"Small businesses are the backbone of our country. Helping them succeed is the cornerstone of our company."

Paul W. Norman

Principal Partner-Director

General Website Design, Inc.

We are your premier Chicago website design firm with a focus on and deep understanding of the needs of small business entrepreneurs.

  • 15 years' website technical & creative design experience 

  • Outstanding 24/7 client service record

  • Affordable, flexible and always ready to serve you.

Get your perfect website and your own Web expert 24/7.

No time to build your own website? No worries. Astor Design is a full fledged boutique design firm ready to serve you 24/7.

You'll not only get your first draft website design within 7 days, you'll get your own personal designer at your service 24/7.

 

We're dedicated to outstanding client service, affordable pricing and superb creative craftsmanship.

About Us

Since 2005, our website design firm has created hundreds of stunning websites, Internet marketing campaigns and Search Engine Optimization solutions for small business across the nation. 

Paul W. Norman
Paul W. Norman
Founder-Principal Partner-Director
General Website Design, Inc.
 

A smart choice for successful entrepreneurs.

Services

24/7 Individual Client Support is our Number One Priority for your peace of mind.

Small Business Websites

Website design and development with built in components that enhance your business growth

Get your first draft customized website within 3 to 5 business days. Begin a new online campaign that delivers results.

eCommerce Websites

Successfully sell your products online

Market and sell your products and services online with our customized store, inventory, shopping cart and logistics applications.

Digital Strategy

SEO and online marketing optimization

Dominate the competition and get discovered by customers with our Search Engine Optimization marketing strategy. 

IT Advisory

24/7 personal tech support, monitoring and advice for continual enhancements

Our comprehensive technical and creative advisory services create synergies that dive business growth and profits.

 

How we work

What our clients say

Hi Paul,

 

I am so thankful for your work designing a whole new website for our company. I've worked with several website designers in our 20 years in business and you are the first who really listened to what our company does and who the website should be designed for. 

 

We are artisan kitchen designers and crafters and cannot handle high volumes of casual contacts from our website. Instead we need our website to be the kind of treasure that one satisfied customer passes on to a friend who is ready to become the next satisfied customer. You really listened and I have noticed that you have made that your consistent attitude as you have continued to improve our website.

Your work has been very creative and genuinely compassionate, and I think very satisfying to you to connect so well with a customer.

 

Thank you very much for your work and your continued vision and support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Doug Hamilton, President

Doug Hamilton Kitchens, Inc

DHKitchens.com

Orlando, Florida

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We consulted with several other website designers before consulting with Paul at General Website Design. He clearly understood our vision and executed our website flawlessly.  

He exceeded our expectations on designing our website they also went above and beyond to help with many other media issues. Thank you Paul and General Website Design !!!!!!!  

       Kevin Chaney- President, Blackstone Restoration Group, Inc

Paul was great and easy to work with. He was extremely helpful with explaining the options I had for my personal website. Whenever I needed to update my website, he completed it in a timely fashion. He was also always easy to reach by phone or e-mail.

 

I definitely suggest Paul for any personal website, start-up company, or small business. He is fair, reasonable, and offers great suggestions. Thanks for all your help Paul! 

    Arielle Maldonado, Co-Founder, Parents for Peace and Justice.org

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General Website Design has done an outstanding job of designing our business websites and media needs.  

 

Paul Norman, is a pleasure to work with.  He not only is very detailed, he follows through with everything, making suggestions to enhance and drive business further. Thank you for the ongoing, outstanding service provided.  I highly recommend Astor Design for all of your media, marketing needs.

                           Renee Gauze, Marketing Director, The U-Group, LLC.

Paul did a fantastic job on our website. He was extremely detailed, attentive and his creative suggestions blew us away! We were very impressed with his professionalism!

We will recommend Paul and General Website Design to all of our clients...he's a pleasure to work with and we're so pleased with the results of his work.      

                                           Michael Greenstaff, CEO, Benchmark, Intl.

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Contact & Initial Assessment

Your time is extremely valuable. So is your online presence. When you call us, we will quickly assess your business needs, competitive market position and product/service differentiation. We'll determine your preferences in graphic styles  and layouts and begin work on designing your custom website elements files that best portray your online marketing strategy.

Content Development

We have extensive experience in copy writing, editing, graphic arts and audio/video production.  Once we discuss your needs and assess your business goals, we get to work immediately on adding and editing graphic and text content elements designed to highlight your business products and services and lead visitors to become paying customers.

Design Framework & Deployment

We'll build your web hosting infrastructure with critical background frameworks created specifically for your website's content and format. There's no need to worry about spending valuable time getting your domain name, registration, hosting and e-mail  account  set up because they are included in your package. We'll also create all of the necessary links and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) components to get you found on all of the major search engines.  Once completed, we'll deploy, upload and structure all of your secure customized files to your framework and prepare your website for first draft delivery to you.

Quality Control/Delivery & Client Support 24/7

Superior quality and client support are our number one priority.  We take great pride in assuring top quality design checks and balances throughout the entire process of creating your online presence. We use only the very latest website

design software, security encryption, super fast hosting platforms and content management programs to deliver the very best state of the art website for you and your business. 

 

We look forward to making you a success.

Contact Us

Call or e-mail us with your questions and to schedule a free consultation.

Mobile: 847.942.1334

5357 W. Montrose Ave; Unit 2

Chicago, IL 60641-1307