While establishing your web presence may seem a
formidable task, our Six-Step Development Process will help make it easier as
well as ensure that all
critical steps are well managed on a timely basis.
We will conduct a preliminary meeting with you over the telephone
or in person to determine your overall goals. To begin with, we
listen carefully. Our goal is learn about your current business,
customer base, and your overall marketing strategies -- both Internet and
any other media currently in use. At this meeting, we will also discuss
your budget and create a basic development schedule to fit your needs.
Part of the goal setting process will be determining the basic
"look" of your site -- should it mirror current print
marketing media or should it have its own separate identity.
After establishing your web site goals, an initial Site Plan
is established that fits within your budget and meets your overall
communication and marketing goals. Once the site plan has been reviewed
and approved by your organization, we formulate a "fixed bid" Proposal for
review and execution. (Many of our clients select one of our affordable
web packages and add or delete items based on their overall goals
All of our Proposals include domain registration costs (if needed) and your first year's web hosting
and e-mail service. This way, you will know all of your costs "up
front" without any surprises at the end of the project.
After acceptance of our proposal and receipt of your
deposit, domain registration is completed
and an "under construction" page is posted as soon as your
domain name becomes active on the Internet.
We initially develop your site
from either within our own web site or your own web location. In either case, we provide you with the
Internet address you can use to access the site while it is under construction. This
allows you to review our work in progress whenever you want,
but does not
permit casual web browsers to find your site while it is under construction.
Throughout the development process, you are encouraged to
review your site frequently while it is under construction. Your
feedback and comments are incorporated immediately and your timely
review is absolutely critical to maintain the schedule we have mutually
Once final development is complete, you have conducted
your Final Review and your final payment is received, your site will be activated.
We provide you with six (6) months of on-going support
after your site activation. Keeping your web site up-to-date in both content and
technology is vital to its success. Your Proposal will include an
on-going Marketing and Maintenance Package
designed to meet your needs.