Website Cut and Build
Got a web design and need someone to cut and
build it for you?
Building a website is a process that requires a
wide range of skills and technical expertise.
And that's not including all the updates that happen
after the website is created. Here is a
partial list of some of the
skills and website software systems used in
designing a website.
- Graphic Design
- Web Design
The first part of the process addresses graphic
design and visual issues such as how a website will look to the
user, navigation location, content structure and
text treatments. Many graphic designers can
adequately handle these tasks.
Once you have a
graphic design for the "front end" of your website,
that you absolutely love, the next step is to cut
and build that design. Website "cut and build" is the process of
turning the static website images, often times
called a mockup, into a functional website
interface, complete with whatever animated
embellishments you've opted for. Our design staff is
not only talented in the realm of aesthetics, but
also understands how best to implement a design in
order for it to be fast-loading and smoothly
functional. We can use the latest in web 2.0 trends
to create an impressive and dynamic interactive
site, or just keep the user experience simple and
WSI utilizes many tools to cut and build your
website. Many great sites suffer from a lack
of attention to the details behind a the cut and
build process. WSI addresses these issues by
optimizing every line of code, ever character and
graphic used in your website. Often times this
process can be limited to creating a fully optimized
template for use in the creation of the site.
If the template meets
W3C standards for HTML, XHTML and utilizes good
search engine optimization techniques, that template
can be used to create all the additional web pages.
Our standard process relies on the creation of a
skeleton site based upon a optimized template(s) and
We use the optimized template to create a
fully-functional skeleton site with the graphic design
and content. Once the website cut, build
process and subsequent back-end coding are complete, the
site is sent out for approval, and finally the website
is launched for public use.
Common Website Cut and Build Questions
How much does a website cut-and-build cost?
The cost of a cut and build job require
that many questions get answers. It is
important to know what will be input in to
the cut build process to begin with and what
is expected on the other side. There
are also many features that can be
implemented at the time of the cut and build
process that could affect pricing.
Some of the questions we ask before quoting
a website cut and build process are:
- What format will the websites
graphic design be provided in?
- Does the graphic design require
modification to meet screen display
requirements or ADA Compliance?
- Will there be a budget for search
- Will cascading style sheets be used
in the web development?
- What server technologies does the
web host provide?
- Will WSI be required to complete
web development or
web design tasks after the completion
of the cut and build process?
Prices vary depending on the complexity
of the web design and features required
during the website cut and build process.
at either of our two offices located in
Iowa or Florida, to discuss the creation of
your custom web site.
What if I want to do my own Search Engine
WSI focuses on providing solutions based
around client needs, what ever the clients needs
are. If you would like us to cut and build
the website then deliver the template or website
to you for search engine optimization, we think
Any of our services are available in part or
in full. We look forward to addressing the needs
you have either in part or in total. The choice
of which services and features you want are
always up to you.
Do you use any validaters on your code, HTML,
XHTML or CSS?
Yes! We pride ourselves on providing
quality work across the board when it comes to
our cut and build process. We can validate
ADA compliance, HTML, XHTML and CSS. If you
would like, we can provide you with detailed
reports regarding any of your cut and build
Do you support prebuilt systems such as Content
Management Solutions with your cut build process?
We won't claim to know every
content management system out there, but we
will claim that we are experts in all of the
technologies used to create websites, HTML, XHTML,
Coding, SEO, CSS, ADA Compliance and content
We are familiar with many of the major
content management systems on the market and
haven't found anyone of them difficult to
Our staff is also familiar with FrontPage
Dynamic Web Templates,
DreamWeaver Templates and Master Pages.
We like what we see and want to begin a
relationship with you, however, we're located
hundreds of miles away from your office and no where
near Iowa or the Midwest - will this work?
We have had, and continue to develop,
numerous relationships with clients that are
not located around either our Ames Iowa, or Ft.
Myers Florida locations. Some of our clients
are not even in the Midwest or Southeast.
Depending on the scope of the website cut and
build services required, face to face meetings
are not necessary to develop a custom cut build
plan. Many of our clients enjoy sitting in the
comfort of their own office or home and
conducting a phone or shared desktop meeting
with one of our developers or designers.
Our attention to detail and customer service
has helped us deliver many systems without ever
having a face to face discussion with the
either our Midwest (Ames, Iowa) office or our
Southeast (Fort Myers, Florida) location today for a
consultation on your cut and build