Do you work with small companies and individuals?

 

At Graham Designs, no job is too big or too small. We love to work with big and small businesses, corporations, professionals, home business owners, startups and even individuals. Wether you need a webpage or a website or a personal photo session, we are here to enhance either you or your online presence.

Is it a recurring cost or is it a one-time charge for graphic or web design?

 

There will be only a one time charge for the design aspect of your site or graphic design work.

Can Graham Designs host my website, and can you help me to register my domain name?

 

Yes, we would love to. We charge a low $14.95 monthly fee for web hosting. Domain Names are $10/Year.

Are there any advantages to hosting our websites with Graham Designs?

 

Unlike other companies we don't make hosting with us mandatory. Choosing to host with us.however,is a HUGE advantage for you. You won't ever have to worry about any technical aspects of managing your hosting account or its servers. We ensure that it is all done for you. You will have one point contact in charge of your online presence. If a problem ever occurs, it is better to call a single point of contact at a reliable company like Graham Designs, who can take care of everything for you while you concentrate on your personal, corporate, or small business. Graham Designs will make sure that your website is not a worry for you.

Can you create a logo to go with our web site?

 

We sure can. In fact, we make excellent logos for $150.00. We also do photography, design brochures, business cards and stationary to go with your website. Our team is comprised of photographers, graphic designers, website developers, and an ivy-league level copywriter, so we can handle any of your project needs, and we welcome the opportunity to impress you.

I want a site like eBay/Facebook/Youtube/...etc. Can you do this?

 

These types of websites require complex web development and will be quoted individually. Costs can typically exceed $10,000 for this type of work. It is not an immediate turnaround on a project of this magnitude, but it is something that can be accomplished, and we would like to accomplish the task for you.

What do clients need to provide you during the process?

 

We require 25% deposit to start design work for you. We will also need a copy of the signed proposal that contains all of the work you require, prices and payment schedule, and contract.

You will provide us with the text and any other content for your website and any specific pictures you would like.

We ask you to provide examples of websites you really like, colors you like, as well as your competitors' websites.

Once you provide that information to us, usually within 2 working days, you get a creative mockup of what your website will look like when it's completed. At this stage, you and the designer work closely to develop a look that will be both aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly.

What are the different types of websites that Graham Designs can provide for me?

 

Great question! Let us break it all down simply for you.

Fixed websites have a set width, and resizing the browser or viewing it on different devices won't affect on the way the website looks. This can require horizontal scrolling and a site that doesn't look great on tablets or smartphones. If you have a small budget or if most of your clients will be mainly accessing your site from a desktop computer, then a static website might still work for you.

Fluid websites are built using percentages for widths. These require a bit more work. As a result, columns are relative to each other along with the browser, allowing the site to scale up and down fluidly.

Adaptive websites introduce media queries to target specific device sizes, like smaller monitors, tablets, as well as mobile devices. These sites require even more work than the norm, and budgets should be negotiable in order to acheive these customized needs.

Responsive websites are built on a fluid grid and use media queries to control the design and its content as it scales down or up with the browser or device. They require the most work and will look great on any device. The downside here is that responsive design uses media queries and therefore requires CSS3, however some devices are further behind and still rely on CSS2, which do not have the full support of media queries. This means that on those devices, your site will still be served back to the user as a 'normal' desktop website.

With all that being said, the team at Graham Designs can provide any type of site you that need depending on the amount of work that will be required and the budget that you have to work with.

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What is the typical turn around for the design process?

 

It's a safe estimate at least a couple of weeks for each project. Turn around could be quicker or slower, depending on client input and feedback. If content is provided sooner rather than later, turn around time can also be significantly decreased.

What benefits do I get with Graham Designs that I can't find with other companies?

 

We are a one-stop shop doing all aspects of graphic design, web design, photography, and custom artwork. When a client gets a product from Graham Designs they get added to our network of affiliates where they receive special discount pricing from these companies due to their client relationship with Graham Designs. We recommend our clients because we only work with the best, so you will always receive the best products, service, and pricing from our affiliates. We also offer adspace to promote your company directly on our website. For a small yearly fee, we will add your logo to our adspace page and link it to your website so our customers can learn about your company while browsing through our website. Our clients also get special deals and pricing on repeat business and referrals. Call us today!