1. Custom website design
I build WordPress websites. WordPress is the gold standard for blogs, businesses, and pretty much any kind of website out there. 37% of all websites (worldwide!) use the WordPress platform. Here’s what’s included:
Wordpress Custom theme
Your site will be outfitted with a stunning, custom WordPress theme with creative layouts, beautiful photos and text, and a compelling user interface. Everything is designed to highlight and make the most of your brand.
All internal pages will be built with the same care and attention given to the homepage. Design elements, colors, and overall feel will be consistent throughout your website. Pages can easily be added, removed, and customized in the future.
100% Responsive Design
A website must look and function great no matter what size the screen is. Your custom site will be fully optimized for beautiful, fast-loading mobile and tablet versions, as well as for desktops of varying sizes.
Your WordPress site will come pre-loaded with plugins appropriate to your business. Form builders, PayPal buttons, social media sharing tools, event calendars, whatever you need. I will include video training for these if needed.
Build your database of customers or subscribers with customizable opt-in forms that fit your site’s purpose. I can link them to your email marketing platform – Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Opt-inMonster.
Blog Template Set-up
Whether your website is a blog or you just want blogging capability, I can create a custom blogging template that coordinates with your design. Just upload your photo and copy/paste your text and you’re good to go!
All my websites come with basic SEO built right in. With your help, I’ll determine the best keywords and SEO tools you can use to get your site noticed on the web. I’ll also create your site’s open graph image that will appear when you share your link.
All my sites come with Google Analytics and Google Search Console installed and activated so you can track visitors’ profiles and numbers at the click of a button. Customize your settings as you grow to access more data.
At the time we’re ready to launch your site, I’ll upload the original files to any custom fonts, photos, or graphics I’ve used and send them to you via Google Drive. At the end of your build, you own your website and all elements within it.
When I begin a website build, I aim to get your site up and running as quickly as possible. Depending on the size, complexity of your site, and how fast you provide me content, I can have your site ready for preview in as little as a week.
Though web developers do not include content creation as part of their build, I can create content for your website as a separately-priced package. I am an experienced writer and a grammar/editing whiz, and I can either write original copy for you or professionally edit what you provide me. I can also write (or ghost write) blogs, articles, newsletters, or other correspondance.
Art is my first love and actually what first drew me to web design (no pun intended.) I love creating, I love branding, and I love making logos. I’m proficient in both Photoshop and Illustrator, and can create designs from logos, to business cards, to icons and infographics, to large-scale banners. Contact me for a quote for your next project.
4. digital marketing
Once you have your new, beautiful, custom website, you want it to get noticed. I create all my sites with SEO built right in, but I can also apply SEO to existing sites as a separate package. I can help you set up your email subscription list, and can create social media headers and posts specific to each platform’s design.
In particular, I design Instagram and Pinterest graphics that fit your branding and open your site up to a broader audience with beautiful images and text. I can write content for those as well.