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 - #1 Everything must line up

    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!

    Lets continue through the most pervasive compulsions that Amateurs propose, and why.

    #1 Everything must line up:

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    Sounds good right? I'm sure when in 4th grade art class we all can remember the admonishments of our art teacher; "stay in the lines, don't make a mess, make sure everything lines up!"

    RayBan spends a couple bucks on advertising, and probably hires better than average, so what can we can learn from them? The primary element used here is "art". The ad uses the look of a modern art piece to grab the attention of the target audience. If you wanted the attention of an Accountant, you probably would use a different image. The point is, that the look and feel are not just sending a message that says "Here is who I am!" it says "look at me". The power of "look at me", is that the viewer is the one who is attracted and makes the decision to look closer based on their interest. Think of meeting new people. Have you ever met a new person who tells you who they are, what they do, how they feel, and continues to babble on about themselves until you finally say, "Ooops, I have to go." Is that you? Wouldn't it be better to attract interest than to try to force feed it? In case you are still tempted to force feed your message to viewers, think about the old days when telemarketers would canvas every home with a canned script. No matter what you said, they would persist... no matter the reason, they kept on. Only your hang up of the phone would stop the assault. The problem with non-targeted efforts is that they waste  time and resources.

    So "Targeted" sounds good right? Well it sounds good to everyone until they realize that by targeting some they must exclude others. Most novice marketers still want to be all things to all people, and excluding people scares the crap out of them. Fact is, excluding prospects is part of any sales process. It's called qualifying. If your selling Cheeseburgers, you are best to avoid advertising or pitching to Vegetarians. Face it everyone is not your customer and everything must not need to line up!