Order a website
The very first thing you must do is to purchase your domain for your new website, if you haven't done so. If you still need to do this, go here: Your web address
Once you have your domain, you need to decide what type of website you'd like to purchase. At Byte Productions, LLC, you have a few options. Since you're already here at the Help Docs website for our byteEditor, we will assume that you want to be able to edit your own website.
For everyone else, this link from Byte Productions' own website will help you to decide if you want a full custom website built, or if a template-based bytePages site will work for you: What Byte Product is Right For Me?
If you decide that you would like to purchase a full custom website, please contact the staff at Byte about your unique needs: Contact Us
If a bytePages template-based website is what you are looking for, go ahead and follow these instructions:
To get started, simply go to bytepages.com and click the 'Build a Site' tab in the navigation bar.
The first step is to choose a site template. Decide which category your company falls under, Basic (generic), Events, Builders/Contractors, or Guide Services. Pick the appropriate tab in the "Choose a Layout" section.
Then scroll through the nine template selections, and pick one you like. Don't worry about picking the wrong one right now, as you can change your template at any time, and as often as you'd like, once your site goes live.
Here are some things to consider in picking a template:
How many top-level pages will you need? If it's more than seven or eight, then you should pick a template that shows the navigation going down the left side of the site, not across the top. Templates with the navigation bar going across the top are limited by the width of the site as to how many top-level tabs you can have. You can always nest secondary pages in "drop-downs" under your top-level tabs (for instance, see the Get Started tab on byte-productions.com). All of these templates allow for an unlimited number of pages on your site, but it's best to keep your top-level navigation to a smaller number of tabs, and just branch out secondary pages underneath them.
Consider the shape of your logo. Is it long horizontally, like our bytePages logo, or is it taller and narrower? This could have an impact on which template you pick too.
Once you've selected your template, check the box letting us know if you already have a logo to use, or if you need help producing one. We can help you with logo artwork if you'd like, for an additional fee.
Then think about picking a color scheme. Once again, you can change your colors at any time, and as often as you'd like, once your site goes live.
Pick one of the twenty-six color schemes based on your existing marketing materials or your logo colors. Once you select a scheme, you'll see the larger four-square color block on the left change to match those colors. From there you can tweak the 1-4 colors to match your company's colors exactly, if you have those HEX# color codes. Don't worry if you don't get the colors exact. If you can send us an electronic version of your logo, or a marketing piece, we can match your colors perfectly for you.
You can preview your template and color selections at any time using the "Preview" button.
Once you're satisfied with the template and colors you want to start with, click the "Next Step >" tab on the bottom-right.
If you have a promo code, make sure you include it here. Fill in all your billing and company information that you want related to your site. The billing info you give us will be used for the initial site setup fee, and for your monthly hosting fees.
Follow the directions about supplying us with your domain name that you've purchased for your website.
Enter your credit card information, and click to agree to the terms and conditions, once you've read them.
Click the "Submit Site Request" button to finish the purchase process.
What happens next?
Our tech support will receive your site request during business hours, M-F 9am-5pm EST. You, on the other hand will get an immediate email welcoming you, and telling you to send us your electronic logo file if you have one. You will be able to upload your logo yourself to your site, but if you send it to us, we will help you design a header with your logo professionally embedded in it.
The usual turnaround time before we can have your site ready for you is 1-3 business days. During this time, we may contact you by email if we have questions about your order. If you have any questions or would like help with something, you can contact our support person, Sue Nolff, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you already have a website at the domain you've picked for your new bytePages site, then we will assume that this new site will eventually replace that one. In that case, we will set up a temporary development site that can be used during the transition time, until you have the new site ready to replace the old one. Then we will help you to replace the old site with this new one.
If your domain is a new domain, we will generally just setup this new site at that domain right from the beginning. No one really knows that a new domain exists until you market it to the world, so it doesn't hurt anything to have it live while you're still developing the content. If you have a reason that you would not like the site to be live yet, then please request a development site up front, before we set it up.
We know that you are a busy person, so if you would like us to help you copy the content from you old site to your new site, We will help you with four pages of content as part of your initial cost for the site, but any additional pages can be copied over for you for an additional fee. Let us know if you would like this service and we can give you the costs, which will vary depending on how much content you have to port over. That additional cost will be invoiced to you at a later time.