I was hired by The Spiveys, a band from Charlotte, NC for this job. The guys have been around for over a year now and are really gaining popularity in the area.
Overall the design they desired was a style leaning toward a rock/grunge/disorderly theme, but ultimately didn't really care as long as it turned out alright. They required integration with ReverbNation, a band management website for shows, music, etc. Integration allowed for them to only have to update one website, and it will automatically update on the others that they have linked. There's also Facebook integration thrown in for up to the minute updates from the band. The website itself makes use of some custom transitions, and loading between pages (as well as downgrades to a more usable version if the browser doesn't support scripts). The site also makes use of a custom YouTube player to show their videos.
The guys were a blast to work with, and their music is great as well. I recommend checking them out. Thanks for the opportunity!
Located in the heart of downtown Salisbury, NC is a pretty popular pottery store. I'm a friend of the family who owns the store, and was approached by the owner to build their official website.
What was desired overall was a focus on simplicity, the store's logo, and the ability to update the website themselves after I was finished. I was shown a couple of websites that had desirable layouts and overall themes, and was able to work from there. The outcome was a design with very earthy tones, which fit in nicely with being a pottery store. The lighter color is also similar to the color of the walls within the store.
On a more technical side, the blogging software Wordpress was used in order to provide page management for the website. It allows them to post events on a custom-coded events listing as well as update the other individual pages. The artists page is generated by the Wordpress software as well, which makes adding pictures in extremely easy.
After everything was finished, I wrote up detailed documentation on how to go about modifying the content on the website, and delivered it to them. They haven't had a single problem yet (knock on wood). It was wonderful working with Pottery 101, and if you ever find yourself in Salisbury, I invite you stop by the store!
I approached a local UNC-Charlotte university area bar after noticing their growing popularity and lack of a website to promote their truly amazing food and drink specials. Having just changed management, the previous manager left with the website and original domain name. This was easily fixed with a few suggestions from myself.
After meeting with the owner, manager, and a few employees, I was able to get a good idea of what they needed. In terms of usability, they just wanted something simple with their address, directions, menu, some information about them, and specials. In addition to this, all of it could be updated by the staff themselves. Most of the updating would be done to the specials, which change regularly. In addition to this they needed a simple way to upload a new food menu whenever it was required.
With some editing software integration, these tasks were easily accomplished. As for the design, I gave them a couple of options to look at, and one caught their eye.
Glad to have the opportunity to get to know everyone at Bad Dogs Pub, and I continue to help them out with the website as needed. Currently the website is racking up over 1,500 visits a month!
Eastfield Bar & Grill is the sister bar/restaurant of Bad Dogs Pub (the previous slide). The owners liked what I did so much for Bad Dogs that they wanted me to use the same design (updating the color scheme) on their site. Everything else stayed the same, easy to update content, menus, and specials.
This website is one of the larger jobs I've taken on. e Skills Learning provides digital learning games for children and schools on the iPod/iPad and on Android operating systems. An up and coming company when they found me, they've really created a large amount of games since I've finished with the site. Through the use of the detailed documentation I created and frequent no cost email support, the site has been able to grow with them without any issues.
Practically everything you can see on the website is edited, created, and managed by them through the use of easy-to-use editing software that resembles Microsoft Word. This includes image uploading as well as new page creation whenever a new learning application is completed.
It's been great working with e Skills Learning, and I am currently building an add-on to the website for them which resembles a customer support blog and forum.
I'd be more than happy to include your website here in my portfolio of built websites! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I make the process as easy and painless as possible, and if you compare quality and prices to other web designers I think you'll find working with me also turns out to be quite a good deal. Most will charge monthly "hosting" fees, however after the initial website hosting setup with domain name have been purchased there's no monthly fees. It's just $20 a year to keep your website up and on the internet.
If you're just looking for a quick estimate, I just need an idea of what kind of business/organization you have, what you want the website to accomplish/have on it, and approximately how many pages you think it will be. As much information here as possible would be a great help to me getting you the best estimate possible. Most of my clients wish to be able to update their website themselves after I'm finished - which is what I specialize in. Website content can change frequently and there's no reason to have to continuously pay someone to update it for you when it's simple enough for you to do yourself.
Along with any needed detailed documentation for managing your website, I also provide email support at no further cost. I invite you to give me a shot, I'd be happy to work with you!
I'm a knowledgeable web designer who understands design, programming, search engine optimization and marketing, and who can communicate about those things without using buzzwords and jargon. I provide incredible support for the websites I build through Technical Support and detailed documentation.
Every effort is made to understand your business and target market and an eye is always kept on the goal, which is to bring more business to your company. I also understand deadlines, which are taken very seriously and project times are short.
I aim to work with small businesses, and so my pricing is very affordable. In terms of cost, my pricing is definitely some of the lowest I've encountered. In addition to this, the web hosting plan I offer is unbeatable (as in free). See the pricing page for detailed pricing information as well as some insight into my process and what you can expect from me.
I have references, customers who were once in your position, deciding whether they should hire me, and they can tell you what it is like working with me (contact information on request).
I have never said I could do a project and then been unable to do it. If it is beyond my capabilities, I will say so.
Contact me today and let's get started on your site!
I work with clients to affordably architect, build, brand and revise through strategic milestone-based planning and mutually understood requirements.
All of this is accomplished with simple, straightforward communication - without using buzzwords or nerdy computer jargon.
I do it all from start to finish, and then some.