How does one get from no website to having a fully-functional internet presence?
If you're working with Sidereal, the process is straightforward. It proceeds by a series of logical steps.
By the time we begin we will already have worked out with you a written specification for the features the site is to have. This is the blueprint for evertyhing that follows.
First, we register a domain name for you, and then contract for hosting services for your site. (If you are unfamiliar with these terms, start here first.)
We then set up a page to welcome the public and announce that the site will be available soon. At the same time we create a behind-the-scenes staging area where we can begin construction and where you will be able to watch and comment as we do. This guarantees there will be no surprises and the appearance will be what you want.
We produce the graphics for your site in consultation with you, and will often produce two appearance templates, one for the main page and a second, visually coordinated with it, for the interior pages.
We write code to control the site's operation and create any databses required. This may be simple or very complex depending on what the site is to do. If it is complex we will provide you with testing opportunities at different stages as the work progresses to ensure it does what you want.
If the site requires real-time e-commerce we help you get through the process of obtaining a merchant account and then we interface the site to their gateway.
When the site is fully functional we will do a walk-through with you and make sure you understand all the features and their operation. Finally we open the site to the public and the search engines.
Our involvement does not stop there however. If you ever discover later on that something we built doesn't work as it was supposed to, we fix it - no cost. No matter when. If you need some further instruction or advice down the road, just give us a call; we can almost always help at no charge. And when you want to add new functions or material or update your site, we'll be here to take care of you at reasonable rates.