What does it take to get online? About 10 days,
and 3 key ingredients..
There are a
minimum of 3 components to every web site, a web
site cannot be a web site without them. The
Web Site itself, Hosting and your
you must have your design. A successful design
consists of several elements (appearance,
navigation, communication, feedback) that must
act together in such a way as to make your
message easy to understand, easy to find, and
easy to make contact. See the pattern here?
Surfers want your message as quickly as possible
with as little between them, and what they are
looking for as possible.
in simple terms, is the computer on which your
web site resides. It holds your web page files,
as well as your internet name and address.
Two of the most
important features with any web host is the
speed of it's connection, and reliability of the
hardware. All hosted Calloway Designs custom web
sites are housed within up-to-date servers, and
connected to the internet backbone via 3 of the
top commercial networks available in the U.S.
Each and every hosting account comes with
C-Panel, unlimited emails, and more space than
any normal site will ever need.
Believe it or not,
there are some companies charging as much as $50
a month for domain names... Most of us have seen
the GoDaddy commercials by now, but if you
haven't... domain names are only $9 a year. If you
found this web site, you know what a domain name
is, the question is ... how much are you paying. If you're not using GoDaddy.com (in my
opinion) you're probably getting ripped off!
That being said,
think about your name carefully (I can help),
the domain name not only identifies who you are,
but the search engines use it in their
calculations when listing your site.
My 10 page packages are
very simple, and includes the following:
- Like many other might, I do not use templates
on to which I add your name
and logo, then bill you. Each design is
hand-built from scratch, and you will have
more than one design to look at.
One of the funny things about companies is
that information changes (funny how that
works). Because changes are inevitable, I
include a blank template with every site
that will allow for an easy site update AND
this page does not count against your page
count, it's added free!
All of your
relevant files - As I stated before, if
you pay for your site, you ought to own it
so I make sure you have a copy of all of
your final files online, and on cd.
Non-repetitive billing - A standard
practice with web design firms is to charge
monthly, quarterly, and/or yearly for a web site.
The argument is that as long as the company
is using it for advertising, a bill should
be sent... Nonsense! You pay for your
Calloway Design Web Site only once! The only
repetitive fees are for hosting and your
domain name, and where you get those is up
to you (yes, I offer them)..
24/7/365 advertising for less than a daily cup of