Web Design involves our listening to you and formulating the best organizational structure to most efficiently represent your company on the Internet.
The process of creating a website is straightforward. First, you need a domain name. You may go to ICDSoft to see if your proposed name is available. The best name is one that is simple enough to remember.
Next, you need to visit around other websites (usually belonging to other competitors) to see what you generally like and dislike. Look at the different colors, organization, graphics, etc. to help define what you prefer in your own site. Note the extra interesting information that the other websites contain, that you may consider incorporating.
Determine who you are trying to attract to your site and for what purpose.
What you write in the text of your website and how a site is structured are highly influenced by keywords. Keywords will enable customers to find your site on search engines. Determine what your keywords are for your website. Keywords are distributed liberally throughout your website to enhance your search engine ranking or what is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Google Analytics is a free application to view who your visitors are and to see which web pages they tend to look at.
Keep your customers coming back to your site! You want to be the trusted authority of your business. You can blog about your expertise and basically act as a reference encyclopedia to your customers. Develop a newsletter to send out via email.
We are able to custom design a site around your requirements. This includes all graphics manipulation, links, and search engine features. If you need good pictures, there are stock photo companies that offer graphics at reasonable prices. A typical website may take between one to two months from initial meeting to completion.
All websites will be viewable not only on desktop computers, but also on mobile devices and tablets. Keep in mind that a good portion of your customers will view your website on their smartphone, so the content should be responsive, to reshape itself depending on the viewing port.
We are able to do website maintenance, which is updating your website with new information or adding pages to the site. If you already have a website, but would like to have it redesigned or updated, we can give you a quote on that too.
If you are comfortable with updating the website yourself, we will set up a CMS (Content Management System) and train you on how to use it. We recommend WordPress, Squarespace, and Weebly.
A web host is a company that houses your website on their server computers and provides your website to anyone 24 hours a day. There is usually a yearly cost for this service and may include the domain name registration fee.