Other Services Offered By Left Shore Designs:
Website Design and Maintenance
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
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.
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
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
> 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
> Do you have other comments regarding your maintenance needs?
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