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/ Planning Phase
Website Development Quote
If you have not already done so, you will want to take some time
to think about what you wish to accomplish with your new website.
Determine if you will need any special functionality or interactivity
with your visitors; consider the type of design style which appeals
to you and then be sure to let us know.
When you are ready, please request your free, no-obligation
website design quote.
Based on the information you provided when requesting your website design quote, we attempt to determine your
needs, what you are expecting from your website, and try to get
a feel for your industry. This is why it is important for you to
be as detailed as possible when requesting your quote.
We may have questions for you to help clarify certain issues and
we will express those before quoting on your project.
If we believe that your website development project could benefit
from our services and skills, we will quote you on your project.
Website Development Contract
Once we have come to an agreement on project details, timeline
and price, we will prepare a website development contract for you
to review, sign and send back with your deposit.
The signed contract and 60% deposit is required before we schedule
a time slot for your project. The remainder of your balance will
be due upon project completion. Once we have received your 60% deposit
and signed contract, we will provide you with a copy of the fully
executed contract, a receipt for your deposit and your project start
date. All projects are scheduled on a “first come, first served”
Domain Name Registration / Website
If you already have a domain name and hosting, we may be able to
work with your current host to give you all the features you require.
If you require a domain name and hosting services, we recommend
Webspace. Many of our clients host their websites with
Get Webspace and they have great server uptime, lots of features
as well as great customer support.
Upon receipt of your deposit and contract, the developer in charge
of your project will email you to confirm receipt of your deposit/contract,
give you their direct contact information and possibly provide a
list of items which will be needed from you over the course of development.
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, personal photos,
etc, if desired.
If you have any guide sites you would like us to refer to when
designing your site or if you have any preference as to colors,
style, etc please offer that information as well.
For E-Commerce 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 (if any), Product Description,
Options (if any – 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 prior
to us getting started.
Work will commence on your scheduled start date. The developer
in charge of your project will contact you on that day to confirm
that we are getting started.
Custom Designed Website Concepts
We will provide three possible custom designed home page concepts
for your project. In most cases, we will be able to provide these
designs within 5-7 business days following your start date.
After you have reviewed the designs and decided which one you would
like to use, we will continue to make modifications to the design
until the final desired look is achieved. Once the final desired
look is achieved, we will create the interior page layout, convert
the design to HTML, add programming, etc.
During this process, you will have the opportunity to review progress.
(See next item.)
In Progress Viewing
We establish a private directory for your new website on our testing
server so that you may view the website development progress at
any time. In addition, your project manager will inform you via
email when extensive updates to the site have been made so you can
review the most recent progress.
Professional Stock Photography
All projects include use of professional stock photography images
from our current library. If a client requires stock photography
which we do not currently possess, an additional fee may apply.
Development / Coding Phase
Programming / Coding
All website development programming/coding to run any special features/visitor
interactivity on your website is completed and tested.
Based upon your contract and the final design you selected, we
create as many static or dynamic pages as needed to complete your
Navigation links or drop down menus, and rollover effects, if desired,
Creation of a site map page is done which includes easy one-click
access to all pages of your site.
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.
CSS Stylesheets are used to define font faces, styles, sizes and
colors for consistency throughout the site.
A favicon is a small image that displays in the address bar and
on the favorites menu when someone bookmarks or adds your website
to their "Favorites". Creation of a favicon is included in all custom
website development projects.
Response Forms / Email Contact
We always recommend at least one contact form for your visitor’s
convenience. Using a contact 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
when their email program is not available.
Search Engine Readiness Check
Meta Tags, Page Titles, Page Heading, Alt Image Tags, Link Text,
and Page Body Text evaluation and adjustment where needed throughout
the website. At no time can we guarantee when or where the search
engines will place your website within their search results or directory.
Browser Compatibility Testing
Your website is tested on a variety of operating systems and browsers
to insure proper display and functionality.
Grammar & Spell Check
Before the website is launched, a grammar and spell check is performed
to insure there are no mistakes.
Dead Link Check
A thorough check for misdirected links and missing files is performed
just prior to as well as after the launch of the website.
Forms / Programming
Any email contact forms and/or programming features included in
your project are tested to confirm they are functioning as required.
Final payment is always due before we take the website live on
your domain. Upon receipt of final payment, you will be emailed
a final/paid in full receipt.
All necessary website files and scripts are copied to your domain
and databases are setup.
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.
After launch and testing of the website, you are provided with
a zipped archive of all website files.
Instructions & Documentation
When necessary, any documentation needed to use the administration
functions of your website is included in PDF format.
Search Engine Submission
Hand submission and automated search engine submission occurs after
launching, testing and fixing any issues there may have been.
Minor Adjustments / Changes
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 labor). Minor changes include adding changing text, adding
or changing photos, etc. Any major revision requests will require
additional discussion and possibly incur a fee.
We recommend Get Webspace hosting services. Many
of our clients host their websites with Liquid Web and they have
great server uptime, lots of features as well as good customer support.
Webspace- Hosting Signup
- Online File Manager
- Email accounts @yourdomain
- Web Based Email Interface or POP3 Access
- Online Web Stats (invisible hit counter)
- Website Backup Utility
- MySQL Database Management
- Add/remove sub-domains
- Custom error pages
- FTP Access
- Auto responders
- Many more features ...
- E-Commerce Store
- Flash Effects & Animation
- Secure Forms with Database Back end (SSL Encryption)
- Website Editing (CMS)
- Site Search
- RSS Feed Aggregator
- News/Article Posting
- Photo Gallery
- Community Forum
- Events Calendar
- And more!
Optional Addons pricing will vary. To obtain pricing, please inquire
about the specific addon you wish to include. Optional Addons may
be limited by what programming languages your host supports.
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