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how it's built


HTML5 CSS JavaScript Adobe Wordpress Squarespace


Your website may be built using the most current Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML5), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript, a standardized language for functionality. Because these languages are so popular, they are well supported in Chrome, Safari and Firefox as well as a multitudinous array of other browsers.

If you prefer a CMS (Content Management System), you may opt instead for Wordpress, Squarespace, Wix or another "codeless" website system that requires a bit more maintenance and technical knowledge on your part.

Dreamweaver is the primary tool used to code, edit and update your site while other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite are also employed including Photoshop, Illustrater, InDesign and Premiere.

In order to maintain and update your HTML5 website yourself, you should have knowledge of both the coding languages and a web production tool like Dreamweaver. Many clients opt to have their sites managed and updated by their designer, and I have several maintenance plans to help you keep your site current in the face of today's busy landscape.


maintenance

three step process

 
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    performance

    With content in mind, we will focus on how your site will function, laying out the basic ground work.

    During the "blueprinting," we will establish how best to communicate your content with a one or multiple page site, a simple versus involved design, and the best digital elements to achieve your goals.

    To see our progress, a private, live link will house your site until we are ready to publish. You are encouraged to view the site on multiple browsers and devices so you know how it will appear across the board.

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    polish

    We will add your content to the site and begin to mould the aesthetic. This is commonly where the most editing happens and can take days to weeks depending on the client.

    From videos, imagery, graphics and text, your website will take shape page by page.

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    publish

    When the site is where you want it, all site files will be posted to your server, and the site will be live!

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what you need


content

If you are starting from scratch, we will work together to develop material that suits your needs. Otherwise, It is recommended that you have some, if not all, content before we start the building process. Content includes text, graphics, images, videos, music and anything else you wish to put online.

a domain & server space

In order to publish a site, you need a registered domain and server space. Think of the domain like your home address, while the server is your actual home. The domain points people to your site while your server contains the code and content.

 

helpful info


responsive design browser compatability pricing resources


responsive design

A well designed website is optimally legible and interactive across a wide range of devices from a desktop computer to a smart phone. This is often where a majority of coding comes into play. It's wise to explore your site on different devices during the design process to see how it appears cross-device.

browser compatability

Because there is no standard for browser development, websites will appear different on different platforms. Make sure to view your website in a few different browsers; aesthetics and behaviors will feel slightly different in Chrome versus Firefox versus Safari.

pricing

Web design varies greatly in price depending on the scope of the project, with a splash page starting around $500. Contact Caz to get an estimate.

resources

The resources below are recommended should you need content, domain & server space, or want to learn more about the coding process.

Free Fonts
Stock Images
GoDaddy, Lunar Pages & Bluehost Domain Registration & Web Hosting
Coding Lessons