WEBSITE DESIGN SERVICES
RESPONSIVE WEBSITE DESIGN USING WORDPRESS
For the past 14 years AQ Marketing has been providing responsive website design services for small businesses. Your website should be the hub for all your marketing activity, the face of your company, and a place to engage your existing customers while attracting potential new ones. A good website is more than just an online brochure, it’s focused on your customers’ needs, answering their questions, and explaining the benefits (not just the features) of your company’s offerings.
AQ Marketing will design and develop a website that reflects your company brand and is responsive to your customers, whether they browse on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone. AQ Marketing creates modern, beautiful, and effective website designs that will wow your customers with a modern design that is easy to navigate, and gives you the ability to maintain and update content as you see fit. We develop most of our websites using WordPress, the most popular content management system (CMS) today.
Our use of site templates and plugins make the site easier to upgrades in the future, keep secure from any vulnerabilities, and make the site easier to maintain. If needed, hosting on AQ Marketing’s private, secure, and powerful servers is available and ensures that the quality is not sacrificed for automation. Our Website Design and Development Process It’s important that we communicate and collaborate with your through each of the steps in the design and development process.
Step 1: Website Design Consultation
The first step in the website design process is to complete our online website estimate request form. This form will go directly to AQ Marketing. Usually, within 24 hours of receipt of the website estimate request, you will receive a call from Robert Dickey, president of AQ Marketing, Inc. The objective of the call will be to learn more about your website needs and to schedule either a face to face meeting or a second phone call. During this time our goal will be to gather all the information we can so that we can put together a detailed website proposal outlining the services, cost and time-frame.
Step 2: Create Website Design Proposal
Once we fully understand your website design and marketing needs, we will create a written proposal that will outline the project, the services required, cost and the time line to complete the work. We prefer to review the website design service proposal in person, however, in some instances we will email the proposal to you to review.|
Step 3: Review Website Design Proposal
If possible, we would like to review the website proposal in person with you. If the timing or location does not permit that, we recommend reviewing the proposal over the phone. Designing a website requires a lot of time on your part and on ours and it is imperative that we both fully understand and agree on the project and proposal.
Step 4: Mutual Agreement
Once the proposal is agreed upon, both parties will sign and maintain a copy of the website agreement. At that time a website deposit will be required as outlined in the website proposal.
Step 5: Website Design Process Begins
The creative design process involves designing the concept or theme for the website. This includes creating the color palette, design layout, page structure and navigation. AQ Marketing will design a home page and in some cases an interior or secondary page for the client to review. The website design will be a Responsive Web Design (RWD) which means the website will be viewed properly on every device and every screen size, no matter how large or small, mobile or desktop. The website design process usually takes 2 to 4 weeks from concept to final design approval. Please note, once the design is confirmed and development begins, any design changes may incur additional charges.
Step 6: Website Page Development & Site Content
The website development process involves transforming the website design into a functioning html website. This includes building all of the individual website pages and adding all of the specific content, pictures, forms, testimonials and links. The website will be built using WordPress an open source website content management system (or CMS) that started in 2003 and has since grown to be the largest website solution in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. 74.6 Million Sites Depend on WordPress. 29,000 WordPress Plugins and Growing Daily. The Web Development usually takes 6 to 12 weeks, from the design confirmation date, to complete depending on our workload and efficient communication between AQM and the Client.
Step 7: Search Engine Optimization
During and continuing through the web development process AQ Marketing will optimize each page of the website making them search engine friendly, which will help establish a favorable position on Google and many other search engines. Our search engine optimization services focus on Natural or Organic listings which are free listings. The organic rankings are determined by how well your website is built. Optimizing your website will provide you with the best opportunity for your website to produce a return on investment now and in the future.
Step 8: Meeting to Review and Finalize Website
AQ Marketing will schedule an in person or phone meeting to review your new website. A task list will be created and completed and the launch date will be scheduled.
Step 9: Final Page Edits
AQ Marketing will make any final edits to the website
Step 10: Website Launch
Upon completion of the website and final review from the Client, AQ Marketing will launch the website thus making it live on the internet. AQ Marketing will work with you to setup, register or transfer your domain name and email service as needed.