Website Design Services


All businesses realize the value of communication. This includes communication between employees, customers, and future clients.  With today’s economic concerns and constant monitoring of annual budgets, many businesses look carefully at how they budget & spend on communications, marketing, advertising, direct mail, printing and postage. That is why so many small businesses & organizations have turned to the internet and their websites to handle most of their communication and marketing needs. Most people these days will turn to the Internet when seeking out a business or service, even before they look in the yellow pages.  Furthermore, in today’s tech savvy world, most clientele will expect to see you online, providing the information that most of us have come to expect.  Here are some of the major benefits to having a professionally designed & fully functional website:


·          Strong Content & Communication of Information: By adding your communications onto the website, you can open up powerful new avenues to your customers or potential clients. Listing your products and services online, keeps your visitors/customers better informed as to what you have to offer and who to contact. Promotion Details or New Product Announcements can be added to your front page keeping clientele informed of important items occurring or coming up.


·          Interactive Forms & Interactive Marketing Tools: Moving your forms and/or ordering online will allow access by your client/customers 24/7. Advantages of using an online shopping cart:


(1)   Store administration. Since an online shopping cart can be fully managed using a standard browser, you can access your store's administration tools from anywhere, at any time. You can make changes to your product or service catalog plus review and process orders without having to be in an office.


(2)   Multiple shopping cart administrators. Most online shopping carts will likely allow you to set up multiple administrative accounts, each with access limited to selected administration tools. Since the store can be administered by simply connecting to it with a browser, different administrators can help you manage your ecommerce Web site from their computers, wherever they may be.


(3)   Live changes. In most cases, updating a store using online shopping cart software means that any change to make to the product or service catalog or other store settings are immediately live. You don't need to remember to "publish" the changes to apply them to the storefront.


·          Functionality & Making the website easily updated:

The functionality of a website is the interactive part of the site - that which allows the visitor to respond in some way, thus turning the visitor into a repeat visitor or shopper.


·         Layout, Site Map, Easy to Use Navigational Structure:  A website’s layout and Navigational structure has to be easy to use. Keeping it simple is a must or you'll lose too many visitors half way through.  You don't want to require too many steps or visitors will get lost and give up.


·         Eye Catching Design & Graphics: A site that has an eye-catching design & graphics grabs a visitors attentions and makes them more excited to stay on the site and more likely  to visit again




·          Lower Printing Costs

·          Less Spent on Postage

·          Less Administrative Tasks

·          Specific & Targeted Marketing

·          User Friendly & Increased Appeal for Involvement

·          Integrated Ability for Online Forms & Order Processing

·          Direct & Instant Communications with customers

·          Eye-catching graphics

·          Flexibility to Add or Change Information Immediately

·          Provide Information on Upcoming Sales Events

·          Provide Information on New Products or Services

·          Interactive Media using embedded Videos & Simulations

 The Design Process:

a)    Free Initial Consultation Phase: We will discuss & determine goals, features & benefits of your website design.


b)    Planning Phase: After receiving the initial deposit and a signed copy of the “Web Site Design Professional Services Agreement”, we will use the information gathered from the initial consultation, and put together a plan for your web site. This is the point where a site map and flowchart are developed. The site map is a list of all main topic areas of the site, as well as sub-topics, if applicable.


c)    Design Phase: Drawing from the information gathered up to this point, we will determine the look and feel of your site. We will create 3 prototype designs for your web site. This will be a .jpg or .bmp image of what the final design will look like.


d)    Development Phase: The developmental stage is the point where the web site itself is created. At this time, we will take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site.  We will first develop the home page, followed by a “shell” for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site, as it contains the main navigational structure for the web site. Once the shell has been created, we will take the content you provide us and distribute it throughout the site, in the appropriate areas. Predetermined elements such as interactive contact forms, flash animations or ecommerce shopping carts are implemented and made functional during this phase, as well.


e)    In-Progress Phase: During the development phase, we will periodically make your in-progress web site available to you for viewing, so that you can suggest any additional changes or corrections you would like to have done.


f)     Testing and Delivery Phase: At this point, we will attend to the final details and test your web site. We will test things such as the complete functionality of forms or other scripts, as well last testing for last minute compatibility issues (viewing differences between different web browsers), ensuring that your web site is optimized to be viewed properly in the most recent browser versions. As part of testing, we check to be sure that all of the code written for your web site validates.


g)    Training & Content Management Phase:

·          Option 1: We include an e-mail/phone consultation of up to 5 hours total for Content Management orientation, general internet education, marketing strategy, web design consultation, and helping Clients learn to use the publishing software.

·          Option 2: An in-person consultation of up to 8 hours total for Content Management orientation, general internet education, marketing strategy, web design consultation, and helping Clients learn to use the publishing software.  (Client will be billed the $75 hourly rate and related travel expenses incurred.)


h)    Final Approval and Go-Live Phase: Once we receive your final approval, it is time to deliver the site. An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program is used to upload the web site files to your server. Once your hosting account has been setup, and your web site uploaded to the server, the site will be put through one last run-through. This is just precautionary, to confirm that all files have been uploaded correctly, and that the site continues to be fully functional. This marks the official launch of your site, as it is now viewable to the public. After final approval of your website you will be invoiced for the final 100% remaining amount of your project.


i)        Maintenance Phase:  We will be more than happy to continue working together with you, to update the information on your web site. We offer maintenance packages at reduced hourly rates, based on how often you anticipate making changes or additions to your web site. If you prefer to be more hands on, and update your own content, there is something called a CMS (Content Management System) that can be implemented to your web site. This is something that would be decided upon during the Planning stage. With a CMS, we will utilize online software to develop a database driven site for you. A web site driven by a CMS gives you the ability to edit the content areas of the web site yourself. You are given access to a back-end administrative area, where you can use an online text editor (similar to a mini version of Microsoft Word). You’ll be able to edit existing content this way, or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can even add new pages and content yourself. It’s really up to you as far as how comfortable you feel as far as updating your own web site. Some people prefer to have all the control so that they can make updates to their own web site the minute they decide to do so. Others prefer to hand off the web site entirely, as they have enough tasks on-hand that are more important for them to handle directly.


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