What is the process of building a site?

  1. First, we talk about what you're thinking you want your site to include. If you don't know exactly what you want, I can help you decide what you need.
  2. Together, we will come up with a site outline in order to determine how complex the site will be (functions, size of site, graphics, etc.). Then I come up with a cost estimate and proposal.
  3. Once you accept my proposal, I draw up a contract agreement which you sign and mail to me with your initial payment (I accept checks and credit cards - via Paypal).
  4. After discussing style, color, and image (the "feel" of the site), I come up with a design to show you. Sometimes the client is happy immediately, sometimes I have to go back to the drawing board and tweak it a bit.
  5. Upon approval, the framework of your site is built out; Search Engine Optimization is integrated into the source code and content.
  6. If an e-commerce site, you make your final payment and I turn over site administrative access to you for you to start doing product entry (with full instructions and support from me).
  7. Site is launched and submitted to the appropriate search engines, directories, etc.

Web Design & Maintenance Services

Web Design

Self-Managed e-commerce "Shopping Cart" Sites
Suitable for retail and wholesale

Mobile-Friendly Responsive Zen Cart Templates

Site Redesigns / Overhauls
We will update or redo your existing website

SEO: Search Engine Optimization

Internet marketing, goal setting, site functions, structure, navigation and design

Self-Managed Photo Galleries

Message Boards, Forums & Blogs

Interactive Forms

Domain Name Advice & Registration Assistance

Slide Shows and Animation


Content Management Tools
Update your site's content easily without buying special software

Password-Protected Areas

Custom Graphics & Banners

Customized Domain Error Pages

Subscription Update Email Lists
"Mass email" communication to your newsletter subscribers

Including, but not limited to, SEO, Meta Tags, submission to search engines and specialty directories, and social networking

Site Maintenance
For an hourly fee or on a flat rate basis, I will keep your site current -- adding or deleting information or images as needed

If you prefer, I will train you how to maintain your own site or shopping cart

Custom Designed "Favicon"
icon for your site's browser "Favorite" bookmark

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