Any one who owns or plans start a business should consider having a web site designed. The main benefit to starting your own web site are that your web site will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your web site can serve as a representative that answers questions about your business, offer customer service even when your business is closed at night and on weekends and holidays and to sell your products and services. A web site is a very powerful and inexpensive marketing and advertising tool and a great way to expand your business into other areas of the state or country. We design both static and dynamic websites as well as offering a variety of add-on options such as slideshows, photo galleries, enquiry and booking forms, credit card facilities and more.
You need to tell us what you wish to accomplish with your website, and determine if you need any special functionality or interactivity with your visitors, and consider the type of design style which appeals to you , you can do this by browsing the internet and looking at other websites in your industry or field. Based on the information you provide us, we will determine your needs, and try to get a feel for your industry. It is important for you to be as detailed as possible about your website requirements.
Upon confirmation , we will arrange the domain registration and hosting for your site. 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, photos to be used. If you have any guide websites you would like us to refer to when designing your site or if you have any preference as to colors, style, etc please let us know, before we begin the design, this minimises the possibility of constant changes and possible extra costs for you. For E-Commerce / Shopping Cart 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 , Product Description, Options (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 to us before we begin work on your site else it will delay and would disrupt our work flow.
We will provide you with a homepage design – in most cases, we will be able to provide the design within 5 business days, this will include the layout of your website and the navigation elements. The page will be loaded either to your domain space or on our domain, for you to view. After you have confirmed or made any changes to the design layout and navigation, we will make the changes to the design until the final desired look is achieved. Once this has been achieved, we will create the remaining pages of the website. The website files will be loaded to either our domain for you to view, or to your domain.
All website development programming to run any special features or visitor interactivity on your website is worked on concurrently with the front end design.
Based upon yourdesign , we create as many static or dynamic pages as needed to complete your site, and add the content.
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, please inquire if interested.
We always recommend at least one contact or enquiry form for your visitor’s convenience. Using an enquiry 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 or when their email program is not available.
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.
We only submit manually to free international and national search engines, we will offer you the list together with our quote. We can also search for directories specific to your industry and subm it to these if they are free, or give you the information if they offer paid for listings.
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 labour). Minor changes include adding changing text, adding or changing photos, etc.
Any major revision requests will require additional discussion and possibly incur additional costs.