An emphasis on small businesses. No pre-made or third-party themes or templates will be used...
100% custom, reasonably priced and classy websites and print design that will work for your business and allow you to focus your time and resources on attending to it. All websites are truly responsive and mobile friendly and will adapt to any screen size. Everything is created from scratch and customized according to you, yet very affordable.
Your website will look good, be easy to navigate and will prove to be effective. The website and print designs will help you communicate effectively with your clients and complement your image. And keep their interest.
We will work together so that you are happy with your website before it goes live and your print media goes to the printer!
about the websites...
Technically, "templates" are not used to design the websites (or print). Certainly no themes. I may come up with a design with hardly any content on it and reuse some of the proven features and layout that I came up with for another website in order to save time. However, I never use themes such as ones you can pick and choose from with WordPress, Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace and others. And from their 3rd party developers. I have yet to see a theme that I have liked or found appropriate for a website I wanted to do. That is why I don't use makeshift, generic themes created by other people. You are not stuck with a menu or layout that a theme or template you saw somewhere came with.
Web sites that adapt to sizes of various display sizes have become very import since they are now displayed on phones more so than half of other devices. In addition, search engines such as Google will boost website rankings if the website is mobile friendly.
Your website will be 100% responsive to all screen sizes and adjust accordingly. This includes all images and graphics on all the website pages.
Most people probably use search engines (primarily Google) to find what they are looking for. It is important to get your company, yourself, product or service to show up at the top or close to it in the relevant search engines. Your website SEO is an important gateway to getting more inquiries (which you can turn into clients and enthusiastic ones and fans of your business) and sales.
SEO isn't exactly easy, but it isn't exactly hard either. It is mostly identifying and using various types of keywords within your website content, in your title and website description.
No "tricks" will be used that may end up getting a website not listed near the top or even not at all. Just "organic" search engine techniques that are mostly well-known but sometimes not used or applied by others. Some of it is common sense. Keeping up with information from search engines such as Google such as them including whether your website is mobile friendly into their formula is important too. Don't forget that the time it takes your website to load is very important too (some of that depends on where your website is hosted)! And valid inbound links to your website.
Some search Engine Optimization will be incorporated into your website from the very beginning.
about the print designs...
Your print media, along with your website, should have a consistent aesthetics regarding your fonts, colors, and images.. Consumers are more engaged when reading printed materials. Digital media is probably much easier to abandon, so do not forget about print!
Business Cards, Forms and Invoices, Post Cards, To-Do lists, Newsletters, Flyers, Menus, Stationary, Notebooks, Annual Reports, ...
What else do you have in mind?
You and I will work together to combine your images, graphics and text to create beautiful layouts that are ready for publication by any professional printer - according to their specifications.
Documents can be sent to yourself and/or your printer in PDF and other formats for your approval. Most existing files that you may have can be placed in your project.
- Remember that print media needs to be in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (black) "processed" colors. Your computer screen is in RGB (Red, Green, Blue) so what you see on your device may not always be that close in color or look as sharp compared to what is printed. RGB uses light from your device to generate color. CMYK uses ink and paper.
- Same goes for images, but if they were not designed in CMYK keep in mind they may look dull, faded and muddy. Some print services may not even accept a document if it has RGB Color. I can change the color format from RGB to CMYK for you, trying to preserve the most amount of colors. All documents will be started using CMYK colors and whatever the selected print service requires.
- I will get you a checklist of things that are needed from you, just as with a website.
Some other notes:
I have had some difficulty trying to research what design elements most website developers (and even those from the well known drag and drop website creation services) offer for use in the creation of a website.
Therefore, I am going to display and describe some of the website tools I offer for you to pick and choose from for use on your website (you do not have to go crazy and use them all but they are fun for sure!). This is something we can discuss together when we are coming up with your website. Some of these are displayed thoughout this website and some can also be viewed by using the menu above.
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