Web Development

Web Development & Design

The Process of Web Development

There are many things to consider when you have decided to launch a website for your business, band, social group, personal project, etc. Our process is broken down in a series of steps that keeps you informed and engaged during the various stages of development. Here, in general, is how the process will work:

  1. CONTACT
    Initial contact with the focus and goal(s) of what your site should achieve. View Questions Tab
  2. CONSULT
    We discuss your brand and business to gauge your target market online.  Client provides overall goals and expectations from website, information, lead generation, shopping cart, etc.  Pair this with a consultation about the layout, design and navigation of how the client envisions the  site’s construction(pages and links names for navigation, functionality of pages, etc.) and we will be prepared for the next stage.
  3. MATERIALS
    Client is responsible for all content copy and images,  used on their website.  If you have any current marketing materials, original artwork, design art work or a other files (PDF, ESP, PSD etc.) those are very helpful. Those files can be incorporated in the design of the overall Theme of your website’s template.
  4. DESIGN
    The layout of the site is produced and a visual mock-up is sent for your approval.
  5. PROGRAMMING
    The framework is installed, graphical template is sliced and programmed into the framework, and is then sent for your approval to move forward
  6. CONTENT
    Additional pages are created using the materials and copy provided previously discussed.
  7. 1st LIVE DRAFT
    The page are  linked together into a site and sent for feedback. Change are made as needed.
  8. REVISIONS & TESTING
    The final stages of live testing and debugging any scripts, forms, links, etc. is performed
  9. FINAL WALK THROUGH – APPROVAL
    Final approval is given along with final payment.
  10. MOVING AND LAUNCH
    Website is migrated from development server to client’s hosting account and tested.
  11. DOMAIN DNS
    Domain name is redirected, if needed.

Congratulations on your new website!
Your next question, “How do I show up in search and on the google map?”

Search Engine Optimization, or commonly called SEO,  is what you are seeking.

Question that need considering

Any developer should be concerned with and be asking the following before development is started.
This information is gathered during stage 2 (from the Process tab).

General/Defining Goals

  • What are the goals for our site; why are we building it?
  • What is the central message we want to convey through the site?
  • What is our “wish list” of what we’d like in a site?
  • What is our budget range for this project?



Setup

  1. Registered Site Address/URL/Domain Name:
  2. Additional Domain aliases (i.e. an address that forwards to your primary site):
  3. Site Title:
  4. Primary site email address (e.g. info@youraddress.com):
  5. Additional email addresses / Aliases:
  6. Hosting Plan: Gold – Platinum – Diamond



Visitors

  1. Who is our target visiting audience(s)?
  2. Are they likely to be tech-savvy, or tech-limited?



Content / Organization

  1. What specific information do we want to offer visitors through the site?
  2.  What information do we already have available that we want to include in the site?
  3. What specific sections and subsections do we know we want to include on our site?
  4. What content do we need to provide that we don’t have yet, and where will it  come from; how will it be created/developed?
  5. Do we have any slogans/statements/taglines that we want to use on this site?
  6. What resources/services, if any, do we want to offer through this site?
  7.  How do we want to structure our content; do we have a navigation scheme in mind?



Web Site Pages

Number of pages based on degree of content/function modification.

Page Suggestions:

  • Home
  • About
  • Services
  • Portfolio and/or Image Gallery
  • Contact
  • Location/Map
  • FAQ
  • Testimonials
  • Others?



Notes:

Providing links to other websites for examples of what you are looking for are tremndous help. It doesn’t have to be the whole website, perhaps it’s just one feature on one page your found online. Look and feel is also great to see…a url is worth a 1000 words.


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Custom Mobile Site

The mobile web is here. Are you prepared?

Allow your mobile visitors to view your full site or not.

A website that looks and performs well on mobile devices, including tablets.
You may not need to have your whole website in mobile format, but more important information, news updates, newsletter sign-up, you can decide.



Basic : WordPress Website / Blog $750.00*

wp-basicPackage includes the following features:

  •     Install and Configure WordPress
  •     Design used from a default WordPress templates installed
  •     Choice of background color and custom header graphic incorporating logo (logo design not included)
  •     Up to 30 minutes of phone consultation
  •     Google Analytics installed; detailed website traffic analysis (need google account)
  •     Up to 6 single-column web pages with 1 image per page (images not included)
  •           Example pages - Home, About, Services, Photo Gallery, Blog Page, and Contact Form
  •     Up to 5 Blog Categories set-up (you can add as many as you need)
  •     3 plugins Installed. (view plugin Fuctionality, addition plugins installed extra)
  •     1 Contact Email Submission Form forwarded to email of choice
  •     1 hour of training. Additional training offered at an hourly rate.

 

*Price depends on the amount of custom design and functionality. Extensive graphic branding/logos are not included.

Business Look : WordPress Website / Blog $1250.00*

wp-businessPackage includes the following features:

  • Install and Configure WordPress
  • Custom Design WordPress Template Child Theme incorporating logo (logo design not included). Up to 2 Mock-up Designs with 2 revisions, matching your business look and feel. Creation of the CSS to match the mock-up.
  • Up to 1 hour of phone consultation
  • Google Analytics installed; detailed website traffic analysis (need Google account)
  • Up to 8 single-column web pages with 2-3 image per page (images not included)Example pages -Home, About, Services, Photo Gallery, Blog Page, and Contact Form, sub pages
  • Up to 5 Blog Categories set-up (you can add as many as you need)
  • Add up to 3 social media icons with links to social pages of choice
  • 5 plugins Installed. (view plugin Functionality)
  • 1 Contact Email Submission Form forwarded to email of choice
  • 1 hour of training. Additional training offered at an hourly rate

Price depends on the amount of custom design and functionality. Extensive graphic branding/logos are not included.

Executive Social Media WordPress Website / Blog $2450.00*

wp-exec

Package includes the following features:

  • Install and Configure WordPress
  • Custom Design WordPress Template Child Theme incorporating logoUp to 3 Mock-up Designs with 2 revisions, matching your business look and feel. Creation of the CSS to match the mockup.
  • Up to 3 hour of phone consultation
  • Google Analytics installed; detailed website traffic analysis (need google account)
  • Up to 8 single-column web pages with 1 image per page (images not included)Example pages - Home, About, Services, Photo Gallery, Blog Page, and Contact Form, sub pages
  • Up to 5 Blog Categories set-up (you can add as many as you need)
  •  Custom Sidebars for each page
  •  Add up to 5 social media icons with links to social pages of choice
  •  8 plugins Installed. (view plugin Fuctionality)
  •  1 Contact Email Submission Form forwarded to email of choice
  •  Social Media Connection : All blog posts made are auto-posted to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin
  •         -All blog post have social share links
  •         -Auto-Add Facebook Open Graph Tags to all pages and post.
  •         -Blog post comments are imported and exported to and from Facebook.
  •         -Use Mobile Phone App, post to your blog from your smartphone: add pictures, pages, etc.
  •     3 hours of training.  Additional training offered at an hourly rate.

Price depends on the amount of custom design and functionality. Graphic branding with your logo included where approriate

What is a Plugin ?

Package includes the following features:

WordPress Plugins allow easy modification, customization, and enhancement to a WordPress blog. Instead of changing the core programming of WordPress, you can add functionality with WordPress Plugins. Here is a basic definition:

WordPress Plugin: A WordPress Plugin is a program, or a set of one or more functions, written in the PHP scripting language, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress weblog, which can be seamlessly integrated with the weblog using access points and methods provided by the WordPress Plugin Application Program Interface (API).

Wishing that WordPress had some new or modified functionality? The first thing to do is to search various WordPress Plugin repositories and sources to see if someone has already created a WordPress Plugin that suits your needs. If not, this article will guide you through the process of creating your own WordPress Plugins.

This article assumes you are already familiar with the basic functionality of WordPress, and PHP programming. Source

Have a website up and running, but need something added, fixed or modified?

Oregon Publishing offers custom programming at a fixed hourly rate of $85 per hour, tracked in 15 minute increments.

We are happy to provide estimates on all projects, but a true understanding of how much time something will take is realistic only possible once a first hand account by a member of the Oregon Publishing team is done.

Think calling up a car repair shop and requesting a quote after only saying, “My car stopping working, can you tell me how much it will cost to fix it?”

Oregon Publishing offers fair and reasonable pricing and backs each job/project 100%.