We have been developing web sites for over ten years, and we feel that the design and function of a web site is one of the most important aspects. To do this you need the right web designer.
There are two types of web designers, the designer that is truly an artistic designer, then you have the designer that is a programmer. I think that every artistic designer longs to be a programmer and every programmer longs to be an artistic designer. I believe that being a developer with both skills sets makes you the best web designer you can be for your clients. You can have a very functional web site that looks horrible with bright neon colors, blurred pictures, improper text, and distorted layout. On the other hand you can have a beautifully designed web site that has bad function; such as, no hyper-links, forms that don;t work, no deep-links, no alt tags, no title tags, and no SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or SER ( Search Engine Registration).
When we develop a web site, we strive to make sure it has the best of both worlds, both design and function. We create each web site as a one of a kind web site. We don’t use templates … ever!
We blend design and function by using certain resources to help deliver the perfect web site for you the client. Here is part of our process for providing you the perfect web site. We design your site initially in Adobe Photoshop, once the design is completed we will use Adobe Dreamweaver for back-end coding, we also will create a custom CSS page that will control the look and feel of your site. Then we might use Adobe Flash to add some animation to the navigation, animate a logo or we will add a animated intro. Once this part is concluded we will make sure that all pages are linked and that all the code is validated. We then check your site in all browsers to make sure that the site will function properly so we can eliminate errors. One final thing that we do is make customer error pages that will help trap visiting customers in a page that will allow them to navigate to another page if they have an error.
We finish up by doing the SEO and SER, which alot of web site designers forget to include. As Kevin Costner’s character in “Field of Dreams” is famously told, “if you build it they will come.” Well, when building a web site if you don’t do SEO or SER your site, then no one will come.
That’s all for now. We’ll be back soon with more thoughts on Web design. And now for the good stuff!
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