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Welcome to onlinedesignFLA Information Resources :

A reference library for those who want to get intelligently involved in the production of their web site, as well as those who just need the basics to understand what is going on in the development process. Photographs, etc., are only used in this section when they are needed to demonstrate something.

Use the search function above to find sub topics or specific words or file types. You can search this site or the entire web - click your priority.

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The page links are organized in a logical order.

  • Define your mission: Pay attention here! It is the most important page in this section. What do you want this site to do for you? You can't get there if you don't know where there is. This area also addresses the color choices that must be made before construction begins. They might be dictated by your logo or official company colors. The page design would have to subordinate to these. Define your mission and colors first - and then move to:

  • Simplify: Get answers to the questions you may have about the level of technology you may or may not need. And lo, beware of the caffeinated techie - they love to use the latest and highest level of complication - its in their genes!

AFTER you know your basic direction, you are now ready to submit content. This area guides you through the next steps of submitting your personal content - i.e. images and text copy. There's all you need to know and more there, and even a button for personal inquiry if your problem is one we haven't previously encountered.

  • Submit Graphics: Optimization of graphics is covered in "submit graphics", but you should, whenever possible, send originals and let us do the optimizing

  • Submit Copy: Word processing programs like MS Word add TONS of  code that shouldn't be in a web page.  Learn how to avoid the cost of edits. Key Words or Search Words and descriptions are also covered here, and that is a good place to spend some quality time. You know your business

  • Accountability: onlinedesignFLA provides the client with a fail safe way to see just what each day's man-hours have yielded. There is an in-out time field with descriptions and links to the area worked on, and a running tally of charges and payments. This, I feel, is a far better than quoting a set price for the whole project. And here is why —

  • Site Submission: Have all your "ducks" in a row before you submit. Though they have mostly faded away, some people still waste their money on goofy programs that claim to submit your site to hundreds of search engines. Read about it!

  • SEO and SEO scams: We build normal levels of SEO into our sites as we build them. However, after your web site is online you will get lots of offers to "guarantee" you get to the top of Google and Yahoo search results. See how it's really done.

With a set price you get a set product. The designer/developer will not let you "re-spec" the job (do more for the same price), and changing directions is a common part of a good project. If you get a better idea the designer can go with it. If you decide to omit a planned section, you don't pay for it anyway. You can cut it short or you can make it grander, you're the boss.

  • Experienced contractors always over spec to allow for unforeseen additions rather than haggle after the fact. A contractor who quotes a set price will basically give you a Chinese restaurant lunch special. One from column A, one from from column B - and none from column C.

  • What onlinedesignFLA offers is an open ended style of project cost management and vendor accountability through our partner site Internet Outsource Tampabay . You get a password protected account page, available 24 / 7.


To sum it all up: onlinedesignFLA is a professional consultant for clients on all aspects from planning to promotion. These pages amount to free consultation on easing your duties as a supplier of your esoteric content. onlinedesignFLA Resources are available 24/7 and You can print out a printer-friendly Resource page on the needed topic.
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