Timeline, Draft, & Revision Agreement
If you or the other party is a sole proprietor, you can each simply sign your own name and nothing more. That’s because a sole proprietorship, unlike a corporation or partnership, is not a separate legal entity from the person who owns it. However, if you use a fictitious business name, it’s best for you to sign on behalf of your business.
If either you or the other party is a partnership, you must sign the agreement on behalf of the partnership, which means that the partnership must be identified in the signature block. Identifying the partnership is very important: If a partner signs only his name without mentioning the partnership, the partnership is not bound to the agreement—only the individual partner will be bound. This means that if you contract with a partnership, but the partnership isn’t identified in the signature block, you couldn’t go after the partnership’s money or assets if the signing partner breaches the agreement. Conversely, if you’re a partner in a partnership and mistakenly sign an agreement as an individual, you’re setting yourself up as the legal target if something goes wrong and the other side decides to sue. Which partner should sign? If the partnership is a “general” partnership (every partner invests and participates in managing the business), any partner can sign. But some partnerships are “limited partnerships,” which means that there is at least one general partner, but also some partners who invest in but don’t participate in the business. Limited partners should never sign agreements. That’s because by law they have no authority to bind the partnership. The agreement should always be signed by a general partner. Only one partner needs to sign. The signature block for the partnership should state the partnership’s name and the name and title of the person signing on the partnership’s behalf. It’s possible for a person who is not a partner to legally sign on behalf of the partnership. In this circumstance, the signature should be accompanied by a partnership resolution stating that the person signing the agreement has the authority to do so. The partnership resolution is a document signed by one or more of the general partners stating that the person named has the authority to sign contracts on the partnership’s behalf. Attach the resolution to the end of the agreement.
If either you or the other party is a corporation, the agreement must be signed by someone who has authority to sign contracts on the corporation’s behalf. The corporation’s president or chief executive officer (CEO) is presumed to have this authority. If someone other than the president or CEO signs, ask to see a board of directors’ resolution or corporate bylaws authorizing him to sign. If the person signing doesn’t have authority, the corporation won’t be legally bound by the contract. Attach the resolution to the end of the agreement. The signature block for a corporation should state the name of the corporation and the name and title of the person signing on the corporation’s behalf.
The owners of limited liability companies are called members. Members may hire others, called managers, to run their company for them. An agreement with a limited liability company should be signed by a member or manager. Each party should keep one original signed copy of the agreement. Make sure to store it in a safe place. You might want to make additional photocopies to ensure against loss.
“The Site” means a series of linked Web pages under common control and developed by Developer for Client under this Agreement.
“Client Content” means all data, code, trademarks, and copyrighted content provided by Client for use by Developer on the Site.
“Developer Content” means all data, code, trade secrets, patents, designs, drawings, text created by Developer for use on the Site, including any modifications or enhancements provided by Developer.
The developer will perform the development services described below. There are four stages of development services: Meeting, Marketing research, Concept, Visual Design, Initial Development, and Final Development
We are so excited to work with you to craft your dream website! Our goal is to make sure you’re thrilled with your site. Patience is key, as web development is a complex, involved task, but by communicating closely and clearly, and by keeping to all necessary due dates, you can help us bring your vision to life. The process will look something like this:
During an initial meeting, we’ll explain the ins and outs of our design process. We’ll discuss timelines, revisions, and what we’ll need from you, and most importantly, we’ll discuss in detail the vision you have for your site. We’ll also review all the items you’ll receive once the project is complete, and answer any questions you have about the process.
After our meeting, you’ll receive an email listing everything we’ll need from you in order to start your project. In order to keep your due date within your ideal time frame, it’s vital that you send these materials to us within 10-15 days.
You will receive an email with the contracts we’ll need for you to sign in order for us to move forward with your project. Please take the time to read them carefully, and if you have any questions about what they stipulate, email us to let us know!
Before the design process
First, we’ll need to confirm all pages that will be needed in your final website. Please carefully decide which pages you’ll need and send us a list of those pages.
All custom-made designs include up to ten pages. If you need more, let us know, and we’ll provide you with a quote. We’re also here to provide advice on which pages we recommend including, if necessary.
We’ll discuss various color schemes and how they match up with your site’s content. Then we’ll design a palette to match. Because color design is an integral element, please note that once your first draft is complete, we can only make one major change to the colors used!
Based on your vision for your site, we’ll compile a selection of fonts for you to approve. As with color palettes, once the initial draft is complete, we only allow one change to font selection.
Remember how your teachers in high school taught you to create a structural “spider” before writing an essay, including a thesis, body paragraphs, and all the essay’s component parts? This is the function of the wireframe: an overall idea of organization.
In developing the wireframe, we’ll confirm all pages for your site and specify what they contain: where your call to action will be placed, your introduction, and any other contents you require. Here, we’ll flesh out your site, adding detail, personalization, and all necessary information.
Once the visual aspect is completed, we provide two rounds of revisions to finalize the look of the site to your precise specifications.
When we send you a design draft, you’ll have up to five days to email us back with your desired revisions. In a single email, please include a complete list of comments, ideas, and questions: everything you’d like to see changed. With this consolidated list, we’ll go back in and edit the site mockup to fit.
After two of these revision rounds, we can provide further changes at an hourly rate. Because little edits can add up to a big creep in the scope of the project, our rate after the included revisions is $100 per hour. For this reason, we highly recommend that you take your time with reviewing the design drafts, so that we can include your desired changes in initial revisions!
Now it’s time to place your website into WordPress. You’ll receive a temporary link to view your website on both computer and mobile once it’s complete. Here, we allow two rounds of final tweaks: not to alter design elements, but to make any small, simple changes to finalize the site and its contents.
Lastly, we’ll run final tests to eliminate any glitches or errors, and once all is well, it’s time to launch your site!
Congratulations! Your website is live and ready to share with friends, family, clients, and customers.
I have read and fully understand the timeframe of my project, revisions and the late fees that are applied if I do not send over what is need from me in the time that is given. I also understand that if I go over the revision amount, there is an hourly charge that will be billed to me.
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Signed by Nicole Martinez
Signed On: August 18, 2019
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Document Name: Timeline, Draft, & Revision Agreement
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