Your website is your business’s online storefront, so it should draw your customers in. 

As content and marketing experts, we take the time to understand your business and learn your industry before the project begins to ensure your site has a good strategy from the start. We always tackle website design with a content-first approach.

How long does it take to build a website?

Making a website takes time, especially because we're sticklers when it comes to creating high-quality content and building beautifully-designed sites. This is a rough guideline for each of the steps involved.

First meeting and proposal

During our first meeting, we ask all the questions we need to get started in our research for your project. We’ll usually deliver a proposal within a week.

Weeks 1-2

Discovery

We do a deep dive on researching your business and your industry. You’ll sit down with Ashleigh to discuss the research and work out specific solutions to reach your goals. The discussion will inform content development and search engine optimization. After the meeting, we’ll also research any ideas or solutions we discovered during our chat. A scope of work document and content wire frame will outline the decisions made at the discovery meeting and set the stage for the project. Time is included for one round of revisions on the scope of work document.

Weeks 3-4

Content

Our content-first approach means we nail down the content before we start designing. Using the research from the Discovery phase, Ashleigh will write search engine optimized content for the website. Time is included for three rounds of revisions.

Weeks 5-6

First look

Using the content as our guide, the First Look document outlines our decisions and gives your developer design direction to follow. This design can be used for the basis of the rest of the website as it’s built out. Major changes may happen at this point, which is a normal part of the creative process. Time is included for three rounds of revisions.

Weeks 7-10

Development

We set up our development operations workspace, install the content, create the pages, make the site responsive, and put the website on a server. All of our websites are responsive to any screen size, and we iterate on the design as it moves from a static screen to active pages. You get a live link to a working version of the website as it’s being developed.   

Week 11

Launch

We get the site live and make sure it’s running smoothly before promoting another successful web development project! Most of our clients sign up for our full website care plans but we still believe you should understand how your site works. We’ll show you the ins and outs. 

We're excited to hear about your project

Book a free one-hour consultation with Vireo-co-owner Ashleigh Mattern to chat about your ideas and how we might be able to help with website design and marketing.

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