Contact – Give us your requirements Get in touch with us by filling out the contact form or by telephone. Communication about the project details will be done via email in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
Project Pricing Estimate After we have received your requirements for the website to be designed, we will send you a quotation on the work to be done with a complete breakdown of all the work involved and the estimate time of completion.
Acceptance – 50% Deposit After you have received the quotation and you are ready to get started, we’ll require a 50% deposit before the start of the project.
Information Gathering After we have received payment, we can start setting up your hosting and domain name. We’ll require all the information that you would like to have on your website, this include information like a company profile, logo, who you are, what you do, contact information, images/photographs and links to your social media accounts.
Design Process and Testing After we have collected all the information that you would like to have on your website, we can start building your website. This is the most time consuming part of the project and it includes testing your website on multiple platforms and devices.
Make changes After we have completed the design process, you will be able to view the live website. You can let us know if there’s any additional content or content changes you would like to make.
Search Engine Optimization After the changes has been made, we’ll add the SEO markup and optimize the website for search engines. This include optimizing the page titles, descriptions, keyword tags, alt tags and submit your website to all major search engines.
Your Website is Live Your website can now be found on search engines and users are able to view your website from anywhere in the world.
Final Payment We require the balance to be paid within 7 days after we have completed your project.
Support & Maintenance Feel free to contact us if you require updates/content changes on your website. Content updates are charged at an hourly rate of R150.00 per hour. We also have a 24/7 ticketing support system for any hosting/technical support, website support or account queries you may have.
Upon acceptance of the quotation, we require a 50% deposit payment before the start of the project. The balance or outstanding amount has to be paid after we have completed the project.
With the repayment plan, you are able to repay us the balance or outstanding amount over 3 months. However, failure to make payments will result in immediate suspension of your account.
What is Web Hosting?
When you design a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service.
Web hosting services work by storing your website files in high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a very fast network. When someone types in your web address (such as www.advertisingsolutions.co.za), the Internet connects to the web server holding your website files and then transfers your website information back to their computer. From there they can surf and view the pages of your website.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name (www.yourcompanyname.co.za) is essentially your company’s Internet address; the same way your company’s street address is used to find your offices, a domain name is used to find your website. Consider this: Pick a domain name that’s memorable and relevant!
NUMBER OF STOCK PHOTOS
Stock photos are professionally taken photographs that we can buy online to use commercially, without having to stress over copy-right issues. It can be used to enhance your website or in marketing material.
Stock photos can save you quite a bit of time and money, as you do not have to hire a photographer just to have some quality images for your website. While stock images cover a broad range of applications, it can be difficult to acquire pictures for a certain niche, or a specific product.
NUMBER OF SLIDES
What is a slider?
A banner slider is comprised of images and text on multiple slides, allowing you to rotate content on a single space on your website. It’s most commonly the first thing you see (apart from the logo and menu) on a website’s home page. The purpose of the slider is to catch the attention of the viewer while being visually appealing and easy to read. It can be used to display selected information, such as promotions or highlighting specific products or services, and can also be used to easily navigate your site.
How many should I use?
This is dependable on the amount of content you have on your website. Small websites that do not have much information 1-2 sliders will be enough. Websites with more pages and content to market will require more sliders to make the navigation of the site easily digestible for the viewer, while promoting certain products or content. We do not recommend more than 5 slides, as we find that most viewers spend a few minutes on your home page before moving on to another page and won’t view more than 5 slides.
Standard Website Design
This design is for the general purpose of getting your company’s information out on the internet and reaching potential customers. This does not include an online store/eCommerce, directories or custom development. As we use WordPress, you will also have the option of logging in to your website and doing some small changes yourself if you choose.
This design option is for selling your products online, as well as having your information online and reaching potential customers. This includes payment gateway integration such as Payfast and EFT and also includes up to 50 individual products. If you have more products you can simply load them in yourself by logging into the backend of your website, where you can also manage your inventory and take stock. If you have a large selection and would prefer us to do it, we can assist you with loading all your products for an additional fee.
NUMBER OF PAGES
Most websites are comprised of 4 pages, eg: Home, About, Services/Products and Contact.
Your Home page welcomes the viewer, with a general summary of your company and what you have to offer. It also helps the viewer easily navigate your site. Your About page may list company history, your mission and vision, team members, company values or any information regarding your company.
Your Products or Services page is where you expand on the products or services you have. Your Contact page lists all your contact details, such as your physical address, contact number and email address. It is also good to have an enquiry form so potential clients can easily get in contact with you.
These are just the most common pages used, the amount of pages will depend on the amount of information you have.