1.) Why should I get a professionally designed website?
There are many reasons to get a professionally designed website. Think of it as a vital instrument in your company's marketing toolbox. It's like having a home on the internet where your target audience can come and learn about your company or purchase your products or services.
A well designed website can also complement and be utilized by the rest of your marketing materials. Your business card, brochures and other printed collateral will all have your web address for customers to refer to for more information.
2.) How much does the design of a website cost?
This is similar to inquiring about the price of building a home. Among other variables, the cost to build your home will vary depending upon the size of the home, the complexity of the blueprints, the quality of materials used and the amount of labor required. Whether you are building websites or a home, your budget usually determines the final product.
Many factors contribute to the price of designing a website. Some of these include the complexity of the design, the number of pages, scripting, copywriting, flash animation, photo galleries and other add-ons. Request a website design quote to get an estimate for your next web project.
3.) Can you explain the web design process?
The first step is to get an estimate for your project. To do this, please use the website design request form. Next, you will receive a proposal that will define the scope of the project and give a price estimate. After you have accepted the terms of the proposal, a deposit of one-third of the total estimate must be collected before design will begin.
When your deposit has been received, we will need to meet in person or by phone to discuss the specifics of your project. After we meet, you will receive a preliminary design draft for your project and a projected timeline. Then, the client will review the draft and let Visual Harmony know of any changes that are required before moving forward.
After all changes have been made and approved for the draft, a one-page fully-functional design template will be created. At this point, the payment for the second third of the website estimate will need to be received from the client. The client will then supply the content for the site and the remaining web pages will be created. Next, any optional add-ons will be created, reviewed by the client and edited to the client's specifications.
Your site will now be complete and ready for the web. Once we have received the remaining balance of your quote the site will be uploaded.
4.) What part does the client play in the website design process?
The client is responsible for supplying the text, logo and company specific images that will be used on the website. If you do not have any text, we will prepare a quote for you for copywriting services or you will need to write your own. If you don't have imagery, you can enlist our photography services or we will make suggestions for stock photography.
Planning is a primary component of a successful website. You know your vision better than anyone else and you should take the time to research your target audience. It is strongly advised, though not required, that the majority of the website contents be prepared before you hire a professional website designer.
5.) I've come up with my own design, but I don't know how to code html. Can you help?
Yes. We can transform your idea(s) into a fully-functional, standards-compliant website.
On this page you will find answers to the most common website design questions.