Please email Working Dogs and tell us about your web site needs. We'll send you our Standard Client Questionnaire to help you identify your web site goals and expectations, and will help me to create a site design and management program that fulfills those goals and meets your bottom line.
The standard questionnaire will help to identify those features that you must have and those that you would like to have, and help you to determine your web site development budget. Some clients prefer to build their sites in phases (for example, site design first, then preliminary content outline, followed by photo enhancements, with additional informational content over time). Your business goals and mission will ultimately determine your web site design requirements, production schedule, and investment.
We try to keep things as simple as possible to keep time expenditures and your costs as low as possible. We provide professional web site development consultation and design services for which we bill an hourly rate, with a one hour minimum. Estimated site development fees are payable in advance, with final amounts or costs for additional work billed and payable prior to release of your site pages for publication on the web. You may pay with a personal check or with your Master, Visa, Discover or American Express Card as well as Paypal.
Yes, Working Dogs Design provides site management and maintenance services on retainer for sites designed and published by us. We also assume site management services for existing sites that we may not have designed. We would be happy to discuss your unique site maintenance needs with you.
We are not able to provide instruction in HTML, Internet basics, or related software. However we can provide you with a site you can easily maintain yourself using nothing more than your browser and the software we install on the site.
Well, you will have to design your graphics using a graphic editor on your PC, however we can provide you with the software to edit the pages online for a small setup fee. Also our Standard Web Hosting Plans all come with a built in editor you can use to design your site with.
Unfortunately, "decide as you go" is a very expensive way to construct a web site. We always recommend that clients first take the time to complete the Standard Questionnaire and detail their expectations for their site design elements and informational content before proceeding with site development.
Changes and additions can always be made to the site as work progresses, but having defined goals and a development plan in place before beginning work on your site is a valuable time- and cost-saving tool.
Your detailed answers on the Standard Questionnaire will greatly assist us in planning your site development. Decide what you want on your web site before beginning the design work. This may include design elements (font, navigation buttons, artwork, backgrounds, images, colors, etc.) and content (text, tables, data charts, interactive features such as guestbook, chat room, automatic form submission, etc.). Make the time to carefully proofread and edit your web site during scheduled draft reviews. Consolidate your work requests to keep phone calls and emails to a minimum. Provide publication-ready text and photos. Communicate immediately any questions or concerns about the design or structural development of your site.
In all actuality, if you are looking for a low cost solution, we can provide it for much less than $50 a page if you want to use our free portal software which drives our Community Center and our DogBits Webhosting Service. For a one-time $30 installation fee you can have a site that you can easily maintain yourself.
However, If you want a professionally designed site The Working Dogs Team provides professional services billed at an hourly rate. We don't compete with unskilled, unprofessional hobbyists who have put together their first web site from a box and then decide to offer "canned" web sites to the public -- sites that look just like thousands of other sites. We design and publish distinctive, one-of-a-kind web sites that are recognized by their originality and unique look and feel. Samish River Kennels, National Narcotic Detector Dog Association, and Eclectic Translations are a few examples of our showcase web sites.
We encourage everyone to consult with a variety of web design professionals before deciding on a web site design service. At the minimum, request (1) a portfolio of their published site development work, (2) client recommendations and (3) a resume of their professional business development and multimedia experience and skills before making your decision. When it comes to your web site design, marketing, and management, you will have a much more successful impact on your target audience with skilled, professional work that promotes you and your business with style, class, and imaginative expertise.
The Working Dogs Design Team has over 60 years combined professional experience in professional marketing communications, including business development, promotion, and public relations; print media, including book, CD-ROM, newsletter, brochure, display ad and script authorship; multimedia copywriting; technical writing; editing; layout and design; advertising; television and radio broadcast; computer based training; online tutorial development and production; and graphic design; sales and marketing automation, database design, cgi and perl, php, e-commerce, and much more.
We have been professionally designing web sites since the "early days" of the Web, in 1994 and then in 1996 designed and launched Working Dogs Cyberzine, the Internet's first online magazine devoted to sporting and working breeds. Our client list now includes Fortune 500 Corporations such as AT&T, Microsoft, TRW, NNDDA, This is America, and McAlvany Gold Investments, as well as -- our personal preference -- independent small businesses and kennels needing new business development assistance and promotional identity building from the ground up.
The successful virtual business presence is unique, professional and polished. It becomes your portal to a global marketplace. Effective marketing and promotion of your business on the Internet demands the professional skills and expertise that Working Dogs Design can bring to your team effort. Please contact Working Dogs Design for all your Internet marketing and business development solutions.