I can design you a website that reflects your existing promotional material. Or, I can devise a graphic style from scratch that would stamp your ‘brand’ on every element – logo, graphics, page layouts, animation, online forms – the lot. I can personally handle small to medium projects myself.
I build most websites these days in WordPress, which is a widely-used open-source Content Management System and blogging platform. WordPress allows clients without web-coding experience to update the content on their own websites. It also is regularly updated and improved for better security and compliance with modern browsers. Many coders around the world are working to produce handy plugins for WordPress that provide functionality such as:
- Mobile / Responsive Template
- Social Media Integration
- Online Form / Survey /Poll
- Email Newsletter System
- Event Calendar / Booking System
- Photo Gallery / Slideshow
- Bulletin Board / Forum
- Shopping Cart / Order System
- Password-protected Members’ Area
- Membership System
- Original Graphics (eg diagrams, illustrations, graphs)
Content editing & information design
Some clients provide very specific instructions, copy and images for their site. Others just give me a business card and an old brochure and we start from there. If you need a writer or photographer, I can help you with a recommendation.
Website hosting & domain name registration
I can arrange hosting for you and register domain names on your behalf. For a brand new business, getting the domain name you want is often a good place to start, and I can help you decide what domain name is best for you.
Do you have a mailing list of people you want to receive your latest news? With a simple-to-use newsletter system you can send them a well-designed email including images and links, and easily manage your own mailing-list.
I can develop a n online shopping site for you, using WordPress and a shopping cart plugin – manage your own products, receive orders to your email, and calculate shipping costs automatically.
I can set up a forum or bulletin board, so members of your community can email each other on specific topics via your website.
Is your existing site getting ‘long in the tooth’? I examine the code and hosting details, and suggest the best way to bring it up-to-date. I maintain large, information-rich sites for corporate clients and small basic sites for individuals. At times it is more cost-effective for you to outsource your website maintenance to me, rather than overload yourself or your staff with this responsibility.
Contact me to discuss what you need.