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Website Development

 

Process & FAQ

Read about what you can expect when you partner with DeKalb Web Experts

Site Creation Timeline

Strategy

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We start by learning all we can about your business – products & services, target audience, competition, opportunities, and more. We also examine your current online presence and start planning ahead.

Design

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We break out the drawing board and start bringing your visions to life! We decide on layout, color scheme, pages, sitemap, functionalities, and 3rd party integrations.

Develop

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Time to take a deep dive into coding and start getting your project online. We use custom HTML and CSS to make your website exactly as you want it. We also take steps to optimize performance and ensure great search rankings.

Support

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Now we launch your site and celebrate! We also keep tabs on your site over time to identify potential areas for further optimization, and make any other visual changes you’d like. We will be by your side for the life of your site.

FAQ

How much does a website cost?

Wish we knew! Honestly, so many factors contribute to the final total, from number of pages to required functionalities to extent of optimization desired. But if you let us know what you need upfront, we’ll be able to come up with a very fair price, keeping in mind that you’re running a business and not looking for unnecessary expenses.

How long does this all take?

Much like the question of cost, this too varies based on what you need and hope to get out of your website. For the typical small business looking for a well-designed website, you can expect it take a few weeks to a month. More complicated sites may take 1-3 months to fully flesh out.

What hidden fees should I expect?

None! We pride ourselves on telling our clients from the outset what the charges will be and why. You will find all expenses explicitly laid out in our proposal.

Whose servers will the website be hosted on?

Your choice! Some developers charge a premium for being the middle man – we’ll just get you set up on whatever hosting makes the most sense for you. If you’re interested, we can certainly make some recommendations for secure, fast, and competitively priced host servers that we use ourselves.

How are updates and changes handled?

Your choice. Small business owners often love to do as much as they can on their own. If that sounds like you, we’ll gladly help by showing you how to safely edit your site however you need to.

If you’d rather have us manage the changes, we’re happy to do that as well – just let us know what you need!

Can you work off a template I like?

Absolutely. If you’re happy with a particular design, we’re happy. We can also make custom edits to make sure it’s optimized and functioning exactly as you like. In the same vein, let us know if there are particular features you’ve seen and liked on other sites, and we can work to incorporate those into your site design as well.

Will my new site be mobile friendly?

Of course. All of our sites feature responsive designs compatible with any device size. (Google likes responsive sites, so this is part of what helps us achieve impressive ranking results!)

Do you provide the website content?

We certainly can! If you don’t have anything written up yourself, we can do more in-depth interviews and use our knowledge of on-page content optimization to fill out the pages your site. This will be a bit more involved and may take additional time to complete.

If you have your own visions for what you want your website to say, we’re happy to put your own content on the site as well.

Who does the website belong to?

YOU! Once the process is completed and payments are finalized, you own all the relevant files going forward.

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