DO I NEED TO KNOW ALOT OF TECHNICAL INFO BEFORE CONSULTING DOG TIRED DESIGNS?
Not at all. We don't expect everyone to know exactly what they want or need before contacting us. We'll explain the different types of web design services we offer and help you decide what will work best for your individual needs and goals. Whether you know precisely what you'd like, or want to weigh the options, we're here to help.
IS A PET WEBSITE GOING TO COST A SMALL FORTUNE? HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT TO PAY FOR A WEBSITE?
Our web design and development service costs are determined on a case to case basis. We have base fees for our standard websites, wordpress websites, and online carts. However, every client has different needs and our prices are adjusted accordingly. We work with your budget to create a plan that maximizes the features and SEO benefits for every project. Our philosophy is that everyone should have a web presence, whether it's a simple digital business card, a comprehensive corporate site, or an enterprise ecommerce solution... We offer solutions for everyone.
We invite you to send us a Quick Quote request to see how affordable and feature-rich our design services really are.
For more information about we're able to charge so much less than other studios of similar quality, check out 5 Benefits of Smaller Design Firms.
HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR PRICES SO LOW?
Simple. We're a small company with small overhead. That's really it. We feel our work speaks for itself, so we don't have the need for a sales department. We rely almost entirely on word of mouth marketing from satisfied clients, which not only equates to huge savings for us, but also shows that quality and customer satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us. Our small overhead, non-existent advertising expenses and small number of employees create huge savings that we're able to pass onto our clients, while still affording to produce beautiful designs for the pet industry.
WHAT DO I GET WITH A WEBSITE FROM DOG TIRED DESIGNS?
Well, it really depends on the particular project. However, there are a few design/development staples that are included with every site.
- Custom Graphic Design with identity integration (layout, color palette, content organization, navigation, etc.)
- Royalty-free and/or custom imagery, where applicable (graphical elements, photography, etc.)
- Organic SEO (search engine optimization)
- Valid, hand-written XHTML and CSS coding
- WordPress Blog / Twitter Feed / Social Networking shortcuts
Additional design/development elements or variations are normal with most of our projects. The specific recipe and execution plan are based on your individual needs and goals. For more information, please see XHTML/CSS Websites,WordPress Blogs,Ecommerce Solutions, and Mobile Websites
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A WEBSITE?
On average, our websites can take 4 - 6 weeks to complete. However, timeframes really depend on the size and complexity of the project. We work with you, and we need feedback and content from you as we progress. So, you are a big part, if not the biggest part, of the timeframe equation. We make every effort to complete our web projects in the most timely manner, but we don't cut corners. We spend a bit more time than most on the design layout and aesthetic look of your website. We pride ourselves in creating unique pet websites that are memorable to their viewers. We also ensure properly written code so that your website displays flawlessly on all platforms and browsers. We believe that taking the time to design and develop quality websites is far more important than knocking out as many pet websites as humanly possible... We're all about quality, not quantity..
WHAT KIND OF SEO/SEM (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION & MARKETING) SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer a comprehensive SEO/SEM service to be used in conjunction with our web design services.
Even without the comprehensive service, we optimize every website for search engine recognition using all organic methods (or non-paid methods). In every web project, we build in a certain amount of SEO/SEM by optimizing every page using effective meta data, image descriptions, and priority HTML tags. Every site is also developed up to current W3 standards, which gives the individual pages maximum search engine recognition. After development, we submit your site to several major search engines so that you appear in web searches. In addition, qualified sites are submitted to web design award and recognition sites, including The Best Designs, CSS Mania, CSS Divine, etc. This gives you a few starting inlinks, as well as extended viewer exposure to a worldwide audience.
WHAT ARE HOSTING AND DOMAIN NAMES?
With any website, a hosting account and a domain name are required. Your hosting account is basically a rented space on a server, where your website will reside and be displayed on the world wide web. The domain name is your unique url, or web address (www.dogtireddesigns.com, for example).
DO YOU PROVIDE HOSTING AND DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION?
We do provide these services for clients on a limited basis, but we're also happy to help you setup your own hosting account and select a domain name. We work with, and recommend GoDaddy. It's a reputable, affordable company, with excellent customer service.
I NEED A LOGO AND BUSINESS CARDS TOO. DO YOU OFFER THOSE ALSO?
Yes, we design logos, business cards, letterhead, brochures, postcards, and many other marketing print materials for the pet industry. Our logos and print designs are based on your input and style, and can be anything from minimalist to complex. Please see our selected works for samples.
I'M IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY, IS THAT A PROBLEM?
At Dog Tired Designs, we are happy to service clients from all over the globe. The modern conveniences of email, Skype, Facebook, and Twitter means we can keep in touch throughout the design and development process quickly and easily. There's no shortage of ways to be updated on the progress of your site.
For payments, in addition to bank transfers, we also accept Paypal, as this is the safest way to make online transactions.
WHAT ARE YOUR TERMS OF SERVICE?
You can view our complete Terms of Service here.