Web Site Design : : Custom Design
Whether you are considering building a first-time web site or looking to have your current web site redesigned, you have come to the right place! Our specialty is creating custom web site designs that are unique to each individual customer.
We offer free initial consultations to discuss goals and ideas, to gather information and to draw up a site plan that includes desired site content and features. We then put together a detailed web site proposal which includes a project description and cost breakdown.
We often spend some time surfing the Internet for related web sites competitors' web sites or other sites in the same industry as our customer. We pay attention to content, design trends and features that seem advantageous. This is often done in the proposal stage so that we can make recommendations when presenting the project description.
At the start of a new project, we ask our customers to provide us with any existing marketing materials, including logos, brochures, business cards, etc. We incorporate existing logos, color schemes and design elements to create a consistent visual identity or branding. For new businesses, we are also able to provide graphic design services which include logo design and layouts for business cards, letterhead, brochures, signage, etc.
Our design philosophy is characterized by the following concepts:
- custom design templates
- simple and clean, not cluttered
- thoughtful use of color
- well-organized content
- intuitive and easy-to-use navigation and site structure
- consistent layout from page to page
- optimized graphic files that load quickly
- a site design that is in harmony with other branding/marketing materials
In addition to designing and building your site, we can also take care of the technical aspects required to get your web site up and running. This includes domain registration and setting up your hosting and email account(s).
Optimized Site Content
To help promote your web site, especially with search engines, we can assist you in creating optimized web page content. We'll give you suggestions for creating text for your site pages, and we'll build your site using methods that are search engine friendly.
Maintain Your Site!
We can also integrate a web site content management system (CMS) into your web site which will allow you to update content on your web site. No special software is required you simply access your CMS through a browser. We provide you with your secure web site address for updates and your unique username and password. You are also given written documentation, just a few pages worth, on how to use the content management system. One-on-one, hands-on training is also included. Many of our customers have been very pleased with this CMS!