Custom website design

custom website design

WEBSITE DESIGN {$1500+ USD}

Little Blue Deer now offers a solid WordPress website design package. For more information, see below and please check our current waitlist before proceeding:
$750 deposit, payable here:



WHAT WILL MY SITE INCLUDE?

  • Now offering e-commerce sites!
  • Most importantly unique, custom graphics, our trademark!
  • Site header
  • Matching background
  • Custom navigation bar
  • Custom navigation menu dropdown
  • Matching search box
  • Matching social media icons
  • Favicon
  • Custom-designed homepage
  • Homepage slider
  • Custom 3-column footer
  • Up to 5 static pages
  • Gallery installation
  • Gallery customization
  • WordPress and Genesis framework installation
  • Contact page setup with contact form
  • Terms or FAQ page setup
  • Custom fonts
  • Button and font color matching
  • Incorporate blog into site +$100

HOW IT WORKS:

1.  Upon receipt of your deposit, we will assign you a spot on our wait list.  Please view current wait time before completing deposit.It generally takes 1 to 2 months to complete a site design.
2.  Set up your domain registration (the address, eg. www.littlebluedeer.com) where your site will live, if you do not already own a domain, and hosting (hosting is the service that provides the space on the World Wide Web for your site to live).  You need both a domain and hosting. GoDaddy and Bluehost are our recommended domain and hosting providers.  Does it sound like we are speaking Greek?  No problem, we are happy to assist with both of these for no additional cost.
3.  If you already have a live website, we can generally work with most existing site hosts. For live websites, we will build and work from a hidden development site and will be hidden from search engines while we work.  When the development site is complete, it will be pointed to your existing site, replacing the existing site with the new one.  This means minimal disruption to your existing website.
3.  Fill out our site design inspiration form.  This will give us all of the information that we will need to begin work on your site.  You may also email us any additional thoughts or files.
4. You may expect a link to your live development site at the end of your assigned week.  These times are approximate, we do not guarantee them, but this is generally our timetable.  Then we will work together, communicating via email, to tweak and adjust your site to your specifications.  Remember, the more clear and concise you are up front about what you are looking for, the more likely that the initial site will meet your expectations!
5.  Once we are settled on the final site design and content , we will publish the site to your domain and you can tell all of your friends, furbabies, competitors, etc. because it will be live!  We do reserve the right to charge a progress payment if your site takes longer than 1 to 2 months  to complete.  This payment will only be requested if the delay is on your end, which we completely understand, you’ve got a lot going on!  This is not in addition to the design fee, it will just be a fraction of your final payment, generally 1/4.
6.  At that point you will be invoiced for the final payment.
7.  Keep in mind that we are designers. Our site updates are generally limited to graphic design.  If you wish for this other types of maintenance service, we will gladly include maintenance referrals.  We will be happy to provide a zip file of your custom graphics free of charge.
8.  Want to extend your brand?  We offer social media graphic design, business cards, logo design and more just ask!.

custom website design questions

what is not included:

-Email setup (you should set up any email with your domain registrar)
-SEO services.  We will install the SEO by Yoast plugin, but do not provide any support, you will need to fill in meta content and additional information, if desired.  and the WordPress theme that we use is search engine optimized, however, we do not offer any additional SEO services and do not guarantee Google or Bing page ranking.
-Custom mobile theme.  We will install an out of the box WP Touch mobile plugin e or if you would like a full custom mobile theme we will provide references for mobile programmers.
-Photoshop services (Need a photo adjustment?  This is available for an additional per photo charge.  This includes placing 2 portrait-oriented photos onto a single slide in a slideshow)
-Technical support.  You will be provided with the contact information of your site host if you experience any technical disruptions to your website.  Additionally, we are not available to add or update plugins or change other functionality once your site is complete.  We will store your graphic files free of charge.  If you want future WordPress support, plugin installation and other types of site maintenance, we are happy to provide a list of preferred referrals.  For a small fee they will install and update plugins, provide technical support and code updates among other services.
-Phone calls:  we do not accept phone calls at any time.  All conversation is limited to email.  We do not Skype or chat.  We are readily available via email Monday through Friday, EST and are closed most American holidays.
-Logo design.  A website header, though custom-designed to fit you and your unique brand, is NOT a stand-alone logo.  If you wish for a stand-alone logo with fully-scalable files and the rights to use all files, you will need to purchase our logo design package separately here.

other considerations:

-Blog integration:  we will incorporate a blog into your website for an additional fee of $100.  The blog will appear at www.yourURL.com/blog.  This does NOT include Blogger to WordPress transfer, new blogs only.  We do not offer this service but are happy to offer a referral to Blogger to WordPress transfer services.
-Up to 5 static pages set up:  We will upload and install your content (eg. About page, Services, Press page, and any photos or informational content you wish to include).  We will provide you with access to our Dropbox account so that you may upload photos for your site directly from your desktop.  Additional page setup will incur additional fees, dependent on content.  A page is considered to be text and/or photography, provided by the client. If you wish for additional graphics or a more sophisticated or intensive page layout, additional fees will be incurred.  This includes e-design questionnaires, which will incur an additional expense.  This will be discussed beforehand, rest assured we will never surprise you with a bill for extras at the end of the project.
-Installation of WordPress plus Genesis framework and customized child theme (a $59 value).  We just need your site host information, we do not charge extra to install WordPress and Genesis on your site.
-You can expect a link to your development site by the end of your assigned week, and have your site installed thereafter, dependent upon revisions.  These times are approximate; we do not guarantee them, but your site is as important to us as it is to you, and we try to work as quickly as we can.   Many times clients start a site, and then disappear.  That is totally okay by us, and it’s why we charge a deposit, we know that you are busy and that things come up in life!  Just keep in mind that if you are not readily available during the allotted design period (usually 1 to 2 months for site design), you will be placed at the bottom of our queue when you are ready to begin work on your site again.  Your deposit will expire at the end of 365 days so if you wish to start again after that period, we will require a new deposit to continue working on your site.

*We reserve the right to charge for excessive revisions.  We require a 50% deposit to start work on your site.  This deposit is non-refundable, it takes lots of time to create the initial development site, hence the deposit.  The remaining balance may be paid after the site is installed.

more about little blue deer:

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CUSTOM WEBSITE DESIGN SERVICES?  WITH OUR UNIQUE APPROACH TO GRAPHIC DESIGN, YOU WILL GET AN ORIGINAL WEBSITE, BLOG OR LOGO DESIGN (OR ALL THREE, WE LOVE A BIG PROJECT!) THAT IS BRANDED COMPLETELY TO YOU.  BE IT BUSINESS OR PERSONAL, WE CAN HELP YOU CONVEY YOUR STYLE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD IN A WAY THAT WILL HAVE A STRONG IMPACT.  WE BUILD BLOGS AND WEBSITES USING WORDPRESS, THE MOST POPULAR CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN THE WORLD.  WE ALSO CREATE BLOG DESIGNS FOR BLOGGER, AND WE OFFER CHIC AND SOPHISTICATED LOGO DESIGN AS WELL, EITHER STANDALONE OR COMBINED WITH BLOG OR WEBSITE DESIGN.  WE SPECIALIZE IN CREATING WEBSITES, BLOGS AND LOGOS FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS, BUT WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP ANY CLIENT WHO WANTS A CHIC AND UNIQUE WEB PRESENCE.  OUR SERVICES ARE AFFORDABLE, WE CAN PROMISE A LOT OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK, AND WE OFFER ATTENTIVE, PERSONALIZED INTERACTION AT A REASONABLE COST.  OUR TURN-KEY WEBSITE DESIGNS START AT $1500.  TAKE A LOOK AT OUR COMPETITION, WE ARE LIKE THE CENTURY 21 OF GRAPHIC DESIGN!  PLEASE BROWSE OUR DESIGN PORTFOLIO TO GET AN IDEA OF THE CUSTOM WEBSITE AND BLOG DESIGN PACKAGES THAT WE OFFER.  OUR DESIGNS ARE TURN-KEY, AND WE STRIVE TO MAKE THE WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE EASY AND PLEASANT FOR OUR CLIENTS.  OUR COMBINED YEARS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE AND ATTENTION TO DESIGN AND STYLE TRENDS ARE AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF OUR DESIGN PACKAGES AS WELL.  A RECENT CLIENT STATED “IT’S EVIDENT THAT YOU GIVE INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION TO EVERY WEBSITE THAT YOU DESIGN, BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT, AND BRANDED TO THAT CLIENT.  BECAUSE WE COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL, WE SERVE CLIENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD, FROM ATLANTA TO AUSTRALIA.  BUT WE ARE QUICK TO RESPOND AND WILL MAKE THE ENTIRE PROCESS EASY AND FUN FOR YOU!