A web site is a collection of information about a particular topic or subject. the skill of designing presentations of content that is delivered to and through the Web, by way of a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet video clients, blog clients and RSS readers.
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- Decision / Planning
- Graphic Design
- Website Development / Coding
- Website Launch
- Project Completion
Website Development Quote
If you have not already done so, you will want to take some time to think about what you wish to accomplish with your new website. Determine if you will need any special functionality or interactivity with your visitors; consider the type of design style which appeals to you and then be sure to let us know.
When you are ready, please request your free, no-obligation web design form
Based on the information you provided when requesting your web design form, we attempt to determine your needs, what you are expecting from your website, and try to get a feel for your industry. This is why it is important for you to be as detailed as possible when requesting your quote.
We may have questions for you to help clarify certain issues and we will express those before quoting on your project.
If we believe that your website development project could benefit from our services and skills, we will quote you on your project.
Website Development Contract
Once we have come to an agreement on project details, timeline and price, we will prepare a website development contract for you to review, sign and send back with your deposit.
The signed contract and 30% deposit is required before we schedule a time slot for your project. The remainder of your balance will be due upon project completion. Once we have received your 30% deposit and signed contract, we will provide you with a copy of the fully executed contract, a receipt for your deposit and your project start date. All projects are scheduled on a “first come, first served” basis.
Domain name registration
If needed, we will immediately secure your desired domain name (pending availability) and include the first 3 years of service. The domain is registered in your name with your information and you will be the only registrant contact on file.
Upon receipt of your deposit and contract you will need to let us know the navigation links you would like (such as home, about us, services, etc) and supply all text and/or product information to be included on your site. In addition, you may also supply material such as company logo, personal photos, etc, if desired.
If you have any guide sites you would like us to refer to when designing your site or if you have any preference as to colors, style, etc please offer that information as well.
For E-Commerce sites that require us to enter products for you, we will need you to supply an Excel spread sheet listing the following: Product Name, Unique Product ID Number (if any), Product Description, Options (if any – size, color, etc), Price, Approximate Weight, Number in Stock, as well as the product photos named in correspondence with the Product ID Number on the spread sheet.
Ideally, all of the above information should be supplied prior to us getting started.
Work will commence on your scheduled start date. The developer in charge of your project will contact you on that day to confirm that we are getting started.
Based upon your contract and the final design you selected, we create as many static or dynamic pages as needed to complete your site.
Navigation links or drop down menus, and rollover effects, if desired, are completed.
Incorporation of your logo, photos and text content is included in all projects. Custom logo design is available for an additional fee, if interested.
CSS Stylesheets are used to define font faces, styles, sizes and colors for consistency throughout the site.
Response Forms / Email Contact Forms
We always recommend at least one contact form for your visitor’s convenience. Using a contact form, a visitor can email you directly from your website without needing to open their email program. This is especially convenient if a visitor is not using their own computer when their email program is not available.
Search Engine Readiness Check
Meta Tags, Page Titles, Page Heading, Alt Image Tags, Link Text, and Page Body Text evaluation and adjustment where needed throughout the website. At no time can we guarantee when or where the search engines will place your website within their search results or directory.
Browser Compatibility Testing
Your website is tested on a variety of operating systems and browsers to insure proper display and functionality.
Grammar & Spell Check
Before the website is launched, a grammar and spell check is performed to insure there are no mistakes.
Dead Link Check
A thorough check for misdirected links and missing files is performed just prior to as well as after the launch of the website.
Forms / Programming
Any email contact forms and/or programming features included in your project are tested to confirm they are functioning as required.
Final payment is always due before we take the website live on your domain. Upon receipt of final payment, you will be emailed a final/paid in full receipt.
All necessary website files and scripts are copied to your domain and databases are setup.
After the website is live, any interactive programming and scripts are tested to verify proper function. Since the design and testing phase often occurs on a different server, it is very important to once again verify that everything is working correctly after taking the website live.
Minor Adjustments / Changes
Minor adjustments to the website are included at no charge for up to two weeks after the website has launched (maximum of up to 3 hours labor). Minor changes include adding changing text, adding or changing photos, etc. Any major revision requests will require additional discussion and possibly incur a fee.