A Web Page is a contemporary, efficient and cost effective way to present and promote your message.
A Web Page allows you to effectively organize your message and information about
A Web Page is graphics oriented and an excellent medium for showcasing images.
A Web Page is very accessible. It can be viewed by anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the
The Advantages to using Digimage for your Web Page are:
The pages are constructed to promote your particular work, personality, message, etc.
Digimage allows your page to be part of a network of pages in areas similar to your own.
The cost structure for Digimage is based on how much work on
your page you want to do yourself and how much you want Digimage to do for you.
You can save money by doing more of the work yourself.
What are costs of using Digimage to create your Web Page?
Labor costs for programming and consulting are $75 an hour ($50/hour for maintenance).
Image preparation and placement, including scans, is $10 each (somewhat dependent on
Based on these above rates we believe Web Pages can be developed for a cost of
between $500 and $1000. (An initial deposit of $200 is required. The remainder of the fee is due
upon the posting of the page).
The cost of placing a page in a Digimage serviced directory is $55 a month.
First, you have to decide what your most important message is. This you should place on the most forward part of your web site. Web Pages are constructed with a front page that appears when the web site is first accessed. This front page is supported by a number of secondary pages. It is important that you get at least part of your most important message on the front page. From this front page you can link to other parts of your message on the secondary pages.
There are technical considerations in constructing your front page. When a viewer first accesses your page they have to wait for it to appear. A lot of how successful a page is depends on how successfully you can get and keep the viewers' attention while your page emerges. Text comes up faster than images. I believe you want the front page to have enough text to give the viewer something to read while the images appear but I believe there should be images especially if images are part of your message.
After you have determined what you want on your front page decide what you want on your secondary pages. Each secondary page should have a theme and should be a combination of text and graphics, or text only. This should be material that augments and supports your front page. You can have small icon like images on your front page that become links to your secondary pages.
One of your secondary pages should list your clients and give your background. Many people do this in a resume format. Also, you should give the viewer a way of contacting you. If you have an email address it is common to have this on every page as a "feedback" option.
You should decide if you want to "link" your page to any other locations. Perhaps you want to link to the page of a gallery that exhibits your work or a magazine that is a regular client. But remember linking off your page takes people who came there, away.
Other options to consider are how you want your page formatted. Do you want a background color or texture? Remember that colors and textures show up differently in different browsers. I feel a background color is preferable to background textures which may detract from your images. What colors do you want your type, your links?.
Looking at what other people have done with web pages is also helpful.
There are a number of skills involved in the development of a web page. There are the talents of a project coordinator, a designer, a writer, an editor, a computer programmer and a technology consultant. The more you can perform these functions yourself the less you will have to rely on Digimage to do them for you and the less it will cost you. Where Digimage will probably be most helpful are in the areas of project coordination, computer programming and technology consulting.
When you come to Digimage you should have a pretty good idea of what you want on your page. You should have an idea of what your primary message is and what you want to say and show on your front page. You should know what your themes are for your secondary pages and the images your want to show throughout the web site. Much of the image selection and writing should be done when you contact Digimage.
There are three types of elements that might make your web page: text, images or graphics.
Text should be presented to Digimage by E-mail, as hardcopy or as digital files on a 3 1/2 floppy (Mac or Dos). If on a 3 1/2 floppy the text should be in ascii Even if you submit your text on a floppy disk please include a paper copy of the text so we know how you want it formatted. The fastest and preferred method of receiving text is by E-Mail. Digimage charges $10 per page if text has to be scanned or typed into a digital format.
Images can be presented to Digimage by E-mail, on a 3 1/2 floppy (Mac or Dos) or Kodak Photo CDs as digital files; or as prints no larger than 8xlO inches or 35mm transparencies (preferably duplicates). If submitted as digital files on floppies they should be in jpg, gif or other common imaging format. Digimage charges $10 each for scans made from prints or 35mm transparencies.
Graphics such as logos or symbols can be presented as digital files by E-Mail, on 3 1/2 inch floppies or Kodak Photo CDs, flat art no larger than 8xlO inches or 35mm transparencies (preferably duplicates). The same guidelines and charges apply to graphics as do to images.
You can call Digimage at any point in the process of creating your page but it is probably at this point where our help can be the most productive. We can meet with you, go over what you plan to do on your page, make suggestions and show you what others in your field have done with their pages. We will begin working with your pages, at one point we will show you what we have done and you can make suggestions and corrections. Eventually, we will help you post your page on a server where it can be viewed.