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Why Not Have A One Web Page Design Until You Are Ready For A Full Web Site?

Website BuildWebsite Plan and BuildA number of web design customers coming to us have only recently set up a business. In fact, some have not even set up their business, and are exploring ideas with regards to a web design. Designing a fully fledged website can be costly, depending on what type of web design you are looking for. If you are not sure about your business, your products and services, let alone your corporate identity, you might not be ready to invest in a web design project. If you have just started your business, a one page website, or web page design might be the answer for you. The one web page design has several advantages.

Nowadays, whether you like it or not, every business has its web site. More than likely you need a web page design as well. But you do not require a full several pages web design from the outset. You can still have a web page with your logo, a nice web design, your contact details, some texts about your business, products or services and be part of the online business community.

Indeed, there are a number of web page design companies that are offering affordable web design solutions for small businesses which are not ready to invest in a large web design project. One of the most popular web page design web sites are those that allow you to have your web page design, a domain name, hosting and your web site online in a few simple steps. How does it work?

Discount Web Design offers such a web page a design product which is popular with business starters. Just visit the site, select Business Starter Web Page Design and follow the simple 5 step web page design process. First, check if your domain name is available. Then choose your web design from a number of templates. Just click on the web design that best suits your needs and proceed to step 2. Here you can easily upload your logo if you have one or order a logo online. Step 3, type in your company contact details and some text in the boxes provided. Preview your web page design, if you like what you see, click on the order button to securely pay online. Once your payment is cleared, allow 48 hours for your web page design to be published online under your own domain name.

Once your web page design is published you will also receive five email addresses with your domain name. The web pageemail addressemail Addresses design will look professional and you can have your own web site on the internet within 48 hours at a very affordable price. Discount Web Design will also place a link to your web page design from our web site which is already indexed by the major search engines. This means that your web page design will also get picked up by search engines in time. Having a web page design online will help your domain name and web site with Search Engine Optimisation. The longer your domain name is online, the better it is. Obviously, in time you can use the same domain name and hosting account to publish a full web design with several pages. Until then, your web page design will be accumulating Search Engine Optimization by just being online. Search Engines like established sites, even if it is a one web page design.

There are some definite advantages to getting your one page web design online as soon as you can. It’s easy and affordable. Your customers can see your web presence through your web page design and it is working in your favour with the search engines.

For a free quotation or more information, please contact us today.

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Why Choose A Professional Web Designer?

seo for good websiteS.E.O for Good WebsiteIt seems that almost every Tom Dick and Harry does web design in one form or another. Everyone seems to know a friend's brother's son who can build websites for real cheap. Why choose to pay the sometimes high fees that web designers charge?

There's a right way to build websites and there's a wrong way to build them.

There are a number of considerations when building a website. The first is that the website being created is search engine friendly. I've seen some websites built in such a way that search engines couldn't see more than the home page. This results in a fraction of the traffic potential that would otherwise result from the website.

Professional or Mickey Mouse?

A poorly designed website reflects on the business that it is attached to. When your prospects visit a website that is poorly created, they will tend to project that first impression onto the rest of the services that your company has to offer. This can affect everything, from how often you close sales, to how much you can charge a client. In other words, it hurts your bottom line.

Anyone can create a simple web page. How many people can create a professional image?

Bad Web DesignBad Web DesignWhat kind of recourse do you have?

If a high school kid is creating your website, and something goes wrong, or you spend months waiting for it, only to find out you wouldn't want to use it anyway, what can you do about it? When you choose a professional web design firm that can provide you with a list of satisfied customers, you can at least look at a track record you can count on.

You get what you pay for

contentwritingContent WritingIf you pay someone to build a simple website for you that ends up turning customers off, how much has that website really cost you? Getting a professional looking website may be more costly up front, but it will pay for itself many times over in the long run.

Communicate a consistent Business Image
By having your website created by a professional, and having the content of that website written by a good business writer, you can have a powerful ally towards increased business sales and customer satisfaction. Choosing the right professional website designer can go a long way towards helping you achieve your business goals.

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Why Do People Need Web Sites?

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The procedure requires a creative approach as well. The idea of the web site must be promptly thought over: not so much, but with zest! Not to overdo with the ideas – is key, because when a person enters the site, he needs to find first of all, what he is interested in.

Nowadays, Web design is in great request over the Internet. Web design lies not only in the creation of web pages but all the content and management is included.

But it doesn’t mean that a consumer’s role is “petty” here. No, in no way! A client, in his turn, must plainly decide for himself what he wants people to see on his future site, in order, to have solid and authoritative web pages and capture the visitors’ attention.

If the customer does in such a way – it will be in a great help for the web designer and the rest of the team. Cooperation and joining forces together are very important elements here, with an eye to avoid misunderstanding.

professional web designprofessional Web DesignThen the conception and technical tasks of the site are worked out on the basis of the People create web sites for different purposes: for big businesses, to sell or buy something, to advertise, for entertainment and chat, or just for themselves. The clients can host their sites on the free or paid servers as well. The difference between them, of course exists, while paid servers are more reliable and require fee (per month or year). But if a person is just a beginner in the sphere of web design, and wants to have his own site – he can make an attempt to allocate it on the free server. Though, here again, mostly, depends on the tasks and involvement of the client.

Having a web site is not so much the question of prestige, but is one more possibility to announce and advertise the business today. Many companies develop themselves with the help of web design: earn money, upgrade their image; it is a great advantage to find new partners, and to draw the clients’ attention and develop the business.

business successBusiness SuccessWeb sites are not only for the big businesses. Everybody who has some ideas, and wants to share them with others, in order to improve himself and his business, can get a place on a free server.

Web site is a “small miracle” on the Internet, which is targeted presentation of various information.

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Storm Biz - Website Management, Responsive Mobile, Tablet and Desktop Design

Can you really afford to lose almost 60% of users browsing your website?

Business Website Design, Mobile Website Design, Speciality Website Design, Joomla Website Management, Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing.

Storm Biz Responsive Design

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From the 1st October 2013, all websites that are designed by Storm Biz will now be Responsive Websites, fully view-able on mobile devices, tablets, desktops and laptops. What is Responsive Websites, why have we moved into this direction, and how does your website, traffic and users benefit from this, and finally what is the cost involved?

What is Responsive Websites Design?

We use the term responsive website design for websites that have a "different" display on tablets and mobile devices, compared to normal desktops and tablets. This is not the same as the old "Wap" websites, as the mobile and tablet version still contains graphics, and even image galleries and forms, or any components still found on a normal desktop version, the only difference is that the layout "responds" to the device that you are using, and there is no need to use the "Zoom" function on your phone to make the website readable and images view-able. Users do not want to keep scrolling up, down, left and right to view your content, they want it readable as it displays on the screen, anyone who has used an e-book device will know exactly how easy it is to read content that only scrolls down, and this is essentially what a responsive template creates.

joomla-management-450Why have we moved to Responsive Websites?

We were approached by one of our Graphic Design clients to redo his clients website into a responsive website, as the website was getting 70% searches on mobile devices. Although we have played with the idea of turning to responsive websites, we were never really sure the extra costs to our clients would justify the demand to change to responsive websites. So we did the research, discussed the issues, pros and cons, and what costs and time would be involved in turning normal websites to fully responsive websites. It turns out that 60% of searches on Google are done on mobile devices. This statistics has almost doubled since last year, and this is now the trend, as more and more people use their mobile devices to browse the internet. The statistics also show that 95% of people will leave your website if it does not display a mobile version of your website. Can you really afford to lose almost 60% of users browsing your website?

How does a responsive website affect your traffic, website look and feel, and user experience?

Our main objective is still to provide websites which are search engine friendly, displays beautifully on desktops and laptops, and now with the added advantage of displaying correctly on mobile devices and tablets. We have already stated that the need for mobile websites have increased dramatically over the past few years, with more searches being done on mobile devices, than any other devices. Since your website is responsive, your users will not skip your site and move on to one of your competitors whose site is already mobile friendly. This means that your traffic is increased, page hits are increased, and your users are now enjoying their experience on the mobile version of your website. Many people still assume that a mobile website is dull, boring, and contains no graphics, this assumption is incorrect, a mobile version simply compresses your website graphics, text and components into an easy to view style that is fully view-able on your phone, and enhances your users experience. Your users will know that you have taken the time and effort to provide them with a user friendly, mobile version of your website, without losing the quality of your desktop version.

What costs and time are involved in changing your current website to a responsive website?

At Storm Biz we don't believe in gradually learning how to do things... We jump in to the most difficult website we can do, as this teaches us everything we need to make future designs easier. Well this turned out to be true, as our first fully responsive website turned out to have 9 different colored themes, 12 different contact pages, 22+ different galleries, and over 30 Content pages. This complex website took us almost 3 weeks to complete. We have since changed our own website and accounting system to a responsive design, this only took us 4 days for both systems. The websites that we now design that are responsive, take an additional 1 - 3 days to design, implement and test (dependent on website and component complexity). Considering the increase of traffic that your website will now receive, the initial investment is minimal.

Since our main concern is that your website succeeds, we have re-looked at our pricing and adjusted it accordingly to include fully responsive websites. The time spent on a website design has now doubled, and time spent testing has almost tripled.

Please click below to view our packages and pricing:
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Quality Web Design

dont judge a book by its cover onlyDon't Judge a Book By it's Cover OnlyWe all know that first impressions count, and are lasting. The way people see your website on their first visit, is the way they will always see your website. That is the reason why your website must make a good first impression, and be compelling and attention grabbing.

People DO judge a book by its cover, so make sure that your website is relevant and engaging.

The vast majority of people now search online for products or services they need, and we all know that people land on your website and just glance at it, so if it has nothing to hold their attention, they will leave.

Your business needs to be online to attract potential clients, and hold their attention, otherwise you risk losing out on a large customer base.

Not only must your home page be attention grabbing, it must also have a good relationship with the services and products you have to offer.  One very important factor to remember is that your website HAS to accurately reflect the best you have to offer.

The aesthetic appeal of your website is imperative to engaging the eyes of, and holding the attention of potential customers.  It takes a few seconds for a potential client to flick to your website and away, therefore your website must be attention grabbing, so be sure that it is interesting and informative and will encourage potential clients to remain on your website to read and browse.

Professional Web DesignerProfessional Web DesignerIn order to grab the customers’ attention, and generate traffic, you need to ensure that your web design is of the highest quality. A good website is primarily a combination of clear combination, quality content and good design, which impresses your customers.

In order to obtain the quality and design you want, which will best serve your business, it is best to have a professional website designer design your website.

In our next article, we will be discussing some real benefits of having a good, professional website designer to design your website, as it is a really valuable investment for your company, and will greatly enhance your website, and make it memorable and appealing.

Please feel free to comment, or if you would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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