Responsive Website Design & Development.
We specialise in website design and development services for WordPress. We also offer content writing, website maintenance and support. All our websites are responsive, they have inbuilt adaptability to work just as well on mobile devices as they do on desktop computers.
At Code My Planet we see website design as part of a larger picture; for websites to work they need to fit with your current brand, business and business aspirations. They should work fluently with processes and procedures to provide a meaningful investment. Our websites are designed and installed to help you to attain results, capture data, create sales or just tell people about the great stuff you do!
When we produce a website we don’t just hand it over, we show you how to use it and how to capitalise on your investment. If you are a business that would rather outsource website maintenance and search engine optimisation strategies then we can do that for you too. At Code My Planet we believe in excellent customer service and providing clarity at every step of the design process.
We specialise in WordPress websites. Our clients love WordPress as they are able to add further content to their websites without the need for code. Of course we are here to help when things get more complicated. Did you know that WordPress runs 32% of the entire internet? It is the most popular content management system taking 50-60% of the global CMS market. WordPress is SEO friendly as has been created with search engines in mind.
We are experts on web development, web design and search engine optimisation marketing.
It is our mission to:
“Create stunning websites that enable growth in the digital marketplace.”
How We Work
Creating the right website is an important investment to your business; take a minute to see the way we work. We believe in providing clarity on every part of the process from start to finish.
Stage 1: Let's Talk
One of the first questions we are always asked is how much is this all of this going to cost? There are many variables in website design that will affect the cost such as:
- How many pages do you need?
- Do you want a business email account?
- Do you want to display a photographic portfolio?
- Do you want to sell things on the site?
- Do you want your site to capture email addresses and integrate the data with your mailing list?
- Do you want to display a live Twitter feed?
- Do you need copywriting services?
- Do you need search engine optimisation services?
To be able to accurately answer this question, we would need to learn a little bit more about you and the needs of your organisation.
Stage 2: Ballpark Figures
To provide you with a breakdown of costs in the simplest of terms, here is what you can expect:
It is likely that as your business grows, so will the needs of your website. You will be able to purchase bolt ons at a later date. You may also want to consider one of our more comprehensive enterprise packages.
In addition, websites will occur annual or monthly domain registration and hosting costs. This will vary based upon the chosen provider. There may also be monthly costs that relate to the use of advanced features such as security and backup plugins.
Stage 3: Wireframe Blueprint
If you have chosen our basic package there will be some decisions to make about domain names, hosting providers, and a suitable theme.
If you have decided to go for one of our more advanced options, we need to understand more about your requirements so that we can provide you with an exact quote. We have a detailed questionnaire with further information on prices and commonly used functions to streamline the process.
We will then be in a position to create a wireframe blueprint of the front end of your website that can be fully costed. The wireframe is advantageous as it provides clarity on what to expect from your finished website.
At this stage you are under no obligation to proceed.
Stage 4: Fixed Price Quote
We will send you a fixed price quote based upon the wireframe blueprint. The quote will clearly detail what is included and who is responsible for providing each type of content. If you would like to include additional features as the work on your website progresses it is possible to add bolt ons to your quote.
Your satisfaction with the wireframe blueprint and quote can be confirmed with the initial payment.
Stage 5: Staged Payments
We operate a policy of staged payments. The payment schedule for our websites are as follows:
- 25% payable upon acceptance of wireframe blueprint and quote.
- 25% payable upon completion of website design.
- 25% payable upon completion of website development.
- 25% payable upon completion of website testing phase.
Once the initial payment has been received, we will send confirmation and start work on creating your site.
Please note that domain registration and hosting are ongoing monthly or annual costs in addition the cost associated with building your site. Payments for this will need to be set up from your own bank account. If you have chosen to use the features of certain premium plugins, there may also be ongoing associated costs that you will be liable for. This will all be detailed in your quote so there will be no hidden surprises.
Stage 6: Design
This is where your blueprint comes to life as our designers get to work on adding colour, content, visuals and graphics.
When the design is completed, you will be invited to preview your live site on your domain. You will be able to click on links and it will be fully responsive to enable viewing on a variety of devices.
Your quote includes 1 set of design amendments, providing that they do not stray from the parameters set in the original blueprint. Additional costs will apply to further sets of design amendments and alterations to the blueprint.
The second 25% payment is due before moving on to the next stage.
Stage 7: Web Development
Once the front-end of the website design has been created and approved, it is time for our web developers to add code to the backend of the website. This includes things like ensuring that forms send data to the appropriate places and that metadata is completed for SEO purposes.
On completion of the development stage you will be invited to view your site again. The third 25% payment is due before moving on to the next stage.
Stage 8: Testing & Debugging
We will now submit your almost completed site for rigorous testing and will debug any arising issues. This includes things like:
- W3C code compliance.
- Functionality across multiple browsers.
- Responsively designed for mobile device users.
- Accessible for users with disabilities.
- Search engine optimisation.
- Page speed optimisation.
- Connected to analytics solutions.
The score that your website receives may be dependant upon the level of package that you have purchased. For example, our basic package does not cover website optimisation. The results of these tests may highlight areas that could be improved with bolt ons as and when your budget increases.
Stage 9: Hand Over
The final 25% payment is due before handover can be initiated. Once the final payment has been made, you will be issued with the login details to the backend of your website./p>
You will retain full ownership of any website purchased from Code My Planet.
Stage 10: Ongoing Support
We realise that as your business grows and changes, so may the needs of your website. We offer ongoing support to our clients including the option to purchase additional content and creation of features. Our blog has many support articles you may find useful.
Whatever your needs may be, we are more than happy to help.
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