What do I mean when I say control over your website?
- You select the basic colors for the website design.
- You select the layout style and design.
- You tell me the content for each web page.
- You always have the final word.
- It is your web page - your face to the world.
The Planning Begins
Welcome to Meriage Design of Central Texas where planning lays the groundwork for your future site.
Our first meeting might be in person if you are located the Temple/Waco area of Texas, or by phone or instant messaging for those at a greater distance. This time will be used to start uncovering what it is you perceive to be your site. We will discuss purpose, expectations, budget and design. We may look at other sites, discuss color, font, and images. Using your information, I will design sample templates for a starting point. These will be posted for you to preview and critique. Listening to your feedback, I will adjust the template of your choice and fine tune it until the design meets your expectations.
A Flexible Ongoing Process
As we continue developing your website design, I will post completed pages for you to view and update. The internet is an extremely flexible medium that allows you to experiment with many options in your web page design. Pages are not complete until you say they are complete.
Search Engine Optimization
If you build it, they might not come. That is why your site needs search engine optimization. If you want good placement in search engine results, there are certain steps that need to be taken in the design process and in wording of the readable text. This process and time-consuming and tedious, but it does pay in the long run. I can not guarantee you a certain level of placement in search results, but I can certainly improve your chances of getting in the top three pages of your main key word results when viewers search using Google or Yahoo.
Expense and Timeline
The cost of professional website design varies greatly and is directly related to the number of pages, images and special features your site will use. Though I cannot say what your cost will be before I know what you would like in your site, I can say my prices are very competitive of other designers of my area. Once I know what you want, I will present you with an estimate of costs. Should you decide to add or remove an element to/from your site, you will be charged only for work I've done.
How quickly I complete a website is directly related to the speed with which I receive information and answers to my questions. Once we have done our initial planning, I can give you a timeline for completion.
Honesty and Integrity
When I am designing your website you can expect to receive honest, straightforward answers to your questions and needs assessment. I will not try to sell you on an idea that I have not seen as a benefit to clients. Some clients feel they need animations on their site. Before I create and charge you for animations, we will discuss their benefits and detractors. If your site will need frequent attention and there is no one in your company to handle it, then you need a maintenance contract. Otherwise you may do better paying an hourly fee for only the small adjustments to your site that may arise.
Look through my site, especially the websites I have designed. If you live in the Temple, Texas (TX), Central Texas area, you will know these business owners and their level of expectations for their company and employees. Go to their websites and view the work I have done, then make your choice to use Meriage Design for your next project. I look forward to working with you and your team whether you are based in the Temple, Texas, Waco, Texas or farther afield.
Marilyn Meriage, Webmaster