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Project Phases

bullet Decision / Planning
bullet Graphic Design
bullet Website Development / Coding
bullet Testing
bullet Website Launch
bullet Project Completion

Hosting & Add-ons

bullet Hosting - 1 year included in Some Website Packages
bullet Optional Add-ons

 
website development

Decision / Planning Phase

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Website Development Quote 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.

When you are ready, please request your free, no-obligation website design quote.

Website Needs Analysis Needs Analysis

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 Contract 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.)

Development 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 and Hosting 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.).

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Graphic Design Phase

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Development Project 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 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 We work with you to insure your web site design requirements are metCustom 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.)
 

View Development in Progress 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.

Stock Photography Professional Stock Photography

All projects include use of professional stock photography images from our current collection to help establish site theme, if needed.

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website coding

Website Development / Coding Phase

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Website Programming website coding meta-tags submission promotion designProgramming / Coding

All website development programming/coding to run any special features/visitor interactivity on your website is completed and tested.

Website Pages 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 Website Navigation

Navigation links or drop down menus, and rollover effects, if desired, are completed.

Site Map Site Map

Creation of a site map page is done which includes easy one-click access to all pages of your site.

Website content Site Content

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 Stylesheet CSS Stylesheet

CSS Stylesheets are used to define font faces, styles, sizes and colors for consistency throughout the site.

Favicon Website icon

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.

Contact Forms Response 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.

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Testing Phase

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Search Engine Readiness 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 Browser Compatibility Testing

Your website is tested on a variety of operating systems and browsers to insure proper display and functionality.

Website Spell Check Grammar & Spell Check

Before the website is launched, a grammar and spell check is performed to insure there are no mistakes.

Dead Link Check 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 Forms / Programming

Any email contact forms and/or programming features included in your project are tested to confirm they are functioning as required.

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Launch Phase

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Website Payment 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 Launch Website

All necessary website files and scripts are copied to your domain and databases are setup.

Error Testing 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 Website Files

After launch and testing of the website, you are provided with a zipped archive of all website files.

Documentation 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 Search Engine Submission

Hand submission and automated search engine submission occurs after launching, testing and fixing any issues there may have been.

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Completion Phase

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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. 

hosting and development

Hosting Features

web design and hosting

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.)

bullet Email accounts @yourdomain
bullet Web Based Email Interface or POP3 Access
bullet Spam Filtering
bullet Online Web Stats (invisible hit counter)
bullet Website Backup Utility
bullet MySQL Database Management
bullet Add/remove sub-domains
bullet Custom error pages
bullet FTP Access
bullet Auto responders
bullet Many more features ...
 
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Optional Add-ons

website programming
 
bullet Monthly or Annual Web Site Maintenance
bullet Search Engine Submission
bullet Advanced Search Engine Optimization techniques
bullet E-Commerce Store
bullet Flash Effects & Animation
bullet Secure Forms with Database Backend (SSL Encryption)
bullet Website Editor
bullet Site Search
bullet Online Help Desk
bullet News Article Program
bullet Online Photo Gallery
bullet Guestbook Program
bullet Discussion Forum
bullet Online Event Calendar
bullet And much more!

Optional Add-on pricing will vary. To obtain pricing, please inquire about the specific add-on you wish to include.

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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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