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

  • Signs your designer is an Amateur - #2 ALL Fonts must Match

    As a pro Web designer, I see clients who need a new website because of many reasons. Often they have fallen for the "you can build your own website in 5 minutes with...." then they act surprised when they hit roadblocks or end up with a site that looks like Frankenstein's Monster! Case two is the old website... ok, sometimes it's a really old website, and sometimes its not that old but it employs outdated design techniques that make it look older than it is. Old or new, paid for or free, these situations all have one common problem...The Amateur!

    More of the most pervasive compulsions that Amateurs propose, and why.

    #2 ALL Fonts must Match

    Language has meaning beyond the words themselves. The words we use have a connotation with them based on current trends and other societal influences. I blame most of this on Sesame Street to be honest.  "Matching" is good! Hey, show me a time a kid was rewarded for a non-matching answer. Yes, we were taught from little on to match. So now you need a website or an Ad and some pro designer comes up with 3 different fonts in one ad.

    attSome say BOOOO! the fonts don't match! Then they go on to add some stuff you heard about branding at a seminar. Often times they will drive the point home by declaring the font to be used..."Tahoma! everything should be in Tahoma!"

    I won't even go into colors now, but look...AT&T has mixed fonts, font faces, font colors.

    Also a great example from Olive Garden is shown below.

    So we can learn from these high dollar ads, that mixed fonts add style character and can even affect the message by evoking emotion. On a more basic level, when there are media trend setters doing things a certain way it creates an expectation in the viewers mind. we see some things and say, "wow that looks dated" or just "wow".

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    We don't always know why we come to those conclusions we just do. What is going on in our brains is that we have learned to associate certain styles and traits to high value brands and when we see that same thing in an unfamiliar brand, our brain makes an association and we get to borrow some of that value.

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    Conversely if we have the look of yesterdays leftovers and outdated styles and themes, we look as passe and irrelevant as the dancing baby.

    So become eclectic with your fonts, and be current, relevant, fresh, and for gosh sake, borrow some value from the big guys....Hey its there for free!