website design services
Hosting & Add-ons
Decision / Planning Phase
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.
When you are ready, please request your free, no-obligation
website design quote.
Based on the information you provided when requesting your free
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.
If we believe that your website development project could benefit
from our services and skills, we will quote you on your project.
Website Development Agreement
Once we have come to an agreement on project details, timeline
and price, we will prepare a website development agreement for you to
review, sign and send back with your deposit. (Agreements are not
required for projects under $1,000.00.)
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
Domain name registration / Website Hosting
If needed, we will immediately secure your desired domain name
(pending availability) and include the first 1 year of service. The
domain is registered in your name with your information and you will
be the only registrant contact on file with Light Speed Networks as
the Technical Contact.
If you had requested hosting services, your first month of “Economy”
hosting will be included in your contract, for details regarding our
“Economy” hosting package, see hosting features
below. (Hosting packages may be upgraded for an additional fee,
if desired. Some Website design features may require that the
Hosting be upgraded to support Scripts, Security, Bandwidth, etc.).
Graphic Design Phase
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 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 E-Commerce sites that require us to enter
products for you, we will need you to supply a listing with 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.
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 two possible custom designed home page concepts
for your project. In most cases, we will be able to provide these
designs within 3-7 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. (See next item.)
In Progress Viewing
We establish a private directory for your new website on our
testing server so that you may view the website development progress
at any time. In addition, your project manager will inform you via
email when extensive updates to the site have been made so you can
review the most recent progress.
Professional Stock Photography
All projects include use of professional stock photography images
from our current collection to help establish site theme, if needed.
Website Development / Coding Phase
Programming / Coding
All website development programming/coding to run any special
features/visitor interactivity on your website is completed and
Based upon your contract and the final design you selected, we
create as many static or dynamic pages as needed to complete your
Navigation links or drop down menus, and rollover effects, if
desired, are completed.
Creation of a site map page is done which includes easy one-click
access to all pages of your site.
Incorporation of your logo, photos and text content is included
in all projects. Custom logo design is available for an additional
fee, please inquire if interested.
CSS Stylesheets are used to define font faces, styles, sizes and
colors for consistency throughout the site.
A icon 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 icon is included in all custom
website development projects.
Forms / Email Contact Forms
We always recommend at least one contact form for your visitor’s
convenience. 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.
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
Browser Compatibility Testing
Your website is tested on a variety of operating systems and
browsers to insure proper display and functionality.
Grammar & Spell Check
Before the website is launched, a grammar and spell check is
performed to insure there are no mistakes.
A thorough check for misdirected links and missing files is
performed just prior to as well as after the launch of the website.
Any email contact forms and/or programming features included in
your project are tested to confirm they are functioning as required.
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.
All necessary website files and scripts are copied to your domain
and databases are setup.
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.
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 hosting account (when hosting with
us) and/or the optional programs included is supplied in PDF format
and/or Links to such instructions as required.
Search Engine Submission
Hand submission and automated search engine submission occurs
after launching, testing and fixing any issues there may have been.
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.
Initial "Economy Hosting" is included with any custom website
development. For all hosting plans, see our
Website Hosting section. (Hosting
plan may be upgraded, if desired.)
||Email accounts @yourdomain
||Web Based Email Interface or POP3 Access
||Online Web Stats (invisible hit counter)
||Website Backup Utility
||MySQL Database Management
||Custom error pages
||Many more features ...
Annual Web Site Maintenance
Engine Optimization techniques
||Flash Effects & Animation
||Secure Forms with Database Backend (SSL Encryption)
||News Article Program
||Online Photo Gallery
||Online Event Calendar
||And much more!
Optional Add-on pricing will vary. To obtain pricing, please
inquire about the specific add-on you wish to include.
Optional Add-ons may be limited by what programming languages your
host supports. If you intend to host with us, all add-ons would be
available to you, if desired, for an additional fee.
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