My aim is to provide sole proprietorships, small shops or professional groups, and Mom and Pop operations with an attractive website at an affordable price.
My current focus is on mobile device friendly 'Responsive Design'. With the rapidly increasing use of Smartphones in particular, you want to have a website that will display well and work with the unique requirements of a touch screen interface.The Village Gun Store is a recent example of responsive site design. Click the image below for more details and be sure to visit the actual site.
I primarily do informational, or brochure sites as they are called. Your website is the place people will go to learn about your product or service, where it is, and when it's open and, unlike your physical business, your website is open 24/7.
The Yellow Pages are so yesterday! Compared to even a small ad a website is very economical and available at the touch of a button, and with more and more people using their Cell phone as their primary phone, fewer and fewer people have a phone book at all.
If you have only a few items you would like to sell online and you have a Paypal account, I can set up product pages on your website. I can also integrate easy to use shopping services like Wazala
“Responsive” websites (such as this one) re-flow or alter their content to accommodate the varying screen sizes of desktop computers and mobile devices like tablets and smart phones. As depicted in the infographic below, the growth of the mobile web is exponential and will overtake desktop browsing.
Make sure your website is ready to take advantage of this exploding growth by having a design that is mobile device friendly.
Currently two thirds of Americans are equipped with mobile communication devices, and over 72 million Americans have a mobile phone that allows them to browse the web. Using a Smartphone to search for businesses or services will take advantage of the GPS location of the phone resulting in locally relevant results.
This includes such things as fixing typos, minor text changes, and behind the scenes maintenance, like tweaking the site map and backing up your site files.
If I'm hosting your site, maintenance is provided as part of the service.
Websites I host include all server administration, relieving you of having one more thing to deal with.
Start small and add content, features or more pages to your site in the future, thereby spreading out the cost.
Do you use Twitter? Or are you on Facebook? I can integrate the feed from these social media services so that they display on your website.
I offer fully managed hosting for your website. Installation and all administration and settings will be taken care of by me, and includes ongoing back-up and maintenance of your websites files. I can also provide domain name registration for new websites.
If you wish to take care of the hosting yourself because I'm doing a make-over of an existing site, or you would just rather do it yourself, that is fine too. I will send you your new sites files upon completion of the project and payment has been received.
You will need to get a domain name (the yourwebsite.com) for your website if it is a new site. This short article at “Smashing Magazine” has some useful tips for picking a domain name for your new website.
Your domain name is your property, you should own and control it. You will need to register your domain name with a domain name registrar in order to own it. Luckily this is easy to do.
I recommend going to Hover.com. You can search for available domain names there, their registration process is very easy, and they don't try to push all sorts of additional service at you. If you need assistance I can help you.