3 Ducats is a Maine based Web site design firm offering professional Web site services that include custom graphics, web design, Flash programming, redesigns, logo creation, web hosting, and domain name registration. Additionally, we make every effort meet the WC3 accessibility guidelines for the visually impaired.

Whether you're planning to launch a new Web site or redesign your current site, we will help you establish a solid foundation that will meet your organization's present needs and allow future growth within its online presence.

Contact Us... You can contact 3 Ducats Web Designers through our contact page, email us directly, or call us Monday through Saturday between 10:00am and 6:00pm Eastern Time at 1-207-485-1831. Let us help you achieve online success with user-centered design.

 
 

Web Services

Professionally designed sites approach the information age by determining the organization's identity and addressing it responsibly.

Appropriate content, structure and aesthetics aids the viewer's perception of the company or organization and creates a solid foundation on which to grow an online presence.

Web Services

the design process

Designing web sites since 1998, 3 Ducats starts with a client survey to understand your industry, brand, and overall goals. The following is our design process:

  1. Defining your needs
    • client survey
    • overall goals
  2. Develop your site structure
    • story boarding
    • navigation
  3. Design the visual interface
    • concepts
    • designs presentation
    • custom templates from approved design
  4. Building & integration
    • Creating and populating pages
    • Scripting and back end
  5. Launch and maintenance
    1. Quality Assurance testing
    2. Usability testing
    3. Site maintenance

web site services

We offer custom sites for a solid online foundation and unique Web presence. Our designers will work with you on delivering the right concept for your organization. Whether you choose a simple web presence or a comprehensive, multi-page site, we serve every client as if they were our only client.

Our services include, but are not limited to:
  • custom web site design

  • flash sites, intros and animation

  • ecommerce

  • content and brand development

  • on-site interviews and photo shoots

  • Meta tag development

  • search engine submissions

  • photo galleries, calendars and forms

  • custom graphics

  • interactive navigation (rollovers, pointers, drop-down, etc.)

  • W3C accessibility for the sight impaired

   

 

site maintenance

Keeping your site up-to-date is every bit as important as its development. There are some key areas that should be addressed on a regular basis.

Once your site is active, maintenance is vital to ensuring your site fresh and up-to-date. Our Webmasters will monitor your site regularly by:

  • Creating new content and graphics
  • Archiving old content and graphics
  • Updating pages
  • Organizing files
  • Managing the site map and FAQ
  • Tracking and repairing broken/obsolete links

The people at 3 Ducats Web Design will work with you to develop a maintenance agreement to suit your specific needs and budget.

 

hosting

3 Ducats offers professional domain name registration and web site hosting with personal, reliable service at a fair price. Our Basic Plan is only $11 per month and includes the following:

  • 50MB of commercial-free disk space
  • 3GB monthly bandwidth allowance
  • Audio/Video streaming capabilities
  • 99.9% server / network uptime
  • Custom email filtering
  • Spam filtering (Spam Assassin)
  • FTP accounts
  • Password protection for directories
  • MySQL databases
  • Private cgi-bin directory
  • Free account upgrades
  • 7 POP3 email/WebMail accounts
  • Email Anti-Virus protection
  • Unlimited email aliases
  • Unlimited email forwarding
  • and much more

 

graphic design

Logo Design: Starting at $280

  • Up to three separate logo concepts
  • Unlimited colors
  • 2 revisions of chosen concept
  • One final concept prepared in the following formats:
    • An optimized web file Gif or JPG
    • An Encapsulated Post Script (EPS) for commercial printing facility
    • A Tagged Image File Format (TIF) for MS Office applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Flash Design: $55/hr

  • Web animation
  • Banners
  • Web sites
  • Photo Galleries

Image Scan: $2
(maximum 8 1/2 x 11")

Custom Graphics: $48/hr

Image editing (creating, cropping, retouching, optimizing)