You don’t need to be extremely tech savvy to collaborate on a website design, but good communication, keeping your info and materials organized, and the ability to submit materials is necessary. Having your content edited and finalized before you submit it to be put into the website is very important.
Sending of content piecemeal is not recommended and could delay the project or incur extra costs, so it will save both of us time if it’s collected first, and then given to us as each page’s content is checked over and completed. The content should be organized into folders, one for each page or section, and uploaded to a file sharing site such as Hightail, WeTransfer, Dropbox or Google Drive, etc. and then shared with us from there once all of the info is complete.
Text info: Text info should be submitted in digital format such as a Microsoft Word, (.doc) rich text format (.rtf) or via email. Typing and editing of text, scanning of images, duplicating of online videos, and photo editing can be provided by us at an additional cost if needed.
Photos: Sending a photo or two by email is fine. However, if there is a collection, photographs should be submitted in a shared folder in full sized high resolution (300 dpi) files, in any of the following formats: JPG, PSD, PDF, TIFF, EPS, PNG and labeled accordingly and without special characters.
Vector artwork: If you already have a logo or artwork that you would like to have incorporated into the project. An original vector file (AI, EPS, PNG) should be submitted to get the best quality image.
Audio/video: Audio files are best in mp3 format and video in MP4 format for best results across different platforms. Quicktime MOV files will work as well. If you have a large collection of videos, it may be best to upload them to your account in YouTube or Vimeo and then send us the links to work with from there. That way, the server at YouTube or Vimeo has the weight of streaming the videos rather than your website, yet we can still access them.