Our Website Design Recommendations
A crisp and professional design will help strengthen your website visitor trust and improve your brand representation. There's so many features we could implement into your web design but here's a list of what we recommend as a must:
1. Create a Robots.txt file to help the search engine
2. An online contact form to capture important customer details which is very vital.
3. A Favicon image which gives your website a custom look and fee.
4. Incorporate a thank you for contacting us page
5. A custom 404 file missing page.
6. It's a tremendous help to list your business with the local business listing(s) in search engines.
7. You have to have a social media fan page on Facebook and Twitter at least.
8. Having a website email auto reply/responder in place will save you tons of time
9. Having the ability to accept credit card payments online is a must.
10. Tracking how many visitors your website receives pays off in the long run so you can't go wrong with implementing a website visitor counter.
11. In order to measure your site's success implementing Google's Analytics is a must!
Other Website features You Can Choose From:
E-Commerce Development: E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the purchase and distribution of goods or services across the internet. This method of business is seen as a viable alternative to export driven economies to overcome geographical distance.
Joomla and WordPress Content Management (CMS) Development: A (web) content management system allows a number of people to maintain a website using a simple web-browser-based interface (instead of manually authoring web pages).
Landing Pages: ‘Landing page’ is a generic term for the first page a person sees when linking to a website. The landing page is focused on using a call to action; an advertising and marketing concept, a request/direction to ‘do something’—often the next step that a consumer could take toward the purchase of a product or service.
A Favicon Image: A favicon image is a 16×16 pixel image, displayed to the left of the web page address (URL) in the browser address field. It may also be displayed alongside the Meta title in a user’s favorites/bookmarks list (if the web page has been book marked), or in the history list
A Robots.txt File: A robots.txt is a permissions file that can be used to control which web pages of a website a search engine indexes.
Social Media: Social media is a content-service that enables social interaction to generate, disseminate, and access content – such as articles, photos or video. Examples of social media websites and services include: FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and quite a few others.
Online Contact Forms | Online Surveys | Online Feedback Forms | Online Questionnaire Forms: Submission forms are web page "fields" for a user to fill in with information. They are an excellent way of collecting and processing information from people visiting a website, as well as allowing them to interact with web pages. The output can be sent as an e-mail form, stored online, printed, and/or returned to the user as an HTML page.
A Site map: A site map provides an overview of website content in a manner similar to the contents page of a book.
Online Marketing/Internet Strategies: Online advertising is done exclusively on the web or through e-mail. Various types of online marketing include: affiliate programs, search engine optimization, banner advertising, directory enhancement, posts to moderated discussion lists, social media, email advertising, and online press releases.
Website Hosting: The a place (a computer available on the Internet) where websites are stored and made available to the World Wide Web users to view the content of that website.
Newsletter Design and Management: By sending out a weekly or monthly e-newsletter, you can keep your company name and message in front of your customers and prospects, which help build your brand, trigger additional purchases, and drive new sales. It’s also a great way to stay in touch with your customers and keep them updated about special offers, company news, or new products and services.
E-Zine or Ezine: Stands for electronic magazine and is a name for a web site which is either (a) modeled after a print magazine or (b) a magazine that is only available online or through email.
Search Engine Optimization: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of increasing the number of visitors to a particular website by adding appropriate keywords and phrases, and such ranking high in the search results. The higher a website ranks in the results of a search, the greater the chance that your site will be found by someone searching for your information.
Website Hits: Are the individual requests a server answers in order to render a single Web page completely. The page document itself and the various images on the page represent a separate hit.
Content Writing: A word you'll likely see around a lot is "web content" and by definition, content is the 'stuff' that makes up a web site. This could be words, pictures, images or sounds. In essence however, when we talk about web content, we are essentially referring to content in a textual nature. Content therefore is the 'information' in text form.
Convert documents to pdf format: PDF Stands for Portable Document Format. Created by Adobe Systems in its software program Adobe Acrobat as a universal browser. Files can be downloaded via the web and viewed page by page, provided the user is computer has installed the necessary plug-in which can be downloaded from Adobe's own web site.
Website Training: We'll provide assistance to individuals, small businesses, clubs and organizations with their web design needs. We can help you create, modify, improve or maintain your site, and do it for a very reasonable fee, or provide training so that you can learn to maintain your own site with only occasional help from us.
Graphic Design for online and print: Logos, postcard/flyers, business cards, invitations, letterhead, media kits, brochures, obituaries, wedding programs, banners & signs, and more
Website Email Auto Reply/Responder: An auto responder is a computer program that automatically answers e-mail sent to it. Auto responders are often used as e-mail marketing tools, to immediately provide information to your prospective customers. Such an email may contain a price lists, a schedule or demonstration dates. This is a nice marketing tool.
Online Payment Acceptance: (Merchant account) set up through PayPal or Google Check out to allow your company to accept all major credit card payments.
Website Visitor Counters: A Visitor Counter is used to maintain a count of the number of people who have accessed your website.
Website Analytics: Web analytics (statistics) is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage; this is needed in order to track your website results. Having stats about the traffic to your website is simply priceless. Without traffic statistics, you won’t know how many people are visiting your site and you will have a hard time figuring out how to improve your site to draw in more traffic.
Website Sound: You can spice up your web pages by adding background music or sound.
Flash Animation: Animation is the creating a timed sequence or series of graphic images or frames together to give the appearance of continuous movement.
Video Clips: A short video sequence that can be embedded into a web page
Error 404 Page: This error message means Page Not Found (on a server).
PowerPoint Presentations: Let us create and share dynamic presentations for your audience. We'll help you tell a crisp, story that’s as easy to create as it is powerful to watch. In addition, PowerPoint presentation enables you to work simultaneously with other people or post your presentation online.
If you're an entrepreneur, we can help you design your website and market your business!