(To see some examples
of our customers sites click here).
A typical design contract begins
with an initial discussion with you the client to establish
your major goals and to determine the scope of the project.
Firstly we find out what your business
Our design process begins
with listening to you. You will normally have a good idea
of what you want from your site including what sort of corporate
image you are trying to portray. We take account of the type
of business you run and we carefully design from the ground up
to build your unique message.
Then we find out what you want from
We start with careful
planning, an in-depth consultation and a frank exchange of
views to ensure that your vision is built into the site from
the very start.
We prefer to exchange information
via email as this is the best medium for web based business and
is something you need to get used to if you are serious about
using the Internet to sell.
We also make use of fax and phone communications but prefer to
keep these to a minimum as most information needs to come to
us electronically to keep costs to a minimum.
As we progress with the design
the dialogue continues. We actively encourage feedback,
which we regard as a fundamental part of the process.
We urge our clients to check
in on our design progress and visit the on-line construction
site as often as they like so that we can receive feedback on
the design as it progresses.
The end result is a unique
interactive web site which promotes your vision of your company
image. Visitors to your company web site will see an instantly
recognisable world-wide window on your products and services.
Most importantly, you end up
with a web site that "works the way you want it".
With all site designs we agree
a contract with the customer that specifies what is required
from both of us, so that there are no misunderstandings as to
who should be responsible for what. For instance we may agree
that all information to be sent to us comes by digital means
(via email for example), and we will make this clear in the contract.
The basic form of the contract
is quite simple and can be tailored to each customer.
If you choose one of our standard
packages then the price and the basic content for the type of
site is as shown. For those of you who do not require several
pages, i.e. where even the bronze package is more than you need,
we may be able to offer you a one page site. We call this a brochure
page. Prices for these vary so e-mail
us your requirement.
If you require something a little
different or a large corporate site then we approach it as follows.
(Of course we still tend to follow the same principles when designing
the smaller sites but we spend more time doing the groundwork
on the larger sites).
We spend an extended period on
the larger corporate sites in discussions with you to establish
how the entire site will function. We also establish if there
is a requirement for complex data manipulation, or for one of
our e-commerce solutions. Having established this, plus
how many pages are required (with their type of content) we can
estimate the overall cost. We then draw up a contract, which
details the customers and our responsibilities and a specification
for the whole site.
In order to do this we will obviously
need a complete set of your company information that is intended
to form the main content on the proposed site. We will then use
this, along with your ideas to get a feeling for the basis
of the design. We then do a brief design outline for the home
page to get your views and then modify it as necessary until
you are happy.
Our intention is always to leave
you happy with this home page outline so that you will ask us
to design the whole site.
In general we require a small
up front payment to cover the set up costs and to ensure you
are serious about setting up a web site. This is of course refundable
under the terms of our guarantee.
Once we agree upon the terms
of the contract and receive the initial payment we can begin
work on the project. Unless you have special needs we will construct
the site at a location on our server known only to ourselves
Once you approve the final form
of the design and provide payment in full we upload the site
to the server or provide it to you on digital media.
At that point the site is
entirely in your hands.
Of course, if you enjoyed our service and wish us to maintain
the site for you we would love to do so. We can perform your
routine maintenance and keep it up to date and topical with your
latest information. We will be more than happy to cost out a
regular service plan based on our normal hourly rates.
At this point if you have any
further queries please email
us or fill in a simple enquiry form
with your question and we will endeavour to answer you within