Our company's existing website ([url removed, login to view]) was created about 6 years ago by a professional website creation company. It is hosted by Verio, and is MS FrontPage extension enabled. About a year ago, it was decided that we needed to update the website's look/feel. Since I had some rudimentary webmaster experience back in the mid-1990s and we are a small company with limited resources, I was given the responsibility of doing it. It was decided that we wanted to pattern our new website after the website of one of our sister offices ï¿½ JMAC Paris ([url removed, login to view]).
I tried to create our new website by importing the JMAC France website into FrontPage, and then translating/editing it to fit our purposes. I gave up after awhile because the JMAC France website had certain features that I didn't have experience with. I initially thought that frames was the way to go in creating a new site from scratch, but have recently decided that that was not the case. The JMAC France website had a frames behavior to it, but it didn't have the frames boundaries that made its navigation clumsy.
Here is the effort I want quoted:
Either modify the draft JMAC America website or create from scratch a new JMAC America website that has the same look and feel of the JMAC France website. Much of the content is already in the draft JMAC America website attached to this RFQ. The delivered website does not have to be in MS FrontPage, but the website should be able to be updated and maintained by me, who knows just enough about MS FrontPage/web authoring to be ï¿½dangerousï¿½, but is not what I would call proficient at it.
The website should have SEO features/components which will enable us to appear in the top one or two pages of search engine rankings when certain keywords are searched ï¿½ words like ï¿½lean manufacturing, lean, manufacturing, kaizen, continuous improvement, consulting, business process reengineering, business process improvement, process improvement, just in time, just-in-time, JIT, pull production, pull, Toyota Production System, TPS, Total Productivity Maintenance, TPM, total productivity management, productivity, lean consulting, jidoka, autonomous maintenance, AM, autonomation, pokayoke, mistake proofing, batch and queue production, manufacturing consulting servicesï¿½ and others I will provide a bit later after more thought/research on my part.
The website should have data collection elements, like how many hits we are getting per page per day, where people come from when they get to our site, and where people go after they leave our site (if these things are possible).
I don't know enough about any of the checkmark options to really specify much more than what I have specified above.
I would want some examples of successfully done projects from the bidding programmers to ensure that they are legitimate.
I tried to attach the following two MS FrontPage websites, but the attachment block in this form wouldn't take them. I will try again from the "project management page" after I submit this page.
1. JMAC America's current website.
2. An incomplete draft of JMAC America's desired website.