Professional Web Designers Serving Maryland, DC, Virginia & Beyond
Custom Web Design
With more businesses online than ever before, distinguishing yourself from the crowd has never been more essential! Our professional team of web designers is made up of highly trained staff, including Project Managers, Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Web Designers, Programmers, Copywriters and Search Engine Optimization Experts.
We create websites that are easy to navigate, Google SEO optimized, that use the latest HTML 5, JQuery and AJAX Technology allowing us to create beautiful websites which in return maximize the chances of your visitors contacting you and becoming a client. Our portfolio speaks for itself, we have a diverse range of clients, from simple, clean brochure websites through to highly complex database driven websites. At HDWebTech we can design and build a solution that will work for you and your clients.
Before we start designing your website, we will ask you to fill out our website worksheet form in order to create the most effective solution for your online business. Our website worksheet form will allow you to specify the followings:
- What the main purpose and focus of your website will be.
- What specific features do you want in the website.
- Create pages and sub-pages of your website and give them a hierarchy of importance.
- Write out the content of each page.
- Websites in your industry that match the style and look that you want for your website.
- What colors we should use and what colors we should avoid.
Once we receive the order form, we will take the following steps to create your website:
- Review: We will review all the data and requirements for your website.
- Design: We will design the first draft based on the collected info.
- Approval: We present the design for your approval.
- Completion: We will turn the design into web pages and complete coding.
- Go Live: We will upload the website onto your web hosting server.
Many people don't know what they should do with a website or even what information to put on a webpage. Unless you are experienced you simply will not know how to register a domain name, buy hosting space or how much it should cost.HDWebTech offers a free hours consultation because we believe you ought to make an informed decision about your website. During this time you will have your questions answered, and will be able to discuss what you want to get out of your website and receive expert advice on how to make it happen.
Our office is located in Bethesda, Maryland, and you are welcomed to stop by. We can aslo arrange a meeting at your location if your business or office is located in Washington dc or any part of the state of Virginia in a reasonable distance to our Bethesda office. To arrange your free web design consultation please call
240-724-1700 (during our office hours) or fill in the Free Estimate Form with your details. If we are away leave a message, and we will get back to you.
During your Consultation,You will get things explained to you in simple terms such as:
- How to get your website online
- What type of website will suit your business (such as static, dynamic, CMS or eCommerce)
- Recommended hosting companies for you
- What content you will need on your website
- Discussion of the look and feel
- What images you need and how to get them
- Any scripts, forms or special code you may need
- How to take secure online credit card payments
Ecomerce Website Design
It is important to have a well designed website whether it is for an online E-Commerce store or a business website; commercial highest quality business website design is of upmost importance when it comes to succeeding in the competitive online market.
Our e-commerce website systems are developed to provide a complete turn-key website management system that gives you the ability to manage all of your pages, content, products, images, forms, and more. we offer an e-commerce solution for your business that is affordable, easy to operate, and most importantly, generates you an additional income stream. As we learn more about the business we will be able to recommend more unique features that can help set your business apart. We will create the latest and best E-Commerce solution for your business. A professional, well organised and easy to navigate E-Commerce web design is one of the most crucial elements to your online success
Our E-Commerce solutions are comprehensive, commercially focused on our clients and their business, ranging from the basic shopping carts to the much more complex credit card processing systems. Websites with an edge and maximum on-line market impact
Our E-Commerce solutions offer:
- Unlimited Custom Functionality
- Accept Credit Cards Online
- Advanced SEO & Marketing
- Add & Manage Products Easily
- Unlimited Products & Categories
- Professional Custom Design
- Customized Search Options
- UPS, USPS & Fed Ex Shipping
Content Management System (CMS)
Content Management Systems (CMS) allow any web user with a basic computer skills to create, modify, and maintain content throughout a website. Through a web-interface, administrators can access these features from anywhere with an internet connection. Very small investment today can save you thousands of dollars every year because there will be no need to hire a web designer to maintain your website. You can simply and easily do it on your own.
Your CMS driven website can include text, photos, music, video, animation, documents, or just anything you can think of. Websites with CMS are highly extensible through many different modules available on the market.
with our CMS solutions you can easily edit:
- E-commerce, Product catalogs
- E-marketing, Newsletters, RSS feeds
- Blogs, Forums
- Image/Video galleries
- Events calendar
- Home Page Banners
Important Things to Condiser When Planning A New Website
For a business owner to be able to trade his services and product on the internet, he should have a website. However, it is worth noting that having a website is not a guarantee that your business will succeed in the internet platform. For your online business to succeed, you must concentrate on the following things on your website:
- Buy your domain
If you do not have one already, the first step is to secure a domain name. The process is simple, go to 1and1.com or godaddy.com or any other domain company and buy your domain! Remember that your name should be easy to remember and spell correctly.
- Set up the goals of your website
it is important to know why you need a website. Is it for sales or marketing? Is it a tool for communication or an online brochure? Do you want to sell products through the website, or just educate your consumers? Do you want to increase membership in your organization, or offer Web-based benefits to current members? Do you want visitors to email you? Call you? Subscribe to a newsletter? Knowing your goals will help focus your ideas for the site
- Think about content
Google LOVES content. We all know that you want a functional website, plenty of pictures, a nice design, and an overall beautiful look for your website, but you have to remember that content remains king. Content is a very important part of the website because it tells the site visitor what your website is all about. It must therefore be relevant to your business and must be easy to follow. The content should be changing from time to time to ensure that clients see different things from what they saw the last time they visited your website. People that are searching for a keyword and find your website are often curious about how you are relevant to what they are looking for.
- Think about the design
For your website to be a success, website design must be done in the right manner. Web design process should come up with a website that is appealing to the visitors, search engine friendly and also one without technical glitches. Website design is an important step that will link the customers and the search engines and therefore it must be done very well and by a professional, and to help your designer to undrestand your need, create a list of all your competitors website and what you like ro dont kike about their designs.
- Think about Usability
Simply stated, usability is how easy it is to use your website. To increase your website usability, you should ensure that the presentation of choices and information is done in a concise and clear way to ensure that there are no ambiguities. How does the site actually work? Consider how your targeted visitors will use your site. You’ll need to spend time thinking about how they will navigate around. Does it make sense? Is it simple to move around and find what they need? Is it easy to see and read everything? Usability also refers to the technical behavior of your website in addition to how your navigation functions, this takes into account what happens when someone fills out a form, presses a LIKE button, or views the site on a mobile device.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SEO is the practice of attracting traffic on your website. To attract more people on to the website, you must ensure that the website is visible on the internet. Most website owners are so involved in their business activities such that they have limited time to do SEO. This explains why most of them tend to hire renowned SEO companies to carry out the process on their behalf.
We are available for free consultation with no obligation. Please give us a call during our office hours
at 240-724-1700 or by our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Maryland and DC residents will be able to arrange a Free Face-to-Face Consultation with us, while customers further afield will be able to consult by telephone, email or even Skype! There's no obligation; you do not have to buy services from us once the consultation is over and may choose whatever website designer you like.
Template vs Custom Web Design
As a business owner you are always looking how to save money and make your business profitable. When it comes to creating an online presence for your business, just like your marketing materials and office appearance, your website needs to project a professional image. The more professional looking your business appears, the more creditable it looks.
Many business owners don't really understand the difference between having a custom web design done and using website templates. Here we will look at both ways of having your website built and the costs involved.
A Website Template is a pre-designed webpage, or set of web pages, that can be modified using your own content and images to setup a website
Advantages of Template (Pre-Made Websites) :
- Very low budgets where you need to get up and running as soon as possible.
- Shorter development time.
- Some customization is usually available.
- Your website is up and running extremely quickly
Disadvantages of Pre-Made Websites:
- You will be limited on the customization of the website template.
- Not built for future growth.
- Not optimized for search engines.
Custom Website is a website that is built from the ground floor up. The idea is visualized, written down then designed
Advantages of Custom Website :
- Unique design.
- Optimized for search engines
- The website will be custom fit and designed based on your company's needs.
- There will be no limit in adding functionalities.
- You get what you want.
Disadvantages of Custom Website :
- Costs more than a pre-made (Template) website