• Hi! I am Mireille
    freelance
    Website designer
    and developer

ABOUT ME

I have been involved with design and web design for over 20 years. Whilst working in the hospitality sector I started designing all the promotional material for a Hotel and Restaurant and developed their first ever websites. This evolved into a real passion, many hours of study, an Open University Degree and ongoing practice over the years.
In addition to my work in the hospitality industry I created and maintained websites for small to medium businesses, before embarking on a full time career as a freelance web designer and developer.
I take pride in all aspects of my work. From answering any questions you may have, to the design and development of the website to finally an outstanding after sales service.

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MY WORK PROCESS

All the steps in creating a finished product are detailed here. My work process is based on close collaboration with my clients, constantly exchanging ideas, to ensure I am creating a successful website that matches your needs and taste.

  • STEP ONE Preparation Phase

    Let's meet and discuss the project

    This is the most important step. My primary goal is to gather as much relevant information as possible in order to get a true picture of your business and understand your needs. Therefore, good communication is paramount. I will ask you a lot of questions and listen very carefully. I will also make some suggestions based on my experience. I will explain the whole process to you. If you haven't purchased a domain name yet and a web hosting package, I can provide those services as well or I can assist you with the registration and make recommendations.

  • STEP TWO Planning Phase

    Software, resourses, budget and time frame are established

    Using all the information gathered I will put together a plan for your website and help you decide what technologies should be implemented. For example, do you need a contact from, a Content Management System integrated, do you need to purchase images, fonts etc.
    During this stage, the required budget and the time frame for finishing the project is established.

  • STEP THREE Designing Phase

    The look and feel of the site is determined

    Drawing from all the information gathered previously I create a visual layout of the site. I provide you with a link so that you can view the work in progress and give you the opportunity to express your likes and dislikes on the site design. We will review and tweak until you are satisfied with the design.

  • STEP FOUR Development Phase

    It's coding time!

    I will start with the homepage followed by a shell for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site.
    I write HTML and CSS code that complies with the current web standards maximising functionality as well as accessibility for as large audience as possible. I check that the code written validates using the W3C online markup validation tool. Code validation is also something that plays a vital role in Search engine optimisation.

  • STEP FIVE Testing Phase

    Testing, collecting feedback and fixing bugs

    I will attend to final details, test the functionality of your website (such as links, forms and other scripts) and ensure that it is optimised to be viewed properly on the most recent browser versions.

  • STEP SIX Launch Phase

    The website is going live!

    Once you have given your final approval, I will use an FTP programme to upload all the website files to its permanent server. Et voila! Your new website is now live.

  • STEP SEVEN Maintenance Phase

    This is just the beginning ...

    The development of your website is not over though. To ensure repeat visitors to your site you should offer new content or products on a regular basis. I would be more that happy to continue working together with you, to update the information on your website, I am always available for maintenance and committed to ongoing support.