What is custom programming?
Custom programming is writing custom scripts or applications in order to provide new capabilities or features within a website or web-based business application, as opposed to integrating an off the shelf application. Typically, custom programming involves specific technical requests or objectives, then building a program that will make it happen through web technology.
Can you make our website design look more like our marketing materials?
Yes. In most cases a content management system will allow you to customize the design template by adding graphics and adjusting colors of text and page backgrounds.
We have an idea for our website to make it work better but no idea where to start. Can you help?
Absolutely. We can help bytalking through what you are looking to accomplish, then document the project requirements, including technical specifications.
We tried hiring a freelancer but the result was a disaster. Can you help?
Yes, we can help. We first develop a comprehensive requirements document to serve as a roadmap for actual programming. Skipping this step, or letting a programmer wing it, especially with complex projects, will always invite disaster.
Do you provide training and support for custom programs you develop for clients?
Yes, we do. We document all our projects and we provide training so our clients can easily administer the applications we develop.
Who owns custom-developed applications?
Custom code is owned by the developer and is licensed for use by the client within their website for a specific period of time. Clients can negotiate with Design-First for exclusive use or full ownership of applications developed by Design-First on a case-by-case basis.