This is where the fun begins!
Your website is your online brochure, information portal and/or virtual store. Business goals, user experience and marketing strategy drive the function, layout and design of your website. To discover what the appropriate approach is for your business, we will follow the steps listed below:
Discovery & Proposal
To begin, we will have a Discovery Meeting, either at your office or ours, during which we will ‘discover’ everything we need to know about your business and marketing strategy to create effective solutions.
We will then provide you with a detailed proposal within 24 hours of our Discovery Meeting.
Once you approve of the proposal, we will meet again to put all of the details of the project into our service agreement. At this time, we require a deposit of 50% of the total fees before beginning work. We will also collect all of the content and images to be included in the website from you.
Design & Development – Stage 1
Then I & my talented team get to work. We build you a home page which will show you the design of the website and the home page function.
We will meet again discuss the home page design and function. You will give me your feedback, and we will take the outcome of our discussion and build the rest of the website based on that.
Design & Development – Stage 2
Again, we get back to work refining your chosen concept. We may need to go back and forth a couple of times at this stage to ensure all of the details are in place, but we try to keep them to a minimum. I want you to love your website when we’re finished, but also want to complete your project efficiently.
At this stage, my team will do our browser checking to make sure that your site looks stellar on all mobile devices.
When we meet for final approval, we will go through the final website in detail and we ask that you take a very close look, checking for spelling mistakes and correct content and ensuring everything is in working order. When you are happy with everything and are ready to put it online, you will make the final payment.
Lastly, upon receipt of final payment, we will make your site live on the internet within 24 to 48 hours. We will check it again to make sure no funny stuff happened and you enjoy your new website!
How much does a website cost?
We tailor your website to your unique business needs, so the cost varies with your customizations. Let’s meet to discuss your needs and see what we can create for your budget!
How long does it take to build a website?
Generally, it takes between 4 and 8 weeks to build a website. If it is a really large website, it can take between 3 months to a year to build. The factors that determine how long it takes are the size of your website, whether or not you have all of your content ready at the beginning of the project and how quickly and efficiently we communicate during the project. If you have a hard deadline, we will work with you to ensure we meet it!
Who will be building my website?
Our talented team of Calgarians build your website ourselves. We never farm out our work to developers overseas or out of the country. Muse Creative staff and trusted Calgarian freelancers will be the only ones working on your projects.
Can you take my current website and fix it up so it looks and works better?
No. We generally avoid re-working someone else’s work. It can lead to intellectual property issues and unexpected coding issues that usually delay the project. We prefer to build you a clean, well designed website from scratch, based on your company’s needs, your clients’ user-needs, and marketing strategy specific to your business in a responsive design that works beautifully on mobile devices.
Do I own my website and domain name?
Yes! We ensure that you own your website and domain name. We would love to work with you forever, but if you choose to take your website elsewhere, you can do so without any trouble free of charge.