The Webascent system that will get your business on-line has been carefully planned to achieve the best site with the least hassle – or expense.
We have clearly defined what is included in the Webascent CORE. This means we can keep the basic cost of a website to a minimum. But if you need something extra or additional help with any part of the process just ask.
The process will require some work, from you as well as from us. You need to bring your knowledge about your business for us to turn into the website that will represent you best. At the same time, the Webascent system is designed to allow us to work together efficiently and effectively.
After you've filled in the Get Started form, we start the process of building you a new Webascent site by asking about your objectives.
A Webascent Guide will be assigned to your project, who is your personal contact throughout the entire Webascent process.
The importance of this preparation stage should not be underestimated, as it provides the building blocks from which we can create the website that will look and function exactly as you want it to.
When we receive your completed Get Started form we will send you our Project Preparation email. This asks a few (carefully designed) questions about what you need your website to do and also for any thoughts you might have about what you want it to look like.
We will send a separate email that provides information about web hosting and domain name registration.
Just answer the Project Preparation questions as fully as you can – but without worrying if you don't have all the details, we can help with those if needed.
At this point we will ask you for a CHF 50.00 down-payment, that we use to set up an account in your name for Web Hosting and a .com Domain Name. This amount is deducted from the remaining Webascent CORE project price, which is paid at the end of Step 3. Visual Design.
Website structure is about organising the content of your website so that visitors can easily find what they need (your site's Main and Sub Menus).
We send you our Site Structure document that explains what website structure is about and suggests some simple methods for deciding how to devise the optimum structure for your website. This document provides a format for you to communicate your thoughts and ideas back to us.
Having read through this Structure document you will probably have some clear ideas about what you will need. If not, you can contact us to work with you on Structure. Fill in your suggestions for Menu names and send it back to us.
We will present you with a simple on-line sketched representation of your website with focus on its menus and their labels. You must approve these before we continue to the next step.
We have found that it is more efficient to treat the structure and design stages separately. Having agreed the structure of your site we will start work on the Visual Design.
We take the information from the first two steps and create a custom Design Proposal showing you how the pages on your website will look.
We won't go on to build the website pages until we have your approval that both the structure and the design are exactly as you would like. So you will need to give your go-ahead, or to let us know specifically any design elements you would like to change. We will incorporate your feedback into a new proposal and ensure that you are completely happy.
Upon your approval of the Visual Design, we send you a request for payment of CHF 1740.- (CHF 1790.- minus the CHF 50.- down payment from Step 1). Once we have received this payment, we will begin construction of your new Webascent website.
When the pages of the website have been built but before the site goes live, it is time for you to add your text and the images using the Webascent Toolbox CMS.
We will already have sent you our Content Writing Guidelines to help you prepare your text and images that will go onto the website. We will also send you our Toolbox User Manual that gives you any help you might need to place your content on your new Webascent site.
You start work on putting words and pictures onto your site. We are happy to assist you in using the Toolbox to put your initial content up before it goes live. If, however, you decide that you would prefer us to do the job of putting up your content in the first instance, we will charge you at an hourly rate of CHF 80.- per hour.
Once you're happy with the contents of your new Webascent site, we'll remove the "Coming Soon" page and your site will be visible to your customers.