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Web Design

Professional web design will separate you from your competitors. There are many different kinds of websites to choose from – self-managed, ecommerce, blogs, CMS, static – but no matter what type of website you choose, good website design is essential.

Good Web Design doesn't mean Flashy!!

 

 

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(Okay, so the monster is a bit over the top ... but he's so cute!)

People aren’t coming to your website to be impressed by graphics, flash or special effects. They come for a reason – your solution, product or service. Your website needs to make your answer to their needs as obvious as possible.

In other words, you can get tons of traffic, but once a visitor gets there, if they can't find what they're looking for easily - then they'll  click away, or "bounce." If you have a high "bounce rate" your visitors, they aren't finding what they want and they're moving on to your competitors.

Professional website designers know how to attract visitors to stick around and look over your site. A good web design shows your visitor just what your website offers, right away, no tricks, gimmicks or extra clicks to get there.

Turn your visitors into customers!!!

You know the basics of good sales: Don't make your customer wait: Provide what they want: Help them find it! Your website should obviously show them what they want, and give them a way to get it. You'd be surprised how the simple words "click here" can help a visitor find and use your order page.

Clean, simple and professional

web design checklist imagePeople want to see what they're looking for. Graphics, flash or wordy content can be irritating distractions. I like to design sites with that in mind. I use lots of articles on my home page that link to the bigger articles with a "read more" tag. That way, it's not just about one thing. My home page has a lot to offer, all in bold type, all with links to that particular information, but everything follows a general theme – for me, it's website services. What's your theme?

As your website designer, I'll help you edit your copy, strategically place keywords, and also create links throughout the page and navigation bars so your potential customers can cruise through your site easily.

Contact me about your web design needs. I work closely with you from the convenience of your own office or home. I service clients  from New York to Oregon. With fax, email and phone, we can accomplish a beautiful and professional website within a reasonable amount of time–usually 2-3 week turnaround.

Call me (530) 370-5122) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.me today!

Also, download my quick website checklist to help organizing what you need to get your website started.

What types of websites are there?

To some of you these 'types' of sites may make no sense. What I offer as your web designer is the knowledge for all of these programs to be fully customized to the look and feel of your business. They are a combination of open source programs. There are no hidden costs. Other than the initial web design fee, you only pay for hosting. When there are updates to the programs you can hire anyone to take care of it, although if I've designed it, my flat rate is only $79 per upgrade.

Static Content Sites

These are sites that change very little and the owner does not need to be able to update the site often. When the owner want changes they can email/call me and I will update their site at the current rate.

Content Management Sites (CMS)

The nice thing about CMS sites is that they can be updated as often as you like. You have the ability to add, edit and delete pages anytime, and the number of pages you can have is unlimited.

The initial web design fee includes:

  • Full, complete website design, links, text, pictures and up to 5 pages for you.
  • One hour training to teach you how to update the site yourself.
  • I'm on call whenever you have questions or concerns.

List Features Included in the basic CMS:

  • Unlimited pages and categories
  • Easy user interface enables you to add, edit and delete pages and categories
  • Can add extensions such as blogs, shopping carts, etc.
  • Email-a-friend
  • Easy upload images features onto pages
  • Polls/Surveys - Can put a different one on each page
  • Banner management
  • Newsfeeds

Extra Features you can add:

  • Galleries
  • Classified Ads
  • Directories
  • and more.

Please refer to the portfolio on the right for samples of sites I've designed.

Blogs

What is a blog? It is simply a very interactive site that one or more people write articles for and let others comment about. Usually it's updated daily, sometimes several times a day. Blogs can be used for personal insights and thoughts, or become very professional and targeted for income.

Features Included:

  • Password Protected posts
  • Cross-blog communication tools: trackbacks and pingbacks
  • Comments
  • Spam protection
  • Easy importing
  • Multiple authors
  • Intelligent text formatting
  • Full user registration
  • Unlimited categories and depth


Extra Features:

  • Hundreds of additional plugins for extra features such as newsletters, SEO, automatic upgrades, Google XML sitemaps, RSS includes, and so much more, can all be worked into the web design.

eCommerce Sites

State-of-the-art eCommerce sites are custom made for easy navigation, product display and purchasing. They work with most payment gateways, authorize.net, paypal and more. You can configure shipping, quantity discounts and different attributes for products such as T-shirt sizes and colors.

Features included:

  • Unlimited products and categories
  • Gift Certificate
  • Discount Coupons
  • Extra Pages (privacy policy, shipping and handling policy, about us page, etc.)
  • Automatically figures tax and shipping
  • In store pickup or delivery choice
  • Easy administration panel
  • Banner system for advertisers
  • Featured Products
  • Newsletter Manager

Please refer to the portfolio on the right for samples of sites I've designed.

Give me a call - 530-370-5122 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Let's get started on your great new web design!

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