GETTING STARTED BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE
Initially, you may wish to look at other websites in
order to get an idea of what styles you like.
Think about your target audience: what information is most
important to have on your website. Think about colors,
content, a logo, and photographs that you would like to
include. If you are unsure about all that, don't worry. We
will help you through the entire process.
Contact me by email so that we
can discuss the ideas you have about how you would
like your new website to look. At that time we can
discuss hosting, layout and what pages you would like
to include. After I have a general idea of what your
website will consist of, I will be able to provide
you with an estimate of what the cost will be.
The ideal way to provide us with
graphic images for your site is to
supply them in a computerized format such as jpg, gif,
tiff, png, or svg. If you don't have computer
images available then we can also use printed, scannable
material such as brochures, photographs.
The best way to provide us with the text for your web
site is in a computerized document format such as
Microsoft Word. This will speed up the process. You should
store your content and send it to us
on CD or floppy. You may also
email the text data for your website. If you do not
have any text in electronic format, you can provide
hand written or printed material. This will slow down
the process and in some cases cost more money.
Once a contract is signed, one half of the estimated
cost will be due before the work begins. The initial template is designed and approved along
with a skeleton of the entire site.
During the construction process, your website will be
uploaded for preview. I will ask for your comments and/or
changes via email or telephone. The work will continue
until you are completely satisfied.
After receiving your approval and payment for the
remaining balance, your website will be copied to the host
of your choice!