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Web Design

Serving Murrieta – Temecula – Riverside – Fallbrook – San Diego

.05 seconds, blink of the eye, snap of a finger...for visitors to form an opinion about your Website.

Source: Taylor & Francis You have 50 milliseconds

Don't get a Website.

Get an Awesome Website!

Built to look right on
ANY
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Your new logo design, which is the foundation for your branding and advertising, is done! You might be thinking about slapping it on business cards or brochures, but you need a professionally built Website before passing out marketing material. And as competition grows exponentially, you will lean on that Website more and more to tell potential customers, "Check out my stuff - it's better!"

Designing, Building, Hosting, Naming it...
Let's talk about your new Website!
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Smart Web Design in 4-steps

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1. Discover

Let's talk!

This first and most important step helps me learn about your business and how a Website will support it. I'll also talk to you about domain name registration and Web hosting.

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2. Design

Concept & Feedback

This is when you get to see proof-of-concept, which may be an illustration or a single-page version of the Website. Then tell me what you do and don't like.

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3. Develop

A better mouse trap

During this step I build a functional Website, then let you interact with it as a visitor might.

I make adjustments based on your feedback, then we rinse and repeat.

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4. Deploy

Start Selling!

This is the final step, deployment. Your new Website is live, and after a quick tutorial on how to add content, you can start selling some stuff!

Too busy to manage your Website content?
I'm here to help.

The Correct Steps to Brand your Business

Delivering Super Fast page load times

With features to significantly improve your Website's conversion rate

A one-second delay in page load time has been shown to cause a 7 percent loss in conversion and 11 percent fewer page views. For a Website earning $50,000 a day, that adds up to more than $1 million in lost sales each year! - PR Newswire

Easy to Use

Ever used LibreOffice, OpenOffice or Word? Then adding content to your new Website will be super easy.

Type some text, drop-in a photo or two, even a video using a toolbar layout you're already familiar with.

Unlimited Content

Ever seen this advertised - "Need more than 4 pages? Get more pages starting at $100 ea..."
Beware of the Web designer who charges to add more pages to your Website!

My Web design solutions are database-driven, giving you the freedom of unlimited pages.

Contact Form

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A contact form should be the backbone of your Website marketing strategy, but it won't generate solid sales leads if the layout is overwhelming.

Solution - a logic-based form that can get the answers you need, faster.

Website Hosting

I'm not a Web host provider, but I have the knowledge to present you with sensible hosting choices (shared, VPS, private, etc.) and options (e-mail, storage, bandwidth, etc.) that will ensure a stable Website environment for years to come.

E-Commerce

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Today’s online shoppers have very high expectations of the customer experience, so it's critical not to present them with something clunky and frustrating.

I have experience building e-commerce Websites that help clients sell and manage a handful of items to tens of thousands with tools for inventory, sales tax, shipping rates, product variants and more.

Google Map

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Adding a map to your Website not only does the obvious; helps potential customers find your physical store, but adds legitimacy and becomes an attention-grabbing element on that page.

E-mail Marketing

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You just got a solid sales lead from your contact form, now what? Add that person to your newsletter subscription list!

Ask me about adding an e-mail marketing component to your Website - manage your list, send newsletters, all from your Website. No third-party app, no additional fees.

Testimonials

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Adding a Google map, phone number and company info to your Website are great ways to start a reputation-building strategy. Another component that increases credibility is Testimonials, by showing potential customers how effective and reliable your products and services are.

Responsive Design

As of 2018, non-responsive Websites are penalized by search engines, meaning they now rank far lower in search indexes. And this is why I build every Website as responsive so it appears correctly on any device; desktop, tablet or smartphone.

As mobile usage grows, this just makes sense.

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Web Design frequently asked questions

  • How much does a Website cost?

    Short answer: "how much" depends on so many factors, it should be impossible for anyone to declare in one sentence, "Your new Website will cost this much..." Seriously though, if you went car shopping and the sales person threw out a price immediately after introducing herself, you would be shocked.

    Long answer: Let's talk about...

    • your company history, products, services and marketing strategy - those little bits of info that can help build credibility with potential customers.
    • how you hope your new Website 'greets' visitors and guides them to your products and services.
    • any graphic design, copywriting or content creation needs.
    • the importance of people finding your Website, AKA search engine optimization.
    • how you plan to tie your Website into marketing collateral (business cards, brochures, etc.) to build your brand awareness.
    • what features your Website should have to generate solid sales leads.

    I can provide a fair quote once I have these answers.

  • What exactly does "page load time" mean and why should I care?

    Essentially, this is the time it takes your Web browser to request content from a remote Web server, that server to process your request, send that data to your Web browser to process the response, then fully render the page. An illustration might be more effective than fifty words:

    Websites that typically have performance issues are those using a template - these mostly finished Websites are coded and designed by Website developers to appeal to a wide range of customers, then sold for $50 - $150 per Web address (license). Unfortunately, the code-bloat that makes it so flexible and awesome looking has the nasty side-effect of significantly increasing page load times.

    Search engines don't care how slick a Website looks. Fast page load times, responsiveness and relevant content ranks Websites higher in search results.

  • Are there any hidden fees - do you charge extra for anything?

    Nope, my quotes are detailed enough that you know exactly what you're paying for.

    Regardless of who you hire or how their fee is structured, you will have to pay for at least three things to get your new Website online.

    • Domain name registration - the address for your new Website, which can be registered for 1 - 10 years.
    • Server for your Website files and your e-mail accounts, typically referred to as Website hosting. This is paid annually.
    • Website development and design. Unless you got some mad coding skills, it's probably best to hire someone to code and design this 24/7 marketing tool. While Website 'D & D' is a one-time fee, many clients later ask for additional features and/or sign up for a Website Maintenance Plan.

    Be mindful of companies offering Website "packages." Ask for details, for example; is Web hosting on a shared system or private server? There's a huge performance difference (and cost), which may affect how your Website performs as features are added and it attracts more visitors.

    Another consideration is ownership - I can make suggestions and guide you through the process of domain registration and sensible Web hosting plans, but only you should pay for these services. I receive my share of phone calls from the friend who let the ex-friend (business partner) pay for the domain registration. That ex-friend still has control of the domain.

  • I have a small shop. What's your opinion on using a free Website builder?

    "Free" anything is always tempting, but focusing on a strategy of converting a 'free' Website into an obscene amount of money long term is gonna be a rough ride traveled...

    • Most of the free Website services can only afford the free-model by hosting every Website on a shared Web server. Bandwidth, which in a big way controls how fast your pages load, is understandably limited, and this just happens to be a test that search engines use to rank (and penalize) Websites, free or otherwise.
    • Want to pass out lots of business cards? You might need some space to fit "my-business-name.free-website-builder-name.com". Free Website builders have to make money just like you, and advertising through your Web address is a great tool. Essentially, you and your business become their product.
    • Read the really fine print before creating an account, especially if you're required to add a credit card - some plans will silently auto-bill every year after the "limited trial" expires.
    • Tried it, didn't like it or just need a more robust and dedicated Web server? Moving all your page content with the same layout might be difficult or impossible - rightfully no free Website builder wants you to leave, so export features most likely won't be available.

    If you are a small shop, it's even more important to think outside the box, doing everything possible to make your brand, which your Website is a part of, unique. And even if free Website builders 'give' you access to every wiz-bang 'drag-n-drop' option, be careful not to damage your credibility with visitors who see all those moving parts as goofy gimmicks. This might be the first (or last) impression a visitor has about your whole business.

    50% of new businesses fail in the first 5 years. Do everything possible to stay off that list.

  • Can you proof my text before adding it to my Website?

    Absolutely! I offer Copywriting as a service, but would need to see your copy before providing a quote. This service includes grammar, sentence structure and readability improvements.

    Ideally this is done in conjunction with Search Engine Optimization, to improve the readability and keyword density of your pages.

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