The same as most big companies! We use a combination of content management systems, template design, and stock images to pull your site together quick, and save budget.
Content management systems
A content management system is a software package that lives on your website. It allows publishing and editing, online from any computer.
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.
Templates can always be customized, to give your site a unique look. In fact, most big companies start with a template frame work, even when the create a completely custom design.
Web templates are installed in your content management system. They make your site take on the look of the template.
Template packages usually come with far more layout styles and boxes than any website would use. To keep costs down, we use the main style, but only keep a few of the design elements. This normally includes the home page header, footer, and a few modules or widgets (boxes) on the sides.
The templates we use are mobile friendly and responsive to different screen sizes. You should choose a template where your logo will fit nicely, taking into account the vertical or horizontal space available in the template.
We're happy to work with templates from any company that offers and auto installer package. However, if it is a paid template we ask that you purchase it and deliver the files to us.
We'll usually use images from one of the stock imagery sites below. Images are usually just a few dollars and we'll purchase them for you. If you'd like some of the more expensive images, that's fine. Just purchase them and email them over. Please check with us on the image size, so you buy the cheapest version possible.
We may even be able to use free images, from Google Images, depending on the photographer.
Hosting, Domains & Email
We do not provide hosting or domains but, we'll help you thru the process. If you do not have a hosting account or domain name, we suggest the following companies.
Affordable hosting plans under $10 per month.
.com domains from $10-$12 per year.
We suggest you keep your email at Godaddy too. They have great service and reasonable plans. Please check their current offers however, they normally give a free 1gb email box with domain purchase. Additional 1gb email boxes are about $1 per month.