Custom Website Design & Mobile Development Services
Purchasing a custom Website is the first step in your journey toward building a lucrative brand, and being invited along for the trip is an honor that EDUCO doesn’t take lightly. We have worked to streamline the Web development process so that it is straightforward, quick and defined. Whether we’re starting from scratch, redesigning an old site or helping out with your existing one, EDUCO treats your project like a VIP guest.
We specialize in USER-CENTERED WEB DESIGN and we build many of our cliens sites in the Drupal CMS (the biggest and most widely used CMS). This means that we thoroughly plan out the site and every step of the way, we take your audience into account and we develop your product so that is usable and scalabale. It’s our belief that everything the user experiences should be the result of a conscious decision that we work with you to develop.
Not only are EDUCO Websites smart, they are all one-of-a-kind, original, certifiable works of art (you hear that, Smithsonian?) Our beautiful little snowflakes are all so different because EDUCO designs have a standard, not a style. Our Web designers build Websites with your goals, your clients goals, and search engines in mind. Each project adheres to the same level of excellence, but that’s where the similarities end and your company's unique vision begins.
All of our sites are created in accordance with W3C validity standards – we may be rebels, but when it comes to your code, we clean up our act.
HTML5 / HTML / XHTML
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is the predominant markup language for web pages.
HTML elements form the building blocks of all websites. HTML allows images and objects to be embedded and can be used to create interactive forms.
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard and as of December 2011 is still under development. It was created to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices. The best part is that it allows for all the animation effects of flash, but is compatible on all mobile platforms including Apple iPhones, iPads and iTouch devices.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language such as HTML. The proper use of CSS allows us to separate presentational elements such as layout, colors and fonts from your website content in order to make a more flexible and accessible site.
Mobile Web Design
As more web browsers take to their smartphones and tablets to browse the web, it is important that you consider and control what they're seeing when they pull up your website on these smaller devices. By either creating a responsive version of your existing website or creating an alternate mobile version, EDUCO will work with you to ensure that your on-the-go visitors will get the same great experience as if they were viewing your site from a desktop computer. - How does your site look on mobile devices?
Responsive Web Design vs. Separate Mobile Site
Creating a responsive website is a technique by which CSS is used to alter the display of content according to the size of the screen on which it is being viewed. It allows one website to be optimized for smart phones, tablets and desktops or laptops. Check out our website on your mobile device to see what we mean!
Developing a separate site can be valuable if you need to serve up completely different content to mobile users. A separate mobile site allows you to query your users' media devices and redirect them to the proper site for their device.
EDUCO can help figure out which is right for you!
Content Management Systems
If updating the content of your website was as painless as drafting a Word Document, would you do it on a more regular basis? With a Content Management System (CMS), you will have the capability to format copy, upload and insert images, and create links all without writing a single line of code or paying a web developer — giving you full control of your website and your update schedule.
Our experienced programmers are fluent with installing and customizing the following Open Source Content Management Systems from scratch or we can migrate your site from your existing HTML or CMS into any of the following:
- CMS Made Simple
Drupal is flexible and easy to extend. The design structure of Drupal empowers the Drupal developers to write code that uses the system resources wisely. Drupal is secure, has a focus on taxonomy and makes content sorting easy and efficient.
WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. It is a very mature and stable product.
CMS Made Simple
CMS Made Simple combined the strengths of Drupal with the strengths of WordPress. It is VERY easy to use compared to Joomla and Drupal and it has more features than WordPress. It is newer and, thus, has less addons and less pre-made templates than both. It also has a smaller user base and less "community" features than Drupal or Joomla, but CMSMS is actively developed and highly scalable.
Electronic commerce or e-commerce has revolutionized the way we shop, giving consumers the power of information and options and allowing business-owners to increase their reach and availability. Forrester, a research company predicts that online retail sales will increase from almost $200 billion in 2011 to roughly $280 billion by 2015, so if your business isn't riding this wave of consumerism, you might want to give it some serious thought.
Our experienced programmers are fluent with installing and customizing the following Open Source eCommerce solutions:
- Drupal Ubercart
- WordPress Shoppe
Whether you use an integrated shopping cart like Zen-Cart, a CMS with a eCommerce module or plugin like Drupal Ubercart or WordPress Shoppe or you need to integrate simple PayPal buttons, EDUCO will help you focus on your user's experience as well as their security when offering products online to create a successful alternative to or extension of your offline business.
Okay, your new site is live! Now, what?
At EDUCO, your success is our priority, and your satisfaction is our guarantee. We don't stop working until you're happy with your website... then we take a break, grab a coffee, and roll up our sleeves for the real work — keeping you happy with your website.
Because fresh content is one of the biggest factors that determines your website's success in search engines, regular maintenance is incredibly important. By regularly updating your site, you’ll improve your rank in search engines, increase your traffic, and strengthen your web presence.
A poorly maintained site can reflect poorly on your company. EDUCO offers website maintenance plans based on the amount of support your site requires.
Some of the differences between the website maintenance plans include the number of rounds of revisions, the number of support calls, and turnaround time.
Monthly Maintenance Plans
All update, trouble shooting and support requests are undertaken by EDUCO in increments of 30 minutes. Credits are good for a period of 12 months from purchase and are used on a first in, first out basis. At any time prior to its expiration, a credit can be redeemed for up to 30 minutes of service from EDUCO, or a refund can be requested for the minimum credit cost at the time of said request. Credits can be purchased on a subscription or pay-as-you-go basis.
Credit Subscriptions (3 month minimum)
- Subscription: 2 credits/month: $121 (10% savings!)
- Subscription: 6 credits/month: $344 (15% savings!)
- Subscription: 12 credits/month: $648 (20% savings!)
- 1 credit: $67.50
- 2 credits: $135
- 6 credits: $380 (6% savings!)
- 12 credits: $720 (11% savings!)
- 48 credits: $2527 (22% savings!)
Examples of services included in the website maintenance plans include*:
- Text: Adding, editing or deleting
- Photos: Adding or deleting
- Webpages: Adding or deleting pages with the existing webpage design
- Navigation: Basic navigational changes (add, re-order or delete an item in the site's navigation)
- File Downloads: Adding or deleting of PDFs and other downloadable documents
- Videos: Adding, embedding or deleting pre-edited and Web formatted video
- Links: Adding or deleting
- Color and Background Images: Modifying or replacing
- Forms: Dynamic form layout and integration (limited to basic Contact forms with no more that 8 lines)
- All Standard Support: Help with e-mail set-up, signatures etc.
*Please note: This is based on sites built within EDUCO's supported Content Management Systems. This list is simply an example of possible services included in EDUCO's website maintenance plan and not a complete list.
For Website changes that require more extensive design work we'll provide a quote for all revisions as needed.
Examples of website changes that are billable and not covered under the website maintenance plan include*:
- New webpage designs: Creation of webpages not based on the existing webpage design of the site
- Video editing, compression or manipulation
- Extensive/complex photo re-touching or manipulation
- Sound editing, compression and insertion
- Flash animation revisions or additions
- Navigation restructuring or redesign: Extensive changes to the site’s navigation
Hourly Website Maintenance
Should you prefer to not purchase bulk credits for website maintenance, you can still receive our top-notch Website maintenance service at the following hourly rates:
Design & Support
Billed in 30-minute increments
Unscheduled phone support is billed at 1.5x standard rate
Billed in 30-minute increments
Unscheduled phone support is billed at 1.5x standard rate