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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 web design skills and website software systems used in designing a website.

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 straightforward.

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 approved sitemap.  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 engine optimization?
  • Will cascading style sheets be used in the web development?
  • What server technologies does the web host provide?
  • Will WSI be required to complete additional 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. Contact us 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 Optimization?

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 that's GREAT!

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 features.

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 management systems.

We are familiar with many of the major content management systems on the market and haven't found anyone of them difficult to integrate with.

Our staff is also familiar with FrontPage Templates, DWTs, 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 client. Contact either our Midwest (Ames, Iowa) office or our Southeast (Fort Myers, Florida) location today for a consultation on your cut and build project.

About Us

WSI is a small business and a leading provider of custom programming and database solutions for government entities, Fortune 1000 companies, and emerging businesses. We are your custom development experts.