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Website Design and Maintenance

Website Design and MaintenanceEvery design shop has their own take on how to move a client’s website dreams and desires into a realistic online presence. At Left Shore Designs, we are believers in keeping things simple.

As a rule, we will not try to go into an existing website and try to figure out someone else’s "wiring job." It has been our experience that, in most cases (and there’s an exception to every rule), trying to muck through someone else’s design coding will ultimately cost the client more money than if a fresh, new site had been created. To this extent, here are the “stem to stern” steps we will be following to create your website:

Step One: Gathering Information

Your Internet presence should reflect the feel, function, and heart of what you’ve worked so hard to grow. However, it’s your business, not ours, and you are going to know the ins and outs of it a lot better than we will. What are your business goals and dreams? How, in your mind, can the web be utilized to help you achieve these aims? Consider the purpose of the site? Do you want to provide information, promote a service or sell a product? What do you hope to accomplish by building this website (make money, share information, something else)? Is there a particular group of people whom the site will help you reach? What kind of information will that target audience be looking for on your site? These are the kinds of things we'll need to know from you before we can proceed to step two - build and present a straightforward navigational sketch.

Step Two: Make A Plan

Once the information is gathered, it is time to pull together a plan for your website. There’s an old carpenter’s term, “measure twice, cut once”.  Left Shore Designs will build and present a straightforward navigational sketch – a rough site map if you will – that gives you a feel for planned web page layout. Send the Plan to the Internet Art StudioThere will also be a mood and graphical mock up that represents your branding and calls to action. Of course, this presentation is all tied directly to your espoused goals for your website.

Step Three: Send the Plan to the Internet Art Studio

The Web Design Process at Left Shore Designs, Plymouth, MA. Sticking with our carpentry analogy, building a website is a lot like building a house – you can see charts, blueprints and artist’s renderings, but it is never the same as viewing the actual house sitting on the plot of land. This is the point where the website itself is created. In this phase, communication between both you and Left Shore Designs is crucial to ensure that the final website will match your needs and taste. You will be able to view your project throughout the design and development stages. This will allow you to express your likes and dislikes on the site layout.

Typically, we start by developing the home page, followed by a “shell” for the interior pages. The shell serves as a template for the content pages of your site and provides continuity throughout your entire Internet presence. Once the shell has been created, Left Shore Designs will take your content and distribute it throughout the site, in the appropriate areas.

At this point, if we’ve done our job right, the entire creation should look like a beautiful website to you (sorry, we have not figured out how to add the “new car smell” yet). Once you give your final approval, it is time to deliver the site to you. While Left Shore Designs does not offer domain name registration or web hosting services, we can work with the hosting company of your choice, and even make recommendations in this area.

Step Four: Maintain Your Website

Maintain Your WebsiteSo, now that you've got a website, what do you do with it? One thing is for sure; old news is bad and new news is good. Even if you have the simplest website, periodic change is recommended. For other sites, it is downright mandatory. Moving forward, we will work with you and engage questions such as:

> Do you foresee the need for regular updates to your pages and content?

> If yes, do you expect the majority of your updates to be in the area of text or image?

> How often do you expect you will need these updates to take place?

> Do you have other comments regarding your maintenance needs?

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