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This page was originally the sample showing the site we did for The B-B-Q Shop in Scottsboro, AL, which was an authorized dealer for Traeger grills, and who sold a lot of rubs and spices, including Woody's, Moonlite, Head Country, Oklahoma Joe's (hog rub, barbecue sauce, and yard bird), Bonesmokers, Paradise Ridge, McClards, Gates, Tennessee Masterpiece, Historical Lynchburg, Ollie's, Jack Mixon's, Anchor Bar, Dave's Insanity, and Blairs. Traeger grills include novelty grills of all kinds, including Longhorn Steer, Lil' Pig, and BBQ Train.




If you are currently looking for a web designer, e-mail us at rdcss@rdcss.com or call us at 256-575-0041. We will be happy to discuss your needs.

We have seen web site designers who charge $500 or more for a simple site. It is possible to spend that much, but you don't have to! You can establish a web presence for under $500. Over time, as your web site proves itself, you can add to it. We charge $50 an hour to create a custom site for you. Our web sites typically start at approximately $150 for a basic site. That does not include web hosting, domain name registration, or scripts. Example of a basic site with custom graphics: bigcscottsboro.com

Below we discuss some of the services we offer. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, ask. If we can't do it, we can subcontract with a well-qualified developer who has the appropriate skills.

Because all our web sites are custom designed, it is not possible to give you a firm price prior to discussing your needs. We can give you some general guidelines based on our experience. We will give you a solid estimate once we have met (physically or via e-mail and telephone) to discuss your specific needs. If we develop your site for less than our estimate, of course we will not charge you the full estimated price; we charge only for work actually performed.

Our fees are based on $50.00 per hour. Our initial consultation with you is free. This consultation helps you determine if we are the right developers for you and helps us develop a detailed estimate for your site based on your needs.

We offer the following services:

Web Hosting

Web hosting is what a server does when it stores your website files and links them to your domain name. When someone wants to see your website, it will send the files to them. This allows them to see your website in their browser.

Web hosting can include web pages, blogs, pictures, and other forms of presenting your ideas.

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Domain Name Registration

This is where you purchase the name or wording you want people to use to access your web pages. People will type in your domain name (example www.rdcss.us) and it will be linked to a website. A domain name has to be renewed. If you buy it for one year then at the end of the year you will have to renew it. It can be purchased for more than one year at a time.

The company you purchase it from is called a Registar. To move it from one Registar to another Registar is called a Transfer.

We can help you with this process. Please contact us about this if you would like us to help you.

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Web Design

There are thousands of 'Template Web Sites' on the web. To stand out from the crowd, your web site must tell your unique story in your unique way. All our web sites are personally crafted to reflect your business and your needs.

Navigation is important. We seek to arrange your site so it is easy for your visitors to find their way around without getting confused.

A good web site will load quickly. We try for less than eight seconds download time per page. Zona Research shows that eight seconds is, on average, as long as viewers will wait before clicking away to a different web site. The main page should load almost instantaneously and tell the viewer what he or she can expect to find on the rest of the site. Many viewers are willing to wait as long as fifteen or twenty seconds if they are warned ahead of time, and if they know what they are waiting for.

Some people prefer to start small, with a minimal cash investment. Your Internet Service Provider probably offers free web space on their server. With this free service, you do not enjoy your own domain name, but it may be an appropriate way for you to 'get your feet wet'. We can set up a small site in your personal free space if you would like to start small.

If you already have a site on another server, or if you would prefer a different server, we do work with other providers.

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Web Maintenance

Once established, a web site should be maintained on a regular basis. Fresh content keeps visitors coming back. Any links to outside web pages should be checked periodically. Your business may grow or change direction, and your web site should reflect those changes. We will work with you to develop a web maintenance policy that reflects your needs.

We charge hourly for this service. Some types of sites require frequent updates, others don't. One month you may need major changes, another month you may require few, if any changes. You should not be charged for work we are not doing. By the same token, we should be compensated for time we do spend on your site.

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Web Repair

If your site has become outdated and needs a complete, or partial, overhaul, we will work with you to design new pages to replace your old site. Our fee structure is the same as for new development. We charge only for work actually performed, so if your old site is structurally sound, your costs should be less than for a new site.

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Scripts

Scripts are lines of code written to do something for a website customer, like a form that will take information and send it to you, or a shopping cart, or a back end that allows you to login and change certain content. Scripts can be used for many things. If you need something special, please let us know. Back to List

Web Graphics

We have scanners and graphics software. If you already have an established business identity, or if you have specific graphics you would like to use, we can scan photographs and line art. We can also capture pictures off videotape. If you do not have a "business identity", or if you would like to re-define your image, we would be happy to work with you to develop an image appropriate to your business and your needs. We create custom graphics tailored to your needs and desires.

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Proofreading and Text Preparation

In general we would prefer that you write the text that you want to represent you and your business on the web. If you can provide the text in electronic format that we can read, it will save us time and you money. We will proofread and recommend changes where necessary. We will require that you approve any changes beyond simple typos. We are not experts in your field, and could introduce a technical error by fixing a grammatical one.

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Promotion

Once we have completed a site and it is ready to be made public, it must be promoted in some way. Our development efforts include Meta Tags to help Search Engine Robots find your pages and accurately represent them in their listing. We will submit your completed site to the top general Search Engines and Indexers.

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Web Consulting

If you already have a web site, or if you choose to create your own, we will review your web site and provide written suggestions and recommendations. We review both the appearance and the coding. Consulting fees start at $100 and are based on the same $50 per hour charges as for our other web work. Charges beyond $100 are only incurred after the first two hours of review time. For many sites, the first two hours are likely to be the most productive. An exhaustive review of each page in a large web site is likely to simply reiterate points already covered in the main pages of the site. If desired, we will also suggest appropriate search engines to register with.

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We are webmaster for several sites now. You can see a list with links to them here.

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