The time frame is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of your site design, and our current client design schedule, and by you, the client. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to us by the client. A web site can be completed in as little as 2 days if the content is provided quickly, and the client has approved the design quickly.
First we discuss your web site requirements with you. Then we will give you a firm quote on the design. Once you accept, we will provide visual "mockups" of your site. During this time, you will be providing the site content to us through email or on a disc or flash drive. Once you approve the design, we build it. Your input is important to us throughout the process, so we constantly check in with you through each phase. First we discuss your web site requirements with you. Then we will give you a firm quote on the design. Once you accept, we will provide visual "mockups" of your site. During this time, you will be providing the site content to us through email or on a disc or flash drive. Once you approve the design, we build it. Your input is important to us throughout the process, so we constantly check in with you through each phase.
Your Web site copy is your "salesperson.” It is the most persuasive element of your site. Copy - if written properly - is what reaches your customers on a personal level and shows them how you are the solution to their problems.
Your content can be based off of current marketing materials your company employs such as brochures, advertisements and other promotional materials. If you don't think you will be able to provide effective content, we recommend hiring a professional Copywriter or Web Marketer. These types of professionals can study your particular business and create content that gets the message across to your target audience.
In addition, if search engine positioning is of importance to you, you need to realize that the selection of effective keywords and delicate balance of keyword saturation in your copy is absolutely vital to success. SEO, (Search Engine Optimisation) is the process or strategy by which a site achieves high rankings in search engine results, when people search for the keywords that are associated with your business.
Before we design your site, we consider your needs and skill level when building the functionality into your site. We can provide an online content management system (CMS) that allows you to update your site through any browser. Many clients with occasional updates find it more cost effective and stress-free to ask Optima to perform the updates. We will advise you on the best methods available for you to keep your site fresh and relevant in the easiest way possible.
For the first 30 days after your website is published, we will provide small amendments and corrections to your website free of charge. We understand the complexity of websites and a new website often needs a little "tweaking" to get it just the way you like it.
A web site is very flexible. What you start with can change and evolve as you need or want. A web site is not like purchasing printed material where once it is printed you are stuck with it as it is. Your web site can change any time you want. You can change anything from the text content to the overall design, or add new feature to your existing site any time you choose. Keep your visitors interested in returning by keeping the information on your site current and changing the site to include new information . As your webmaster I will assure that your site is kept current and updates are done in a timely manner.
There are quite a few factors that are going to affect the ultimate cost of your web site. These factors include how many pages you are going to have, if you will sell products on your website, the graphic work involved, and how interactive your future web site will be.
Web sites vary largely in size and complexity. Compare buying a web site to buying a car. There are economy models and luxury cars, all kinds of accessories and add ons to choose from (chrome rims, 4-wheel drive, spoiler, flames painted on the side). Like cars, web sites have a lot of options and functionality choices. The more bells and whistles your web site will have, the more it will cost. Features such as ECommerce, Flash design, CMS, custom programming will add to the cost of the site.
Optima has fixed prices available for the most popular website formats, as well as flexible customization options. We know there are some fundamentals that web sites must have. We include those and package them with the most effective features. You can click here to view our design pricing.
With Optima, there are no hidden website costs. After our initial consultation with you to discuss your website requirements, we will price your design accordingly, and adhere to that price.
Yes. We will makeover your site to make the improvements you desire. During our consultation, we can give you some ideas that can improve your website's navigation, usability and graphic appeal. We can update your site to take advantage of the latest web technologies.
We design all of our websites to be search engine friendly. However, it takes some time for a new website to be crawled by all of the major search engines.
Although all of our sites are created to be search engine friendly, no one can guarantee your site will be on top of the list. Search engine marketing is an ongoing effort. Search engine ranking is not a "set it and forget it" task. It is a highly agressive and competitive business. Search Engine Optimization and Marketing is another service that we offer.
You, the client. Once your site is completed and the balance paid, you will have full access to all of your site files and databases. Even though we hope you will be very happy with our services, you will have the files available to modify yourself, or provide to another designer if necessary.