Mini Features, Maximum Results
Minisites have all the standard features you would expect for any website, as well as some great optional features too!
Handcrafted Design - Custom designed and branded with your goals in mind, you'll get a unique, user-friendly website in a seamless, single-page format.
Responsive Web Design (RWD) - Minisites automatically reconfigure its layout to fit the screen it's being viewed on, whether its desktop, tablet or phone.
Interactive - Captivate your user with engaging interactive features such as animations, transitions, parallax effects and more!
Easy Navigation - A sticky navigation bar let users quickly jump around from one section of the page to another.
Call-to-Action (CTA) - Clear calls to action encourage users to take a specific action to help create leads, drive conversions and increase return on investment.
Content Management System (CMS) - Easily update your content with WordPress, the most popular CMS in the world. Don't worry - a user guide will be supplied!
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Built with web development standards and SEO best practices give your Minisite the best chance at high search engine rankings.
Contact Form - In addition to all your contact information, users will be able to quickly email or text message you directly from your Minisite.
Security - With cyber attacks on the rise, you can take comfort knowing that your Minisite will be protected with proven security software.
Backups - In the unlikely event of data loss, your site will be restored from a backup of your Minisite’s database and files.
Photo Gallery - Pictures are worth a thousand words. Display an interactive photo gallery or slideshow of your products, people, etc.
Google Maps - Users can quickly pin point your location on a map, view satellite and street imagery with turn by turn directions to your door.
Google Analytics - Get to know your audience with detailed statistics on how many visitors you get, where they came from and what actions they take.
Newsletter Sign-up - Stay connected to your users by building your mailing list with an email subscribe form, powered by MailChimp email marketing.
Social Media Integration - Highly visible buttons will drive traffic to your social media channels and encourage them to share your Minisite on theirs.
Testimonials - People want proof. Add credibility and build trust with quotes, reviews and success stories from from happy, satisified customers.
Frequently Asked Questions - People have a lot of questions. Cut down on lead time with a list of your commonly asked questions with clear, concise answers.
Surveys - Gather insightful data directly from your users through interactive online surveys, powered by SurveyMonkey.
A Simple Three Step Process
Based on clear communication and collaboration, this three step workflow will keep the project on task, on time and within budget – ensuring a smooth transition from concept through to completion.
Step 1: Define - The first step is taking time to get to know you, your business and what you are trying to accomplish. This is initiated with a questionnaire that will ask key questions such as the purpose, audience and objectives. We also encourage any additional input and direction you may have. After all, you are the expert in your industry just as much as we are in ours. At this point, all written content and imagery that you would like used on your Minisite should be supplied. The information and content collected here will be used to plan the ideal Minisite.
Step 2: Design - This is where the creative juices begin to flow! Drawing from the information gathered up to this point, we will hit the drawing board to create a design concept that will accurately represent the overall look and feel of the end product. This includes a precise rendering of what your Minisite will look like. You will review the concept and provide feedback. Up to three rounds of iterations may be made to achieve the desired look.
Step 3: Develop - Once the design is approved, programming will commence to turn it into a fully functioning website compliant with W3C web standards and compatible with all modern browsers and devices. First, the design will be converted into a HTML/CSS template. The database will be setup, content will be entered, formatted and optimized for all major search engines. A Content Management System (CMS) will be setup and a user guide provided for updating your Minisite in the future. After your final review and approval, your Minisite will be launched!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? It may be one of our common questions below. Click the question to reveal the answer.
Why are Minisites only one page?
Traditional websites spread their content over many web pages, which cause loading delays when linking from page to page. Minisites eliminate this delay by condensing all content on to one seamless scrolling web page. This saves time for users, especially on mobile devices, which are now the dominant platform for viewing websites.
Are Minisites appropriate for me?
Minisites are great for small to medium sized businesses or serving a specific purpose, such as promoting a product, service or event, driving downloads, generating sign ups or taking orders. If you have a large database of content that must be accessible, a traditional website may be more appropriate than a Minisite. However, a Minisite could still be used to complement or even promote your full website or part of your website.
Why do I need a website or Minisite?
In today's society, a professional web presence for your business or organization is a must. People looking for information usually go to the internet first. If you don't have a good website, or no website at all, they tend to look for someone else who does.
What do you need from me to get started?
We require your logo and any content (text, images, video, etc.) that you would like displayed on your Minisite. Aside from that, we require your input and approvals during the design and development process.
Do we need to meet in person?
Everything can be done through email, telephone or Skype but we will be happy to meet with you if you wish, and you're located in or near St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
Can you write copy for my Minisite?
Copy writing is not included but we certainly can if needed, for an additional charge. However, we encourage you to write your own content because nobody knows your business or organization better than you do. Don't worry, we ask you key questions to help get the right information from you.
Can I have more than one page on my Minisite?
Yes, but technically that would be a website instead of a Minisite. Therefore, additional costs will apply for the extra pages. An alternative to adding other pages to a Minisite is to add the extra content inside a modal window.
Will it work on my mobile device?
Yes. Minisites are responsive, meaning it "responds" to fit the screen size of the device it's being viewed on.
How long does it take to get a Minisite?
If everything goes according to schedule, and you provide timely input when required, your Minisite will be delivered within 30 days.
Will my Minisite rank high in search engines?
Although we can't make any guarantee due to factors due to factors outside our control, everything will be done to optimize your website so that it is properly read by search engines, giving it the best chance of ranking high.
Will I be able to update my Minisite myself?
Yes. Minisites are powered by WordPress, the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world. WordPress is very user friendly but a user guide will be supplied to help you become familiar with it.
Can you update my Minisite for me?
Yes. Updates can be done at an hourly rate. Also, maintenance contracts are available for $75 per month, which includes an hour of updates per month.
Do Minisites have a warranty?
Minisites carry a limited 30 day warranty after launch to work out any bugs or issues you may run into. However, most problems occur from circumstances outside our control and therefore can't offer an extended warranty. In the unlikely event that you have an issues after the first 30 days, we will be happy to help you at an hourly rate.
Does a Minisite cost less than a regular website?
Yes. By condensing your content down to one concise page and omitting unnecessary pages, we are able to pass savings on to you from the reduced development time.
What are your payment terms?
50% is due up front and 50% is due upon launch of your Minisite.
Are there any other costs involved?
Prices are for design and development but does not include your domain name or hosting. If you don't already have a domain name or hosting, we will be happy to help you register both at no additional charge. We offer web hosting for $15 per month and maintenance for $75 per month.
Minisites are single page websites designed to quickly achieve marketing communications goals through clear, concise and interactive story-telling.