The Digital Orchard works with a wide variety of website designers, as well as with any existing designs that a client may bring with them. This approach allows us to offer our clients with the most diverse range of design options available. While we can do some simple design in-house, this is not our area of specialty. We prefer to leave this to the professionals. Once a design has been prepared, we can add our magic programming to make a functional and fun website for you.
Visit the following page for a list of recommended website and graphic designers.
Once you have chosen a designer, be sure to let them know that you're working with The Digital Orchard for the Development and Hosting portions of your website project and we will work closely with them to get your website up and online quickly and painlessly.
If you will be using our xAppOS software platform, the designer only needs to deliver a design that you are happy with, either as a Photoshop (PSD) file or preferrably converted into HTML format. Once we receive this design, we will take care of the rest, including working with your chosen designer to make the final revisions. After the website has launched, you will continue to use your designer to make adjustments and changes to your website's visual appearance, and we will incorporate those changes for you.
If you are using the self-service hosting to manage a WordPress website or you're using another content managment system, then the designer should deliver your website with the development stage done, converted into a template for your preferred content management system. We can provide server access directly to your designer so they can upload your new website for you, as well as continue to make changes on an ongoing basis for you.
With the popularity of community-driven website platforms, such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, among others, there's a wealth of ready-made designs available online. Many of these are free, and many others are available for a low one-time fee. You can use any of these existing templates as your design. Simply send us the details of the template you want to use, or a copy of the files if you've already purchased and downloaded it, and we'll take care of the rest. We can convert many WordPress-based templates in just one day, for example. You get the best of both worlds.... a great design from a passionate community, and our powerful software platform powering your site.