are your needs?
by the prospect of venturing into new and unknown territory? Read
on to see just how easy it can be! Perhaps you're an old hand at
this 'net thing and simply need a change in site design or some
services for the DIY type. Either way, we're here to get you off
and running with:
- We begin
by meeting either in person (for local clients) or on the phone
to establish individual needs and tastes. Every site is custom
designed for the individual - though many sites will follow a
common and logical layout, there are no templates or cookie-cutter
sites here. We'll discuss colors, themes, fonts, site layout,
and special features. Future correspondence will typically be
via email so that samples can be sent for approval (much like
a decorator seeking an opinion for fabric swatches). Before this
first "meeting" and during the early phases of the design
process, clients are encouraged to browse the internet looking
for features on other sites they find appealing - a particular
color scheme, a certain font, a nifty script - and to email links,
allowing us an insight into your personal tastes in living color.
- Once you've
supplied us with your images, logos, and a design layout has been
finalized, we'll upload mock-ups (static graphic versions of your
pages) to a special temproary location on our site for your final
approval, check all links to be sure they're working, and then
deliver the final product to you on compact disk.
now have a website...physically in your hand. So how are you going
to get this website from the CD in your hand to the World Wide
Web for everyone to see? You now need a "host", a place
on the 'Net for it to live - similar to your computer, but accessible
to all, with greater reliability and safety than your CPU can
ever offer. There are a couple of options. You can utilize one
of the many free web hosts that exist today, but please realize
that these have limitations. Nothing is actually for free: in
exchange for no-cost web hosting, your site will be required to
display advertising banners for your host, or your bandwidth (the
amount of data that can be transferred between your site and your
viewers) will be severely limited, shutting down your site when
people are most interested in it. While some free hosts are very
reliable, others find little or no motivation for providing tech
support should things go wrong.
are more than welcome to utilize these hosts, we offer a couple
of other alternatives. You may have your site hosted under our
primary CaptureCreations.com account for a small annual fee if
your site is a fairly basic hobby site with minimal space requirements
AND if we are performing your maintenance. For those with greater
needs or the desire to operate independently, we can offer an
amazingly reliable and very competetive hosting package to meet
just about anyone's needs.
You will probably
discover that it's worth a small anual fee (about $25) to make
your site very easy to find. Let's face it - "www.capturecreations.com/yoursite"
is much more difficult to send people to than is "yoursite.com."
This is where your domain name comes in - this is the "dot.com"
address that directs people to the location on the internet where
your website lives. Give us some ideal dot.com addresses and we'll
do a search to see if they're available and register one or more
in your name if they are. Don't want people to see the actual
address of your website? We can add URL masking for a couple of
dollars more, and the only address that will show is "yoursite.com".
Times, They Are a-Changin'!
Very few websites
remain static. In fact, the best way to keep people visiting your
site is to keep changing it around, adding and removing content.
If you're computer saavy, chances are you'll opt to do this yourself.
However, if you aren't, we're happy to also maintain your site
for you. You may opt from a basic hourly maintenance plane if
you predict infrequent, small changes, or one of our pre-paid
plans, giving deeper discounts as you prepay for more of our time.
all there is to it!
to get going? Take a moment to check out
the rates for our services. You'll find our rates to be very