Sherlock Designer To
have taken the first step by deciding you want a website for your
Here are a few things you need to do so we can get started.
Call me -
let's talk - Do you have a name for your new website? If not
jot down some things that describe what you do, what your product
is, your specialty, what you are hoping to convey to your
customers. When you have an idea or a feel for what you
might want - call me 620-331-7814 and I will call you back, or send me an email with your
phone number and give me a time that is convenient for me to call
you. We will discuss what you want and how we are going to
achieve it. Write
down everything that comes to your mind about what you would like
on it or want it to look like. Surf the web for sites
that you really like and don't like, write down their url
and what you liked or disliked about them. Now based
on your notes make a list of the features you would like to have
on yours. Do you have a favorite color that you would like to
- After we have talked and you make the decision to have Sherlock
Designs build your website, you need to go to the Disclaimer
page and read my terms, etc. and then type in your name and send
the form to me. I will do my very best for you and I will be
there for you when you need me, but I can't guarantee success with
- For pricing
click here for more information. After you have decided
which plan you would like, click here to go to the order
page, and buy the plan. If you do not have a hosting
service and you want us to host your website, please buy that
also. We require half of the design fee as a
down payment, and if you are hosting we require that fee paid at
the same time. Final payment is due within 2 weeks of the
completion of your website. If you want the maintenance
program you will pay for that at the same time as the final
payment. For more information click
is a domain name and how do I get one? A
domain name is the name you are giving your website (such as www.sherlockdesigns.com).
Most are .com, but you can also get .net and .biz. You can
register your domain with us for $15 and free set up.
Where do I get a
guestbook, counter, etc.? (Optional)
Click on the banner
below and sign up for a free account.
2. When you have received a
confirmation email from them please forward it to me.
do I get my shopping cart? If
you are wanting to sell products on your website a shopping cart
is essential. We can set it up to take checks, money
orders, credit cards or Paypal. The shopping cart we use is
on a secure server which enable customers to put items into a
virtual shopping cart and check out when they are through
1. Please go to www.mals-e.com
and sign up for a free shopping cart.
2. When you have received
a confirmation email from them please forward it to me. I
will need 2 different passwords. One is to retrieve the
orders and the other is to get the payment information.
3. In order to set up your shopping cart I will need a
number of questions answered. When we are ready for the
shopping cart information I will have you fill out the form.
take credit cards? I
highly recommend that you take credit cards. More than
likely you do not have a merchant account from the bank, but if
you do we can use that one. A very low cost credit card
company is Propay. You "run" your credit cards
through them and when the money has been collected you can
transfer it into your checking account, you must have a business
account. There is a $35
annual fee and then a transaction fee, which is very
reasonable. To sign up click on the
-If you do not
have a paypal account, you should have one. Paypal is a name
that online shoppers know and trust, they may not give you their
credit card number, but they will use Paypal. It is free, easy and
convenient. If you do not have an business account click on
the banner below. I need to know your account name so I
can include it in to the shopping cart, I do not need your
password or any other information from them.
Click on the banner above to sign up for your merchant
I get the backgrounds, etc. for my website?
are included in your package price**, unless you pick custom
graphics from another artist, in which case you pay the artist
their fee. After talking with you I will
design 2 - 3 different web pages for you to look at and pick from,
more if needed. Your basic graphic package will
include, 2 - 3 backgrounds, navigation buttons, logo and banner. I do not use a lot of graphics because they take too
long to load and your customers may leave before your entire page
is loaded. Based on what you have told me you want I
will design up to 12 different pages for you to pick from.
If more are required there may be an extra $50 graphic charge.
of your website is essential to get traffic to your website.
A one time submission is included in your initial web design
package. We highly recommend that you sign up for one of
our monthly submission
back and be patient!!
I know it's hard. I will do
my best to get your site up as quickly as possible, so the more
information you send me as quickly as possible, the quicker I will
be able to finish. I usually allow 2 - 3 weeks to set up a
website. But the time will vary depending on what you want,
when you get everything to me and how busy I am. When I have
the first few pages up I will email you so you can look it over
and let me know what you think. If there is something you
don't like I need to know, after all this is your home on the web
and you need to be pleased with it. I will do my best to
please you. After you have decided on the graphics,
etc. I will not change it. After we have decided on
the graphic package any additional changes or graphics there will
be an additional fee.
How do I pay for the web
design work and what does it cost? How
much does it cost? Payments? We will design a
website to fit your needs and budget. We have a variety of
website packages to choose from. We can customize a package for you -
tell us what you want and email
us for a quote. We will not upload your finished
site until payment is received. The down payment is not
refundable, so please make sure that you are satisfied with our
arrangements before we get started. If you are not pleased
with the site, we will do our best to make improvements to satisfy
you. No refunds for services will be refunded. We
accept Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, checks or money order. If
we have not received your information within 3 months, unless we
have made a special arrangement, our contract will be considered
null and void and the deposit will not be refunded.
by Sherlock Designs
P.O. Box 332
Independence, Ks 67301
620-331-7814 fax 620-331-2230
Email us for more information