Use This Page To Prepare For Your Project
Decide on the name you want to use in order for people to find your website(called a domain name). Our domain name is "affordablewebsites.net". You can check here to see if the name you want to use is available or we can help you select a domain name.
Once you've decided on a name, you can setup an account and register that name, or we'll do it all for you.
After selecting your domain name, you can use our color chart below to select a main color and an accent color you want to use. Again, we can help with this process.
Click Here To View Our Online Color Chart - Go to our online color chart and select your initial 2 colors. If your project uses a lot of white or a minimalist theme, you can skip this item.
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Getting started on the Internet is very similar to started a traditional brick and mortar business. We can help with any or all of these steps.
Get Your Domain Name
The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. This is the name you want to give to your website.
Ideally, your domain name should be:
- Not too long
- Easy to remember
- Easily spelled based on how it sounds
- A .com .net or .org (Google likes these better)
- Something unique
- To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee, for example a .com domain costs $12.45 per year.
Preparing Your Content
We prefer that you send us your content in Ms-word(.doc) format attached to an e-mail message. Decide On The Names Of Each Page - Look through your material and decide the names of each page and the content that will appear on each page. if this is a redesign we will use the names that are currently available.
Make sure each page you need has all content in an acceptable format. If you are using a current word processor, spreadsheet, graphics or presentation program, you should be fine. Make sure content is spell and grammar checked.
Provide us with any company information you want posted (mailing address, business hours, phone, etc.)
- Spell check and format your document as best as you can.
- Prepare an send to us with an attachment of your word document with the proper name of the document in the subject of the message
Here are file formats we currently accept....
Social Media Links
Provide us with the links to any social network accounts (twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc.)
Send any links that you have to outside websites, partnerships, affiliates, etc.
Send your facebook link, if you do not have a facebook account and want one, you can sign up for one here or we'll help you do this.
Send your twitter link, if you do not have a twitter account and want one, you can sign up for one here or we'll help you do this.
Send your LinkedIn link, if you do not have a LinkedIn account and want one, you can sign up for one here or we'll help you do this.
Preparing Your Images
Send Us Any Images (logos, photos, etc.)..If you do not currently have any images, begin your initial search here.
We prefer that you send your images as big as you can in any normal graphics format (.jpg/.jpeg). Make sure they are of the best quality as possible, if they need to be corrected, let us know in advance. The maximum size that can be sent through email is 10gb. If your image is larger than that, let us know and we will instruct on how to send these.
DO NOT USE IMAGES FROM THE INTERNET WITHOUT PERMISSION
If you need images...
We use iStockphoto for our premium images. Their library of photos, illustrations, videos and audio files is over 8-million strong. details here.
Some Free image Sites (you my have to join a mailing list on some, but the images are free)
Stock Photos, Videos and More.
Files downloaded from iStock can be used for advertising, web sites and blogs, presentations, video productions, pod casts and more. details here.
How Much Do The Images Cost?
You Purchase iStock credits with pay-as-you-go credit packs, or through a subscription plan. You can use your credits to download anything on their site. more details here.
For Online Store Projects
- For All Ecommerce Projects Provide (category info, picture of items, shipping charge, price info, description, etc.)
- If You Will Be Using Paypal, Provide (Paypal e-mail address for payment)
- If You Do Not Currently Have A Paypal Account, sign up here.
- If You Are Using Another Payment Gateway (provide gateway name, user name and password for gateway)