Starting a website can sometimes be an intimidating process. We walk you through the entire website design process start to finish ensuring that you are happy with your end product. You will notice that getting a quote for a website varies quite substantially and we feel our pricing lands somewhere in the middle. Our prices aren’t the cheapest and they aren’t the most expensive, but I can tell you that we work tirelessly to ensure that every pixel is perfect, your site responds quickly and appropriately across multiple devices.
Website Design Process
It starts with an idea. As more businesses understand the importance of a solid presence on the web, there are usually ways to make improvements to existing sites and create brand new sites from the ground up. Either way, we involve you in every step of the process.
Building a website from scratch means coming up with a design. We work together with you and incorporate your wants and needs into a series of images that will one day represent your website. We meet with you to get an understanding of your business, your customers and your competition. We make changes based on a two-way conversation to ensure that your needs are met and we’re capturing your ideas correctly.
Once you have agreed on a look and feel for your site, we begin developing your website. There are some other factors that need to be discussed before getting your site live on the web.
- Domain Name (e.g. www.victoriawebsolutions.com) – you need to have a name that is all yours. This is done by registering a domain name either through an authorized Registrar or through your web hosting company (see next bullet). If you do not have a domain name already, it’s important to get one ASAP!
- Find a web hosting company. This is the company that will host your files and make your site available on the web. Depending on your preferences and location, you may wish to choose a local company or a company you have experience with. We will help you with all of this. Typically you can expect to pay around $100.00 a year for your hosting package. If you purchase a domain name along with a hosting package, this can save you some money in the long run. Some companies that we have used are Lunar Pages (California), HostPapa (Canada), Uniserve, FullHost (Canada)
So once we have a design that you are happy with, the domain name and hosting packages, we can start converting your design to the web.
Our quotes will often include the domain name and hosting for one year. So if you don’t have any of those things, we’ll set you up.
“You asked the right questions and helped create my company a much cleaner and more effective website.”
We will take care of all the technical details to ensure things are working, set up email accounts and statistics for your pages (so you can see how many visitors you are getting), set up your Facebook fan pages, Twitter accounts and any other form of social media that you wish to pursue and launch you new or updated website.
We will continue to make changes or fix any errors right away. Once you are completely satisfied, we send you on your way to market your business and direct your customers to your new website. We will always be available for consultation for any of your future needs or questions.
Having a responsive website means that it will display properly when viewed across multiple devices, such as iPad, smartphone and a desktop. All of our websites come built as responsive sites so you can rest assured that your website will look great when viewed on any device. We test our sites on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac OS, Android smartphone) and on multiple browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari).