Using a Modern Design Tool Set
Frequently Asked Questions
The first step is complimentary 30-minute discovery call. In this call we’ll try to define your goals, identify problems and establish potential solutions to your problem and determine if I am the right fit for the job.
After our call I’ll send you proposal for you to approve and make a downpayment. After the proposal is approved we can then begin our project together while following a timeline.
It depends on the project scope, but from previous experience, designing and developing a new landing page can take from 3 to 7 days, while larger websites with 6-12 pages can take up to 3-6 weeks. Websites that are quite complex with over 20 pages that include a multiple CMS pages may take over 12 weeks to complete.
We will begin with a discovery phase to identify your problems and a possible solutions. We may need to define a new site map for your navigation and information hierarchy of your content.
I will ask for design assets from you like photos, brand materials and body copy. If you do not have these items then I can create them for you. Once we have the design assets in order I will begin building the website. I will show you a staged site near completion for edits and approval.
After final approval we will connect to domain and any other third party marketing and management integrations needed. Several revisions will be allowed during this phase. You will also be taught how to manage your site from the client side.
The final price is directly related to the project scope, timeline, and deliverables. As a real project scope can’t be determined without a formed strategy, the first stage of the project is Design Strategy.
After this stage, we’ll have clear overview of what we are building, what resources are required and how much time we’ll need to complete the project. Once we have a clear picture of this, I’ll be able to propose you final price and deadline.
Based on my previous projects, clients typically come to me with more than $2,400 and less than $18,000 in their budget.
I do provide starting pricing package rate guides on the home page to get an idea of where you may be.
Truly custom website.
Webflow exports W3C-compliant code that can be instantly deployed as-is or handed off to developers for further customization.
No Need For Plug-Ins
While a lot of other website building platforms require plugins for added functionality, Webflow is an all-inclusive platform. With Webflow, you won’t be bothered or worried about plugins being outdated and needing updates.
Fully Responsive With Multiple Screen Sizing Options
The majority of web traffic is coming from mobile devices now so having a sleek and mobile-friendly website is crucial. In fact, 52.9% of all web traffic is mobile (Statista). And this doesn’t even include tablets!
Webflow not only makes it easy to create a beautiful mobile site, but you can also create a custom view for tablets and oversized monitors. This means that no matter how your customers are learning about your business, you can give them an amazing experience that fits their devices.
Content Management System (CMS)
If you need a content management system (CMS) to manage some of your content such as listings for Events, News or a Blog, Webflow has a great CMS that can handle it all for you. It is feature-rich, fast and very user-friendly. It allows designers to define the structure and style of their dynamic content without messing with plugins, PHP, or databases. The Webflow CMS lets you design hundreds of pages at once which is incredibly handy, especially for people who don’t know much about websites. This content can be hand-created, imported from a .CSV file, or added through Webflow’s CMS API A website can feature collections of blog posts, authors, clients, projects, products, properties, locations and categories that are easy to create and maintain for by a client.
Clients can visually make edits and create content right on their actual web pages. Editing a page is as easy as clicking inside an element anywhere you see the little pencil icon. You can change or add text, images, navigation, videos or just about any other type of content you can imagine.
Deployment and Hosting
Webflow hosting is provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform and facilitated by a global content distribution network (CDN) powered by Fastly and Amazon Cloudfront. The result is lightning-fast page loads and the peace of mind that comes along with never having to worry about server maintenance or updating PHP. All hosting plans come equipped with free SSL certificates, HTTP/2 compliance, site search, form control, password protection, an automatically-generated sitemap, and automatic backups.
Automatic site backups (versioning) and staging URLs
Webflow automatically creates a backup version of your site every 20th autosave, or any time you press Shift + ⌘ + S on Mac or Shift + Ctrl + S on Windows. If you ever need to revert a change (whether due to a bug or a press of a wrong button), restoring a backup only takes a click.
The latest — and most hotly-anticipated — addition to the Webflow suite of tools, Ecommerce was released as public beta in November of last year. Distancing itself from such comparatively restrictive platforms as Shopify and WooCommerce, Webflow Ecommerce allows for full customization over all visual components of a typical online store. This includes product pages, galleries and category pages, shopping carts, and checkout pages. With Webflow, you’re not limited to any sort of pre-designed Ecommerce structure! Achieving this same level of customization with a tool like Shopify would require spending thousands of dollars per month for a Shopify Plus plan and then taking the time to familiarize yourself with the platform’s Liquid templating language.
As a Webflow developer, my top priority is always to create a website that not only looks great, but also meets the specific needs and goals of my clients. That's why I choose to use a methodology called "Client-First.
"Client-First is a approach that puts the client's interests first in the Webflow build process. By using this methodology, I'm able to create a style system that satisfies the client's needs and allows me to build more efficiently. The goal of Client-First is to create an organization system for our project, enable speed and flexibility when using Webflow Designer, define a strategy for class usage in the project, standardize a core structure shared across all pages, create a Webflow build that is scalable and easily manageable, and help developers, clients, or anyone understand the project.
For you as my client, the use of Client-First methodology provides a number of benefits. First, it will ensure that your website is built in a scalable and flexible manner that can be easily managed. This is important for your company as it allows for scalability and flexible post-launch management. Additionally, the naming conventions used in Client-First are designed to be clear, informative, and descriptive, making it easy for anyone in your team to manage the website if needed.
Furthermore, my use of Client-First methodology will also benefit you in the long run. It will ensure that your website is built with a clear structure, readable and informative class names, clear typography and spacing strategy, and all the resources organized in folders. This will make it easy for you or any developer to understand the project, making it easy to make changes if needed. It will make the hand-off process smooth and easy if the client decides to change vendors or if the client wants to manage the website themselves.
In short, my use of Client-First methodology is designed to deliver a website that meets your needs and goals while also providing you with a website that can be easily managed and scaled as your business needs change.