Website Conscruction

Different businesses require different types of websites and there is no need to buy a Farrie hood for a holden commodore, you'll just be wasting your money and it won't suit your needs. If you have a clear idea of your website requirements, then you can get a more accurate quote from us.

Don't Know Where To Start?

What do you want your website to do for your business? This is the first question you should ask yourself and for the most part a client's response is...

I really just want a web presence showing what our business does and can do. It must have a contact form... Oh, and placed on the first page of Google!

If this describes your business, then you will be wanting what we call "A Base Build".

What do you get in a Base Build?

  • 5 to 10 pages of information (you can have as many pages as you want but usually 5 or 6 is enough to represent most small businesses. Page examples: Home, About Us, Services, Clients, Contact Us, etc.) NOTE: Higher content sites will increase the base build price.
  • All pages populated with images and copy (to be supplied by client)
  • Home Page feature banner (a feature banner can be static or include motion such as sliding or fading, either way a feature banner will summerise the key points of your business)
  • A Blog/News Updates style layout page (if required)
  • Social Bookmarkers & Like/follow buttons (if required)
  • A simple contact form (e.g. name, email, subject & message, or something similar)
  • The site is built on a pre-selected design template selected by the client & designer then the  company logo, colours & images are added to give your site an original look.
  • This site will be setup so it is possible for you the client to fully maintain or edit if you wish (support packages are also available)
  • Responsive layout for mobile & tablet devices
  • Google Analytic integration (require Google or Gmail account)
  • Content editing (possible changes to web copy for better SEO & web use)
  • Website coordination (creating a structure for the optimal layout)
  • Client liaison
  • Domain & hosting setup

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Built Using Joomla (CMS) Framework

Your site will be built using the popular Content Management System "Joomla". You will be able to create or update menu and page titles and information easily yourself.

What is Joomla?

Joomla is a highly advanced and versatile content management system (CMS). What does this mean in layman's terms? Simply, it's the shell of a website and you add in the content. In your case the content is your business information. This platform is perfect if your website will contain a large amount of content and menus that you would like to edit and maintain yourself without paying a designer for updating fees. View Joomla tutorials here!

If you want to have full control of your site and cut down ongoing updating cost, then this system is the best for you!

Q: What does CMS mean
A: Content Management System 

Joomla uses "Extensions, Components & Modules" for advanced functionality on your site.

What are Extensions, Components & Modules?

Joomla also offers almost 9,000 extensions, these extensions either free or commercial enhance your site in many ways best suited to your business needs. In fact, this site itself is built using the Joomla system with various plug-ins handling functions like:

  • Member & client areas
  • Automatic invoicing systems
  • Online credit card payments
  • File download/upload handlers
  • Portfolio presentations
  • Photo & image album & slide show presentations
  • Support ticketing
  • Calendar systems
  • Shopping carts
  • www.extensions.joomla.org (find more extensions here)

REMEMBER! You can always add advanced functionality to any Joomla site as your business grows.

What goes on behind the scenes of a Base Build?

  • Designer & client consultation via email or phone, or if you're located in Townsville, feel free to pop around for a face to face meeting during site development & pre-development
  • Testing site for cross browser compatibility (All popular** browsers & versions Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, iPad & iPhone*)
  • Testing site in different screen resolutions (HD screens to mobile devices)
  • Testing site on different operating systems (Mac, PC, iPod & iPhone*)
  • Basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • We have a 50 step checklist to make sure your site is built to the best possible standard

** D.P. Web Design develops for popular browsers & mobile devices. You can view statistics here:

Advanced Websites or Specialised Features

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have requirements that exceed the standard presentation website?
  • Do you require more functionality from your website to to keep your growing business running smoothly?
  • Do you need specialised programming for your site that is unique to your business needs?

Enough with the questions! It sounds like you need to talk to an experienced web developer to find a solution, and it sounds like you need an advanced website created so read on...

What Goes Into an Advance Website? (Workflow Process for a Joomla Site)

The following is a workflow process that D.P. Web Design follows for building all websites, so if you feel comfortable doing all of the following then you don't need a designer, in fact you probably are one already!

  1. Purchase & setup up a domain name (DNS)
  2. Set up a domain on the server
  3. Create 2 standard email accounts
  4. Install Joomla (latest Version) on the server
  5. Install & configure key enhancements (Plug-ins) for Joomla CMS
  6. Add client & Admin user accounts
  7. Add Meta Information (Description & Keywords) researched from client & Google Keyword Tools
  8. Add & Modify "Template" or "Original Design" site layout
    1. Template (most affordable)- A Client has either a short list of templates selected by the designer based on the clients suggestions or can look through a large database of templates. The template will be modified to the clients request
      • Adding company logo
      • Edit Cascading Style Sheets (CSS – fonts, colours & layout) to suit your business identity
      • Edit template graphical colours, images, borders, backing, panels & more in theme with clients company colours
    2. Original Design (more unique) - Original Web Design Workflow & Process
      • (Step 1) Original Web Design Definition: It is best if the client discusses their ideas with the designer to save confusion with future website design concepts.
      • (Step 2) Designer Description: Ideas from step 1 will be suggested by the designer to give the client an idea of what to expect visually.
      • (Step 3) The Visual Design: One (1) concepts will be created from the client's suggestion taken from the designer description (step 2), then emailed in a static JPEG image format the client's review.
      • (Step 4) Revisions: Revisions suggested by the client will be made to finalise your site design. There are, on average, 3 revisions (more revisions may incur extra cost)
      • (Step 5) Final Design: final original design will be sliced & integrated into a functioning website.  
  9. *Adding Home Page Scrolling/fading/flipping/animated style banner (visual site summary)
  10. Adding page information to the site
  11. Adding menu items to site & linking to articles (page information)
  12. Adding & modifying page images or photo albums using Photoshop
  13. Setup simple contact form “Contact Us” page
    1. Form data to be sent to the client's email account
    2. Contact page showing a Google map of the business location
  14. Adding & configuring + visually editing site component/s requested by client
    1. Shopping Cart
    2. Image Gallery
    3. Calendar
    4. Download Manager
    5. Testimonials banners/scrollers
    6. Members/staff access levels
  15. Basic SEO on site
    1. ALT tags for images (correct naming for images searching)
    2. Page titles (well described & keyword filled)
    3. Heading, subheading & content configuration
    4. Meta tags (noted above in point 7)
    5. SEF URLs (Search Engine Friendly URLs)
      REPLACES THIS: index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=5
      WITH THIS: products/best-product-name/price
      in the address bar, this helps strengthen searches through search engines.
    6. *setting up Google accounts for business
      1. adding Free SEO script (Google Analytics, measures traffic to site)
      2. Adding company to Google Location & Business
  16. Testing site in various browsers
    1. Internet Explorer
    2. Mozilla Firefox
    3. Google Chrome
    4. Safari
    5. Opera
  17. Testing site using various screen resolutions
  18. Testing site using various operating systems
    1. Windows XP
    2. Windows 7
    3. MAC
  19. Submitting site to main (Organic) search engines
  20. *Train and assist client in the back-end workings of the CMS system + access to a database of online tutorials
    1. Adding menu items
    2. Adding & editing articles
    3. Adding & editing modules
    4. Editing specific requested components
    5. Shopping Cart
    6. Image Gallery
    7. Calendar
    8. Download Manager
    9. Testimonials banners/scrollers
    10. Members/staff access levels

* to reduce hours & price talk to your designer for a unique workflow process

Did You Know?: If you are good with computers and are a quick study, then you can save yourself money with Joomla sites. The more tasks a client can complete during the development of their site, the less hours the designer has to invest, therefore saving you money!

Website Support Packages

D.P. Web Design offers Priority Support Packages that ensure maintenance of your site is our priority. We have found that our clients can request on average 5 hours of site modifications, support and help calls throughout the year, and even hold off on making changes because of cost concerns. Let us make it easier and more cost-effective for you by presenting one of these support packages, as they offer a reduction in hourly rate charges.

The benefits include:

  • Problems solved quickly
  • Significant cost savings - particularly for larger websites
  • Minor issues are fixed quickly and easily
  • Minor changes made within 24 hours
  • Packages only charged for the actual time worked (no 15 minute minimum charge)

Every website needs maintenance from time to time to do the job as your online salesperson, so save money and keep your website up-to-date with the Priority Support Package that is best for you.

Support Packages

Entry Support
(3 hours)

$297

  • Best for Micro Business
  • Saving of $33
  • 3 hours (no rollover)
  • Term: 1 Year

Order Package

Base Support
(5 hours)

$480

  • Best for Micro to Small Businesses
  • Saving of $70
  • 5 hours (no rollover)
  • Term: 1 Year

Order Package

Regular Support
(10 hours)

$920

  • Best for Small Businessess
  • Saving of $180
  • 10 hours (no rollover)
  • Term: 1 Year
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Order Package

Premium Support
(20 hours)

$1,720

  • Best for Online Businesses
  • Saving of $480
  • 20 hours (no rollover)
  • Term: 1 Year
  • Includes Template &
    Joomla Version Upgrades

Order Package

Super Support
(40 hours)

$3,300

  • Best for Site Upgrades
  • Saving of $1,100
  • 40 hours (no rollover)
  • Term: 1 Year
  • Includes Template &
    Joomla Version Upgrades

Order Package

Are you looking to UPGRADE an existing package

Plus Packages

These are new packages that fill the gap.

Regular Support Plus
(15 hours)

$1,320

  • Saving of $330
  • 15 hours (no rollover)
  • Term: 1 Year

Order Package

Premium Support Plus
(30 hours)

$2,520

  • Saving of $780
  • 30 hours (no rollover)
  • Term: 1 Year
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Order Package

All packages provide support and maintenance for any of the following items, depending on time available:

  • Maintenance of existing website components, modules & plug-ins
  • Menu, image, page & content information updating, creation or insertion
  • Liaisons, support & help via phone, email, screen sharing on existing website components, modules & plug-ins
  • Newsletter creation & sending
  • Calendar & event maintaining
  • Shopping cart item maintenance, addition & editing
  • Slideshow banners & image galleries upkeep
  • Graphic artwork & image manipulation relating to your website
  • Help calls & screen sharing concerning email configuration, signatures & setup

Premium & Super package also include:
(if software is purchased it will be deducted from the time value)

  • Install, setup, styling & configuration of new components, plugins & modules
  • Site template upgrades
  • Joomla version upgrades (1.5 or 2.5 to latest)

The key benefits to undertaking an upgrade for your Joomla 1.5 or 2.5 sites are:

  • A significantly improved responsive layout across all devices (mobiles, tablets & PC’s) and platforms
  • Increased security features – this is more important than it appears on the surface, and is one of the main drivers behind any upgrade
  • The existing Joomla version 1.5 is now discontinued so future updates or enhancements will require specialised programming, therefore costing more $$$ to update content
  • New visual template – your website will get a refreshed look to keep up with the trends of website development
The time frame of the support package is for one (1) year from purchase date or until the allotted hours run out. Packages do NOT automatically renew yearly.

Office Location

5 Trembath Crescent,
Kirwan, Townsville QLD 4817
Visitation by Appointment

Contact Details

(07) 4773 4719
0412 342206
info@dpwebdesign.com.au

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed