Why a custom built site?
It is easier to repurpose existing themes like many website designers do. Then why not just opt for that option?
Well though it certainly can be done to save some money. And there is no harm in it. But there are times when you need your site to be designed after in-depth analysis and research. You want something very unique.
It certainly helps you outshine your competitors. Helps businesses become more profitable. It is unique and enhances your brand value. It aligns with your business goals. Need we say more?
Custom Website Design Process
The steps involved in the custom website design process from start to finish can be seen in the infographic below:
Understanding Your Needs
A uniquely designed website is one which is tailored around your needs. Therefore, to start with the designing process we send you a questionnaire to understand your objectives behind the website first. What is it that you wish to accomplish by using the site? How do you want to portray your Corporate Branding & Messaging.
We also strive to understand what your target markets are. When we understand your target audience we will be able to create a website that would appeal to that segment. This step helps us decide the colors, font, type of styling to use and much more.
This step involves Wireframing & UX Design. A tailormade website involves creating a Wireframe first. Wireframing is basically a skeletal framework of how elements would be placed on the web page. It is creating a layout without the design elements. It is done to improve user experience, keeping user intent & best practices in mind.
The website design & graphical elements are then created using the wireframe. The designs are usually done in Photoshop first. At this stage, the design is only a graphical image for the purpose of easy modification and changes. You get a chance here to work with us in improving or modifying the design.
Building the site
With the design finalized, we quickly convert them into an actual website. This step involves writing lots of code including HTML, CSS3, JQuery, some PHP, and a little bit of MySQL. There could be different designs for different sections, like the custom landing page design, blog design, headers, footers, sidebars and more. So all those sections need to be coded individually. Our focus is on Growth-Driven Design.
A hand coded website involves more work & time than it takes to customize a ready template. As the theme needs to be coded from scratch.
Once all the site is coded, we provide you a temporary URL. You can visit this URL to view the customized website we have designed for you. A final check on all pages, content, spellings, interlinking between pages are done. We also ensure the site is Responsive and mobile friendly, by checking to ensure the site renders perfectly on all devices, including mobile and handheld devices.
Once everything is checked, it is finally time to launch the site. Remember, that this marks the completion of the website part and the start of the website maintenance & marketing phase. It is now time to let everyone know about it.
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You Run A Successful Business – Shouldn’t Your Website Be Reflective Of That?
Most businesses fail to take advantage of the opportunities that a tailored website can bring their way. That is why many businesses still operate without a website. And if they have one, it is not fine-tuned to their needs. Don’t make that mistake. A website that is built specifically for you not only enhances your brand image but also builds trust and authority in the eyes of your customer. Which can directly translate to customer loyalty and more business!
And competitors start looking up to you. Because you are leading the way now. Get a handcrafted site today!
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Custom Website Design Cost
A customized site doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. But you don’t want to look at the cost only as the determining factor whether you are going for it or not. Rather I would look at it as an indispensable investment that would give many times the returns on your investment in the times to come.
In this digital age when all your customers are looking for products and services online, can you really afford to just run a brick and mortar store alone? Investing in a website built around your business is the best investment you can make.
Remember all your marketing efforts & SEO efforts will rely on how well your website has been designed. So cost shouldn’t be the only determining factor here.
Read our article here: How Much Should You Pay For a Website?
Custom Website Design Pricing
Our custom website package includes a fully hand coded, custom built website from scratch. It includes everything that you need in a standard website, including hosting & full maintenance for one year. It is SEO optimized. And it is 100% fully Responsive (mobile friendly), meaning it displays perfectly on any device, including mobiles & smartphones.
A mobile optimized site is absolutely necessary for any business today. In fact, it is indispensable for a new website looking to get more clients using SEO and digital marketing.
This package is inclusive of Hosting & Maintenance for 1 full year. We host on our fast dedicated cloud-based server to make sure your website is blazing fast. And not to mention that your site is fully managed by us. Any issues and we handle it for you. This should give you enough peace of mind to concentrate on running your own business!
We Include a CMS With Every Website We Build
Our customized site package includes a website built on the popular CMS out there. Therefore, your website is intuitive and user-friendly right out of the box. So you can continue to expand the site and add content on your own if needed. Though that won’t really be necessary as we handle all website maintenance and upkeep for you. The blog is also easy to manage. It is important because it is an indispensable tool in content creation and marketing. It is absolutely vital in your endeavor to market the site and get more customers. That is why we build your site with the best software out there.
Custom Built Site Vs Website Templates
Wondering what is the difference between a custom built & a template based site? The former runs a custom coded theme built specifically around your business. And the later runs a preexisting theme that is populated with your business information according to the existing layout & design.
It simply means that with a custom built site, the theme that controls the look, layout, design & graphics of the site is built specifically around your needs & objectives. It is tailor made as per the requirements of your business.
A preexisting theme, on the other hand, is already designed keeping the generic requirements of a business in mind. The theme is out there in the market place and will be used to build other sites too. Your website information including your products and services will be updated on the website as per the existing layout & design. So there is less flexibility. It is often cheaper to build with pre-existing themes. It also involves less time and cost less.
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Hand Coded For A Great User Experience
Our hand crafted themes are indeed affordable. And in return you get a world class website, not only in terms of looks, but also because of the standard compliant code that we write. We take care to provide a great user experience by adhering to the principles of good UI/UX design. We ensure that the it is fully Responsive and that it passes Google’s mobile friendly test.
A great user experience will make your customers keep coming back for more!