Thursday, November 24, 2011
Beauty and Well-executed Design comes to our minds in many shapes and forms. The only way to achieve the perfect details of your design, is to keep up your search for perfection. The most important part of finding a Design Solution is to rule out the ugly, leaving us with a fine tuned execution. When I design a logo, practice truly does make perfect. I like to discover as many solutions for a logo as possible, and then single out three options for my client to choose.
Posted by Amparo Del Rio at 6:22 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2011
- WEB-BASED SALES—All about Shopping and getting a shopping cart rolling.
- OFFLINE SALES—Getting people to sign up for a subscription.
- LEAD GENERATING—Offering something free if a visitor submits a name name and e-mail addresse.
- MARKET AWARENESS—Getting people coming to your site to learn about you. Important if you are selling a service like adwebart.com.
- INFORMATIVE OR ENTERTAINING—Oprah.com is a good example, Visitors come to be entertained and get information.
- INFLUENCE OR PERSUASION—Sites designed to influence and teach your visitors.
Posted by Amparo Del Rio at 8:32 AM
When we first meet with clients, they typically want to know how much their site will cost and how soon it will go live. However, answering these questions accurately usually requires going through a thorough planning process based on the following 10 steps:
1: Determine the Purpose of the Site: Is the purpose of your site to sell products or services online, or is it a “brochure site” designed to generate interest in your company and have visitors contact you for more information?
2: Determine Your Audience: Who do you hope to target with your site? “Everyone” is too general. You must define your audience precisely so your site will speak directly to them.
3: Research the Competition: Analyze your competitors’ sites. What works for them? What do you want to do differently? What will make your site stand out?
4: Brainstorm: List the types of content you want on your site—jot down anything that comes to mind.
5: Determine What Dynamic Site Features You Want What can be animated?:What can be made interactive? Does your site require online estimating, a shopping cart, an interactive calendar, blogs, a photo gallery, newsletter signup, a portfolio, contact forms?
6. Develop a Site Map: Create a “site map” by taking all the content and features from your lists (steps #4 & #5) and organize them into a flow chart, outline, or spread sheet indicating what content and features will be on each page and what sub-pages will branch off each main page.
7. Provide Some Direction for Design of Site: If you already have a brand identity, provide this information to us. You can also provide feedback on sites you like and don’t like. The more information we have, the better we can create the perfect site for you—often at a lower cost.
8: Anticipate Content Changes: If you anticipate making changes to site content regularly, all you need to do is make a call and we will make the changes within 24 hours.
9. Develop a Timeline: Set up a project timeline and make sure you reserve enough time to provide feedback on our work, including making decisions, providing content, and editing and proofreading pages.
10. Determine Your Budget: Know your budget. If our bid comes in higher than what you anticipated, talk with us. There may be alternative ways to achieve what you want while stay within budget.
Posted by Amparo Del Rio at 8:07 AM
Friday, November 4, 2011
Much like painters express themselves on canvas, AdWebArt works with visual elements, typography, and words to encourage visitors to click through the site and stay, whether it’s to sign up for something, buy something, or learn something. Our intuitive navigation structures keep visitors no more than three clicks away from the information for which they are searching. We ensure that your site will be well organized and easy to read.
Posted by Amparo Del Rio at 1:58 PM