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...
Baie-Lingual Blink Stefanus is a creative collaboration specialising in advertising, and have worked with massive brands such as Apple, Nandos and Vodacom. The award-winning collaboration needed a new website that allowed them to post regular updates on their campaigns and projects.
OPS created the Bryanston Bible Church website on a Drupal platform which has worked very well for the church in the past few years, but the website needed a fresh new look.
Impak Education offers home schooling programmes and resources. Impak approached One Part Scissors to create a dynamic, bilingual website for the company as part of its rebranding project.
SizweHealth has just rebranded themselves in an extensive project undertaken by the MessengerBoys agency. OPS collaborated with the MessengerBoys team to bring the new brand to life online.
The ACSI website - designed in 2009 by OPS - was looking dated, and needed a refresh. OPS was approached to create a new theme for the established drupal website.
Following the successful product launch of 9 new products for AIRCURE and a smartphone app allowing customers to browse the range, OPS designed a fresh new theme for the AIRCURE website to better showcase the innovative products.
One Part Scissors recently revamped the web presence of the Mgongo TV show. The new look-and-feel was inspired by the show's new visuals, and features bold 'slab-style' headings that dynamically reflow to turn the headings into a visual element in-and-of themselves.
One Part Scissors recently created a corporate folder for Accumation, and the website has just been redesigned as well. The task that Accumation set for OPS was to replicate the look-and-feel of the website for Accumation's China factory.
WCA Workers Compensation Assistance approached One Part Scissors to develop a website that is modern, clean and stylish. WCA offers assistance to companies dealing with the Compensation Commission on claims (Injury-on-Duty, etc).
OPS designed the Northpoint City Church in 2010, and to give the site a breath of new life, we created a fresh new theme for the website. The website is based on Drupal, which meant that the theme refresh was a fairly quick and cost-effective project.
Like what you see?
We'd love to work with you on your next design project.