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Web Design Solutions

Website

Register your online presence

The process of designing an attractive and engaging website can seem baffling at times with so much terminology and jargon. We aim to keep things simple, explaining each step of the process so our clients feel comfortable and are fully involved through the development of the site.

Domain Name - This is the web address used to find your website [www.yourbusinessname.com for example]. If you do not already own a domain name [web address] for the project, we can arrange to purchase one for you. Domain names are required to be renewed each year.

Web Hosting - Your web content needs to be stored on a web server so that other people on the internet can see it. If you do not already have a web hosting account with an Internet Provider, we can set one up for you at our rate of $15/month. Web hosting is required to be renewed each year.

Emails - We will also discuss which email addresses you would like to use for your website. Custom email address give a very professional look to your company. (eg. yourname@yourcomanyname.com)

Designing

Concept Design

Once the brief is agreed, we then work through the concept design drafting stage. This normally involves producing a selection of design ideas, in JPG format, that illustrate graphically the layout for the proposed website.

Typically, designs for home page and inner page layouts are included. We then discuss these ideas with you to factor in any changes, where required, and adapt the concept designs to produce the finalized layout design solutions. Once the draft is agreed upon, the website building begins..

 

The Site Build

Website Building

With the concept designs in place, we proceed with the site build [coding]. We normally build the website on a development server which allows you to view our work in progress. The build is moved to the main web server once you are happy that it should go live on the internet.

If you provide the site content [text and images] we can populate the pages for you. If not, our design and editing team can help create content for you, at an additional price.

If your website package is a CMS (Content Management Package), it will include full training on how to operate the ADMIN panel.

Depending on the website, number of pages and format, most websites are completed in 3 to 6 weeks, depending on how long it takes to produce the actual site content. HTML sites generally take closer to 3 weeks, where CMS websites take closer to 5 or 6 weeks.

SEO

Search Engine Optimization

Making sure the website performs well on search engines [like Google] is important, so that people can easily find your site on the web. We can optimize your website to help your site work effectively and rank well on major search engines such as Google. Search Engine Optimization is not mandatory on websites, but is recommended.

Still not sure what SEO (search Engine Optimization) is? Read more about it here.

Blogs

Share thoughts and experiences

We recommend wordpress as a CMS, for your content management and with wordpress it quite easy to run blog for your website to share your thoughts and experiences with your reader.

It help you to establish a open comunication with your website visitor and make you easy to post latest updates and important announcement.

Social media

Build your audience

Social Web is a low-cost way to catapult a small-business brand onto the global arena. Building your brand using social media allows you to develop new (and strengthen existing) relationships, which often leads to everything from brand awareness, loyalty and word-of-mouth marketing.

We will integrate your active social profile to your website. Your online presence in form social media helps in spreading the word faster than any other traditional medium of taking your business to next level

Helping hand

Ongoing Support - Always avilable for support via email, chat or call

Once the site is live on the web, we continue to offer technical support and advice for the lifespan of the website. We feel this offers the best service to our clients and means you can feel confident that you can continue to develop the site, with our assistance, on an ongoing basis. We have 24/7 email support, and phone support 7 days a week, from 10 am – 8 pm.

 

Six key principles when designing and building web sites:

  1. You must look professional.
  2. Visitors must feel they can get the information they need easily.
  3. Visitors must feel trust, empathy and enticement immediately.
  4. Content must be easily readable.
  5. Design must be clean and fresh for unencumbered browsing.
  6. Your customers must be able to find you.