Or the process of developing a website
After a few emails back and forth, I will assess what needs to be done and provide a detailed quote. Half would be payable as an advance, the other half after the work is finished.
Then, I would like to get to know you better. I usually start with three questions: Who are you? What do you want? And what do you need to get it? For some artists this proves to be quite a psychological challenge. But don’t worry—we don’t have to figure you out. We just need to establish how you would like to present yourself.
Structure: determine content, navigation and techniques
Next, I will make a proposal for the structure of your site: what information will need to be displayed on what pages. This will determine the content, the navigation, and the techniques that will have to be implemented.
Design, style, and inspiration
To work on the design, I may ask you about your favorite websites, art works, colors, fashion brands, etc. Anything can inspire me. Once I know your preferences, I will create several image designs that will give you an idea of what the final site will look like. You then choose your favorite one, and I will develop it further.
Along with the design, we will develop the content. Either I write all the texts, re-edit them for the web, and make them search-engine friendly, or I implement ready-made content from you. I can also incorporate photos that you supply or I choose with you.
The actual building of the site consists of turning the image design into an active website. I will make sure that all the code is current to web standards and will optimize the site for search engines. I always test the site in different browsers and on multiple platforms.
Online and maintenance
The last step would be putting the site online and submitting your website to the search engines. If you want me to keep the site updated, you can sign up for a web-maintenance subscription. It is also possible to hire me later by the hour to make changes.
Something unclear? Just contact me, and I will try to answer your questions.