Building an effective web site requires careful planning and communication.
There are four main stages involved:
1. Determining your needs and obtaining an estimate.
This is the discussion stage, where we'll decide what you want to accomplish with your web site, the best way to go about it, and what your final cost will be. Several factors can influence the cost, including: Total size of site (number of pages and graphics); Interactivity (E-commerce for online ordering, guest book, feedback forms, etc.); Custom programming (database integration, real-time updates, sound and other special effects); and any other factors which will make your site what you want it to be. Once we have determined the final size and shape of your site, you will be given a written estimate detailing everything we've discussed.
2. Gathering the necessary materials.
During this stage, a domain name (www.yourname.com) is chosen and registered, the Client supplies the text for the various pages, and collects any client-supplied images such as logos, photographs, drawings, etc. Once we have received these materials, it's on to the next stage.
3. Web Site design and construction.
Most of the time, the Client does not know exactly what they want the site to look like. Here is where we will prepare different custom designs for Client approval. Once a basic "look" is determined, we will complete the rest of the site for a final approval. During this stage, we will upload the site in progress to a temporary address on the Internet, where the Client can check it at any time, from any computer with Internet access.
4. Upload completed site to the Internet
We'll upload your completed site and activate your new domain E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). You're ready to go!