Successful websites require more than a “pretty face”, but let’s be honest, first impressions count. Have you ever arrived at a website that looked anything but professional? Maybe one that was nearly impossible to navigate and find the information you were searching for?
Here at Incyte Media, we’ll work with you to not only create an image that fits your business and captures the visitor’s attention but we’ll also focus our efforts on creating a website that addresses important criteria such as:
- Project a professional image or brand
- Offer informative content
- Include user-friendly navigation
- Incorporate fast-loading graphics
- Allow for self-management (if desired)
A well designed website can be a great asset to your company by providing insight into who you are and the services you offer. Grow your business by creating your own unique global presence on the web!
- Decision / Planning
- Hosting Setup
- Graphic Design
- Website Development / Coding
- Website Launch
- Project Completion
- Optional Addons
- Website Development Quote
If you have not already done so, you will want to take some time to think about what you wish to accomplish with your new website. Determine if you will need any special functionality or interactivity with your visitors; consider the type of design style which appeals to you and then be sure to let us know.
- Website Needs Analysis
Based on the information you provided when requesting your website design quote, we attempt to determine your needs, what you are expecting from your website, and try to get a feel for your industry. This is why it is important for you to be as detailed as possible when requesting your quote.
We may have questions for you to help clarify certain issues and we will express those before quoting on your project.
- Website Development Contract
Once we have come to an agreement on project details, timeline and price, we will prepare a website development contract for you to review, sign and send back with your deposit.
- Initial Deposit
The signed contract and 50% deposit is required before we schedule a time slot for your project. The remainder of your balance will be due upon project completion. Once we have received your 50% deposit and signed contract, we will provide you with a copy of the fully executed contract, a receipt for your deposit and your project start date. All projects are scheduled on a “first come, first served” basis.
- Domain Name Registration / Website Hosting
If needed, we will immediately secure your desired domain name (pending availability) and setup hosting for your website. The domain is registered in your name with your information and you will be the only registrant contact on file.
- Development Project Begins
Upon receipt of your deposit and contract (if applicable), the developer in charge of your project will email you to confirm receipt of your deposit/contract, give you their direct contact information and possibly provide a list of items which will be needed from you over the course of development.
You will need to let us know the navigation links you would like (such as home, about us, services, etc) and supply all text and/or product information to be included on your site. In addition, you may also supply material such as company logo, personal photos, etc, if desired.
If you have any guide sites you would like us to refer to when designing your site or if you have any preference as to colors, style, etc please offer that information as well.
For eCommerce sites that require us to enter products for you, we will need you to supply an Excel spread sheet listing the following: Product Name, Unique Product ID Number (if any), Product Description, Options (if any – size, color, etc), Price, Approximate Weight, Number in Stock, as well as the product photos named in correspondence with the Product ID Number on the spread sheet.
Ideally, all of the above information should be supplied prior to us getting started.
Work will commence on your scheduled start date. The developer in charge of your project will contact you on that day to confirm that we are getting started.
- Custom Designed Website Concepts
We will provide three possible custom designed home page concepts for your project. In most cases, we will be able to provide these designs within 3-5 business days following your start date.
After you have reviewed the designs and decided which one you would like to use, we will continue to make modifications to the design until the final desired look is achieved. Once the final desired look is achieved, we will create the interior page layout, convert the design to HTML, add programming, etc.
During this process, you will have the opportunity to review progress.
- Stock Photography Professional Stock Photography
If a client requires stock photography which we do not currently possess, an additional fee may apply.
- Website Programming / Coding
All website development programming/coding to run any special features/visitor interactivity on your website is completed and tested.
- Website Pages
Based upon your contract and the final design you selected, we create as many static or dynamic pages as needed to complete your site.
- Website Navigation
Navigation links or drop down menus, and rollover effects, if desired, are completed.
- Site Content
Incorporation of your logo, photos and text content is included in most projects. Custom logo design is available for an additional fee, please inquire if interested.
- CSS Stylesheet CSS Stylesheet
CSS Stylesheets are used to define font faces, styles, sizes and colors for consistency throughout the site.
- Website Favicon
A favicon is a small image that displays in the address bar and on the favorites menu when someone bookmarks or adds your website to their “Favorites”. Creation of a favicon is included in most custom website development projects.
- Contact Forms Response Forms / Email Contact Forms
Using a contact form, a visitor can email you directly from your website without needing to open their email program. This is especially convenient if a visitor is not using their own computer when their email program is not available. You may wish to incorporate at least one in your website.
- Check Search Engine Readiness Check
Meta Tags, Page Titles, Page Heading, Alt Image Tags, Link Text, and Page Body Text evaluation and adjustment where needed throughout the website. At no time can we guarantee when or where the search engines will place your website within their search results or directory.
- Browser Compatibility Testing
Your website is tested on a variety of operating systems and browsers to insure proper display and functionality.
- Website Grammar & Spell Check
Before the website is launched, a grammar and spell check is performed to insure there are no mistakes.
- Dead Link Check
A thorough check for misdirected links and missing files is performed just prior to as well as after the launch of the website.
- Website Forms / Programming
Any email contact forms and/or programming features included in your project are tested to confirm they are functioning as required.
- Website Final Payment
Final payment is always due before we take the website live on your domain. Upon receipt of final payment, you will be emailed a final/paid in full receipt.
- Launch Website
All necessary website files and scripts are copied to your domain and databases are setup.
- Error Testing
After the website is live, any interactive programming and scripts are tested to verify proper function. Since the design and testing phase often occurs on a different server, it is very important to once again verify that everything is working correctly after taking the website live.
- Development Files
After launch and testing of the website, you are provided with a zipped archive of all website files.
- Instructions & Documentation
When necessary, any documentation needed to use the administration functions of your website is included in PDF format.
- Search Engine Submission
Some hand submission and automated search engine submission occurs after launching, testing and fixing any issues there may have been.
- Design Changes Minor Adjustments / Changes
Minor adjustments to the website are included at no charge for up to two weeks after the website has launched (maximum of up to 3 hours labor). Minor changes include adding changing text, adding or changing photos, etc. Any major revision requests will require additional discussion and possibly incur a fee.
- E-Commerce Store
- Flash Effects & Animation
- Secure Forms with Database Back end (SSL Encryption)
- Website Editing (CMS)
- Site Search
- RSS Feed Aggregator
- News/Article Posting
- Photo Gallery
- Community Forum
- Events Calendar
- And more!
Pricing for addons will vary. To obtain pricing, please inquire about the specific addon you wish to include. Optional Addons may be limited.