Web Site Development 

Great Web Sites for Small Businesses

Thank you for considering me for your Web site development work. I take the responsibility seriously and I deliver excellent, long-lasting results.

Why Me?

I have a very simple goal: I want to build you a high-quality, good-looking Web site that you can take care of yourself, for a long time, without being nickeled and dimed to death.

I'm picky. I pay attention to detail. I give you good advice, targeted to your situation. My sites get results. And my clients are happy.

Want to know more about me?

What Do You Need to Know?

My site is full of information about the process of building a site and helping you understand what you need to do and why. Look to the right for Web Development topics and for a list of articles related to the Web. Here are some important areas.

  • Portfolio - Speaks for itself. Use it to find references - ask any of my clients about me, the process, and the result. They'll be glad to speak with you.
  • Process - It's more complicated than you think. That's why you need a professional like me.
  • Demos - I have a system. These videos show you how it works and the various features you can add to your site.
  • Hosting - Your site can't live without it. I make recommendations.

How Fast Can Your Site Be Online?

Very fast, depending on your situation. For a new client with no previous site, a placeholder site can be online within hours, SiteCommander can be available a short time later, and the full site can be online as fast as you can settle on a design and provide content.

How Much Will It Cost?

Every business' site is different. The organization of your site and the features that you need make your site unique. As a result, my fee must be based on your site's specific requirements because I build custom sites, not cookie-cutter sites.

I do offer some package deals that should give you a sense of the cost. For a second opinion, see What does a website cost?

That said, I'm a bargain - you get a huge bang for the buck. The basic package for a SiteCommander site with its content management system (CMS) allows you to write articles, manage your static content, create photo galleries, keep a list of videos, maintain a calendar and much, much more. Just look through the portfolio to see the features I've built for my clients and check out the demos.

Do you Need a Designer?

No, but you get what you pay for. I'm not an artist and there is only so much I can do. Consider using one of the excellent designers with whom I regularly work. I'll be happy to work with any artist you choose, with my fee dependent on the artist's level of experience with Web site design.

What Do You Need To Learn?

Not much. One thing. Maybe two.

You'll have to learn to use SiteCommander. If you can buy something from Amazon and you have any sort of experience with a word processing program, SiteCommander is easy. Web shy? SiteCommander is still pretty easy. And the good news? SiteCommander has built-in help.

Depending on your site, you may need to learn how to process images for the Web. It's not hard and once you've done it a few times it will become second nature. But it is important - image files can be very large if not processed in advance and this can slow your site down considerably, especially when the site is viewed on a smart phone. Newer versions of SiteCommander have improved media handling, reducing or eliminating the need to process images.

Do You Need To Buy Anything Else?

No. I can provide you with recommendations for free software to handle things like editing images. You may prefer to purchase a good piece of software, like Adobe Photoshop Elements, which will give better results and provide many additional features.

Do You Need A Particular Kind of Computer?

No. You can use any computer to maintain your site, including most tablets and most smartphones. SiteCommander has been tested in the five major browsers on the PC, in the three major browsers on the Mac, and with a variety of smartphones (Windows 8 Phone, iPhone, Android). That said, you'll find using SiteCommander easier and faster on a larger display.