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?

SEO & SEM - Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing Services

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

Local area targeted Services are available for Local Business too.

Most recent artcle

  • Wordpress and security

    It’s not a secret. A secure website is vital for protecting the website that represents your business. You also need to protect against hackers trying to take over your site to use for their own personal gain. Sometimes hackers show no signs of "dammage" to the look or useability of your site, but will use your site to carry out malicious operations without you even knowing it.
    Your Password Matters
    It is worth understanding the importance of secure passwords. Believe it or not, hackers do have a way of guessing your password, so if your password is complex, it will be much harder to guess. Make sure your password is strong. The best part about this is that it’s so easy to make a change. Reset all of your passwords to something secure as soon as possible.

    Wordpress

    The popularity of Wordpress, does pose its own security issue. Hackers want to get past security and they will usually work on an avenue that will get them the most results for thier effort. Just like viruses are most common for PCs beacuse most users are on PCs. The volume of users and installs make WordPress a larger target of hackers. Wordpress will address threats in a timely manner, but it may be a better option to have a website that is the object of less attacks. Wordpress is also a platform that typically ends up with a lot of third party plugins and extensions. These are all avenues hackers can use to exploit your Wordpress site. My rule of thumb is, unless there is some reason to be on the Hackers "Radar" with Wordpress, don't. As a professional web developer, I prefer to use another CMS unless the client requires Wordpress or the budget restricts us.

    CMS systems

    Both Joomla and Drupal are CMS systems that have functionality beyond Wordpress.They were developed as a content management system not as just a blogging platform. Drupal is geared more toward a professional developer rather than the general consumer looking for blog functionality. Drupal takes security extremely seriously, and release patches and upgrades when security issues come to light.

    Drupal will likley require a knowledgeable programmer to develop the site and overall configuration, including login credentials and security permissions. The great benefit here is that a good developer can taylor a Drupal site to be more user friendly for the client that even Wordpress. The reason is that the developer has a greater level of control over the way the site interacts with its users and even the client admins. This control can extend to security.

    Drupal installations will often have extesion Modules similar to Wordpress, but the difference is that the standards for Drupal modules requires developers to have strict compliance standards for their programming.

    Tired of getting hacked or getting warnings from Wordpress that hacking attempts are being detected on your site? Drupal my be right for you.
    We can even migrate your Wordpress site to another CMS such as Drupal.