Website Design Plans

Website design first begins with the design of a homepage template. You can either choose from one of thousands of do-it-yourself website builder templates and build your own website using your own content and images or hire the skills of a website developer to build a custom website design for your company.

A custom website is built using your company logo, images, files, corporate colours, and content. Send all project files and a website questionnaire (recommended) to hosting@hostbaap.com and we will provide you with a quotation.

Whether you are wanting a HTML website or Content Management System, the process of website development, always starts with creating a custom website template. Most of our clients have fairly clear ideas about what they want and we design a website accordingly.

Custom Website Design

Custom designs take time because the developer works with the HTML code and produce exactly what a client wants, and the developer does not have to fit it into a predesigned mould. If you want to have a custom design and you want it updatable then you have to design a content management system to make that design work with the system or learn to edit HTML code.

If you build a custom template, it will be exactly what you want but to update it you need to learn HTML, which is not hard to learn. Most clients can manage it with a couple of hours training but larger websites should consider a CMS system to manage their content. A CMS system generates not only new pages but menu links and a HTML website requires every page to be edited if an additional page is required from the menu.

Small Websites

Small websites are generally anywhere from 5 to 15 pages. One template is the norm, for a small website.

Please contact us to discuss requirements. We can also offer 2 hours of training to learn how to edit your site in HTML, if you want to be able to manage your website yourself.

Medium websites

Medium websites usually utilize drop down menus or multiple templates.

All websites undergo drafting process, review, feedback, testing and implementation. See Website Development Process These plans come with additional template features such as pull down menus and may involve multiple templates to better organize content. Depending on your business a CMS solution might prove more suitable and cost effective.

Larger websites

Larger websites should use a CMS system because it allows additional pages to be added to the menu easily.

If you know that you require a CMS site, then go ahead and fill in the CMS website questionnaire, to obtain a quotation.