229 E Blair St, West Chicago, IL

818-634-4364 | [email protected]

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The South Park Church

February 2020

Project Description

Website

Create a new website before the May 31st shutdown of Light CMS. Take opportunity to create more functional, better looking website to serve the congregation of South Park Church. Website will be built on WordPress CMS with a flexible Page Builder and templates. The functions of the current website will be brought over and improved upon when possible. The website will represent content from CCB, Past Sermons and Upcoming Events.

Most of all the website will be focused on becoming a tool to lead people to the Church, whether for the first time or the 100th time. We want to make sure the website is a tool which helps people grow closer to God and Jesus!!

Website Features
Custom Design

We will focus on a custom design for the home page, ministry page and staff directories. Other pages will flow into this design and allow us to still offer a custom design to South Park Church while remaining in your budget. We will provide two design directions initially and work with you to refine the design. 

We will lean more on inspiration than we may typically to help and save cost. (If there are any strong inspirations you have from other websites, we are happy to take the lead but revisions will be limited).

Home Page

The home page should be welcoming, inclusive and informational. It will be focused around the story of your mission “…to help people walk with God, connect as family, and love people in Jesus’ name.” It will also serve as the launch pad for other content that is important to the church in its current season of ministry.

Sermons

We are recommending using Series Engine, a WordPress plugin, which will save a ton of cost on development of the sermons content channel. It has great built in features and we can customize the styling. The Sky Floor will install, configure and make sure it matches site style and then let South Park do the content uploading. This way we can save thousands of dollars in development and data entry time.

Events

Events will be handled by Modern Events Calendar or the CCB WordPress plugin. The benefit to Modern Events Calendar is better design, sharing capabilities and it stays on the same URL. The downside is needing to enter events twice. Either way, using Modern Events Calendar or CCB for events will allow us to stay in budget!

Sharing

We want users to be able to share the website with others. This means appropriate content will have sharing buttons. They will also be available to be added to pages by the South Park team when using the templates we build and set up for future use.

Staff

Create a staff directory with custom content type in back end and theme template. Again, we will get all the content setup with a design that matches the website. Then we will hand over the data entry to you. This way we focus on the look, feel and function and save time on the full service.

Analytics

All website data is tracked via Analytics, Facebook Pixel and any other pertinent scripts. We like to track as much as possible so we know ‘who’ is coming, what they are clicking on, where they came from, when they came back, if they came from Social media, etc. 

WP Engine Hosting

As we discussed, I recommend WordPress Engine. They have daily backups, solid security and speed tools built in. We will also install and configure SSL for better search engine results and security for your users. 

About Us

The Sky Floor was founded in 2009 by Alan and Joel Miller with the purpose of creating original designs, custom websites and creative content for businesses and non-profits.

We have had the chance to work with a wide variety of Churches, non-profits and businesses. From Fortune 500 company Pitney-Bowes to local plumbers. We enjoy learning about different organizations and how they run.

We view every element of operating as marketing, as a chance to tell the story of why you do what you do.

Marketing is more than flyers or ads.

It is how your people interact with your customers. It is how your website is designed and functions. It is figuring out the best flow for your space. 

In short it is caring about what you do.

We join your team to define and meet these goals.

  • Over 1M users visited websites we managed in 2016
  • Nationally published photographers (CCM Magazine)
  • Worked in uncredited internship on Vin Diesels film Triple X while in high school
  • Mixed a song, mastered albums for an indie hip-hop artist in OK with 498,000 youtube views
  • Toured with a band for 5 weeks when we were 16
  • Production Assistants and in audience for Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) Smile DVD
  • On IMDB for camera assisting on a short film
  • Engineered and produced an album which charted in the top 10 on iTunes

Our Team

At The Sky Floor there are no sales people. You collaborate directly with your designers and developers. This means you get a consistent approach and realistic expectations. We have different roles but collaborate within our strengths and weaknesses. A two person team dedicated to quality and creativity.

Alan Miller

Position : Designer / Developer
Experience : 14 years

Alan started creating websites for clients when Flash was still alive and kicking. 

He is well versed in coding PHP, html, CSS, Javascript. Alan has worked extensively in Craft, Expression Engine, Monk, Drupal, WordPress and Magento, among others. 

Design is just as important to him as good code. He enjoys the challenge of creating user friendly designs that function beautifully. 

“Design isn’t just how it looks, it is how it works.”

Joel Miller

Position : Project Manager / Design / Marketing
Experience : 10 years

Joel handles most of the communication and scheduling. He also works on designing, WordPress, eCommerce and marketing efforts including Adwords and Analytics. The Sky Floor also offers video and audio production.

Joel has 12 years experience creating original video and audio content on The Sky Floor’s studio equipment. He is proficient in Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro.

“It is not just where you end up, how you get there that matters.”

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What We Do

Web design is not just about what is trending or cool, it is a collaborative process of creating a welcoming, informative experience which conveys who you are.
1

Discovery

We work with you to learn about your organization. It is important that we understand your goals but also how you work. This allows us to make choices more like a part of your team and not an outside contractor.

2

Design

Using the information from the discovery stage we create 2-3 designs.

After the initial feedback we work with you to generate variations on the designs which result in a polished template for the development stage.

3

Development

Development is taking the designs and making them function in a coded environment. In the case of a CMS we start with the raw html and then hook it into the back end in a way which makes it easy for content creators to understand and update.

4

Measure

After a site is done we monitor the initial impact via analytics. We will use any user feedback and data from analytics to make adjustments to order and layout which will help the user have a good experience.

Website Pricing

Prices are for the project and are fixed. We believe this allows us to work as collaborative team members.
All website pricing includes 2 weeks of post launch support.

Website

$ 4,000
  • Wordpress CMS
  • 2 Initial Designs
  • Coding
  • Page Builder
  • Series Engine Configured and Styled
  • Staff Content Type
  • Events on MEC or CCB
  • SEO from First Line of Code
  • Launch target 60 days from deposit
  • Analytics Installed and Tested

Terms And Conditions

Some simple terms and conditions that go along with the acceptance of this proposal.
We don’t think web projects need complex contracts. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Warranties by The Sky Floor

The Sky Floor represents and warrants to Client that it has the experience and ability to perform the services required by this Agreement; that it will perform said services in a professional and competent manner; that it has the power to enter into and perform this Agreement. However, the Client will not determine or exercise control as to general procedures, formats or sub-contracting necessary to have these services meet Client’s satisfaction.

Completion Date (When Required)

The Sky Floor, LLC and the Client must work together to complete the Web Design Project in a timely manner. We agree to work expeditiously to complete the Web Design Project no later than 45 days after Client has submitted all necessary materials. If the Client does not supply The Sky Floor, LLC with complete text and graphics content for this Web Design Project within 90 days of the effective date of this agreement, the entire deposit amount of the agreement shall be retained by The Sky Floor, LLC as liquidated damages and, at The Sky Floorʼs option, the contract shall become null and void unless the Web Design Project is cancelled in writing by the Client prior to 30 days of the effective date of the agreement. 

Copyrights and Trademarks

The Client unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to The Sky Floor, LLC for inclusion in the Web Design Project are owned by the Client, or that the Client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect, indemnify The Sky Floor, LLC and its subcontractors from any liability.

Project Copyright

The client will be provided with source code for web sites developed, and will retain the right to use and modify the source code for their own purposes. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, clients will not have the right to re-sell any web site product developed by The Sky Floor, LLC, or use the source code provided as the basis for development of future products for anything other than the client’s own use.

Timely Payments

Final payment shall be due, upon Client’s acceptance of the deliverable.

In order for The Sky Floor, LLC to remain in business, payments must be made promptly. If an amount remains delinquent 30 days after its due date, an additional 5% penalty will be added for each month of delinquency. 

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The Sky Floor | 229 E Blair St, West Chicago, IL

818-634-4364 | [email protected]