Irisweb.net Inc. is a web design firm. This is what we do. We don't mess with business cards, stationery, magazine ads, brochures, and all the other paraphernalia of the business world. We believe there is a place for all that — but it's not at Irisweb.net.
Here at Irisweb.net we focus on the web. Period. And yes, we can — and do — integrate all of those items that you have accumulated and worked so hard for in creating your business identity.
Our state-of-the-art web and graphic design, online commerce solutions and web hosting options offer your business and personal interests an effective, creative and productive outlet.
Please contact us for a free personal consultation. Our exclusive one-on-one working style sets us apart, and ensures that your vision is translated to the web with integrity and style.
Irisweb.net is a boutique web design firm that specializes in custom web solutions. We don't do "paper design" — our entire focus is on the web and electronic media. This enables us to dedicate ourselves entirely to our clients' website needs.
Since 1998 we have provided website design services to both small and large businesses. Our clientele is varied: Socially motivated and environmentally concerned nonprofits, real estate brokers, artists and artisans, musicians, animal service providers including veterinarians, boarding facilities and dog trainers, other animal lovers, B&Bs, book publishers, and assorted others have availed themselves of our web design services.
Every client is special to us. Each project is a new challenge, deserving our imagination, creativity and technical know-how.
We design websites. We do not design brochures or other business identity documents. Many companies "specialize" in establishing an identity for your business. Our services help achieve that goal, but we limit our attention to your web presence.
We go a long way to get this right: Whenever possible, we will meet with you at your location and learn who you are and how you work, as well as what your products or services are. In this way we can knowledgably communicate your message on your website.
If we are performing a web design service "long distance" — meaning via phone and email, we are relentless in requesting photos, brochures, and discussion about your business. We firmly believe that a website should belong to the client, i.e., it should represent the client's business presence — not ours.
After your new website has been launched, it's the beginning of a long relationship with Irisweb.net — if you want your website to work for you. It's good to think of your website as a young garden; care for it well and it will develop into a valuable asset. Visitors will faithfully be returning to your site if you add content frequently; in fact, if your site remains static your visitorship will fall off. So in your everyday business dealings it's advantageous to think of how anything you are doing can be reflected on the site — and how the site can reflect back on your business.
Irisweb.net Inc. has two options for management of your site's content:
We do it for you (well, almost; we still need you to supply us with the material): We will post your new text and images at your request. We generally post small changes the day we receive them; larger changes take proportionately longer.
Content management systems: Some of our clients wish to update their websites themselves. We applaud and support this decision. When this is the case, we design the site with this in mind using an assortment of solutions including Wordpress configured as a content management system and proprietery software that enables the client to make changes to individual pages on a site.
The initial cost to configure the site for this functionality is easily recouped within the first few months after a site's launch. The benefits to the client are manifold: a cost saving over our quite reasonable site maintenance fees, and the ability for the client to modify the site whenever desired, with no waiting. A fresh, constantly changing, dynamic site is far more interesting to web visitors than a static site, and will bring more traffic to your website.
As an Irisweb.net Inc. client, you have many choices of webhosting services. Our first choice is that you host with us. We provide reseller hosting services with Hostgator.com, a reliable US-based hosting company. You could host your website with them directly, of course, but if you go through Irisweb.net you will have a local contact for technical issues, and we take care of all the details.
Our criteria for any hosting service are reliability, support, and features — balanced with a price that is fair. We keep your cost low with our reselling packages, and you won't be paying for services that you don't need.
Irisweb.net is happy to register and manage its clients' domain names. We always name the client as registrant for the domain name but Irisweb.net Inc. appears on the registry and acts as technical and administrative contacts. This means that you don't have to fear losing your domain because you missed an expiration date.
The following search engine optimization services are included in all of our web design packages:
Please see our section on Marketing your site and business for more information.
“If you build it they will come” - NOT NECESSARILY!
Not if it's a website, they won't -- unless you promote the site.
It's a Catch-22: You're building a website to promote your business, but this cannot happen unless you promote your website.
How can you promote your site and reap the benefits for your business?
Here are a few suggestions that you can implement:
As the owner of the business and the website, you must make certain that your current and potential clients are aware of your website address — so refer them to the site for information. This means, of course, that the info should be on the site.
A savvy web designer will know what to do to help the search engines (like Google) find and rank your site. Here are some things you can ask your designer to implement:
Our clients have given us many opportunities to express ourselves artistically as well as technically, and we are forever grateful to them for the privilege.
Some of Irisweb.net's featured sites are shown on the right, and below is a partial list of our clients:
Aha! You've found us out! The truth is we are not just all about websites... we love animals, and one of the things we love to do with animals is photograph them. We can photograph your pet(s) at your home or other location of your choosing. Our rates are reasonable and we believe our photos speak for themselves. Give a call or email us for details.
In the meantime, do check out our photography website.