So on this page we will discuss the key concepts and give you an introduction to our Starter Packages. These are ideal if you have never had a website before and not sure exactly what you may need. As we only provide custom designed applications and website, this allows you to start off small and then build your website as you identify the need for new requirements.
If you have an existing website and want it redesigned then skip directly to the Website Design Section.
Website Features :
A) Custom Website Design
B) Pages for your content
C) Website Hosting
D) Domain Name Registration.
Each of these four areas will be discussed in more detail in the next section. You do not have to concern yourself with C and D at this stage, but A and B are important as they will both influence how much your website will cost to develop and what Starter Package you may need to select.
For customization, website applications or you are looking for other features not listed here or on our website, please contact us for a no obligation free quote.
If you know what features you are after, and want to design your own Quote, you can jump directly to our Online Ordering Which has all our packages and services listed, so you can simply choose which items and what quantities you require. It can then email the quote to you. Alternatively you can choose to browse our website and add applications to the shopping cart and then submit either a Request for a Quote or a Purchase Order. The website will not ask for payment and we will be in contact with you once your quote request, or purchase order request is received to discuss your selections.
All the graphic artwork is created specifically for your website and each website is unique. We do NOT sell templates, so you have complete freedom to design a website using any type of layout you desire. Most of the websites we are designing now use CMS Adaptive layout. This means that the one website will auto adapt the content displayed for any type of device, be it mobile, tablet, laptop or personal computer. However if you manage your own content then you will have to ensure what you enter can be adapted.
A Custom Designed website is built to your specific needs. All Custom Designed websites we built do not rely on any 3rd party routines or applications. This means less security issues, faster loading and a lighter application. The routines included for your website will be only those needed to perform the required tasks. (Unlike JQuery which is a heavy routine even though your website may only use 1% of its features, it has to be loaded completely.). Any databases and tables you require will be structured to just the required fields, making them smaller and faster.
You also have the ability for us to make advancements to your website, by adding (or creating) new applications that fit perfectly.
Dynamic is when the content is stored in a database. This allows you to be able to change the content for each page from an administration section. The key advantage with this is an application would be written to display the content as you require (such as products, news articles etc). This means you don't have to do much formatting of the content in order to have it displayed nice on the screen.
Static (or Hard Coded) is when the content is added directly to the HTML file. This content is formatted and structured to be part of the page. This makes the page load very fast as it requires no database access, but it does mean that if you require changes to the page you would need to contact us and we will edit the page and then upload it to your website. It also means that any content you wish to add directly to the page must be formatted specifically so that it keeps continuity with any existing content and all other pages of content, so this is a bit more time consuming.
Each type has its own advantages and dis-advantages, so it depends on if you wish to manage your own content, or if you wish someone else to manage the content for you. Often customers choose Dynamic content, but then still ask us to manage it for them. In this situation the maintenance costs for them is cheaper than if they were paying maintenance fees for changes made to a Static or Hardcoded page. Dynamic content is easier to edit and manage, irrespective of who is doing the managing.
If you have numerous services and/or products then it would be advisable to place each one of these on its own web page, so depending on how many pages you require, may influence what Starter Package you may want to choose, or if you wish to manage your own content then choosing a Starter Package which supports Dynamic Content may be the best option for you.
The number of pages required is important because that will help you identify which package you should choose and how much your website will cost to develop. The cost of a website is proportional to the number of pages you need created, or the type of applications you need developed or installed..
Having more pages also means you will require a more complex menu system, or category pages to group certain product types. These have to be taken into consideration as well.
So the first thing you must do is work out how many pages your website will require. The best starting point is to simply count how many products / services and/or news articles you wish to include on your website. The more pages of content you require, then it would be advisable to use Dynamic content as it will be much easier for that data to be managed.
The more content you have and the more hits (visitors) you recieve each month, will influence how much it will cost for hosting.
Each Starter Package includes the cost of registration for one domain name for a period of two years and we will register it on your behalf, but we can not make any guarantees that the Domain Name you wish to use is available. If you select a .COM.AU domain name please note that you will be required to provide your ABN or ACN .
After the first two years, for us to register your domain name, you will be invoiced at the following rates:
Registration of Domain Names includes a small management fee.
The only small issue that may arise is if you start with Package 1 and then wish to add 10 more pages. That would require a slight redesign to the layout as Package 1 does not include a menu. The web hosting fee is fixed for 12 months, so even if you purchase package 2 with 5 pages and then later purchase 10 more pages, there will be no additional fee for website hosting in the first 12 months. After that you will be charged the standard hosting fee for a website of your size.
If you know exactly what you are after then you can always generate your own quote with our Purchase Order Request Form.
Also please ensure that you have all product information available. This includes photos, descriptions and specifications.
The second way is to have the pages Dynamically Generated. This means the page content is actually stored in a database and then the page is generated and displayed at the same time This has a few advantages in that it is easier to change the page and cheaper to create each page. But you will have to purchase our Product Manager as this is what is used to manage the database containing the pages. For additional information you can click on one of the following links which will take you to our Frequently Asked Questions Section.
The two main types we can offer are Javscript based expanding menus. These can allow numerous sub categories to appear (expand out) from the main category. A Horizontal menu would expand downwards and then to the right if required. A Vertical menu would expand down and / or to the right.
The next menu option is what we have used on our website. This is more traditional where you click on the menu option to visit that page. There are no expanding selections. These are the easiest menus to use and usually yield the least frustration with website viewers.
The second section of this table shows a few fonts that are available with Vista. You can use any fonts that are installed on the computer, but the concern is always that someone viewing your website may not be using that same Operating system, such as they could be using an Apple Mac, but you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7. Someone may even still be using Windows 98. So you should only choose fonts that exist on all computers as standard.
You can use any colours you wish and the text can be any size you want plus you can have any style of page layout. We do NOT sell templates, so you are not fixed into having to place your company logo top left of the page, or have the menu at the top or on the left. You can be as creative as you wish. It is worth pointing out here that we DO NOT use Shockwave content. All the websites we create are HTML and CSS based. If you wish to know more about why, please feel free to contact us or use our Feedback Form.
|Font Name||Sample using 14px text|
|Arial||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Comic Sans MS||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Courier||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|ms serif||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|ms sans serif||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Tahoma||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Times New Roman||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Trebuchet MS||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Verdana||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Font Name||Fonts with Vista, Sample using 14px text|
|Moonbeam||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Notram||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Onyx||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
|Tarzan||ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789|
You can choose to have the font any size you like. Have a look at this comparison of font size using Tahoma. All you need to do is let us know what size font you wish to use for the standard text and for the headings. Normally we would select 12px for the web page text, 18px for Headings and 20px for Main Headings. An alternative to being fixed is we can offer an application to allow people to choose their own font size. So you can set your website to 12px, but a visitor may choose to change that to 14px if that suits them better.
How about a News Bulletin page on your website, where you can add information about specials, or showcase new products?
To see a more comprehensive list and description of features, please click on the Demonstration menu Option. Or you can use our Product / Features Search Page.
This is just a few examples. To see a more comprehensive list and description of features on offer, please visit This Link.
Thank you for reading