Custom website with database

A custom website does not use an existing CMS, instead it will be developed entirely to your liking and wishes. It is possible that a content management system such as WordPress or Joomla! do not meet your requirements. You are looking for something that will suffice for a long time, that can possibly be expanded in the future or that is virtually impossible to hack. Something in which you can adjust, add or delete the data yourself at any time. In short, something that is not standard and does 100% meet your wishes and target group.

At Indeks Solutions you are at the right place for truly customized work. Together with you we will look at which techniques are best to use for your website and how to set up the database with the option to easily expand it in the future. Your custom website and database are extensively tested before we deliver it to you. All your pages will be tested on different screen sizes, making sure the design and layout are consistent.
Your new website will be user-friendly, responsive and professional.

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What a custom website entails

A custom website doesn't use an existing content management system, such as WordPress or Joomla!, instead everything is developed specifically for your website. This includes both the front (what your visitors see) and the administrative environment as well as the database. When we create a custom website with database for you, it will be according to your requirements. It won't have any unnecessary elements added to it. For example, you can add blog posts, forums, user roles or a guestbook. The possibilities are endless.

Custom website vs. WordPress/Joomla!

Having a custom website developed for you is not always the right choice. With a custom website, everything will be tailor-made for you. It will be arranged specifically to your wishes, including the management of your content. All the data you wish to create, needs to be setup. Therefore you will have complete control over this data and your entire website. We will advise you on the technical possibilities as well as additional costs.

In a CMS, such as WordPress or Joomla!, many of the elements that are used often or are necessary for the average website, have already been implemented. For example this includes pages, blog articles, news items and even products in case of a webshop. This means half of the work has already been done, namely the administrator environment. In addition, there are many plugins that offer more options. An existing CMS will therefore offer you many options with a lot of control, but will not be completely tailored to your wishes. Meaning the administrator environment may contain elements that you won't be using.

The amount of work for a custom website is higher and so are the costs. Take this into account when you have a website made.

When should you choose a custom website with database

Because everything will be developed specifically for you, a custom website will cost more money. It is only really necessary to choose a custom website if you have specific requirements for your website, which cannot be realized through a WordPress or Joomla! website.
A custom website is, however, also a possibility when you prefer not to use an existing CMS such as WordPress or Joomla! for reasons like safety or privacy concerns.

Advantages of a custom website

  • Everything will be developed just for your website.
  • It won't contain any functionalities that you will not use, which will likely make your website faster.
  • It is easier to expand with custom features in the future.
  • It will be more difficult for hackers to break into your website.
  • You aren't limited by a template or possibilities of plugins.

How to have a custom website with database made in 5 steps

The development of a custom website with a database will take more time than a custom website without a database or a WordPress or Joomla! website. In addition to collecting the required materials such as text and images to fill the website, it is important to know what the goal of the website will be and what the database should look like. Perhaps you plan to expand the website further in the future by adding another language. This can be taken into account at the start, saving time and money in the future.
To have a user-friendly custom website made, there will be 5 steps that need to be completed.

  • Conduct research to determine your website's needs and goals.
  • Draw up a concept containing all functionalities and basic layout.
  • Develop your website according to the concept.
  • Test your website's functionalities.
  • Edit and adjust the website if needed.

Start by investigating what your custom website will need. Questions you can ask yourself are:

  • Why do you want a website?
  • What is the purpose of your website?
    • Do you want to interact with your customers via the website, through forums, blog posts or direct messaging?
    • Do you want to share information with your customers?
    • Do you want to become more findable?
  • What are the future plans for your website? Think ambitiously.
  • Do you use social media or are you planning on using it?
  • What actions should users be able to take on your website?
  • Do you already have a domain? If not, is the desired name still available?
  • Do you want email addresses to carry the same domain name?
  • Are you going to send out newsletters?
  • What is your budget? This can, for example, be spread in phases your website goes through.
  • Are you regularly going to post something new on your website. Think among the lines of a news item or a forum topic?

With a clear purpose of the custom website, you can make a list of all the important pages and functionalities it will need. Based on this we can determine what data you're going to need in your database. It is also important to state what your future plans are, because these can influence the database design.

Which pages do you think you need?

Almost every website has a contact page, an about page, a page with the general terms and conditions, a page containing the privacy statement and a page with an overview of the latest news. Of course there are countless other pages possible. If you have no idea where to start, we have a number of expansion packages that you can choose from. You could also take a look at what your competitors have on their website to give you ideas.

What functions do you want on your website?

Many websites have a contact form on their contact page. Your visitors and potential customers can ask you a question there. What information do you request from them? How would you like to receive this information yourself? This can be done via email, but it is also possible to display it in the administrator environment

Comments

If you would like to create a blog post or a news article, you may want to offer your visitors the option to leave a message below the article. In this case it may be useful to have a visitor register to your website and login to post that message. It is also possible to have the visitors post messages anonymously. In this case they need only fill in their email address. Do you want these messages to be immediately visible below the article, or would you rather first check them for spam first?

Newsletters

Are you planning on sending out newsletters? If yes, then who should receive these? How do you determine what will be written in the newsletter? Do you have certain groups that can each receive their own newsletter, directed specifically at that group? Do you want visitors of your website to be able to subscribe to a newsletter via the website? How are you going to send these newsletters?

Don't forget that you must inform the user of his rights with regard to the general data protection regulation (GDPR act). Also, you are required to place a cookie policy on your website when you use cookies.

How do you want to guide your visitors through your website?

Determine which menu items the visitors see and what information you want to transfer to them. In which order will the menu items be placed? Bear in mind that the more menu items you have, the longer it takes for your visitor to find something. If you have a lot of options in your menu, group them or create a mega menu with main categories. For example, if you have a page with the history of your company, a page showing your team and a page with job vacancies, then group these under the heading ‘about us', or an even shorter heading ‘about'.

What information will the visitor see when they arrive on your homepage? It is important to have a good balance between information and interaction. Break up your content to make it clearer to your visitor. Scrolling is not a problem.
It is important to know that information will be displayed differently on different screen sizes. The vast majority of your site visitors will do this using a mobile device. Keep this in mind the amount of information you want to transfer to your visitor in one go. Look for alternative options such as a carousel, tapping a button or tab to display more information if needed.

Still don't know how you can best approach your customers or what you want your website to look like? Indeks Solutions will gladly provide you with advise in web design and web development. We have experience in every discipline needed to develop a website and together we'll look at what best suits your target group.

A well thought out concept gives you a good idea of what you want and do not want. When all practical matters for the development of the website have been addressed, the website can be created.

Corporate identity

The design and layout that'll be used on your website depends on your corporate identity. This makes it recognizable as part of your business. If you only just started your business, you can add digital elements, like buttons or graphics, to your corporate identity when you have one created for you.

Don't have a corporate identity yet or is yours in need of an update? Our designer is happy to help you on your way.

Photography

The first thing a visitor will notice on your website are the images and photos. Make a plan for the photography you want to use on your website.
Images and photos are also found by search engines such as Google, so give them a proper name.

Where on the website do you want to place the photos? Which composition in the photos work best for your target group? The lighting and the use of color in the photo are also important. Make sure your photos match your corporate identity. A dentist's website has little use for a photo of a cow, while this could in turn be representative of a farmer.
Are you planning on using stock photos? Then keep in mind that you have to comply with the copyright in order to use it on your website.

Do you want to place text over a photo? Then provide a photo that contains a calm surface. This does not have to be completely bare, but it must be a calm image with little color difference and few small details. Choose a color scheme that is easy to read; dark text on a light surface and vice versa. It is possible to place a semi-transparent block over the photo to place text in, but then consider what is left of the photo outside that box and whether the photo's contents still do that section justice.

Text

With the textual filling of the website you give the visitor information which the visitor is likely looking for. It is important that the content of your texts is not too short and contains the correct wording. This way you will be found better by search engines such as Google.

When texts are less than 300 words long, it is better to put them together on one page with other short texts and use an overarching theme. This applies especially to pages that are important for your website's ranking in the search engines. This is called cornerstone content. A cornerstone content page contains at least 900 words on its subject.

Search engine optimization (SEO)

To ensure that you rank well in search engines, it is important that you include the keywords you want to rank for in search engines, in your text. Do research on your competitors and which search terms they use. Your audience is already familiar with your competitors and their search terms, thus making sure you can be found among them makes for a good SEO strategy.

If you don't know how to set up a good SEO strategy and aren't sure what you should pay attention to, Indeks Solutions can advise you on this subject.

Before we deliver your custom website to you, it will be extensively tested. We check whether the design and layout display correctly on different screen sizes. The functionalities of the website are also tested. Does everything work as requested? Do all the links function? Is the text readable on a smartphone? And much more.

We test the website in the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox for desktop. For mobile we test in Google Chrome, the standard Samsung internet browser, Apple iOS Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

We do our utmost to get the layout and design right in one go, but there is always something that slips by, even after testing thoroughly. You might also have changed your mind about a certain part, now that your website is almost done.
Make a list of all the small things you see that need adjusting. For example, the curves of a button are not satisfactory or you might want a different header for a piece of text. Once the list with every little detail is done, we will quickly make all these adjustments.

After completing these 5 steps, your new custom website is ready to launch. However, the developments of the world wide web are ever moving forward. It is therefore important that you maintain your website. You can do this yourself, or have Indeks Solutions do this for you.

Prices

Base

from

€ 999,00 *

incl. tax
  • 60 minute session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
  • 1 pencil sketch of the landingpage
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
  • Privacy statement via a pop-up
  • Terms & conditons via a pop-up
  • Cookie consent via a pop-up
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Contact formulier (stuurt e-mail)
  • 1 language (Dutch or English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 1 revision**
  • Delivery of website

Advanced

from

€ 2.425,00 *

incl. tax
  • 90 minute session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
  • 1 concept design per page
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
    • Privacy statement
    • Terms & conditons
    • Cookie consent
    • 1 extra page of your choice
    • Overview of filled in contact form
    • 1 user
    • Login page
    • Forgot password page
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Contact form
    • Remove information sent via the contact form
    • View information sent via the contact form
    • 30 minutes session explaining seo and advice
    • Basic SEO in website
  • 1 language (Dutch or English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 2 revisions**
  • Delivery of website

Pro

from

€ 4.375,00 *

incl. tax
  • 150 minute session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
  • 1 wireframe per page
  • 2 concept designs per page
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
    • Privacy statement
    • Terms & conditons
    • Cookie consent
    • 3 extra pages of your choice
    • Overview of filled in contact form
    • 1 user
    • Login page
    • Forgot password page
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Contact form
    • Remove information sent via the contact form
    • View information sent via the contact form
    • 30 minutes session explaining seo and advice
    • Basic SEO in website
  • 1 language (Dutch or English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 3 revisions**
  • Delivery of website

Expert

from

€ 7.475,00 *

incl. tax
  • 180 minute session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
  • 2 wireframes per page
  • 2 concept designs per page
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
    • Privacy statement
    • Terms & conditons
    • Cookie consent
    • 5 extra pages of your choice
    • Overview of filled in contact form
    • 1 user
    • Login page
    • Forgot password page
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Contact form
    • Remove information sent via the contact form
    • View information sent via the contact form
    • 30 minutes session explaining seo and advice
    • Basic SEO in website
  • 2 languages (Dutch and English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 5 revisions**
  • Delivery of website

* More pages possible for € 399.00 (incl. VAT) per page (without wireframe, without concept design) Extra wireframe for € 199,00 (incl. VAT) per wireframe
Extra conceptontwerp for € 299,00 (incl. VAT) per conceptontwerp
** More revisions possible for € 299,00 (incl. VAT) per revision