Our mission is to build you the best and most cost effective website for your business. A professionally built website can promote your products and services, enhance your online presence, your product image, and generate sales. With that in mind, we will carefully research your business needs and plan a strategy to create the ideal web solution.
All our services begin with a free initial consultation to determine your requirements. Our experienced business analyst works closely with you to determine your exact needs and desires, and will complete a detailed design worksheet itemizing all your requirements. This helps us gather information about your company, services, audience, purpose, site goals, and more.
The consultation step is very important because we are committed to providing you with solutions that will work for you, not for us! We prefer to communicate by phone for faster service, but emails are okay too.
Proposal & Paperwork
After you are confident we have addressed all your ideas, questions, and requirements, you will receive specific recommendations for your project. There are many different ways to meet your specific needs. We explain these options with the proposed pricing to deliver them. Once you agree, you receive a formal proposal that contains all of the work you require, prices and payment schedule, and contract.
We require a 50 percent deposit to start work once we receive a signed contract. After “you agree”, “we agree” and paperwork is signed and faxed or mailed to us, we start the actual design process. If you do not understand the smallest of points at this step PLEASE ASK FOR CLARIFICATION. At any time please contact us about any concerns, questions or comments you have about your project.
Collecting Your Content
You will provide us with the text and any other content for your website and any specific images you would like. We can provide you with access to hundreds of royalty free stock photos and graphics. We also recommend fee-based Shutterstock, as a media resource. For content, we offer optional writing services at an hourly rate.
We ask you to provide examples of websites you really like, colors you like, and a list of your competitors’ websites, if possible. If you want, you can also have a look at our past work and let us know any website elements you liked and we can incorporate the same for your website. We can also provide you with access to professional high quality template designs from Oxygenne and Theme X, and you can choose the one you like. Once you provide that information to us, usually within 2 working days, we will provide you with a creative “mockup” of what your website will look like when it’s completed. At this stage, we will work closely with you to develop a look that will be both visually pleasing and user-friendly.
Design Selection & Finalization
After the initial “mockup”, you will review it on our server or on your actual URL. If we work directly with your host provider, we recommend an Under Construction First Page, for any visitors. If we work on our server, we send you a web link to view the “mockup” and ask if you would like any changes. This is the time for you to process our interpretation of what you want. You request revisions as necessary and then you provide final approval.
After receiving your final approval on the “mockup”, we will then begin building the website and web pages, incorporating the design and all of the content that you provided.
After the site is built, you will be able to view all pages to make sure everything is exactly how you want it. You will submit any desired changes to the copy and then give final approval before the site goes live.
Launching Your Website
After final approval and payment has been received, your website will be published on your domain, and it will be live for all the world to see.
We can register your domain name and host your website, too, so you don’t have to worry about the technical aspects of your website. We become your one stop shop for your online web presence.
After your website is launched, we will work with you to establish a regular review and maintenance schedule of your web site to accommodate your requests, user feedback, feature updates and any new emerging web technologies.
Post-production support and service is additional at an hourly rate of $95/hour.