Every serious business needs a website and an online presence through search engine rankings. Activate Design specialises in smart, modern, affordable websites for businesses of all sizes. If you are thinking about websites be sure to talk to us before making ANY decision. There are a lot pathways you can take online and many potential pitfalls most business owners simply are not aware of. We see ourselves as ‘the good guys’ in the web-industry verses the evil hordes of web-companies who over-charge and under-deliver to a very uninformed market. We want to help educate you so you can get the most out of a website investment and avoid setting yourself up for an online disaster.
We design smart, clean, functional websites.
Website design requires attention to detail beyond just static graphics. We focus our website designs into two main areas, design form and design function. The design form is the appearance of the site, so when users arrive to a website they get an initial impression. Not only is this impression to be a good one, but we want the user to know the type of business you are, and the industry you are in. We also focus on the function of the design. Where elements sit on the page to provide good page flow and a clean user experience. We want people to find what they are looking for easily and maximize your ‘conversion rate’, which is the rate at which your visitors ‘take-action’ ie. contact you or purchase your products.
In our website design and development process we will work in partnership with you to achieve exactly what you require
within your budget.
STAGE 1 - Initial Meeting
We will chat with you to discuss your website, either in our board room, as a skype meeting, or at your preferred location.
We will discuss design and functionality requirements. In this discussion we will cover with you:
STAGE 2 - Quote
After the initial meeting we will prepare a quote for your website which will be emailed to you with a break down of costings.
On approval of this quote and a 50% deposit received we will proceed with your project.
STAGE 3 - Design
Our designer will prepare a website design for you. This usually consists of a few pages of your site uploaded to a temporary domain for your viewing only. This design will be a demo of your new website appearance, there will be no functionality at this point. Typically, content will be 'placeholder text' and 'placeholder images' indicating the general layout and appearance of your site. Upon approval of the design by you, we will proceed to the development phase of your site. This usually takes a couple of weeks (depending on size of project). During this time it is advised that you provide us with your content text for the pages and any images required.
STAGE 4 - Development
Our website developer will integrate your new design into a content management system (cms), set up the navigation and layout, and populate the site. If required, we will setup a hosting account for you and setup your email accounts. This may require a scheduled date to 'switch over' from your current host to our servers. We will contact you about this to provide a seamless transition.
STAGE 5 - Content loading
We will load the initial content as supplied by you. Then it is time to 'go live' with your new website!
You will be invoiced at this point for the balance of your website. It is advised to schedule a free meeting with us where we will walk you through how to edit your own content. Our CMS is so easy-to-use often this is a fairly brief meeting of around 30 minutes and can even be done over the phone. We can also look after content and future site-changes for you. This will incur small fees charged purely on a time basis.