Custom Sites

Are you looking for a custom website to stand apart from your competition? More than anything, what makes our custom sites process different is the level of detail and quality you’ll get with your website project.

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Custom Sites Process

Getting Started Meeting

Design

Prototyping

Development

Launch

For our full sites, we use a prototyping system which allows us a faster and easier way of creating and changing a website. Before development begins, we work with you on the prototype until the copy is correct, the images pop, and everyone agrees on the content and design. 

Project Starting Survey

Each Project starts with a survey taken by the client.  This will help our team create the best site for your needs.  

Internal Notes: 

Meeting – 1 hr

By the end of this meeting we will have all the info we need to design the homepage and basic inner page, custom inner page content  , research feature needs, 

  • Gather basic info, styles, features, & layout preferences
  • Add your Brand Style Guide
  • Copy preferences & options
  • Finish survey to schedule next meeting

Survey Findings Meeting / Design Approval

After the team has reviewed the notes from the Survey, we will meet and discuss our designs and solutions. After the “Design Approval” phase we will move into Prototyping.

Internal Notes: 

Meeting – 1 hr

By the end of this meeting the Design and features will be approved.

Next Meeting Set

 

  • Share designs
  • Discuss features & plugins
  • Gather any additional information
  • Project scoping outlined

Prototyping

This is where we design the site. Images, copy, layout, the whole thing. Once this stage is approved we move into development. 

Internal Notes: 

Design Work – Start at 20 hours

After Design Approval

Week One – Homepage and Custom Internal pages, design and send copy request doc to client. 12hrs

Week Two – Inner pages, contact, Blog 

Week Three – Finish adding content from client, link up pages, send to client for edits/ approval.

Week Four –  Make change as needed by client, send to Dev when Approved.

 One 30 min meeting a week = 2hrs

 

  • Design approved pages
  • Add approved copy
  • Continual video updates of progress
  • Send client full prototype for approval

Development

The Dev Team will match the prototype and get hosting and DNS set up and the site optimized. 

Internal Notes: 

Built in elementor

Built for max screen size of 1440  (standard size, larger screens require different designs)

 

Cost calculator 

 Homepage, and Custom Inner pages – Simple design 4 hrs each

 Homepage, and Custom Inner pages –  Complex design 6 hrs

Basic inner page – 2hr for first one , 30 min after

 

24 hrs = 1 Complex  Design homepage (6hr) , 2 Simple design Custom inner pages (8hr) , 6 basic inner pages (3hrs), blog-contact-disclaimers set up (3hrs) Header Footer & Menu (4hrs)

Other Time Considerations

Hosting and Site Setup on Flywheel 2hrs

meetings 2hr

 

  • Hosting & DNS set up 
  • WordPress theme & plugins installed
  • Site built out matching approved prototype 

Post Launch

Set a plan of what to do next with your site. We offer several levels of maintenance from keeping your site running smoothly, to planned refreshes, landing pages , and developer time.

Internal Notes: 

Meeting – 1hr

 

Total Times

Meetings – 6hrs

Design – Starts at 20hrs

Dev time –  30 hrs

  • Choose from one of our maintenance packages for ongoing support
  • Schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation for SEO options
  • Help plan any additional content
website prototype in figma

Custom Website

Prototyping

We use prototyping to cut down on development time and help communicate complex ideas. We have found that a lot of back and forth can create a negative experience on both ends of the project. Buy setting the design and content in the prototype the development goes smoothly and faster. After the Development site has been matched and approved as matched, further changes can be made.  Landing pages and Posts will be handled separately.

For more information read the blog post linked in the button below. 

Custom Website

What's Included

Getting Started Kit

You will receive a package of project management tools like cloud storage links to upload assets to,  links to the prototype, hosting information, some training material. Basically a tool kit for collaboration.

 

Custom Homepage

After the Project Survey, the design team will take the results and create a custom homepage. Most homepages contain 5-8 sections, covering the content of your site. 

 

Custom Inner pages (two per site)

These pages contain the details of your products and services. These are all based off of the designed custom page temple. (up to 8 pages, more can be added to the bid) 

Custom Headers and Footers

Use your headers and footers to add your contact info, your social channels, extra navigation. 

Blog Page

Your site will have a blog set up and ready to go. We can provide training for your team on the basics of using the blog features of the site.

Contact Page

Simple contact us page with a form and your contact details.

 

Generic Legal Disclaimer Pages

Most sites have Privacy Policy and Terms of Use pages. These are generally handled with generic terms valid to most sites.  Contact your legal team if you have questions or are unsure. 

Additional Custom Pages

Custom inner pages that can be added if the template pages aren’t the right fit for the content. These require some added design and development time. These include call to action/landing pages.

Hosting and Domain Setup

We will setup your domain and hosting as need for your site. All new sites will have an SSL certificate, Host side backups, and basic security systems.  See next section covering third party costs.

Third Party Costs

Each of our sites has a package of plugins and themes that add functionality and structure to your site. There is a cost with some plugins that need their own accounts, most are subscription services. We set up these sites so there are no connected account between them, as we have often had difficulty with license ownership and  theme and plugin management.

Plugin Costs
  • WP – Rocket  – $49/year
  • Elementor Pro – $49/year
Themes
  • Zakra – $69/year
Hosting
  • Liquidweb $13.30/mo
  • Flywheel $13/mo

We set up theses accounts for you and are needed at the start of the project.

Templated Website

What's Included


You will receive a package of project management tools like cloud storage links to upload assets to, links to the prototype, hosting information, some training material. Basically a tool kit for collaboration.


After the Project Survey, the design team will take the results and create a custom homepage. Most homepages contain 5-8 sections, covering the content of your site.


Custom inner pages can of coures be create for your site,  these projects are set up with two custom designed inner pages per site, more can be added to the project as needed.  


Use your headers and footers to add your contact info, your social channels, extra navigation.

Your site will have a blog set up and ready to go. We can provide training for your team on the basics of using the blog features of the site.

Simple contact us page with a form and your contact details. 

Most sites have Privacy Policy and Terms of Use pages. These are generally handled with generic terms valid to most sites. Contact your legal team if you have questions or are unsure.

Custom inner pages that can be added if the template pages aren’t the right fit for the content. These require some added design and development time. These include call to action/landing pages.

We will setup your domain and hosting as need for your site. All new sites will have an SSL certificate, Host side backups, and basic security systems. See next section covering third party costs.

Each of our sites has a package of plugins and themes that add functionality and structure to your site. There is a cost with some plugins that need their own accounts, most are subscription services. We set up these sites so there are no connected account between them, as we have often had difficulty with license ownership and theme and plugin management.

Plugin Costs
WP – Rocket – $49/year
Elementor Pro – $49/year
Themes
Zakra – $69/year
Hosting
Liquidweb $13.30/mo
Flywheel $13/mo
We set up theses accounts for you, and are needed at the start of the project.

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Billy

Web Developer

Billy is a Wordpress Developer with an eye for design. His knowledge will help our company website and client sites meet their goals. Billy and his young family have just moved to Ashland Oregon, and are looking forward to exploring the area’s amazing beer, wine, and food. He also has a passion for synthesizers and drum machines.

Lucas Sant'Anna

Developer

With a background in Operations Research and Data Analysis, Lucas is a Brazilian programmer that likes to get stuff done quickly and reliably. In previous jobs, he implemented industrial job scheduling, fleet management and detailed long-haul route optimization – among other data-driven processes – to reach objectives of increased profit and reduced wasted resources. His goal is to make Zoho fully automated and with more meaningful data for spot-on decisions.

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