Website Design & Development Process

Designed and developed with your mission in mind.

From start to finish, we provide a full-service, strategic approach to your website project.

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Our website planning, design, and development process is full of TLC!

Design TLC websites are all-inclusive. We’ll work with you to determine your project scope together, so nothing is left behind.

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Together, we’ll strategize your message, content, SEO opportunities, and align these with your school or nonprofit’s goals. We’ll ensure that we address your current challenges and propose digital solutions that can be incorporated in your site.



Together, we refine your website sitemap and ensure that we’re also taking into account SEO optimization for your nonprofit or school website. Next, we present a schematic outline of the content layout for the home page (called a wireframe). The content for your website follows - whether you create it yourself or work with one of our talented writers.

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Once the wireframe and content is finalized, we move onto a design mock up/ website prototype. You’ll have a chance to review the design elements and approve before we begin building a custom WordPress website on a staging server.



After initial development, we’ll present a staging version of your website to you and then work with you to make any final minor edits and refine before launching the website. We conduct thorough quality, user experience and mobile/browser testing on all website pages.



Nonprofit and school website SEO is important! Upon launching your website, we’ll set up Google Analytics and Google Search Console to ensure that your website is being picked up in search engines and that your website is performing well.

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After completion of your project, you can opt into a monthly website support plan and keep your Design TLC team on your team at an affordable rate. Not all schools and nonprofits have a monthly need, but we can discuss with you if you are interested!

For ongoing digital and email marketing support, we can connect you with our vast network of experts.

Custom website design and development starts at $8,000.

Tara is amazing! She came to our project highly recommended by other nonprofits and small businesses in Arlington and now I am a huge fan too. Her tremendous creativity and technical skills are paired with a kind and competent management philosophy. Tara completely redid our website, our branding, including a new logo, revamped our membership tracking, and helped us figure out some volunteer management solutions. Everything works seamlessly, and the entire process was enjoyable. And since she manages our website now, we get to keep working with her. Don’t hesitate to hire Design TLC to design/redesign your website, it will be one of your best business decisions.”

- Kelly Fado

Not quite ready for a full website project?

Start with a TLC Review to fully understand your current website and needs, then explore your goals and objectives to begin to reinvigorate your online presence. We’ve helped other schools refresh their brands, redesign their logos, refine their ongoing marketing strategy, and clean up their website. Our experts can review your digital presence before you invest in a new website.

Already have a Design TLC site and need support?

Once your website launches, the process is not over. We can help maintain your website, keep it updated with new content, and examine the data to optimize website performance.

Ready for an inspiring website that is both functional and beautiful? Let’s get started.