Custom Website Development Process


Congratulations on your decision to have a new custom responsive design website developed by Mediate,com! In order to timely develop and deliver your custom design, here is a list of guidelines to follow to make for an easy and enjoyable website development experience.

The following is included with your custom design and dynamic website package order:

  • A custom responsive website design to apply to all of your website pages
  • Your design is "mobile friendly" and effectively adjusts to full size, tablet and smart phone device sizes
  • We will move over desired existing content 
  • We will standardize your fonts site wide
  • We will help you to move and host your domain
  • Ongoing stats and analytics are provided by a third party source: www.piwik.org
  • Your unlimted ability to edit and add pages to your website
  • Your ability to include “Add on” quality content pages from Mediate.com 
  • We will train you to manage and grow your website
  • We provide ongoing technical assistance anytime you hit a speedbump editing and growing your own site 


Optional Additional Development (costs more):

  • Logo Design
  • E-Commerce Package
  • Ongoing Site Content Management
  • Member Directory System


Website Development Process

1.  Overview

The custom design process generally takes 3-4 weeks (up to 3 generations of design).  In any event, we ask our clients to commit to working with us to complete your website within no more than 60 days.  

2.  Your Domain

Mediate.com will help you to move your domain and then we will host your domain and establish your desired email addresses at your domain. We are NOT responsible for your domain name registration fees nor for your domain renewal.. It is very important that you stay on top of your domain renewals. It is best if you have a domain selected when you want to move forward with your custom website. We generally use the domain registrar www.godaddy.com to register domains and you can do this also.  Do NOT add any extra services along the way, just the domain name registration and we will then work with you to properly configure that name registration. 

3.    Design Elements

If possible, be prepared to provide your logo, (we can also design for an extra fee), provide preferred color schemes and any other graphics that you want included. It is often helpful to look around the web to find a few websites that you like to share with your site designer.  Please also review our sample sites at www.mediate.com/products/pg1267.cfm for inspiration. 

4.    Schedule Your First Design Consultation

Call us at 541-345-1629 or email admin@mediate.com to schedule a time for your initial design consultation. Just let us know a couple of good days and times for a first design conference.  This conversation generally takes 15-30 minutes.

5.    The Design Process 

After your initial design consultation, we will develop a first custom template for you to consider in approximately one week.  We will then review this first design and make all of your desired improvements.  This will yield a second design, which often works for clients.  We do include up to 3 generations of design as part of our standard custom design process (up to 5 hours of development). Additional generations of design are charged at the rate of $175/hr.

6.    Your Website Training

Once your website design is complete, it is time for you (or your assistant) to become fully trained on how to use your website system to update and expand your pages. You can view a website management tutorial at www.mediate.com/webshop/quickstart to help you get started. As you get close to completing your site, please schedule a time to have a full tour of the website control system with your website designer. 

7.    Your Website Content

Website content is our client's responsibility, including reviewing and adding desired content to each individual page of your website.  Mediate.com provides you with your fully scalable custom design and, while we are pleased to assist with the technical insertion of content, we will not generate custom content for your website. That is your job!   The good news is that this can easily be done over time.  We will train you so that adding and editing website content is as easy as editing a Word document. 

Thanks!

Thanks for your attention and for working with Mediate.com!  

Please email admin@mediate.com or call 541 345 1629 with any questions.