Rareheron builds easy-to-use, artfully designed websites. We listen carefully as you tell us what your site needs to do, who your visitors will be, how you want the site to "feel," and what information your site will include.
We will interview you to make sure we have all the necessary information to formulate a plan. Some of the questions we might ask include:
Your answers to these questions will determine how we design the site, what technologies we use and what we need to plan for in the future.
Rareheron will estimate the cost to design and build your initial website. Be sure to budget for additional costs such as domain name registration, web hosting costs, any stock photography costs and any features you'd like to add to your website in the future.
Keeping a website current and accurate is essential! It lets your constituency know you are paying attention and providing them with the most current information possible. Websites that never change lose visitors.
Design covers your site's "look and feel" and what information and elements need to be accommodated. We may ask you to point out sites you like (and dislike) and why. We may also show you some sites that have features we think might work well for your site. And, of course we'll ask some more questions:
We will create a large JPG prototype for the home page and another for a typical secondary page and other pages if your site is complicated. These JPGs will show the look and feel of the website, including type style, colors, navigational devices, illustrative/photographic styles, buttons, and related design elements. Even though these are static graphics, we place them into .html pages with backgrounds so these prototypes emulate a real page. These prototypes will be delivered via the Web, linked from an annotation page.
You will review and approve the designs. Time to discuss the designs by phone and to make minor modifications has been included in Rareheron's estimate.
We use current versions of professional Web development tools (Dreamweaver CC, Adobe Typekit, MySQL, php) and Adobe's graphic design software (Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and Fireworks CC ) to build your new site. You'll see concepts and pages along the way to be sure we are meeting your expectations.
We will set up an area on Rareheron's server to develop your site, so you will be able to review it thoroughly before going "live."
If your site has a database that populates pages on the fly, we will want to thoroughly test it, and train you on how to easily add to the database from an online admin site.
Likewise, if you choose to update your site yourself by any of the methods we employ, we will train you on the use of the tools, so you are comfortable with them before your site goes live. Learn more about our maintenance options.
After a thorough review to be sure your site is ready, you will give final written approval and acceptance of the website. Then Rareheron will move your site from its temporary location onto its domain.
Then we break out the champaign!
Ongoing maintenance of a website is invoiced at our hourly rate. If your site uses a Content Management System, your site content will be updatable by you. However, if you later want to add new features to the website, or need design changes, we are available to you. When a client hires Rareheron Web Design as their webmaster, we make the commitment that we are there for you for the long haul. As needs arise, or internet strategies change, we are on board as your online marketing team.