With the introduction of the many WYSIWYG
(What you see is what
you get * pronounced wissy-wig) web site development
programs, many small businesses feel they can now maintain total control as well as save
time and money by doing their web site themselves. There is some truth to this but it is
by no means as simple as the advertisements would have you believe.
Although there are many such editors
out there the service I offer supplements Microsoft®
FrontPage is available as a stand alone program and
also comes bundled with the high end Office2000® suites. Installation is pretty straight-forward and learning the
basics of the program is not too difficult since it mimics many other MS products.
But, as soon as you begin to work with
the program and develop your site you will discover a very real problem - the graphics.
Yes there is lots of clip art to choose
Yes, it is the same clip art that
every other FrontPage user has.
Yes, you can spend hours combing the web for
graphics you might be able to make *fit* and hope they really are public domain to avoid
Your business is unique and you deserve
original graphics that compliment your company. Mi Designs
If your web host supports FrontPage
extensions (and they should if you are going to use it as your editor), I can create a
unique, original FrontPage Theme for your business.
A FrontPage Theme will ensure that your
pages are cohesive and make it very easy for you to chose the elements you need on each
page without worrying about whether they *match*.
Each theme will include two different
color backgrounds as well as a pattern background, bullets, buttons (both active and
regular), bars and a banner. Text and table colors are selected as well.
Delivery of your unique custom Theme is
accomplished via the internet. Once payment is received, the Theme is uploaded to a
special url. You can download to your computer and run the self installation program to
place it in your Theme folder where it will be ready to use.
If you would like to see some generic
themes Mi Designs has created, check the
theme link under portfolio in the left column.
If you do not have FrontPage extensions
available from your hosting company, you will be restricted in what FrontPage elements you
can use. Check out the web hosting options available from Mi Designs -
all support FrontPage.
If you prefer to stay where you are, Mi Designs can create a FrontPage Template. See the link
in the left column.
For additional information please click on the
*web site design* link in the left navigation bar.