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Research and Inspiration
There is no reason to re-invent the wheel. Spend some time online visiting other websites, that do what you want to do, looking for features and design elements you would like to see incorporated into your website.

Evaluation of Needs
Give some consideration to the following: How often will you need to update the website? Do you want administrative access to the content on the website? How many people do you expect will visit your website? Who is your audience and what do they want?

Content Review
Before starting development it is important to know what building blocks you have to create your website. Therefore, the first step in the process is an evaluation of the marketing material and content you currently have. This includes; logos, photos, brochures, posters, audio clips, video clips, written material, published articles relating to you and/or your business, etc.

Keywords and Description
A simple and effective way to increase search engine ranking is to include META TAG data on your website. This information is not viewable by visitors but can be seen by robots that index your website for search engines. Put yourself in the position of your audience. What would you type in to find your business. It is important to be specific to your business.

Email Addresses
The main reason for being on the web is to make it easy for people to contact you. Having a clear naming convention for email addresses is essential to accessibility. First names only works well for small organizations and adds a personal touch. First and last names aides in scalability for larger organizations with the potential for more than one person having the same first name. Using job titles is essential for organizations that experience frequent employee turnover. Unique email aliases can be used for different marketing campaigns to help track effectiveness.

Stock Photography
On occasion, stock photography will need to be purchased for use on the website. CJS design uses www.bigstockphoto.com. Please feel free to browse their selection of visual content and provide URL's to specific images you may be interested in using. The cost for using these images will be included in the final invoice if you chose to allow CJS design to make the purchase on your behalf (recommended).

Invoicing and Payments
CJS design uses PayPal to process online payments. Hard copy invoices can be generated and mailed (or emailed in pdf format) if you prefer to pay by check. Payment schedules are set depending on the size of the project. Smaller projects are billed at completion, larger projects require installment payments throughout the development process. Hosting is paid in advance annually and is non-refundable.

If you have questions that aren't answered here please contact us. We are more than happy to discuss the needs of your specific project.

 

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