IT'S YOUR WEB

WHAT GOES INTO BUILDING A CUSTOM WEBSITE?

In the Pinterest, DIY world, we live in, most non-developers don't understand the time and energy that goes into building a website. There are plenty of tools out there that let you drag-and-drop your way to an online presence in a few clicks and call it a website.

That's not the kind of site we are talking about.

We're talking about a website that reflects your business and your brand. A website that adds value, attracts customers and is a strong tool in your marketing your brand. One that is optimized for search. One that works across browsers and operating systems. One that doesn't stick you with someone else's logo at the bottom of it because you got it for $99.00 and now are obliged to advertise someone else's brand.

Let's briefly explain what goes into building a custom, one-of-a-kind website.




Content
Whether you write a few paragraphs or hire someone to do it, it has to be written, organized, keyword optimized, spell-checked and proofread.

Photos
Whether original or stock, someone has to find, organize, retouch and properly size and output them for web.

Design
There's high end custom and there's minimalistic, but someone has to come up with the design concept, consider colors, fonts, graphics and how they all work with your brand.

Structure
Someone has to think about pages, navigation and usability, and the best way to get users where they need to be.

Layout
Headers, footers, sidebars, call-outs, pull quotes, opt-in boxes, social icons. These things unfortunately don't magically place themselves on the page, nor should they be stuck somewhere haphazardly.

Optimization
Beyond keywords, there are considerations for code quality, site speed, meta data.

Functionality
All the rollovers, drop downs,opt-in boxes, etc., don't program themselves. Nor do contact forms, shopping carts or other features. There are fundamental questions that need to be considered and thought through like "what happens if…" and "then what?"

Compatibility
With half a dozen common browsers and twice as many versions, multiple operating systems and platforms, not to mention mobile, someone has to make sure your site works across the board.

Launch
Someone has to install your site on a hosting server, set up the DNS, get your analytics, Webmaster tools and sitemaps in order and make sure everything is working in real life, including all those opt-ins and contact forms.


SO WHAT DOES IT COST?

BELOW IS AN APPROXIMATE WEBSITE ESTIMATOR

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS FIGURE IS AN ESTIMATE, NOT A QUOTE. IT IS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED AND MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS FORTHCOMING OR SPECIFICATIONS CHANGE.

Step 1: Let's Get Started

The code we create is W3C valid, table-less, semantic, accessible, and SEO friendly. We ensure that every project is compatible with all modern browsers.

How many pages is your site?
When do you need your site? In Days:
Do you want a Content Management System (CMS)?

CMS is a software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease. A robust WCMS provides the foundation for collaboration, offering users the ability to manage documents and output for multiple author editing and participation.

Step 2: Site Options

Are we creating your site design?

Some individuals already have designs made in Photoshop. If you do not have a site designed we will asign an art director to design a custom website template. You will receive three rounds of review/requests. view our portfolio

What is your sites primary colors?:


Please share with us some websites that you like:


Special instructions:
Extra Options

These are some extra options that may be very important for your site.

Step 3: Widgets

Image Gallery

An image gallery is normally used to display images. See an example

Slide-Show

Slideshow is an option for picture rotations or fades between images. These are currently very popular aross the web. See an example

Lightbox Viewer

If you have a picture gallery and you'd like to view each picture in a pop-up window – then the lightbox add-on will be a perfect solution for you. If you choose this option, we will add JavaScript that makes the page fade out when the lightbox is opened, showing a particular picture. See an example

ShareThis

ShareThis control allows the user to share through social media. See an example


Carousel

If you have a list of rotating items (for example: images or content blocks), we can add JavaScript that will allow scrolling through these items by clicking on the page links (1,2,3) or by clicking on the next/previous buttons. The list of items can rotate automatically as well. See an example


Accordion

Accordion is a great JavaScript feature that allows the revealing of the sub-list of a particular list item with a smooth sliding effect. When one of the sub-lists is revealed – the rest of the items are closed at once. See an example


Custom Forms

Choose this option if you'd like to customize the look of your check-boxes, radio buttons, or select drop down menus according to your designs.


Multi-Tier Fly Out Menu

Indicate if a multi tier fly-out menu should be added. Please note that the price for this option includes standard CSS multi-level menu integration. If you'd like to add any special effects to the menu – please indicate this in the comments box when posting your project and we will send you a quote for implementing extra menu functionality. See an example


Step 4: Submit Project

Order Summary:

*Allow 24 hrs for processing

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