Small Business Web Design
Are you a small business owner looking to create a prosperous image on the Internet? Perhaps you built your small business website a few years ago and now it needs a facelift or search engine optimization (SEO) improvements. Accrete Web Solutions can help.
Whether you would like someone to take care of the website maintenance of your small business website after it's launch (or relaunch) or you wish to maintain the site yourself after launch we can accommodate your plan. Each small business web design can be adapted for self maintenance. Inclusion of a content management system, use of dynamic web template (DWT) or Expression® Web includes are all available for those who wish to maintain their own site. We can also develop your website using Wordpress™ if you wish.
Accrete Web Solutions is located in Surrey, BC Canada providing small business web design services to small business owners around the world.
Take a look at what each of our small business web design packages includes below. All of these pages and features are included in our custom small business web design, semi custom web design, premade web design and website redesign packages.
Small Business Web Design Packages
Each of our small business web design packages include:
Consistant website theme throughout the website
A consistant theme (layout and look) of your website makes it easier for your website visitors to learn where everything is on your web pages.
Our custom small business web design package graphics will be provided in web format.
If your intention is to use these graphics elsewhere we will need to know this at time of quotation as a different original file format is required when creating the graphics.
Pages for your website
The number of pages included in your website package will depend on your specific needs.
In addition to the pages required for your website content the following pages will also be included in your small business web design package:
- Contact page
Providing various ways to contact your business adds convenience and credibility to your small business.
- Spam protected email link for those who wish to use their own email program on their computer to correspond with you.
- Email form for those who are using a computer which is not their own or do not have an email program on their computer.
- Phone and fax numbers
- Mailing address
- Shipping address (for suppliers and if it is different than your mailing address)
- Custom 404 error page
A custom 404 error page is used for when someone types an incorrect web page address themselves or clicks a link elsewhere which is formatted incorrectly pointing to your website. The visitor is taken to a page formatted to match the theme of your website with a note there has been an error and some help for them to find what it was they came to see. Without a 404 custom error page the visitor would see your web host's stock 404 error page, be confused and most likely just leave.
- HTML site map
Not to be confused with an XML Sitemap, an HTML site map is an HTML web page which acts as a directory to all the pages on your website. The main section pages at least if your website is very large. An HTML site map is readable by all search engine bots and humans, unlike a XML Sitemap, therefore both can use this page to find the pages on your website.
- About Us page
Your visitors and/or customers are going to want to know who is behind this website. This page describes how your experience and expertise will benefit the customer.
- Policies page
The policies page (or pages) describe your company policies regarding:
- What information you collect about visitors and how you use it and protect it.
- Your terms of service and/or use of the website.
- Payment policies.
- Shipping policies.
- Return policies.
- Contact page
An external stylesheet provides for quick and easy website maintenance, updates and changes to the theme.
Search engine friendly construction
How your website is constructed in the background plays an important part of your site being found in the search engines. We include more than the basics in our search engine friendly construction.
- Constructed to get the search engine bots to your web page content immediately.
- No layout tables for the search engine bots (and browsers) to sort through before getting to your web page content which improves the download speed of your pages. One of many ranking factors.
- Search engine friendly urls (web addresses).
- .htaccess file for websites on Apache servers complete with permanent redirects (instructions for the search engine bots) to eliminate duplicate content plus send the search engine bots and visitors to the location of any pages renamed or removed when a redesign is done.
- Robots.txt file with instructions for the polite search engine bots (not all are polite) of which folders you wish them to stay out of.
- Optimized images, both decorative and your content images, for improved download speed and rendering.
Basic website accessibility
Don't worry, search engine optimization, usability and accessibility are all related and what we include for one improves the other two.
All of these pages and features are included in the type of small business web design you choose from below. Extra features such as site search, newsletter signup, ecommerce, etc. can also be included. Just mention the extra features you require in your quote request.
Custom Small Business Web Design
A custom small business web design is unique to your business. This is the most memoriable way to go when building your online presence. Being unique helps you stand out from the rest of the crowd.
The colour scheme and graphics required for your small business website will be created just for you.
The cost of your custom website will be based on which features you wish to have included in the website and how many pages you would like us to create for you..
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Semi Custom Small Business Web Design
A semi custom small business web design would the case where you have a website template picked out from somewhere else and need a few tweaks to make it your own.
Note: For graphics to be edited we need the original files the graphics were created with, not the web ready files included in your website already. Also you would have to have proper ownership of the website design that permits you to edit the theme without going back to the original designer.
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Don't forget to include your list of changes required and the web address of the theme/template you wish to have customized in the comments section.
Premade Small Business Web Design
Sometimes budget does not allow for a custom small business web design. We can help you find a suitable premade web design template to incorporate into your website.
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We will be glad to help you find a premade website template to suit your budget. Please note your budget in the comments box.
Does your small business website need a facelift? Or redesign? Maybe it just needs some search engine optimization (SEO) lovingly touchups to get you ranking in the search results? What ever the case maybe Accrete Web Solutions can help. We will take a look at your existing small business website design and advise whether it needs a total redesign, rearrangement of elements, additional elements, some on-site search engine optimization work or reworking of what you have.
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Include why you think you may need a website redesign in the comments section. Not converting visitors? Not being found in the search results? Tired of the current web design and want to renew your branding?
Self Maintained Small Business Website
For you to self maintain your small business website some extra work will be required. The cost of this extra work will depend on the method used.
Content Management System
A content management system can be included in your small business web design. This would provide you with what is called an HTML online editor. It looks like a wordprocessor and you edit the pages via the web which means you need an internet connection to edit the pages..
Microsoft® Expression® Web Includes
Those familiar with FrontPage® will remember these. For those new to Expression® Web, Microsoft® Expression® Web includes are separate files with the typical parts of your web pages coding in them. Through Microsoft® specific technology the pages are assembled on your computer thus making it possible to create or change portions of your web pages and then view the changes on your own computer before uploading to your website without updating each page manually.
Wordpress™ is a popular blogging software. It can also be used to create and maintain your small business website. Like a content management system, you will need an online connection to edit your web pages.