Welcome to Tōth Digital
We are excited to build a better web presence for your business! In order for us to do that, we need a few things from you first. This getting started guide will walk you through everything we need from you as well as what you can expect throughout the design process.
1) What We Need to Get Started
- Your logo (PDF, EPS, or high res. JPEG if possible)
- Hosting login: hosting account, CPanel, or FTP user login info
- Domain registrar login (GoDaddy, Namecheap etc.)
- Current website login (if currently a WordPress site)
- Images or any new, high quality pictures you want on your site.
- Brand style guide, colors and any graphics or promotional materials you may have.
- Any text content you may already have for your website.
*These items need to be uploaded to your Google Drive folder asap so we can begin the design process.
2) Google Drive
In order to keep all of the materials for your website nice and organized we will need you to upload them to a Google Drive folder we have created for you. To access your folder you will need a Google account. You can create a Google account with any email once we share the folder with you.
In your Drive folder you will find a document called READ ME that offers instructions for uploading your content. You can always find your Google Drive folder in your client portal.
3) Your Toth Digital Client Portal
Your client portal is where everything important to your project will be accessible. In it you will find a link to your Google Drive folder, agreement, invoices, proposals and other documents as well as a link to this getting started page in case you need to reference it again. To view your important assets navigate to the “Projects” tab of your portal.
To access your portal click here. (We will also email you a link to your portal)
Login = the email you’ve been emailing us with.
We will email you a password after you login for the first time. Be sure to save it!
*If you don’t see everything in your portal yet give us a day or so to add your assets.
4) Text Content
If you do not already have text content or you have not elected to use our copywriting services, you will be responsible for providing the text for your website’s pages.
We’ll help with this by providing instructions and templates once we’ve agreed on a sitemap.
Payments are accepted via credit card only (unless you are located nearby and we can pick up a check from you). The payment schedule for your website project is as follows:
50% deposit up front
25% installment once functionality and design has been agreed upon, or after 6 weeks from beginning of project
25% balance once the site has been tested and everyone agrees it is ready to go live or after 12 weeks from beginning of project
6) Design Process
Designing a website, no matter how big or small is an extensive and time consuming process. At points throughout we will need your approval before moving forward. Our process consists of 4 parts:
In the discovery phase we will work out a sitemap of your website’s pages and content based on the info you provided in your design brief.
A sitemap is simply a bulleted list of all your sites’ pages, sub pages and content.
Once you approve the sitemap we will move on to the design phase.
Here we design and build a real living, breathing first draft of your site based on the design direction you provided. The first draft will consist of the home page and sub page (or more if requested). Then we’ll let you test it out so you can let us know what you do and don’t like about it.
You’ll be given the chance to make 3 rounds of revision requests. After we agree on a design we’ll move on to development.
Here we build out your site on the WordPress content management system, add all your requested functionality and responsive code to ensure your site looks great across all devices. Then we optimize everything from page load speed to SEO.
In testing we thoroughly inspect every piece of design and functionality. Additionally, we give you, your staff, your mom and whoever else cares access to the site to make any final requests before going live.
7) Going Live
Once everything is tested and we are ready to go live we will set up your new hosting account and launch your site. In order to go live we will need you to pay your first care plan invoice.
Then, if you wish to edit content on your site we will teach you how to login and make your own changes.
All logins and credentials will be emailed to you including credentials for your client portal, website login and any other services we set up for you.
Go ahead and login to your client portal and look around. Then add your logo and other items we need to get started.
*Remember you can always access this page again from your client portal