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In this modern age, it is essential that your company has a presence on the web. Whether it is simply one page with a phone number, directions, and hours of operation, or a large multipage site, people are becoming more and more accustomed to being able to do a quick search online to find the information they need. I offer everything from simple HTML and CSS based sites, to easily editable and expandable site with a custom designed template run on a Content Management System (CMS).
A CMS gives you the power to change, remove, or add content from any computer with an internet connection, at any time! Page layout is handled by a simple, easy to learn text editor, much like Microsoft Word. Have as much or as little control over your site as you would like. Call or email now for your free quote.
Site Design Details
Some things I offer in my web site designs are an image gallery, a CSS designed interface, site map, downloadable files, forms or even a full shopping cart. I can also walk you through the process of buying your web site name (domain name) and getting it on the internet (hosted). I use GoDaddy For my internet hosting as they provide very competitive pricing and have many other useful features. Use the 'domain search' feature on their site to see if the address you want is available. If you would like any tips on picking a successful domain name click here. If you have questions about any other part of the process, send me an email for more information.
There is just about an endless number of things you can do on your web site these days, especially with the help of a CMS. Here are some suggestions to help get the ideas flowing...
A flash banner highlighting a new product or offer
An animated video of a 3D model of you product or process
An interactive image of you product with areas that provide more information or detail images when you move your mouse over them
A user rotatable version of your product
Client feedback section
'Registered users only' content - a great way to gather contact information of potential clients
And much more...
Search Engine Optimization
What exactly is 'search engine optimization' (SEO)? Basically it is doing what you can to get your web site as high in a search engine as possible. All of my sites are constructed to be search engine friendly. This starts with the initial construction of the site, and continues through the process of adding content, naming pages, and adding tags. There are many factors that go in to ranking in a search engine, and no one can guarantee a certain position, but my goal is to give you site a head start on the competition.
Increasing your ranking is an ongoing process. I offer services both to help further your understanding of what you can do to help, and some things I can do to continue to give your site the edge. Depending on the competition in your market, this can be a very lengthy process. So don't be discouraged if first page search ranking is not instant.
Another phrase sometimes confused with SEO is 'search engine marketing' (SEM). This term is more correctly used to describe the process of advertising and selling products or services using the internet, and is not directly related to the ranking of your site. There are other ways to get traffic to your site, or sell your products using SEM, many of which you can setup and or manage yourself. I can supply you with the information and resources, as well as as much or as little help as you need to begin selling your products or services online.
My goal is not to make as many cookie cutter web sites as I can. I am here as a full service graphic designer to supply your business with anything you need to be successful and get noticed, and to ensure that your transition to or expansion on the internet is as painless as possible. If you have any further questions regarding web design, hosting, or even updating and changing an existing site, please call or email me today.