GreatCircle Studios, LLC Launches Company, Provides a Unique Approach to Website Design

Company Provides a Unique Approach to Website Design and Hosting for Midsize Small Businesses.

Clearwater, FL, November 29, 2007 --( An exciting new Website design, hosting, eCommerce and Web programming business is launching this month. Based in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area, the company has been created by two veterans of the Website development industry with expertise in sales, Website design and hosting, eCommerce and Web software development. Called GreatCircle Studios, LLC, the name is derived from the nautical term Great Circle, meaning "a course plotted on the surface of the globe that is the shortest distance between two points," plus Studios meaning "a place where an artist works."

Targeting midsized small businesses, the company has a unique business model offering preformatted Website design layouts for a fixed price. “The Web is saturated with cheap template-based Website design offerings,” explained president Jason Stanard. “Our preformatted design approach is for those companies who are serious about the Web and realize that the template approach is not going to meet their needs, but who don’t have the budget for a pricey, fully customized Website design,” Stanard pointed out. “We’re providing a service between those two extremes and we believe this is an underserved part of the market.”

GreatCircle Website design customers receive a design consultation directly with a GreatCircle designer. Working from an existing design layout, a customized site is developed including the company logo and corporate image. The designer uses stock images to complete the design. The package also includes optimization of each site page to facilitate ranking in Internet search engines, as well as submission of the site to the major search engines. All this is provided for a very reasonable fixed price.

GreatCircle likewise offers state-of-the-art Website hosting with several innovations. Hosting customers are assigned their own Update Technician to assist them directly with site updates, making for rapid and accurate site updating. Each update is provided for a low per-update fee. Additionally, hosting customers enjoy discounts on all company services. “Over the last several years I have heard constant complaints from business owners and managers about getting their sites updated,” Stanard explained. “One of my goals for GreatCircle is to provide the hosting customer with a hassle-free, inexpensive site updating experience.”

In addition to its unique approach to Website design and hosting, GreatCircle offers high-quality eCommerce and customer Web programming services. “With our own shopping cart package and experience building user-friendly Web interfaces we can provide a very successful eCommerce product for our customers,” Stanard commented. The company also offers custom Web programming, including database integration, in all the major Web languages.

Stanard added, “I know from my personal experience speaking with hundreds of customers how frustrating it can be for them when working with technology vendors. I started GreatCircle Studios because I believe a technology company can provide the kinds of Website services business owners really need: high-quality Website design and development and fast, reliable service at a fair price.”

GreatCircle Studios Contact Information

Jason Stanard
101 N. Garden Ave., Ste 210
Clearwater, FL 33755
Tel: (877) 247-0452
Fax: (727) 230-6995

Management Bio’s

The company management combines the skills of two executives with long-term experience in the Internet industry. Jason Stanard’s Web career goes from working as a sales manager at EarthLink ( to holding various sales and marketing positions with such successful Internet companies as ( and ( His industry experience has included selling almost every facet of Website design and development as well as hosting, hardware, and complex Web software solutions.

John D. Stanard III, Chief Finance Officer, has had a varied technology career as both a software developer and executive in the commercial and government IT sectors. Through his first company, Webworld Technologies, Inc. (, he developed Web content management solutions and provided custom programming services and technology solutions to such organizations as (, the U.S. Navy (, the Federal Aviation Administration (, Goodwill Industries ( and the U.S. Dept. of State ( A published technology author, his credits include Reality ColdFusion: Intranets and Content Management, Peachpit (2002) and Spectra e-Business Construction Kit, QUE (2000). Mr. Stanard has twice been a finalist for the Arlington County, Virginia, E-Council Tech-E Technology Executive of the Year award (2002 and 2004).

GreatCircle Studios
John Stanard
(877) 247-0452