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Customized solutions for your small business or association
The services provided by Vanto cover all stages of a website's development, from initial conceptualization and strategy through design, programming, marketing and maintenance.
Vanto also creates presentations, print media design, multimedia products and photo scanning/organization.
The following is a general listing of our services:
Domain Name Setup
A domain name is also known as a web address, and is the unique name that identifies an Internet site. Vanto can help you choose one or several available names, and take care of the registration and set-up for you.
You may find after working with Vanto that you can save money by migrating your domain and your website to a different hosting company. If that proves to be the case, Vanto will take care of the Domain Name transfer and migrate any of your old files needed to the new hosting server.
A site's architecture refers to the way in which information is organized and how a user can navigate from one page to another. Planning the architecture of a site is especially crucial for large, information-based websites that have several hierarchical levels. At Vanto, we bring the viewpoints and expertise of marketers, graphic designers, and developers together to help you build your site in a way that is clear and intuitive to your customers.
The ability to search through a site using a specific keyword or product number is a useful tool for customers, especially on a large, information-based site. Our search applications automatically and seamlessly build and maintain your site's index. Vanto has integrated search functions into many of our customer's sites, including the Fox Valley Kart site.
Surveys and Web Polls
Surveys can be conducted to find out visitors' behaviors and opinions, to provide entertainment value, or to collect information about how to improve your product or service. Surveys are also a way to gather users' e-mail addresses for your mailing list.
Password Protected Areas
Many associations, in particular, need a private area where members can access financial documents, board meeting minutes, etc. We can build that into your website using a simple login or a more secure login area, depending on your needs.
Forums or Message Boards
Online message boards are a great way to get customers to return to your site and also build a sense of community among visitors. Whether they're used for technical support questions or a general dialogue, message boards allow people to help each other and exchange information. Vanto can build many types of message boards, including those that are publicly accessible, registration-required, and moderated.
Website Launch Services
The launching of a new or redesigned website is a big event and you should let the world know about it! Vanto can help you with the development, production, and coordination of press releases and other marketing materials and events to promote the company website to various media.
Web Statistic Reporting
If your hosting company provides it, (and the ones we use do), we can provide monthly reports of your website usage and recommend ways to improve site traffic.
Some clients know exactly how they want their site to look, and others have no idea where to start. No matter what you have planned, our design department will work with you to achieve a style that fits your business or association. Vanto has designed sites that are high-tech, sites that are playful, and sites that are built to display large amounts of text and information. But no matter what the type of business, our designs are always clean and professional. Please visit our Portfolio page to view samples of our design work.
A good visual impression is important to a site, but written content that is informative, persuasive, and professional is just as crucial.
Some companies make the mistake of transferring copy from their print materials directly to the web. When writing copy for the web, it is important to understand that the amount of time users spend on each page is measured in seconds, not minutes. That means that your message needs to be clear, direct, and concise.
Vanto Graphics can take your written copy and condense it to be suitable for the web.
If your business is just starting out or if your current identity needs a facelift, Vanto can help. The term corporate identity refers to a company's name, logo, tagline, and its visual expression or "look." For e-businesses, the corporate identity may be restricted to online use, but usually extends to a suite of print materials (business cards, letterhead, brochures). Vanto has developed logos, brochures, letterhead and even desktop wallpapers and screensavers for several of our clients, including Novanis, Garden Gate Realtors, National FFA, National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS), and many others.
E-Books and Newsletters
Are you spending a lot of money printing and mailing newsletters? Why not switch to e-books or newsletters? With them, you are not limited to 1 or 2 color or a minimum number of pages and have the added benefits of interactivity. Once developed, your e-book can be e-mailed, burned to a cd or made available from your website. The file can be read with a free downloadable e-reader such as Acrobat Reader.
Downloading a screensaver or desktop wallpaper from a site isn't just fun for your customers, it's a great way to advertise your business. Our designers can create a marketing tool that will be fun for your clients to download and utilize.
Using images, video, and sound to back up your sales message can leave a lasting impression on your customers. Multimedia presentations using Flash, Power Point, and other technologies can be burned onto CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, flash drives or even downloaded from the web. The presentation can then be sent to prospective clients, displayed at tradeshows, or used for training purposes. By making a presentation interactive, the viewer is more likely to be engaged in your message. An interactive presentation can allow the user to jump directly to the information which interests him without having to watch the entire demo.
Vanto has created multimedia cds for several organizations including National FFA, Capital Synergies, Inc., Garden Gate Realtors, and National PAS.
Vanto is now a member of the APPO (Association of Professional Photo Organizers) and have the ability and resources for all of your photo management needs. We can help you by scanning, sorting and backing up all of your photos be it print or digital. Or if you prefer to do it all yourself, we can train you to do all that you would like to do with your photos so that it is not so overwhelming. We are also Ambassadors for Forever.com where you can save all of your photos for generations.
PDF (Portable Document Format) documents are widely used on the Internet to view data sheets, technical papers, and other types of documents. The file format, which can be viewed with the free plug-in Adobe Acrobat Reader, is a way to distribute files to all different types of computers and all operating systems. Graphics, fonts, and page layout are faithfully preserved from the source document. PDF forms can also be made editable so your website visitors can fill out the form either online or offline.
Our design department has the software and the expertise to create print materials for your business. We have produced business cards, letterhead, catalogs, workbooks and brochures for our clients. Vanto can work directly with the printer to save you time and get the job done right. See page 4 of our portfolio for example of our print work.
Video Editing and Authoring
Vanto can take your video or photos and turn it into an exciting, interactive presentation, editing your raw footage, adding a soundtrack, motion menus, and duplicating onto dvd or blu-ray. Think of the possibilities!