It's easy to put up a website these days. Create a blog in under 5 minutes at tumblr.com (or if you want terrible SEO, a wix site).
But if you want a professional presence... if you want a creative, intentional space on the Internet, you need a real, well-executed, custom-designed website by One Part Scissors.
A One Part Scissors website is built on cutting-edge technologies, allowing you access to easily keep your website up-to-date with fresh content using a content management system like Drupal or Wordpress. Your website and social media spaces should all be unified with a single branded message.
How we work
- We discuss your requirements.
This could be a face-to-face meeting, a Skype or phone call, or simply a few quick emails.
- We quote you.
Depending on the complexity of the project, at this stage we might need to provide some initial ideas on the direction we recommend taking. (When you approve this, 50% of the quote is due). Your quote might be a once-off set fee, or if the project is more complex, we might require a longer term retainer-based arrangement to realize your goal - we will advise you on the most effective way to complete your project excellently.
- We present a concept.
At this point, we will provide a PDF concept of the website, which will show the visual direction we recommend taking. It will show you 2 or 3 key pages. We discuss this concept with you and make refinements and changes based on your feedback.
- We begin to build.
At this point we will begin building the website based on the approved concept. This will be on a staging site, and we will send preview links for you to review progress.
- We present a working site preview.
This will be the website presented on a staging website for you to browse through. The concept is already approved at this stage, so you're not going to be changing the look-and-feel or direction of the site at this stage - you are going to be giving feedback on specifics and details. Some aspects can't be communicated in a static PDF in step 3, and these are the items to discuss at this point - animations, transitions, and other page-layout issues that may have arisen.
- We go live.
After edits based on yoiur feedback from step 5, the website is ready to go live. We will take it live for the world to see. (The remaining 50% of the fee is due before the site goes live)
More than ever, a website can't be put up and left there. There's over 100 billion websites out there; you need a plan to get people to your site. SEO, online advertising, social media, print advertising - we can advise you and put together a marketing plan to get 'feet through the door' of your new website based on the budget you'd like to assign to this crucial aspect.
Read about our completed website projects on this page...
Each year, we like to select some of our favorite projects from the past 12 months and give them a spotlight.
These projects reflect the ones that we enjoyed working on the most - or the ones where we simply loved the end result. We hope you like them too!
Logo of 2013: SevenC
The HeronBridge College website has recently been overhauled by One Part Scissors. The new theme has a light and casual look, with a subtle school-book background, and HeronBridge's handwriting style font for headings.
Edit: This website has since been redesigned by a new designer.
OPS recently launched a revamped website for Argon Business Solutions.
The previous website was outdated, and no longer reflected the scale and focus that Argon has evolved into. The website needed to be refreshed to convey the full extent of what Argon offers its clients.
OPS has completed an extensive revamp of the Bryanston Methodist Church website in collaboration with Prestige Solutions.
The new website is built on the Drupal content management system, with an HTML5 responsive theme that allows the website to display correctly on computers, as well as smartphones and tablets.
OPS has recently completed the Mercury Marine South Africa website, bringing it in line with the Mercury Marine International website, but the SA website is HTML5 and Responsive, to allow the website to display well on smartphones and tablets.
One Part Scissors recently completed the Wealthport website.
Wealthport is a new financial service, and the website reflects the modern platform of Wealthport's service offering with a sophisticated responsive website in a palette of calming blue tones, set against a background of stormy oceans.
The website is built on Drupal, with a HTML5, CSS3 responsive theme that displays excellently across computer, smartphones and tablets.
One Part Scissors has just updated onepartscissors.com with a fresh new look.
Like what you see?
We'd love to work with you on your next design project.