The Website Process

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The development of a website is a cooperative effort. TOGETHER, we will create an online representation of your business. You know your business ...I know websites!

  • TOGETHER, we will define the objectives of the website. All my services begin with a free initial consultation to determine your requirements. I work closely with you to determine your exact needs and desires as well as gather information about your company, services, audience, purpose, site goals, and more.
  • TOGETHER, we will register your domain name and facilitate hosting of your website. If you don’t already have a domain name, we can brainstorm  and research to see if the name you want is available. You don’t have to worry about technical aspects of your website - I become your one stop shop for your web presence.
  • TOGETHER, we what functionality is needed. I will ask you to provide examples of websites you really like (both look and feel and functionality) and links to your competitors’ websites. If you want, you can also have a look at my past work and let me know any website elements you liked and I can incorporate the same into your website.
  • TOGETHER, we survey what images and text are needed. I can provide you with access to thousands of royalty free stock photos, professional copywriting services and creation of logos and graphics. Or, you can provide me with the images, text and any other content for your website that you would like.
  • I will put an artistic "mockup" of what your website will look like on a test site and send you the link so you can review it. During the design process, revisions are a common occurrence. Estimates are based on a limited number of revisions/changes. It is my experience that no more than 2 revisions are needed. Therefore any significant revisions or changes in excess of 2 will incur additional fees. Once a client has signed off on a particular page or section, if it needs to be revised, the client will usually incur additional costs, depending on the scope of the changes.
  • After receiving your final approval on the "mockup", I combine my artistic skills and technical know-how to design and develop the actual site, incorporating the design and all of the content that you provide.
  • After the site is built, YOU will be able to view all pages to make sure everything is exactly how YOU want it. You will submit any desired changes to the copy and then give final approval before the site goes live.
  • After final approval and payment has been received, your website will be published on your domain, and it will be live for the entire world to see!
  • After your website is launched, I will work TOGETHER with you to establish a regular review and maintenance schedule of your web site to accommodate your requests, user feedback, system upgrades and any new emerging web technologies.


  • "Ellen did a first rate professional job creating my web site from scratch. She added features to the design that I had not anticipated and enhanced the final product. She is also a pleasure to work with." --WLS, NJ

  • Ellen is a terrific website creator and sustainer. And an absolute joy to work with!!  I recommend her highly! She has done a wonderful job with my website. I am proud to invite folks to go to it, knowing that it will reflect wonderfully on both Ellen and myself!-JHB, CT

  • "I was so impressed working with Ellen. She listened to my needs and what I wanted to achieve. She asked questions and the end results were beyond my expectations. Her turn around time was also fast. I would recommend Ellen knowing that all that work with her will find her truly competent in her field of expertise."--EK, CT

  • "I highly recommend Ellen at EBR Website Designs. I contacted Ellen with a vague idea of what I wanted my new website to look like, and she brought it to life within days.Ellen was always a few steps ahead of me, giving me constructive, creative and practical advice when needed. Ellen's rates are reasonable and the end result is certainly well-worth the cost. An excellent investment! I hope to work with Ellen on future projects as my practice develops. Thank you, Ellen."--LC, NJ

  • "Ellen created and implemented our website, with excellent results. She was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process, offering excellent suggestions and always kind to this non-techy person!" -PS, CT

  • "Ellen is very professional, knowledgeable and produced an excellent web page in a timely fashion."--KB, CT

  • Ellen is a knowledgeable Web designer and developer. She worked closely with me to make sure that my website's content would bring maximum results.She also educated me and continues to support me in using all that I can do with this website. I have gotten consistant positive compliments from clients and colleagues about my website! PG, NJ

  • “I have worked with Ellen through the JoomlaUser Group of NYC. She has been building great websites over the years, and consistently adds to her knowledge-base by attending different user group meetings. Not only did she start up her own user group in Ct., but she attends our group in NYC regularly. In addition she has assisted and participated in many of our user group events. It is great to have her on board!”--LG, NJ

  • “Ellen gave me 2 hours of her time and solved all of my problems with my website. She knew code, easily found the cause of corrupted files, and took her time to address all issues.I was very impressed with her expertise in joomla! and website maintenance. Thanks again, Ellen!”--JM, CT

  • "Thank you for the fantastic job you did putting our website together. The feedback from our customers, sales force, and office personnel has been extremely positive.  From the initial design, to the final implementation of going live, and, most importantly, AFTER going live, you have been efficient, thorough, and you’ve followed through on every detail. Whenever I called, or e-mailed you with a question, or idea, you were open, enthusiastic, and responsive. I never heard “No” – no matter what the request. As good as you are, you did not always have an immediate answer, but if not, you said so, researched it, and ultimately, virtually every request was granted.  The design and performance of the site is exactly right for our immediate needs, and, thanks to you, I feel confident we’ll be able to expand the site to meet our needs going forward. Of course, Ellen, I will be very happy to serve as a reference to anyone interested in hearing about our great experience working with you."--BR, CT

    Why Do I Need a Website?

    • Having a professional website gives your business a competitive edge and exposes your business to thousands of new clients.
    • Advertising in newspapers, magazines, on the radio and even on TV tell only part of your story!
    • A professionally designed website can fill in the blanks, giving potential customers...

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    Can I Afford a Website?

    • Not being on the Internet invites your customers to do business with your competitors.
    • These days, not having a high quality website is like not having an ad in the Yellow Pages.
    • A professionally designed website informs prospective customers about your products and services.
    • It keeps past clients up-to-date about your new products, new directions or new staff.

    Will I Have Control

    • Using extremely flexible and robust content management systems such as Joomla! or Wordpress, I will create a customized website to meet your online marketing goals.
    • Both Joomla! and Wordpress have numerous extensions, modules, plugins and components to expand a website's capabilities and functionality, such as Blogs, Forums, Photo Galleries and Slideshows to E-commerce and Social Networking.

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