Contractor Website Design
The process of shopping for a new website can be pretty confusing. As you view this page, I have just one takeaway for you. With contractor website design you generally get just one chance to make the right impression.
The right impression is about more than putting together a good looking website. Having the best looking site on the internet won't get the phone to ring.
Successful contractor website design isn't about being pretty. It's about helping contractors make the right impression.
When you're trying to establish a solid online presence you need to be up and running quickly.
Our website development includes activation of features such as blogs, social media icons, etc.
If you need to build a website, it will help you avoid getting distracted by the shiny stuff and keep you focused what's most important.
Our SEO optimized website package offers professional website design based on premium WordPress themes at a competitive price launched in as little as two weeks.
Review our intake and design process for details of our web design process.
We integrate the content you provide to establish your branding on the site according to our page layouts for our basic web design. Once we’ve completed the branding phase, we integrate the informational content you provide using the chosen template’s inner-page layout which includes the Home Page, About Us Page, Contact Page, and up to two other pages of your choice.
Once we’ve completed the branding and content integration, our expert web managers review the first revision prior to submission for review. We provide you insight into the website in preparation for your first revision phase.
The first revision implementations should focus on the following feedback if required:
– Removal of sections
– Color scheme
Now is a great opportunity to review the content and branding is aligned. We focus on the feedback above to ensure we're on the right track for getting your website up and running.
During the second revision process, we focus on the following feedback points, and if a revision is required, the implementation will follow accordingly:
– Image Changes
– Content Integration
– Banner Elements (Not redesign)
– Social Media Links
Once the revisions have been conducted and the necessary implementations completed, our Quality Assurance team scores the website and performs an in-depth review, ensuring the website is mobile-friendly and dynamically responsive for modern browsers and devices.
As an added measure, we install Akismet free of charge, to help prevent spam commenting on the site, and submitting forms.
Once our QA team and developers complete the Quality Assurance process, we begin migrating the site.
If we are hosting the site, we move it to our hosting platform and begin the maintenance phase.
If we aren't providing hosting, we will migrate the site to your designated host provider. During this period, our developers will require the access to hosting so please ensure the access credentials and tokens have been provided.
Once the site has been migrated, our Quality Assurance team goes through the site once more to ensure the site is fully functional and working as intended through our predefined checklist.
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- Monthly Website Maintenance
- Monthly Website Maintenance
Websites must have hosting to be visible on the internet. Hosting is a specialized “cloud” where the files that make up your website are kept.
With the WEBSITE BASIC BUILD, you will need to purchase hosting from a third party provider like Hostgator or GoDaddy. When your website is complete, we will then set your website up on their hosting.
With the WEBSITE PLUS HOSTING plan, we provide the hosting for your website. Initial hosting is for 1 year with the option to renew annually.
The words that someone types directly into the web address bar at the top of a web browser is your domain name. Example: https://chriscarter.net. The domain name tells the web browser where to go to access your website files. This is also referred to as your web address.
You do not own a domain name. You only register its use. Domain registration is the fee that gives you control over a domain name and what files it points to.
With the WEBSITE BASIC BUILD, you must take care of domain registration by contacting a domain registrar like Namecheap.com to select and register your domain. You must then provide that information to us so we can link it to your website files.
You must also ensure that your domain registration does not expire or you run the risk of losing control of your domain name. In that case someone else can register it and ether point it at other files or charge you a fee to regain control of the domain.
With the WEBSITE PLUS HOSTING plan, we will take care of securing domain registration and maintaining it for you. Initial domain registration is free. Annual renewal is free as part of your hosting plan.
*Domain names with endings other than .com, .org, or .net may require an additional fee. Examples of this would be location domain names endings such as .vegas, .london or .nyc
Unsecured websites have web addresses that begin with HTTP. Secured websites have SSL certificates installed and begin with HTTPS.
Web browsers like Google Chrome or Apple Safari note the security status of a website in the address bar. Without an SSL certificate web surfers see a notation in the browser address bar that the website is NOT SECURE.
With the WEBSITE BASIC BUILD, if you would like an SSL certificate installed on your site, you must purchase an SSL certificate from a third party vendor and have it installed after your website is published online.
With the WEBSITE PLUS HOSTING plan, your SSL certificate is installed free of charge as part of your hosting plan.
We provide basic On-Page Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with both of our website build plans.
With this option we format the code on your individual web pages so the search engines understand what your website is about and who you want to see it.
You provide us with specific words or phrases (keywords) you want to promote based on your main business category, your primary product or service and your location. We will then format one keyword per page based on the terms you select.
Just like the software on your computer or smartphone, the software that runs your website needs to be updated regularly. With the WEBSITE BASIC BUILD you must take care of these updates yourself or secure the services of a third party vendor such as WP Site Care.
Website maintenance is included in the WEBSITE PLUS HOSTING plan. In addition to the basic maintenance tasks, this plan also includes installing any codes provided by third party vendors for running their programs on your website. Examples could be calendar scheduling apps or dynamic badges from sites like the Better Business Bureau. WEBSITE PLUS HOSTING plan members also have the option of a complete website rebuild every three years.
Website maintenance is automatically included with the WEBSITE PLUS HOSTING plan. Website maintenance is not available with the WEBSITE BASIC BUILD.
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