Site Design & Development

You can think of "Design" as the physical look and feel of your Web site, including colors, styles, fonts, graphical elements, object sizes, and content organization. We believe it's important to have a great looking, memorable Web site that really sticks in the minds of viewers. Experience has shown us the importance of the look of your Web site is more than just superficial; well designed sites actually give your viewers a reason to talk about your Web site, creating a little free word-of-mouth marketing for you. We don't skimp or cut corners where design is concerned.

We strive to successfully incorporate the four principles of good design, which are balance, rhythm, dominance, and proximity. Each one of them is essential for bringing together the different visual elements necessary to achieve a strong design, which, in turn, is imperative for a Web site to succeed on any level.

  • Balance - Different colors, shapes, and sizes can create different degrees of what is called “visual interest” on a Web page. It is important that pages are designed to hold a visitor’s interest without overwhelming them or causing distraction from the most important elements.
  • Rhythm - Also known as repetition it is a pattern created by repeating elements that are varied, allowing the design to develop an internal consistency that makes it easier for your visitors to comprehend. Once the visitor recognizes the pattern in the rhythm they tend to relax and understand the whole design.
  • Dominance - Provides the focal point for the page, enabling the most important design element to stand out. Every site layout should have a focal point in order to draw the reader to the important part of the page.
  • Proximity - Helps all the design elements look like they belong together. Visitors to a site need visual cues enabling them feel the elements on a page form one unit — the text, headline, photographs, graphic images and captions should all blend together. Elements that are positioned close to one another are related while elements that are farther apart are less so.

As a client, we start with a unique and innovative graphic representation of your site, based on your input, your industry, and your needs. We have a lot of fun designing our Web sites, and we love to experiment with new things. We can make your site as graphically rich as you'd like, or keep it clean and simple. Either way, we put a lot of emphasis on the look of your site down to each minute detail.

Ron Huether told us "Geeks can do anything..." and then he proceeded to prove it by bringing into creation the Web site we were imagining and making it even more beautiful and functional than we'd thought possible.
His insights and input proved helpful every time! His patience was commendable as we built a photo gallery on the site and placed extensive photos throughout the pages. We have recommended him to others and have had people ask us who built our site, as they praised it. Ron is a 5-Star webmaster! M Park, TX

We work with a wide range of clientele around the world, some of whom are new to the Web, others that are seasoned "webbies". Whether you have a specific design in mind, or want to leave the design process completely up to us, we're happy to provide as much or as little custom graphic design as you'd like.

"Development" refers to the actual coding and backend creation of the site, using Web technologies such as XHTML, CSS, Flash, XML, Jquery, etc. We are advocates of Web Standards. Web Standards set guidelines for developers to create Web sites that are functional across the many browsers and computers being used to view the Web. A major part of our development process is checking cross-browser and platform compatibility so your Web site appears correctly to as many viewers as possible. We base our development plan on current and future design standards, ensuring maximum viewer compatibility, and extending the life and validity of your Web site.