A typical list of tasks for new builds

Below is a list of tasks, in no particular order, that we generally carry out for a content management system new website build.

There’s more to a website than just your visitors’ experience!

  • Web design/layout
    • Working on a design for your website is everything it is going to say about you as a business. Getting this right is vitally important. We will provide you with ideas for layout until you are satisfied to go ahead with development.
  • Web development/build
    • Making it work on all devices
      • Desktop
      • Laptop
      • Tablet
      • Mobile
  • Web content, required from you
    • Your website means very little without content, and your expertise in the field of your profession requires your total input as to how we explain what makes you stand out.
  • Basic SEO (search engine optimisation)
    • Garnering the keywords from each page for maximum SEO results.
  • All changes and updates leading to go live
    • Any changes or updates to your new site, tweaking it to perfection before we go live.
  • Social media snap-ins
    • Adding social media links, whether they are a link to your specific page, a follow link or embedding the latest posts to your website.
  • Back end development
    • This is the work you don’t see.
      • Contact and form validations including APIs
      • Security configuration
      • Settings configuration
      • Menu configuration
      • Maps configuration including APIs
      • SEO configuration
      • Page speed and image optimisation
      • Web stats configuration including APIs
      • Cookie consent notice configuration
      • Web site server configuration
  • All pages agreed +
    • Legal pages (required)
      • Privacy policy
      • Cookies policy
      • Terms of use
      • Disclaimer
      • Copyright notice
  • Plugins/apps
    • Depending upon your requirements, generally, there is a plugin available to bolt-on.
      • Plugin configuration
  • Web server
    • Migration to your server host or,
    • if hosted by us, we provide
      • Free email addresses
      • SSL hosting (secure encrypted search engine friendly https)
      • Regular backups
  • Lifetime tech support and advice for anything related
    • We will support the work we’ve undertaken if you experience any problems, or you may be looking for advice on extending the web build.
  • Admin panel training
    • Generally, our clients call on us for site updates when live, however, some of our clients also like to update themselves. It may just be a particular area such as a blog or news or it may be a gallery. If you feel brave and want to make your updates, we’ll teach you all via the Admin panel.
  • Assignment of intellectual property rights on completion/signoff/handover/go live.
    • Once finished and live the site is handed over to you, it’s all yours!

Of course, it is highly important for regular liaison and content support from you at all levels of the build, as well as agreement on layout look and feel.

Depending upon the size of your new website, how prompt you are with sharing content and media, how many changes are required, a new build will generally take anywhere from around 21 days and upwards to complete, as you can probably gauge from the list above.

On agreement to go ahead with the web build, we require a deposit with the outstanding payment payable on completion. In the unlikely event that the cost may vary from the original quote, depending on unforeseen and non quoted extra work, we will only increase a payment with your agreement and before the extra work is undertaken.

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