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    A successful website is the result of many, many … many long hours of hard work.

    Sometimes it’s a team effort, and sometimes it’s the result of one experienced, creative mind that continuously tweaks and adjusts the site until everything fits the designers vision and the clients requirements.

    With nearly 1 Billion (1,000,000,000) sites vying for attention, a mediocre website will simply languish in a black hole in that vast expanse called cyberspace. No one will know it exists … and no one will visit it.

    But your website is your spokesman, and should be working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, pulling in visitors from around the world, promoting you and/or your product or service. Make sure you’ve got a great spokesman on your team. Make sure you’ve got a great website!

    Hire us and we will build a website to be proud of … a website that does the job the way you want it to. A website that gets your message across, sells your product, spreads your philosophy, shows off your hobby. A website that says to the world ‘here I am, see what I have say, sell, or show you’ … a site that brings them back again and again … and again!

    In addition to a great website, if you already have a business, or want to start one online, our Small Business Identity packages can help take you from the shadowy depths of just being, all the way to the lofty heights of being recognized, remembered, and revisited!

    Our packages are tailor made for you based on your needs … and your budget. Packages can consist of any or all of the following design work.

    • Website Design, SEO, and Development
    • Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Website Maintenance
    • Copy Writing
    • Business Cards
    • Company Logos
    • Flyers
    • Slogans
    • Brochures
    • Letterhead
    • Custom Graphics & Signage
    • Magnetic Car Signs
    • Sales Animations
    • Single Ads
    • Entire Advertising Campaigns 
    All the above will have a common theme that will be designed to give you an identity that sets you and your business apart from the average. Whether it’s a personal website, a blog, or an eCommerce site, you need to be as visible and memorable as possible.

    Otherwise, what’s the point?

    Make your move now. Contact us for a custom quote tailored to your needs. Don’t wait any longer to realize the success you deserve. Let us design your future … today!

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    Our studio builds unique custom websites that have the look and feel of websites costing thousands…but at a fraction of the cost. We have the skill, the expertise, and that all important, but often missing ingredient … the creativity, to build your memorable and visually stimulating home on the web that will stand out from all the commonplace ‘template driven’ sites that permeate the web today.

    Whether you want a personal webspace or a small business website,
    SilkyWeb Design can build a site that you will be proud to tell people to visit. Your website should reflect who you are, or it should define your hobby, your views, or your business. And it should not look stale and out-dated a few months after it’s built.
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    The internet is crowded with websites that have been slapped together by those with too much time on their hands and not enough design savvy in their heads.
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    We’ll build your site at your direction … or if you want to leave the design totally in our hands, we’ll deliver an impressively good web presence whose web address you will be proud to display on your business cards, stationary, and brochures.

    Let us design an eye catching,
    get the message across kind of website that your visitors will remember. One that will keep them coming back again and again … and again!

    And if you already have a website, but it’s not performing the way you’d like, perhaps all it needs is some renovation, modernization … maybe even some ‘glitz and glitter’…

    Modernization

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    Copy Writing

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    It all comes down to this…

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    OR DOES IT…

    What you just read (or didn’t read), Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, etc, etc, etc … has been around since the 16th century. Printers and typesetters have long used its scrambled Latin words (and now website and graphic designers use it) as placeholder ‘dummy’ text when doing a page layout. Visit a lot of websites today, however, and what you find written on them makes about as much sense as that Lorem ipsum text.

    And it's not so much that these sites don't have anything to say …

    It's that they just don't quite know how to say it!

    Great web site design and stunning graphics mean nothing if what you are trying to say loses its meaning somewhere between getting the idea … and giving it life on your website or in your ad campaign. Too many sites grab their viewer's attention immediately with dazzling graphics only to lose them quickly with poorly edited, repetitive, empty bits of nothing.

    We will make a difference. What you can expect from us is cogent, persuasive, and to the point copy writing that gets your message across, whether it’s on your website, on radio, on tv, or in print.

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    Be sure your site makes sense…

    Keep in mind that great copy writing is worth its weight in gold.

    It can mean the difference between a website that simply exists, visited only by the occasional web surfer … and a website that gets constant traffic day in and day out. It’s the difference between listening to the ‘ka-ching’ as your cash register rings up sales … or of hearing Simon & Garfunkle’s “Sounds of Silence” playing on the radio in your empty store … or the cold, desolate wind blowing across your empty website in a black hole in cyberspace.

    Don't let the content of your site look like this ...
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amenno ... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Don’t chase your visitors away!

    Be sure your site makes sense. Get your money's worth. We can and will create intelligent, meaningful, coherent content for your web site or non-aggressive but highly persuasive content for your next ad campaign.

    You can count on it!

    Contact us here or call (714)749-8700


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    Graphic Design

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    Quality graphics are a very important component of a successful website, ad campaign, or print media. They immediately draw the eye and present that all important first impression. And first impressions can mean the difference between someone clicking away from your website without seeing what you have to say or tossing your advertisement into the trash without reading it.

    Surf out onto the internet today and you'll find many web sites with graphic images that look as if they've been created by kids.
    You'll also find sites that have a 'cookie cutter' layout with images giving them a look that is reminiscent of the modular Levitt homes built just after the second world war.

    They all look the same!
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    Our design studio brings originality and a custom look to the graphics we create. We strive to give you relevant designs and websites that are different and attention grabbing. And we’ll do the same when it comes to print media. We will give your brochures, business cards or flyers a wonderful 'unique to you' look.

    Good graphics are not a hit or miss proposition. It's the result of hours of creative and artistic endeavor. Our studio can and will provide the kind of graphics that will give you the edge and get your message across.

    Contact us with your requirements and/or questions and we will reply within 24 hours. Or call us at (714)749-8700.
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    Print Media

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    Logos, Brochures, Business Cards and more…

    We also design ancillary items such as custom designed flyers, brochures and signs, as well as unique logos, memorable business cards, and branding/identity kits designed to enhance your personal or small business image.

    Our work will surpass your expectations and help you have a successful ad campaign, corporate event, garage sale, graduation or wedding party, or any other event you need to publicize. We can also provide expert copywriting for your print media as well.

    Contact us here or call (714)749-8700 for more info or a quote.


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    You’ve Got Questions…

    We’ve Got Answers!


    Yeah, I’ve got a question. What’s with all these creepy spiders?

    Well, after all, what’s a ’silky web’ without a spider or two (or 20)? They’ve become part of our brand. We’ve even got names for them … well … maybe not.

    Yeah, but they’re still creepy. Ok, I live in Vegas, can you design a website for me? How would we meet? I’ve got pictures and some written stuff I want on my site. How do we do that?


    Yes, of course we can design a site for you. Distance, in this digital age, is all in the mind. It doesn’t matter where in the world you live. We can communicate via telephone, email, or text message. Documents, images and other website content can be snail mailed, emailed, faxed, or text messaged. Our fees can be paid online via paypal. You can follow our progress on your project directly on the web in a special part of our website setup for clients only. It’s all really very easy …

    Sounds good…ok, now are your websites responsive? How will my website look on different size monitors, tablets, and smart phones?

    All websites we build are responsive, but due to the vast number of web browsers, screen sizes, platforms, and devices, the user experience of your website may change to best fit the viewing platform. We always use “best practices” to meet industry standards for web design. We do our best to ensure that the design will be functional on all main stream platforms, but because of the increasingly vast number of web accessible devices available and their age (older browsers won’t take advantage of the newer technologies), we can’t guarantee that the design will look identical from one device and/or monitor to another. Therefore, we always advise our clients to upgrade their browsers to the latest versions, and if possible, be sure to use equipment that is no more than 3-4 years old.

    I’ve got another question. How much is this going to cost me?

    Well, that depends on the type of work you want us to do for you. We bill at $55 per hour for smaller, relatively easy projects such as business card design, logos, slogans, and letterhead. Generally, you can figure 1-4 hours of work on these projects. Larger more time consuming work such as new, or redesigned websites, advertising campaigns, copy writing, brochures, signage, and small business identity packages will be quoted a fixed price. Contact us. Let us know what you need … and we’ll tell you what we need to do the job.

    BTW, the more ‘ready to go’ written copy, images, and content you can provide us with, the less work we’ll have to do and the less $$ we’ll need to do the job. But please be aware that if you want an exceptional job the materials you provide us with should also be exceptional. If necessary, we can, of course, copy edit, image edit, and ‘polish’ whatever material you provide us with.

    Remember … the reason you want to hire us is because we are very good at what we do … design work, SEO, and copy writing. This frees you up to do what you do best … run your business … which means you can concentrate on increasing your bottom line confident that we are doing our part to help you do just that.

    How long will it take you to put together a 4th of July ad campaign for us?

    That really depends on our current work load. Generally, if there is a time sensitive ‘job’ we can make accommodations to push it through quickly in order to meet your deadline. We will charge a premium, however, because we will be working above and beyond our normal time constraints for your campaign. It’s always best to plan your campaigns or other needed work well in advance so that we have adequate time to produce the desired results at our normal fee.

    Can you give me an idea of what a small 4 page website will cost?

    That depends on how complex that ‘small’ site needs to be. If you’re asking about a personal website or blogging site, the average price range is $350-$750, depending, again, on what’s needed. We can do slide shows, various page animations, videos, audio, SEO, etc. Keep in mind that the more you want on your site, the more it will cost to produce it.

    Do you also do business branding?

    Yes. We call that our Business Identity package. Those packages can consist of any or all of the following design work: business cards, company logo, letterhead, brochures, flyers, display signage, sales animations (an example can be seen above), ad campaigns, other types of print media, and, of course, websites. All will have a common theme that will help to set your business apart from the competition.

    What is the usual time frame to build a small website?

    This, too, depends on our current work load and also the complexity of what you want built. Usually, a small site takes between 1-3 weeks to complete. A medium size business or eCommerce site anywhere from 3-5 weeks. As mentioned in an earlier question, if you need a rush job, we can most likely accommodate you, but there will be an extra cost involved.

    Once I hire you to do my website, what’s the next step?

    Very good question. After we discuss what you require of us I will draw up an agreement spelling out exactly what we will do for you … and what you will do for us. Things that you can supply us with, if available, are any pre-written content, web ready images, audio, etc. Providing these items will make the job go faster. Of course, if you don’t have these items the website will take longer to build and the cost will be reflected in the amount of extra work we will need to do. The agreement will list all costs involved including a payment schedule. We require 50% down upon execution of the agreement. Another 25% is due once the site is ready for your first review.

    At that point we will have created, and given you access to, a non-public version of your website in a special area of our website. You can watch our progress and give us input on things that you might like to have changed. Please keep in mind that any additional work not in the original agreement, such as additional pages, videos, excessive additional images, etc. may incur added charges. The final 25% payment is to be made upon your approval of the website once it goes live.

    Once the site is completed and live on the internet, you will have 5 days to review our work and ask us to make minor changes. Since you have been able to follow our progress on the ‘non-public’ version of your site, suggesting changes along the way, only minor changes will be made at no charge once the site is complete. Major changes and/or additions will be at our standard piece work rate of $55 per hour.


    I don’t need a website. But I do need 1500 2-sided business cards. Can you design one for me and can you get them printed at a reasonable cost?

    Yes, we design business cards as well as logos, brochures, flyers, etc. We can do the design and also provide the finished product printed in one of several different finishes, i.e. gloss, matte, embossed, silver highlights etc. Also various business card thicknesses. The SilkyWeb Design Studio can be (this is cliche, but true) “your one stop shop for all your design needs.”

    Do you also do SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?

    Yes. If requested, we will provide basic SEO at no additional charge. This Search Engine Optimization consists of adding dozens of hidden ‘meta tags’ within the coding of your site that are only readable by the search engines. We will also write your website content with SEO in mind, i.e. using keywords liberally (and logically) throughout the website for the search engines to index. “Back links”, if available, will also be added. These are links from other sites that link back to your website. The more links to your site, the higher you will rank in the search engines. Your site will also be submitted to the top 20 search engines.

    Will you manage my website on a monthly basis, and if so, what’s that going to cost?

    Yes. If you want us to manage your site so that you can just sit back and enjoy the benefits of having a well-designed website, we will. We’ll draw up a separate agreement stating what this ‘management’ will consist of and what the monthly charge will be. That charge will be based on what your monthly requirements are. If you need us to monitor the site daily for problems and fix any that we find, give you weekly reports on how many visitors you’ve had, occasionally upload some additional content or pictures, and notify you when your annual hosting/domain renewal is coming due, the cost will be minimal, probably $75 - $125 monthly. If, on the other hand, you have an eCommerce site and need us to do daily uploads of product and constantly changing written content, you can plan on doubling or even tripling that fee.

    Contact us if you have more questions…we’ve got more answers!

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