Orion HiTek is a know-how company in Orlando, Central Florida, with two major areas of expertise:
high-class, professional Web Site Design and development - static or
interactive - as well as pc-based Measuring/Testing Systems.
There are many reasons to bring your business to the net:
Good Web Design is directed towards the expectations and demands of your (potential) customer. Who is this customer? What kind of computer equipment does your customer use? Where is your customer located?
Web means an international as well as a local approach. Is your company strictly local? Do you have products that could be interesting for other areas, states or countries? Where is your target market, and, again, WHO is your customer?
Design does not necessarily include flashy graphics. Design is the tool that lets the customer find what s/he is looking for - fast. Design is a statement about your company, and about how seriously you take your customer's wishes.
The WorldWideWeb is at the same time the most over-estimated and under-estimated means of marketing communication. The common misconception is to expect too much in short term revenue and to underestimate the long-term gratification.
As a company, you will not have the luxury of contemplating if you want to be on the Web. With that rapid growth and the changes in customer behavior you have to advertise that you exist. Even on a local basis, customer surf the web to find a shop in their neighborhood. So the question is not: If?, the question is: When - and How?
Efficient Web Design is not easy, and does not come cheap. It is a joint effort between your company and the Design company.
We also take great care to have all our sites HTML- and CSS-validated. Since we work a lot with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)* we developed a web site (www.MaKo4CSS.com) about CSS for our web design/development colleagues; one that addresses Frequently Asked Questions and offers Tutorials, Tips and Tricks for CSS related topics.
Does your company have a web department that needs some CSS training? Do you want to outsource the development of the stylesheets for your web site/s? For more information about CSS Seminars or stylesheet development feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use TopStyle as CSS editor as well as for (X)HTML: It is fast, light and clean, and if you're serious about style sheets, TopStyle Pro 3.0 is the way to go.
While we're giving tips for other web professionals, here is another helpful tool:
Professional Web Business Tools were created specifically for the independent web developer or small web design firm. They're sure to give you more confidence and your web design business a boost.
This toolbox includes these editable Word documents:
Web Development Contract; Site Specification Form; Estimate Worksheet; Initial Consultation Interview; Estimate Letter; Change Order Form; Work Flow Plan; Contract for Hourly Work; Project Comparison Chart; FTP Info Chart; and a Credit Card Authorization Form.