First, you must reserve a domain name for your website. There will be a yearly fee that you must pay in order keep your domain (www.name.com) active. If you forget to pay, you may lose it! We can reserve your domain name for you. Click the link: See if the domain you want is available!
Second, you must get a hosting account for your website. We recommend GoDaddy.
Third, you should have a great Web Designer– that’s where we come in! Call or Email us for a consultation. Our goal is to create a website that showcases your business in a professional and easy-to-navigate way. Your company should look its best! All our websites are search engine optimized and submitted to the top search engines.
Yes. If you need product name ideas…we can help. If you know the name and need a logo…we can help. The registration of a trademark requires proof of use in commerce. They usually require a logo, brochure, or packaging to show use of the mark. HauteBrand can design your products packaging and make you look great digitally without ever paying for a print job.
We strongly believe that brand names (company name, logo, tag lines, product or program names and packaging designs) should be protected before being made public. So we suggest that you consider trade marking your brand at the earliest stage possible. Most often people think that a lawyer or legal entity is required to apply for a Trademark. That is not the case.
For more information on Electronic Filing Tips for Trademark Electronic Application System Click Here.
Yes. We pass on our Trade pricing to our customers. Contact us before you print you next job and get a quote. I bet we can beat it.
Yes. We can help you customize you own WordPress website and show you how to manage it yourself.
Mobile sites are vitally important for location-based businesses like venues, museums, or restaurants. Regardless of your industry, your business sells to people – and people are mobile.
At a minimum your site should function on a mobile device. Test it on an iPhone and Android (which make up about 75% of the market). You should be able to navigate around to all of the major pages, and complete tasks like viewing an events calendar or filling out forms. Keep in mind that flash does not render on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads.
Separate Mobile Website
If you have a separate mobile site, when you pull up the site on a mobile device the URL will change (usually to something like mobile.site.com). These pages live outside of your regular website & have to be managed separately.
The disadvantage is that you have two sites: two sites that search engines have to crawl to find your content and two sites you have to keep updated with content.
This option is often used when development to integrate a new mobile site with the primary website would be difficult or expensive.
This is the most modern option and what we recommend. A site with a Responsive Design uses one style sheet and has the ability to adjust based on the width of the browser. This option involves some additional development on the site template, and is the most scalable because it is based completely on the width of the device – no matter what device that may be.
A Mobile Site vs. Responsive Design
| Mobile Site
|A mobile site is essentially a copy of your website, where the server does the work to deliver an optimized page that’s smaller and easier to navigate.
The solution can really customize a unique experience for mobile users.
A good choice when it might be too expensive to redesign responsively.
|In responsive design, the device does the work and automatically adjusts according to a device’s screen size (large or small) and orientation (landscape or portrait). It switches between these options on-the-fly.
A very good and flexible solution.
|Domain Protection||With a mobile site, you must create a different domain (many companies choose to differentiate theirs by “m.domain.com”).
Can dilute domain and hurt organic search traffic. Can add to website management because you have to maintain two separate silos of content.
| Responsive design lets you keep your own domain—nothing changes except code on the back-end.
Googles thinks this is the better solution:
||Because a mobile site uses a separate domain, links shared from mobile browsers will not count as search link equity toward your primary site.
Not as good for search.
|Since responsive design simply embeds new code on the back-end of your website, your company’s link equity is preserved.
Better option for search.
|Future-Ready||Re-working of a mobile site might be needed in order to stay current with next-generation phones and mobile browsers.
Could require higher maintenance and expense.
|The technology is more forward-thinking because once added to site it will work on next months and next year’s devices without having to be programmed further.
A better return on your investment.
See Responsive Design in Action
Go to our homepage and shrink your browser window to about the size of a phone, and watch it adjust to fit its new size.
The WordPress content management system is one thing that has people talking, allowing YOU to take charge of your website.
A CMS allows you to add and edit content using a graphic user interface so you don’t have to touch HTML or code. Web based Content Management Software allows you & your team the flexibility to make site updates from any internet-connected computer.
Add new pages, incorporate rich media, and make edits as needed using a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) editor that is as easy to use as your favorite word processing program.
Add and Edit Website Content Quickly and Easily.
Current and timely web content is a sure way to bring visitors to your website on a consistent basis. Whether you need to add a calendar event, send a newsletter, write an article, post a job listing, upload photos and videos, or just add a basic content page – these Web site content editing tools are available to you through Content Management Systems (CMS). It’s a beautiful thing.
Many WordPress themes have built in coding to become “Responsive”. A responsive theme (as the one used for this website), is an approach to web development that allows a website to break itself down smoothly across multiple monitor sizes, screen resolutions, and platforms, be it a computer, tablet or mobile device. It allows the developer to create a site that is optimized for each platform, both in navigation, readability and load time.
As you can see when re-sizing the window (if you are viewing this site on a computer), the layout of the page shifts depending on the size of the screen; with different layouts for content depending on viewing area. Themes (or layouts) such as this, allow for a single site and single look to the site, to be viewed on various devices without the need for additional themes or re-sizing by the user.