Web Design Process

I like to meet you in person to get a better understanding of your business and to discuss what you would like your website to do for you and your visitors. If distance is an issue we can always talk over the phone or via email, whichever is easier for you.

After discussing your website, I'll provide you with an estimate that includes a breakdown of the core elements of your site and any additional features. The estimate will also include a jpeg concept of your site. Upon your approval of the design, I request a deposit and we can discuss any changes you'd like to make. The design will be fine-tuned and when the concept is ready, I'll create a functioning website.

The temporary site will be hosted privately so that you can see a working concept without it being available to the public. The remaining pages will be added to the site and revisions will be made upon your review. Once you are happy with the site, I will prepare it to go live and perform some final tests to ensure it's working properly.

If needed, I can help you with hosting and domain registration. I can work with any host you choose but I recommend KB Technical's servers as they offer more speed and stability.

Once the site is live, content updates or design changes are billed at an hourly rate. I won't charge you for anything that takes less than 15 minutes for me to do.

Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting.


Standard with Every Site:

Your site is tested on Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. I can't guarantee compatibility with Internet Explorer 6.0 or earlier. This version is over 10 years old and has several limitations with how it interprets HTML. Most websites no longer support it.

I apply a standard set of search engine optimization (SEO) practices to the design of the entire site to help you rank on Google, Yahoo and Bing search results. I will do preliminary research and meet with you to decide which terms are appropriate for your site.

Google Analytics will be installed and configured to monitor how many people are visiting your site, where they are from and what pages they are looking at. I'll show you how to utilize this feature so you may check the site whenever you like.

Please see my website portfolio for a full list of sites I've worked on.



Printwork

Whether you need to update old materials or create new designs, it's important that all your printed and online materials are consistent. I can design printed materials to compliment your website or create ads for newspapers or magazines to promote your business. Please tell me what you're interested in and I'll offer advice on the best, most cost effective way to present your material. Concepts will be created based on your requirements and I will provide you with design and printing estimates.

If you project requires special attention, I will work with the printer to ensure everything is printed properly.

Click here to view my printwork portfolio of additional printed materials I've worked on.





Photography

I am experienced in product and interior/exterior photography if you're in need of photos for your website or printed materials. The photos can be incorporated into your projects in a number of ways including but not limited to:
  • Product Shots
  • Before & After Photos
  • Panoramas
  • Photo Galleries
I will provide you with an estimate based on the scope of your project.

All Photography:
Upon completion of the photography, I'll email you a PDF contact sheet of the photos for your review. You can select the photos you like and we can discuss how you would like to incorporate them into your projects.

A cd/dvd of the high resolution photos will also be provided.

Product Photography:
Items can be photographed at your place of business or handled at my office whichever is the most convenient for you. Photos will be retouched and color adjusted to match the items as closely as possible.

Interior/Exterior Photography:
We can schedule a day and time to photograph the location. Prior to the photography, I like to discuss key areas or points of interest that should be included in the shots. I'll shoot various angles of the location to provide you with a selection of photos.


Click the above graphic to view an interactive panorama (flash required)

Please see my portfolio or visit the following sites for examples of my photography:

Exterior/Interior Photography:
Above The Rest Glass
Ariston Hair Design

Product Photography:
PenguinClothing.com

StyleRocket.com