Effective Web Design requires a Plan, Focused Effort and Ongoing Maintenance.SPECIAL NOTES:
Establishing an Internet Presence is an important business effort. Take the time to look around, ask questions, and be informed!
Remember Ongoing Support and Marketing
It's not enough to build a site. "Build it and they will come" may work in "Field of Dreams" but it isn't likely on the Internet.
Update your site content regularly. Keep it interesting and to the point. Compose content that is most likely to energize those looking for your products and services to do business with you.
Search engines, Link engines and web Directory submissions are helpful. Link exchanges can be an excellent way of gaining "link popularity". Negotiate with associates, related businesses, suppliers and clients to exchange links between your site and theirs. Remember to link ONLY with those you would trust with your business and treat them the same in return.
e-commerce - PCI (Payment Card Industry) Standard Compliant Services
For Business web sites, shopping cart and "Credit Card" (merchant accounts) processing are issues that needs further discussion. While it is easy enough to provide a "Form" presentation to the user to be completed as part of an order, the actual Card Validation, etc. is often a manual process. Transaction processing is available through processing "gateways" (e.g. SAGE systems and Authorize Net) and PayPal can make sales processing managable. These services will require an effort to integrate them into your "shopping cart solution" and there is a cost associated with these services.
We can recommend excellent providers for these services.
More to think about:
You may not have to pay additional monthly charges if you place your page on your current provider's network. As we are not informed of limitations or service advantages provided by all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and, since many ISPs are in a very dynamic service and pricing mode; you should inquire about the following:
A Web Design ProcessPlease view our "Suggested Considerations" for more information on our basic design processes. Often, a formal agreement is not needed, however, it is important that our client customers clearly understand our processes.