Creating your website doesn't have to be a complicated, nerve-jangling process. We will help make it a pleasant and rewarding experience for you.
web design As a professional, you realize that your website is another extension of your image-- no different than your corporate brochure, business card, or receptionist. Such first impressions will be long remembered.
web design look and feel
All aspects of the way that your website looks and navigates can subtly influence people's perceptions and emotions. The use of colors, fonts, graphics, even empty space are important.
web design Every aspect of design impacts how people will respond to the information that you are presenting. All the design elements (for example, colors, graphics, fonts) combine to create a look and feel that communicates more than just the words on the page. Look and feel can communicate seriousness, playfulness, hipness, conservativeness. Just about any ness you can name. Your web designer should be knowledgeable about these issues.
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what it says
What is the purpose of the website? Is it intended to generate phone calls to your business? On-line orders? Is it an informational site with a database? You must decide what information should be available within the website and what not to include. Do you want your site visitors to return again and again? If so, you must provide ever-changing information, entertainment, or offer a database of information that will draw visitors back to your site.
how it says it
Face it. A large chunk of the hundreds of millions of pages available on the internet were produced by nonprofessionals. For them, details like design, spelling, and grammar are not critical. For you, it is. Your website is a reflection of you..
how well it works
Your website must be logically organized, easy to navigate, even fun. Links should work when you click them. Pages should load quickly. You should know where you are in cyberspace.
Once you have actually built a website, visitors will not suddenly begin browsing your site as if by magic. Too many people naively believe that simply placing web pages on the internet automatically causes people to look at them. There are hundreds of millions of competing pages. You need to provide potential visitors with a way to find you in this cyber-jungle.
There are several primary ways people will find your website:
promotion via other media
For your website to be successful, a promotion strategy is necessary.
It is true that all the popular search engines will eventually find your website and index its pages into its database. But if someone is searching a particular topic and your website comes up number 14,267 out of 19,628 pages, you have a better chance of getting them to find your site by dropping fliers out of airplanes.
There are thousands of search engines available today, though most people use the biggest ones, now numbering about 15. You probably used one to find your way here. It was not by accident that this website rated highly in the search engine you used. Knowing how to make your website's URL (website address) appear high on the list of a search engine takes knowledge and skill. Obviously, we know how this works.
At Innovative Software Design, we are experts in making your website highly rated by search engines. We do this, both by our knowledge of how search engines work as well as intelligent determination of keywording your site to optimize the likelihood of it being found.
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You know 'em. You love 'em: links. These little underlined words that jump you around the web. Sometimes, if your site is good enough, people will voluntarily provide links to it without you having to do anything. Most of us have to get linked the old-fashioned way: solicit them. The good news is that there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of sites that provide long lists of links to sites, often categorizing them to make them useful. Usually you can be added to these lists by simply requesting to be linked. We provide this service along with the search engine submission service.
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Once you have a website, it is imperative that you use it as a calculated part of your overall promotion strategy. Use your URL (your domain name) as part of all your advertising. List it on your business cards.
So, if you think you are ready to build a website, your next step is to find a web designer who can accomplish your goals. You should consider Innovative Software Design.
Visiting some websites can give you a case of motion sickness. Screaming colors, blinking lights, and motion on the screen are not why people visit websites. Did you ever notice how distracting it is to try to read something when there is something moving within your peripheral vision?
At Innovative Software Design, our expertise goes beyond just creating great-looking websites. We have expertise in
psychology and human factors (how people interact with computers), graphics design, and internet technology.
We specialize in information-based sites. If you crave a lot of flashing junk on the screen, you are in the wrong place. We can create eye-catching animations and multimedia, but we encourage you to use them cautiously. The attention span of the average internet user is breathtakingly short. If you make them wait a long time while your multimedia downloads, they will click away, possibly never to return.
At Innovative Software Design we strive to create high-tech razor-sharp graphics and pleasing color schemes, We design navigational structures that make surfing our websites easy and fast. We ensure that your site works under different browsers at different resolutions. We actually make sure your content is spelled correctly. No detail is too small to be overlooked.
Rick E. Berger, Ph.D., President of Innovative Software Design, has been producing state-of-the-art computer software since 1976 (way back before computers were considered personal!). His background in psychology, human factors and computer interfacing have given him special skills in effectively communicating information to both technical and lay audiences. For seven years he produced computer graphics and multimedia for the U.S. Air Force and helped design the first Air Force website in San Antonio, TX.
At Innovative Software Design, we always strive to produce websites that exceed the client's expectations. We have been involved in website production longer than most of our competitors. Experience counts!
located in Strongsville, OH.