What is a Mock up Website Design?
A mock up is typically just an image of what your site could look like. When we build a website we need to know what it should look like before we write a single line of code.
The mock up contains a home page image and at least on interior page layout. The mock up gives us conceptional and dimensional data to work with.
So why do I need a mock up?
Good question. The reason you need to see a mock up first is to see your ideas in a real world environment ( in a web browser. ) It also gives you the opportunity to make necessary changes to the layout before we code the actual site which saves all of us precious time and energy.
Getting the design right before actual coding is critical and streamlines the entire process. The design is one of the most important parts of website design to help us realize the full scale of your needs and desires.
So what next?
When you are happy with the mock up design we discuss total price and begin the coding process. At this stage you have some homework. You will need to provide all of your documentation including images and videos to help us populate your pages as we code through the site.
If you have chosen a content management site then you have two options. We only build the site with blank pages, or we complete the entire site. Most clients choose full completion. You will receive thorough training on how to operate the back end and populate or change page content.
So why are you giving me a free mock up?
Two reasons. One is to get the full scale of your website needs before giving you a price. This is the most honest approach to website design. You tell us what you want and we put it in visual form for you to see and for us to evaluate time and scale of the project. We are willing to sacrifice design time to ensure that our clients are not over charged and that we do not under bid. It just streamlines the entire process with no surprises on either end.
Second reason is that we are confident that when you see your idea come to life that you will be completely satisfied and use our services. The good news is that if you do not like the first design you see then we will do it again.
OK, what are the terms?
You get a free mock up design. If we do not nail it the first time we will try again. You get two free designs and in some cases three. After that we have to charge a small design fee to cover our time. Each design can take 4 to 12 hours.
We spend a lot of time creating your designs so we ask that if for any reason you do not choose us that you do not use or design. Copyright laws do apply however you may choose to purchase your design if you choose another company to build your website.