If, at any time within first 30 days, you need to change something on the website or you need a support or a fix, just let us know. We will respond within 24 hours.
Not sure how to start?
Start by reviewing our example websites and showcase section to get an idea what sections your future website needs. Make a list of sections you must have and the optional ones.
Then focus on a featured product or service you will be offering, where in layout should it stand, what kind of effect should it have (parallax background, animated columns, flippable boxes etc.) Once you know that, arrange the list of sections, put everything in the right order.
Open your text editor and just write text that goes to each section. Don’t worry if you miss something. You can always make changes to the text during the design process.
Once you get a few of the sections figured out, place your order, send us the inital batch of material and the rest you can fill out later in the process.
Please contact us if you have any pre-order questions or concerns!
See More Examples
Check out our Showcase section with demo pages!
Taking photos on your own?
Today’s websites contain plenty of graphics elements and images. Photos of your business are the first thing your online visitors notice.
If you have access to an amateur or professional camera, please use it. Almost any camera will produce better pictures than your smartphone.
If you are using a smartphone, photos should be fine, as long as you shoot in highest resolution and don’t use any filter. Take wide angle shots (good for backgrounds) and close-range shots for details. Find interesting angles. Make sure you have as much light as possible.
If you are taking photos of your employee, please have them standing against the white background (if your website’s color scheme is light) or dark background (if your website’s color scheme is dark).
For product pictures, please use plain white background and plenty of light.
If you are shooting your customers, please ask for their permission to publish photos of them online.
We can also use some video footage for backgrounds or elsewhere. Make sure to use a tripod or otherwise stabilize the camera when shooting videos.
How to choose platform for your online store?
There are numerous e-commerce platforms on the market. We are offering top 3 platforms by the sheer number of users. Those are Presta Shop, Shopify and WooCommerce (powered by WordPress). Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
To pick a platform for your online store, you have to think way ahead in the future. Migrating your store from one platform to another is not an easy task. You may lose valuable stats, customer information and even product information. This is why we are standing by to help you choose the right platform at the beginning of this design process.
Here are the most important characteristics of each e-commerce platform we offer:
- This is “the Walmart” of e-commerce platforms, it offers numerous options, settings, stats etc.
- Elaborate Customer Support functionality makes dealing with orders easy and flexible
- Supports huge number of products, complex categorization and robust shipping and discount functionality
- Excellent stats for tracking sales and managing stock
- Hundreds of modules for extended functionality available (paid modules – one-time payment)
- Well-known platform, just google for what you want and you’ll find the solution
- Steep learning curve for first-time store owners
- Very basic support for blog posts and supplemental pages
- Overwhelming number of options
- This is “the Apple” of e-commerce world, popular but closed ecosystem
- Very user-friendly and easy in day-to-day operation
- Online store is just one channel of sale, you can easily “push” products for sale on social networks and other platforms like (eBay, Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest etc.)
- Shopify customer support will help you when you have a problem
- No need to think about updates, everything is seamless to you
- Hooks-up easily with hundreds of popular platforms and websites for extended functionality
- Requires monthly subscription which includes hosting fee and transaction fees
- Not robust enough for some product-types or need for multiple-level categories
- No real categories, need to use “tags” for categorization
- Only very basic functionality is included, everything else requires paid apps (plugins) with additional monthly subscription
- Not very flexible for customization
- Basic support for blog posts and supplemental pages
- Uses WordPress as the foundation – the most used and versatile content management system
- You can build a beautiful and rich WordPress website and offer to sell your products on the same platform, you can even add shopping functionality to the existing WordPress website
- Elaborate options for blogging and supplemental pages
- Well-known platform with huge open-source community
- Hundreds of thousands of plugins and themes available to extend the functionality
- Design is easily customizable to the finest details
- Not recommended for huge amount of products (over 100)
- Not robust enough for elaborate categorization or complex product attributes
- WordPress is “blogging first” platform, novice users may get confused with day-to-day operation
- Lacks elaborate Customer Support functionality
- Lacks robust stock management and sale tracking