Why do you want to be on the internet ?
To bring in new customers
Everything else about your web page should be there to serve
So what is important in a site design?
|Answers:||Being found by the search engines||This can govern site design & layout|
|Speed of loading||Don't keep them waiting!|
|Ease of navigation||Make it easy to find everything on the site|
|Getting the customer to email you||An email reply form is ideal|
|Fitting your budget||We design to suit your budget|
Even if you do not own a computer we can give you a presence on the Internet with our email-to-fax service. Have a look at our pages advertising Aussie Businesses. An ad on this page will cost you just $90 to set up and $20 per year. This includes a personalised email reply form the results of which are faxed to you at a charge of $2 for each reply.
A typical page priced at $330 ($US160) includes page layout & design, scanning of a couple of graphics, an email-reply form and registration with ten of the major search engines. Click here to see a list of our page designs and their cost to produce.
The number of people using the Web is growing at a mind-boggling pace, in practice this means that it will get slower and slower as more people join. It is vitally important that your page loads quickly. You have wasted your money if your potential customer, who has gone to the trouble of locating you, gets bored waiting for all the graphics to arrive. They will, and they do, click the STOP button if a page takes too long to arrive! Look at it this way: will you wait for ages on a phone for someone to answer? Or do you get bored, hang up and look elsewhere?
So your first page should arrive fast. If you want to show detail put it on another page and warn the customer that they may have to wait a little while, people will do that if they are given a choice. Avoid flashy introductory screens. All graphics need to be optimised for maximum speed.
It should be easy for visitors to your site to hop from one page to another. In particular it should be easy for them to find your contact numbers and your email reply form. All your navigation links should be repeated in text format (see below) for the benefit of the sight-impaired and those who have turned off graphics for faster surfing. Users of mobiles and palmtops, with low resolution screens, will increasingly be logging onto the net - they won't be able to see flashy graphics-based navigation menus.
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For some reason people love to fill-in forms! Especially if you make a free offer, special discount or prize available to those who respond. Forms help to ensure you get all the information you need, so you can respond effectively.
You can assist us by giving some thought to what words, others would use, if they were looking for your page. Keep in mind that different countries use different words. For example, Americans go on "vacations", whereas we go on "holidays"
(then e-mail any one of them to find out if they were delighted with our service)