Web Development

THE BASICS

Screaming Lunatic has long been a proponent of having a website that delivers content in both text for the viewer who likes to thoroughly review websites mixed in with appealing eye candy graphics that dazzle. When we provide a web design and/or development project there are several things that we stick with it. The first is when we develop your website it will be (as ours) on the WordPress platform. WordPress permits us to provide a well balanced design with the flexibility that most clients both want and need. It lends for us to emphasize on making your websites stand out over the others because of our graphic design skills. It also and most importantly lets you stay in control. Once your website is approved and ready for launch in most cases you will need us maybe a few times per year. The platform lets you easily maneuver through your site with ease to update pages and a very important factor in the ability to blog at your heart’s content. Included in our website packages is a one hour tutorial that we go over with you step by step showing you the entire interface of your website and where you can update it regularly. In most cases our clients contact us a few times a year for some updates in graphics to freshen up the website or because of new services. In past years when you hired a Web Designer you may need to contact them weekly and sometimes even daily but with WordPress we create your website ready for launch, show you the ropes and let you run with it. We also include SEO integration with plugins created specifically for WordPress along with keywords, titles and meta.

MOBILE

Both the WordPress and Shopify programs have mobile apps that permit you to login and update and maintain a good portion of your websites. They are both mobile friendly and will adjust your overall look based on the client viewing on their desktop, mobile device or tablet.

PROCESS

The usual time frame for a website design is 4 – 6 weeks which is dependent on us receiving the information required to commence and complete the project. Most website projects begin with a brainstorming conversation with us and then a follow up email sent with thoughts and ideas for a plan of action for your website layout. Once agreed upon, a contract will be provided that requires a 50% balance paid to commence your project. At that point you will receive an email with what text, images, etc are needed to begin the design and development of your site. Over the next 2 weeks there will be a give and take and sharing of ideas and edits. Once approved, balance due is needed and your website will launch live. Within 2 weeks we will provide our one hour tutorial for you to maintain your website via WordPress and Shopify if included.

PORTFOLIO

Please note some websites we have developed have undergone what we call as “Client Blind”. Sometimes our clients with the power of WordPress go ahead and continue to update their website and also attempt to create graphics and so on. While we do encourage this, in some cases our screen shots that we provide you may not look similar to the client’s current website you may see today.