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...
Bryanston Bible Church approached One Part Scissors to design a fresh new website.
BOBCAT manufactures construction and farming equipment, such as skid-steer loaders, excavators, and other hydraulic equipment. BOBCAT SA approached One Part Scissors to design a new website to mirror the refreshed style of the brand and bring it more in line with the style of the BOBCAT USA website.
Blue Horizon Licensing approached One Part Scissors to create a new website that better reflected the company on the Internet. Blue Horizon Licensing manages the licensing for several brands in the Mattel stable, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Monster High.
One Part Scissors was approached by House of Print to redesign their corporate website. House of Print is one of the largest print houses in South Africa, and their old website was dated and no longer portrayed an accurate picture of the company.
Umsizi Sustainable Social Solutions is a company which 'provides sustainable social solutions and socio-economic expertise' for government and non-governmental organizations, for the mining industry, for for the communities impacted by the activities and developments of these companies.
Change Bible Church approached One Part Scissors to create a new website for the Katlehong based ministry. The style of the website makes use of real-world textures to add a "realness" to the look-and-feel of the website. Elements are layered with subtle shadows and torn paper edges.
One Part Scissors has recently done a major overhaul on the Aircure website. Following the brand identity we've developed for Aircure, the site is clean and modern, featuring a strong black and white colour scheme, which we have complemented with bright green for links and clickable items.
One Part Scissors recently updated the Dent Doctor Randburg / Sandton Website. OPS designed the original website in 2007, and it was time for a fresh new look with some new technology. The new website is built on the Drupal content management system, allowing DD Auto to update the content of the website quickly and easily.
OPS created a website in 2007 for 4D and A Architects, the architects behind the creation of our former offices in Stonemill Office Park. Now in 2010, the website needed to be refreshed and updated with a more current style and approach.
Warwick Fabrics approached One Part Scissors to create a website for the UK region. Until now, Warwick UK has been using the Warwick International website to provide it's clients with product info, but has seen the need to create a unique web presence for the United Kingdom and the European regions it services.
Like what you see?
We'd love to work with you on your next design project.