Website Design

Making Satisfied Customers

At TOD we are Creating Great Websites & Making Satisfied Customers. We are not designing websites just based on pretty pictures and bright colors. There is a method to creating websites that involves a knowledge brought about by years of development experience. Your site could provide customer support, sell a product or service, capture visitor information, manage memberships. Documents, files, and so much more. We look forward to putting our knowledge and experience to work for you

Your website is the face of your business!

You’ve spent hard earned money on equipment, office space, employees. Don't launch a website design that squanders the precious seconds you have to make a first impression.

Website Design Goals

  • Are visitors comforted by intuitive navigation?
  • Is the website design interactive and interesting enough to hold a visitors attention?
  • Is the content rich enough to add value to your brand?
  • Is the layout responsive enough to be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones?
  • Is your site structured in a framework that performs well when indexed by search engines and social media so you get found?

Getting Started!

When defining your project, it is best not to become tied up in technology. This means that you need only know what goals your website needs to achieve, and communicate this to a development team. Technology statements such as "I need an e-commerce store, so I need to hire someone who knows Java Script.". are actually sometimes used by prospective clients and are really not necessarily accurate. Determining what technologies should be used is best left to a professional developer. At TOD we have the experience and knowledge to employ the best technologies to achieve your websites goals., We look forward to hearing about what goals your site needs to meet. Prepare yourself by thinking in terms of what you want your site to do by creating user stories. More about user stories | More about Website Goals

Hosting & Domain Names too!

Hosting - More than just Web design - There are ads on TV that tell you all sorts of things. But they don't mention basic things your web developer will need to consider regarding hosting your website. What operating system will the server use? How reliable are the servers? And the mail servers? Is their package a good value? A good web developer in addition to being an expert in website design, has real experience running on different hosts and server environments and KNOWS where to go of the best hosting based on the needs of the website they're building for you. I have even seen clients purchase hosting contracts that are unable to run applications used in their website.  The Developer can be left in a situation where additional time and money is billed trying a workaround or making changes to the hosting environment. - See our Hosting Packages

E-commerce

E-commerce used to be complex and costly. Websites designed with Web stores were either custom built or were run by cart software with hard to understand controls. Today with CMS platforms like Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, and more, the process is much more streamlined and many clients can run their own stores with a minimal learning curve. Fact is, many people these days want to sell online and TOD has platforms and even strategies that can make all the difference in your online success. We have detailed answers to all of your questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions: How will you get paid? How will you deliver? How does sales tax work? How to track inventory? How to make your site secure?

SEO & SEM - Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing Services

Get Your Business Found by Searchers on Google Yahoo and Bing.

Local area targeted Services are available for Local Business too.

Most recent artcle

  • Cheap Hosting & what you get for your money

    I have always thought it is dang near impossible to choose web hosting for an amateur. There are packages and platforms and options and of course pricing from next to nothing on up to hundreds of dollars per year. I have some link building websites that I choose to put on cheap hosting as the downtime is not a concern for sites of this specific purpose.

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    I track server downtime on all sites I admin including the hosting this site is on and the service I offer for my clients. I thought I would share some results that are common from todcanhost and then from a from a Company who's TV ads you may know but I will not name. Keep in mind no servers are up all of the time. I recommend making sure that total up-time is 99% or better and that downtime events are short in duration. That is, you don't want 1% downtime in a month to be 7.2 hours in one consecutive outage, you would hope outages would be short in duration.

    TV Advertised Cheap Hosting Company (30 days)

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    TodCanHost (30 days)

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    You can clearly see the big name Cheap hosting company was down only 6 times. compared TodCanHost being down 19 times. But look at the percentages of up time in 30 days. Big and cheap is only up 81.94% of the time, compared to TodCanHost with 99.91% up-time.  I can guess most would not be happy with their website being down for 96 hours straight as reported for Big and Cheap on Jan. 17, 2014.

    uptimeUp-time is just on factor in Webhosting. There are many other parts of the puzzle too. Server Space, Bandwidth, Server Speed, Operating system, Options such as email, and SQL database availability. This article is just a real world look at one factor that to most is the most important first consideration....Is my site up?

    Don't take a chance. Budget for a webhost that includes all the things your business or organization will need. Obviously up-time, but also included should be toms of email accounts, and the ability to host multiple websites. This really means you should have a minimum of $250/yr budgeted for webhosting.

     

     

    The Conclusion

    To find the best web host simply google "best web hosting" or  something similar. You will get results that look too good to be true. Detailed evaluations and descriptions. Google The hosts name, and you will get more spot-on and to the point sites that tell you all you need to know. Problem? Yes...Almost every one of them is a paid site or post designed to appear like an independent review. The hardest thing you will find is a real review of web hosting. That's what makes it difficult of the novice... The best way to find out is by experience, and you don't need to experience 10 bad web hosts to find a good one. I already have walked that road and that is what motivated me to put together a great all around solution in TodCanHost.

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