Web Design Process
You will need to have Internet
connectivity to correspond by e-mail and view the proofs. Some Internet
connection services, such as WebTV and older AOL versions (3 and under),
provide very limited technology capabilities and are not satisfactory.
The Web Development Consultation
How much does it cost?
time is free. Time is a valuable commodity to both our businesses so
the practice of efficiency and preparedness is assumed to be recognized
within reasonable limits.
What's involved in
A web development consultation usually consists of a predetermined
face-to-face meeting where we discuss ideas, go over layouts, gather
information, establish an image, discuss pricing options and ask and
answer any questions that arise. There will most likely be more than
one consultation. However, additional consultations can be done via
email and phone conversations, all of which will be provided
at the initial consultation.
What should you have ready for the consultation?
- Any graphics you can provide (photos, logos, digital images, etc.) that will be incorporated into
- Any hard copy of the text to be typed into
the site. If you provide your text on a disk please save it in any
popular word processing format, email is fine. Text can be supplied
at a later date if needed.
- A filled out web design planning
form. This will make it easier
for us to understand your needs.
- Any layout ideas, image or marketing considerations,
web links of sites you admire, questions, etc.
What happens after
the initial Consultation?
After the consultation, an estimate will then be drawn
up for the cost of the site development and presented to the client.
Once the estimate has been approved, the order process then begins.
If you have everything we need for construction, we'll begin development ofyour
site. If not, we'll await your information and begin on the design process.
The Order Process
your proofed digital copy and your finalized art along with any hard
copy or photos and if you are in the local Western North Carolina area
we will pick it up. If not then you can mail the information to P.O.
Box 371 Cashiers, NC 28717. We will review your information and contact
you if we find any omissions or anticipate any problems. Once we have
enough information to supply a first proof we will e-mail you the testing URL
of your page or site. We will build the site with your supplied content.
We will follow the text formatting of your original document when possible.
During the process, we may contact you with suggestions about colors,
alignment or other development issues. When completed, we will e-mail
you the test address for your web site preview.
your site map for accuracy and notify us if changes are needed. We will
make any changes you request and repost your site for your second proof.
your finished site and submit any changes. At this stage we should be
close to finalizing so be sure to e-mail your feedback and ideas to
your finished site. Once you have approved your finished web site, we
will mail you the invoice for the site development. This will match
the options you have chosen and will include any new changes you have asked for. When we receive your payment, we will upload
the finished web site to your chosen Web Server and submit the web site
to the Internet search engines.
your marketing campaign to bring visitors to your web site. Your Web
site is published and available to the entire Web population.
Occasionally, a Web site development project gets stalled due to overwhelming
events on the part of the client. If we have submitted work for approval
and receive no response within 30 days, we will label the account inactive
and bill the client for the portion of work completed. When resources
become more available to the client, the project can be resumed and
taken to completion. If the lapsed time between the inactivity and the
reactivity of the project is over six months, the current plan pricing
will apply to the balance.