This page is about
the way we approach design. One thought was to leave it completely
blank, so that you could formulate what you felt was a good web
However, as some
people know exactly what they want and some do not we decided to
write just a little about our approach. So, for those that do know
what they want we look at their ideas, apply our experience and
market knowledge and then make recommendations. This may relate
to layout, colour or even the division of content. We may make suggestions
about the way the web site will work including the links between
pages - the navigation debate.
One critical factor
in web site design is how long the user will wait for your site.
It used to be 9 seconds, but now? To that end we build fast sites.
If you have a lot of pictures we warn people. Broadband is great,
but there are a lot of people out in cyber land who cannot get it,
particularly outside the urban areas.
For those that
think having a web site is a good idea but are not sure what you
may want we try to glean as much information from you as possible.
We could go away and build a web site, but will you like it? The
chance, of course, is yes, but we prefer to take part of you or
your organization and incorporate that! This we do by discussion
and looking at any other items you may have such as letterheads
Of course if you
do not like it we rebuild it!
If you want just
to see the finished item you can, although we prefer to give you
up dates as we go along, to that end we will place your growing
site on a test address, so you can see it but your prospective viewers
is discussed; see right hand panel. Printability also plays a role
in design, a wonderful design may not print easily on most machines,
so a separate printable page may be useful. We try to design sites
that work on as many computers as possible, the days of designing
separate pages for the two major browsers have long gone - modern
computers have increased the number of variables to such an extent
that the number of pages required soon becomes impossible.
When you are completely
happy, we will launch the site, tell the major search engines and
give you some advice on how to promote your brand new web site.