Thank you for trusting Dog Star to assist you with your project. We are so grateful…
…and super excited to be a part of this very important process! In the upcoming weeks, we will collaborate and collect all of the elements needed to bring your brand to life! If you’ve never been involved with a website project… FULL DISCLOSURE: it can feel overwhelming. Fret not, friend! We are here to help every step of the way. Communication and organization will play a key role in our success.
Below you will learn more about the process, how to get started, and how to keep things streamlined. You will want to bookmark this page for reference as it contains useful links to items that you will want to download, forms to fill out and content guidelines. We thank you in advance for your attention and time in reading this page as it will help make the project go smoothly for everyone involved!
LET’S GET STARTED!
QUESTIONNAIRES – The questionnaires below must be submitted to begin the project. These very targeted questions will help us develop marketing and design strategies that are in line with your vision and goals. For your convenience, you can fill them out online. If, at any time, you need Dog Star’s assistance in brainstorming or working out the answers, we’re here to help. Just let us know!
SITE CONTENT – Once the questionnaires are complete, we’ll need to gather all the pieces necessary to build your website. This will include all imagery, written content, logo artwork, and any other items such as form field data for custom forms, product info if the site is e-commerce, etc. If original photography is required, we’ve got an awesome photographer we can recommend. A shoot would need to be scheduled at this time.
ACCOUNT ACCESS – Some of the logins we’ll need: your domain registrar, current hosting provider, CRM or CMS, social media marketing and online profile accounts. If we’re migrating your hosting, we’ll need a list of current email addresses associated with your domain if it’s not being hosted by a 3rd party. For your convenience, we have created a template that includes the most common accounts used. Please feel free to add additional rows or remove anything that is not applicable. You can password protect this sheet upon submission to ensure your information stays secure.
FILE STORAGE AND SHARING – A folder will be created using DropBox unless you have another file sharing system set up and can provide access. DropBox is a secure file sharing, storage, & collaboration tool that will allow us to keep everything organized. If you need to create a DropBox Account, you can register for a FREE Basic account. You will receive 2GB worth of space which is more than enough to accommodate your files. When you have completed registration, you can download the app to your computer. It acts as a simple folder on your desktop that you can easily drag and drop files to. We’re always here to help if you need it!