Website Design

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I Heart Blank specializes in Website Design.  We start with WordPress which is the biggest open-source CMS and allows us to make a completely customized site for you, no matter what type of business you have. We’ll make you a website to fit your business all the while cohering to your marketing plan.

Certain industries evolve faster then one can learn them.  The world of the web is most definitely one of them.  Between website languages, graphics  and software you could probably spend 40 hours a week just trying to keep up.  I used to find myself falling behind very quickly…that is until I found WordPress.  It’s really great because it stays consistent with the latest programming (including HTML5) and allows you to update your own website very easily.  We start with WordPress which is a CMS that will allow you to update pagespost blog entries and basically allow you to have complete control over your website.

Because of WordPress‘ vast selection of plug-in’s and theme’s your website will be completely unique and will be completely yours.  There are themes and unique plug-in’s for nearly every business industry.

Whether you’re looking for Facebook and Twitter integration, or you’d like an ‘upload form,’ photo gallery, or event calendar on your page, we can implement them all.  It’s completely up to you.  Whether it’s a complete re-branding of your business or a simple site for your shop, we can help.  Simply call or email us!  Don’t forget that we offer hosting and domains!

The Web Design Process with IHB

When you contact us we’ll sit down (either over the phone or in person) and discuss what you’re trying to do with you website.  We’ll take a look at your logo, some of your ads (if you have any,) social media, and other pieces of your business plan and marketing plan.  At this point we’ll also determine if you need anything other services we can offer.  From there, I’ll put together a little bit of a proposal so you know what the estimated costs will be.

When you’re ready to move forward on your website we’ll sign an Agreement.  I don’t like the word contract because that’s really not what it is.  It simply, literally makes sure we’re on the same page.  It is not my intention to do a bunch of work to not to get paid, and you don’t want to spend your hard-earned money on something that isn’t up to your standards.  The agreement simply makes sure we’re on the page and I am more then happy to go over any part of it with you.  I typically ask for a retainer of half of the total cost.  Then we move on to the two phases of your site.

We generally do websites in two phases.  The first phase includes potentially getting a little more information from you, including what color scheme you’d like to go with and what kind of information you’d like on your site.  After that it’s time we go to work.  Usually this takes between two or three weeks, but if you’ll be given a more structured timeline in the Agreement.  This is also the time for you to start getting the content together for the website.  No one knows your business like you do.  You’re the one that should be writing.  If you don’t think you can write passionately about your business then we can put you in touch with a copywriter who will be more than happy to have a conversation with you and type something up!

When phase one is complete, you’ll be able to take a look at your website!  The ‘shell’ of the site will be up and at that point we’ll basically be waiting for you to provide us with content and any final edits to the website.  At the end of phase one you will receive an invoice for another quarter of the total.

That’s pretty much it!  We’ll make the final corrections and then you’ll be ready to show the world your brand new website!  You’ll be provided with a PDF of your usernames and passwords for WordPress, your domain, the cPanel and whatever other passwords we have.

Website Prices

Website prices do vary.  We’ve gotten people started for around $850 and we’ve done sites that are considerably higher.  I was doing some research about whether Website designers put prices on their sites.  Some do and some don’t.  After that I thought about what I would want to see.  The answer was that I’d want to see something, but can be different because every business is different (yes, even Coke and Pepsi.) The hourly rate for website design is between $90 – $100 / hr.  All website pricing is based off the projected hours spent on the site.

IHB Maintenance Plans

Plan A – $10 / month

Includes 1 hour* of updates per quarter.  Usually includes minor content adjustments.

Also includes monthly services like:

  • Updates to WordPress or Plugins*
  • Clear Cache
  • Optimize MySQL Databases

*Time is not transferable per quarter
*Updates to WordPress or Plugins may lead to conflicts

Plan B – $15 / month

Includes 1.5 hours* of updates per quarter.  Usually includes a blog post per month and minor content adjustments.

Also includes monthly services like:

  • Updates to WordPress or Plugins*
  • Clear Cache
  • Optimize MySQL Databases
  • Google Blacklist Check
  • Create and submit sitemaps for Google, Yahoo, Ask & Bing
  • Social Link submissions
  • Verification of sitemap submission

*Time is not transferable per quarter
*Updates to WordPress or Plugins may lead to conflicts

Plan C – $20 / month

Includes 2 hours* of updates per quarter.  Usually includes 1 or 2 blog posts per month (with provided text / photos) and minor content & site adjustments.

Also includes monthly services like:

  • Updates to WordPress or Plugins*
  • Clear Cache
  • Optimize MySQL Databases
  • Google Blacklist Check
  • Create and submit sitemaps for Google, Yahoo, Ask & Bing
  • Social Link submissions
  • Verification of sitemap submission

*Time is not transferable per quarter
*Updates to WordPress or Plugins may lead to conflicts

Social Media

Social Media

Do sites like LinkedIn, YouTubeFacebook, or Twitter drive you crazy?  While we don’t provide content for social media, what we can do is provide a fresh look for your social media page.  Trust me, We’ve put the hours in learning how to do all this stuff…and it wasn’t fun.  I guess we’ll take you through a few social mediums and tell you what we can do with them.  Please head over to our Going Social Media Package to find out about networks like LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Yelp, Google Places, MeetUp & More…

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