This no-obligation consultation is free and can be via phone or online. This meeting covers:
- what you need in a site
- when you need the site
- what package would work best for you
- what customizations you might require
- a tentative scope for the project
Initial planning meeting
After you purchase a package, we will conduct an initial planning meeting where we:
- clarify your design preferences
- look at different layout options
- develop more specific goals
- build a timeline
- finalize a division of labor
After the planning meeting, it is not uncommon for us to continue to discuss options while content is being developed and customizations are investigated. Note that Skullengine Web does not provide copy; however we can provide tools to make its development easier.
During the buildout phase, your site is being programmed and tested. This process can take anywhere from two days to several weeks, depending on the complexity of the site. We strongly discourage making changes at this point. Changing the plan during buildout can add to the number of development hours we’ll need to complete your site.
Your site will initially be launched on one of my servers to ensure it functions well and is backed up. Once the site is paid for, transferring the site to your hosting environment is included in the price, or you can continue to host on my servers with a monthly maintenance contract.
After the prototype is launched, we will continue to have informal online or phone meetings about changes that need to be made. We will teach you how to maintain your site and answer any questions. We want you to feel good about your site and being able to use it.
We also have maintenance, hosting, and tech hours available if you need help after launch.