A website is a representation of your business on the Internet. If its
unattractive, unorganized, or worse doesn't exists what does that say
about your business to your customers that use the Internet? A fast,
easy-to-navigate website encourages viewers to explore your site and
keeps them coming back. It's never too late to get ahead of your competition
and either build or re-design the site you know you need.
D2 works hard to stay current on website technology and loves the
challenge of design, redesign and development of websites. A website
sometimes needs an overhaul; one that never changes looks neglected
and out of date. I have the experience to deal with websites designed
by others and can make use of the work already done in order to
complete the work you require. I will provide a free consultation
to discuss your goals and work with you and your budget to make
changes that will help you get your message across to your customers.
When I am asked to develop a website or custom software, I want
to be sure what the customer has in mind for a completed project.
That is why I will review site design options with you, give pros
and cons of the different options and keep you, the customer, involved
throughout the entire process. This is a rough idea of my site
development process to keep in mind if you are thinking about starting
The Development Process
This is a brief outline of a website development project. Unless you
want D2 to have 100% control of your site, plan to be fully involved
as an "information source" and partner throughout the project.
STEP 1: Goals
I will meet with the client to discuss plans for the website/software,
to determine the goals and results of the website/software (to sell
a product, to give information etc.)
STEP 2: Image and Design
Oftentimes the client may have printed materials that already portray
a professional image. D2 works hard to use these graphic images and
content to insure your image is clearly represented on the website.
If you are starting a new on-line business and need to incorporate a
logo designed from scratch or if you simply need a fresh look to your
existing material, D2 can provide you with these services.
If you already have a site design or are a designer and need
a developer for your website or a client, D2 has the experience
to convert even the most complex layered designs to a website.
STEP 3: Site Index
Review the site architecture to determine how you want your customers
to navigate through your site.
STEP 4: Arrange Hosting and Register Domain
D2 will work with your existing host or can arrange affordable and reliable
hosting through BlueHost.com.
STEP 5: Proofing
Design a "test" layout for customer approval. Revise any desired changes
and return for final customer approval. Present to customer for final
approval and posting on the Internet.
STEP 6: Search Engine Submission
Submit new site to various search engines for increased traffic.
STEP 7: Provide Documentation and Training
Step by step education about your website and how to maintain it. Plus
I will supply you with copy of all your web site's coded pages, graphics,
and database plus a document addressing your site's host information
all on a CD.
STEP 8: Maintenance
Maintain site with updates, links, and current submission to search
The Northern Minnesota Webmaster and Computer Programmer
for Small Businesses.
21769 Mishawaka Road * Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 999 - 9689