We can offer service to the Dufferin and Peel area (Orangeville, Caledon, Mono, Hockley, Shelburne) and the areas surrounding (Guelph, Mount Forest, Erin, Hillsburgh…).
Nowadays almost all of the work on a web site or graphics project can be done through email, phone, or online chat (Google Hangouts etc.). Tutorials can even be done through these methods if the client has novice computer skills. Sometime a ‘face to face’ is still the best method to establish a relationship between the client and the designer though, and this can be arranged.
The quick answer is Yes, you can. I offer sites designed in WordPress. Wordpress is a Content Management System (CMS) which gives a client the ability to perform their own updates. The majority of clients are able to easily use WordPress, and the majority of our clients do their own content updates.
I can redesign a site, retaining your company corporate style or I can redesign a site to give you a completely new image. There are cases where a site’s coding can be so out of date or ‘bad’, that a complete redesign can actually be a less expensive option though.
The time frame is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of your site design, the content provided, and my current client design schedule. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to us by the client. So again, preparation is a key factor.
On top of the fees to design a site, you will also need to purchase web hosting and a domain. The web host is where your page is stored on a server, and the domain name is your site’s address (www.domain.com). It’s important that you use a reliable host because you don’t want your site to be down at any time. Cheap hosting means poor service in a lot of cases, so you need to be cautious choosing a host.
Domain names are a standard fee per year, and you purchase from the host, who purchases them from a registrar. The fees generally run about $20-25 a month, but are included in some hosting companies hosting packages.
If you do not have hosting or a domain name, there are hosting companies I can recommend.
There are many factors that affect the final cost of your web site. They range from the size of the site, to the amount of graphics work required. An estimate for a job can only be based on the information made available at the time of a consultation. An estimate can not be given on an unknown quantity of work. Even a basic estimate can’t be given until we narrow down what is involved in the job.
If you are serious about your Internet presence and you are utilizing your web site as a marketing tool you want your web site to be optimized to reach your target audience. A professional designer goes beyond the visual aspects of the web site and assures that the site functions properly, and provides “behind the scenes” enhancements and development that may not be known by nonprofessionals or seen by the user. This includes but not limited to optimization for search engine readiness, graphics optimization, and script and code development.
Web builders are basically a magic toolbox for non-web designers. What was once out of people’s reach can now be grasped with just little effort. But there are things that web builders can’t do that web designers can.
While web building sites appear to be all sunshine and rainbows, they can easily lead to a big mess when not enough preparation is made. Problems like transferring websites to a different host, limited features, and design redundancy are just some of the common problems that you might experience in the long run.
Your immediate needs will definitely increase as your business or audience grows. This is the problem with every web building site, they won’t be able to keep up with your needs as your website’s traffic grows. With a great web designer, you can ask for features that are otherwise hard to come by on web building sites.