Chicago Web Designer
Matt Cotten & Associates provides expert web designer services with a focus on building a professional online presence for your business that will be easy to use, integrates innovative web technology and will generate leads for your business at an affordable cost.
Matt Cotten has been a web designer for over 10 years. Our team consists of creative individuals with backgrounds in graphic design, programming and internet marketing. Your website will be created by a web designer to look professional, follow web standards and rank in the search engines.
Web Design Additions:
If you would like to be able to make frequent updates to the website than you will need a content management solution (CMS). A content management solution allows you to change the content of your website without needing a web designer or knowledge of HTML. We utilize WordPress as a content management solution because of its ease of use, features and focus on web standards.
If you need to accept credit card payment for goods or services on your website than that is considered ecommerce and requires software to be used as an online shopping cart. We utilize Miva Merchant for building ecommerce websites because of its flexible design, features, security and support. See Ecommerce Design.
Having a well designed website does not guarantee results. With online competition increasing more online business have to put greater efforts into internet marketing to attract visitors and generate leads and sales. There are many forms of internet marketing such as email newsletters, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). See Website Marketing.
How Much Does it Cost?
There are many factors that affect the total cost of your web design. Budget websites with a minimum of 5 pages can cost as little as $600. However, with larger budgets of $1000-$1500 we can provide a wider range of higher quality services such as graphic design, programming, copywriting and internet marketing. Ecommerce websites can cost from $2000-$5000 depending on the level of sophistication and inventory labor. Internet marketing is also customized based on needs and budget. Search engine optimization packages start at $1000 and search engine marketing packages start at $500.
Web Designer Process:
When you initially contact us we will answer your questions and address your concerns as well as conduct a short questionnaire to assess your requirements. This is usually done by a brief telephone conversation but can also be accomplished by email or having a face to face meeting. We work in whichever way is most comfortable to you.
After we have all the preliminary information that we require, we can then evaluate your needs and determine the best way to accomplish your goals. Once the requirements and scope of the project are outlined we can determine the cost and timeframe of your web design project.
Once we have agreed on the cost of your web design project we can begin the actual design of the website. The first step in the web design process is the creation of a concept. The concept is the initial creative look and feel of your website that can be reviewed on the internet without any of its interactivity. This way we can receive your feedback on the choice of layout and color before any programming takes place.
After you have approved the concept design, we will begin the HTML programming of the website. This usually involves various stages of functionality and design. At certain levels of completion you will be able to review beta version of the website to get feedback on the website's progression.
After you have completed reviewing the website in its completed version and given your final approval for deployment, we will upload your website to the web host to make your website live.
After your website is live we will follow up with you to make sure you are happy with the results of your website's design and monitor when your website is indexed and ranked by search engines. Our support is always available if you need assistance.