Website Design

Making Satisfied Customers

At TOD we are Creating Great Websites & Making Satisfied Customers. We are not designing websites just based on pretty pictures and bright colors. There is a method to creating websites that involves a knowledge brought about by years of development experience. Your site could provide customer support, sell a product or service, capture visitor information, manage memberships. Documents, files, and so much more. We look forward to putting our knowledge and experience to work for you

Your website is the face of your business!

You’ve spent hard earned money on equipment, office space, employees. Don't launch a website design that squanders the precious seconds you have to make a first impression.

Website Design Goals

  • Are visitors comforted by intuitive navigation?
  • Is the website design interactive and interesting enough to hold a visitors attention?
  • Is the content rich enough to add value to your brand?
  • Is the layout responsive enough to be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones?
  • Is your site structured in a framework that performs well when indexed by search engines and social media so you get found?

Getting Started!

When defining your project, it is best not to become tied up in technology. This means that you need only know what goals your website needs to achieve, and communicate this to a development team. Technology statements such as "I need an e-commerce store, so I need to hire someone who knows Java Script.". are actually sometimes used by prospective clients and are really not necessarily accurate. Determining what technologies should be used is best left to a professional developer. At TOD we have the experience and knowledge to employ the best technologies to achieve your websites goals., We look forward to hearing about what goals your site needs to meet. Prepare yourself by thinking in terms of what you want your site to do by creating user stories. More about user stories | More about Website Goals

Hosting & Domain Names too!

Hosting - More than just Web design - There are ads on TV that tell you all sorts of things. But they don't mention basic things your web developer will need to consider regarding hosting your website. What operating system will the server use? How reliable are the servers? And the mail servers? Is their package a good value? A good web developer in addition to being an expert in website design, has real experience running on different hosts and server environments and KNOWS where to go of the best hosting based on the needs of the website they're building for you. I have even seen clients purchase hosting contracts that are unable to run applications used in their website.  The Developer can be left in a situation where additional time and money is billed trying a workaround or making changes to the hosting environment. - See our Hosting Packages

E-commerce

E-commerce used to be complex and costly. Websites designed with Web stores were either custom built or were run by cart software with hard to understand controls. Today with CMS platforms like Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, and more, the process is much more streamlined and many clients can run their own stores with a minimal learning curve. Fact is, many people these days want to sell online and TOD has platforms and even strategies that can make all the difference in your online success. We have detailed answers to all of your questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions: How will you get paid? How will you deliver? How does sales tax work? How to track inventory? How to make your site secure?

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Get Your Business Found by Searchers on Google Yahoo and Bing.

Local area targeted Services are available for Local Business too.

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  • Archive your emails - Free up space on your hosting account

    If you have a full or almost full mailbox, or are using up too much of your hosting space storing old emails, here is a way to get those old emails off of the web hosting server and onto you local machine where they can be stored safely for as long as you like.
    This is pretty easy, as you are just making a local folder that your mail program will access, and then just dragging all of the old emails into that folder. This process varies depending on the "fetcher" or program you use to access your email.
    Below are instructions for Outlook, Mac Mail, and Thunderbird. We highly recommend Thunderbird as a mail fetcher as it works on all operating systems and is free and open source by Mozilla, the folks that bring you Firefox.

    Outlook

    Creating a Local Folder

    1. Open Microsoft Outlook to access your email account.
    2. Select Home >>> New Items >>> More Items >>> Outlook Data File.
    3. Select Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst) and select OK.
    4. Type in a name for your Local Folder and hit OK.

    Type in a descriptive name for your Local Folder. This is the name that will appear in your Outlook screen. Select OK. Note: This step gives you the option of entering a password for the Local Folder. This is not recommended since there is almost no way to retrieve the password if you forget it.

    Your Local Folder should now appear in the side of your Outlook window.

    Backing up your Email

    1. Select File >>> Open >>> Import.
    2. From the Import and Export Wizard window select Export to a File and hit Next.
    3. From the Export to a File window select Personal File Folder (.pst) and hit Next.
    4. From the Export Personal Files window select your email account from the listed items. Make sure Include Subfolders is checked. This will transfer all of your Email folders and not only your inbox. Once this is done hit Next.
    5. From the Export Personal FIles window choose a location to save your Local Folder (whatever location works for you). Also, check Replace Duplicates with Items Exported to make sure that you have the most up-to-date emails.

    Mac Mail

    Next you will create local folders on your computer within Mac Mail. To do this go to the bottom right corner of the column labeled "Mailboxes" on the left side of the main Mail window. There will be a plus sign there.

    1. Click on the plus sign. You will be given three options, New Mailbox..., New Smart Mailbox... and Add RSS Feeds...
    2. Select "New Mailbox" from the list. Under the Location drop down menu, select "On My Mac." Then give the folder a title that will help you remember what you have put in the folder.
    3. You can create multiple folders if you choose to, by repeating one through three above.

    Optional - If you would like to create sub-folders when you reach the Location drop down menu described in step three, simply select one of the folders located below the "On My Mac" option and you will be able to create a sub-folder within that folder. Just remember that a main folder with subfolders in it can not also hold emails. Once you have created a folder with subfolders the main folder can no longer contain emails. The subfolders that you place within the parent folder then contain the emails.

    When you have created the necessary folder(s) in the "On My Mac" section of your Mac Mail program. Open your email account that contains the messages you would like to move. Select all the messages and drag and drop them into the folders you created under the "On My Mac" section . This will remove them from the server and save them permanently on your computer for you to look at when you need to.


    Thunderbird

    1. Right click on “Local Folders” on the left in the Thunderbird folders pane. Then choose “New Folder”.
    2. Give it a name — I called mine “Archive”. It should be a subfolder of “Local Folders” already, but if it isn’t, be sure to select that option.
    3. Press Create Folder

    You will now see a folder called “Archive” (or whatever you named it) under “Local Folders” in the left sidebar.

    Now it’s time to move your emails to the local archive folder.

    1. Under your IMAP email account in the sidebar, find the folder you wish to archive emails from.
    2. Select all the messages you wish to archive and drag them to your folder under “Local Folders”. For example, I usually drag over all messages over 1 year old from each of my IMAP mail folders.