I build and design mobile responsive websites using web compliant HTML. I do not host or maintain websites as this is an aspect unnecessary for the work I produce. The websites I build do not require regular maintenance therefore the need for monthly subscription support packages are unnecessary. In the worst case scenario of a server going down by the web hosting company. I can upload to a new host server. This is rare and I have never had to do this.
I only charge an hourly rate for the work produced (or a specified project rate). This enables the customer to freely move to another web designer in the future should they wish to for future updates and changes. There are no service contracts to sign, this is something I’m not keen on, I don’t want to lock a customer in to me, you never know I might leave all this business and join a commune, so I would rather the customer retains all the ‘keys to the castle’ should this or something similar happen.
I try not to take on too many website projects, I love making them, but it can be a bit domineering of time. I prefer to build websites that are small, take a few days and are visually interesting with bespoke illustration or 3D and animation.
For this reason I tend to only build websites for people I know or people that have been referred either through somebody I know or previous customers. This is because there are plenty of people out there that can build websites (and can give the hard sell). I’m not in to hard sell or making promises of this and that, if I don’t feel it is right I’d rather not face a compromise later. Instead I treat each website I build as personal project and only want to create websites for people that like my style and let me create something I’m really interested in. If you ask me to build a website I will probably wear you down with a number of reasons why it probably isn’t really something I should do for you. If we get past that, then ok we can proceed.
I do like building websites for people that have set themselves up self-employed and are starting out and a bit skint, these website projects tend to be quite fun and people are really open to all the things I like putting in websites. I also like building websites for people that say “my business isn’t very interesting…” Now I really like those type of people, it is the challenge of making something quirky, interesting and a standout for something perceived as being a bit… you know. If you fall in any of these categories give me a call.
Web services I provide are:
Full design and graphics for every aspect of your website, such as image manipulation, logo and identity design, animation, video content.
Mobile responsive design, this means your website will display appropriately on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers.
Animated content that works on mobile, tablet and desktop screens. This can be imagery, typography or any other aspect.
Embedding of online store and payment facilities or booking systems.
I am a partner in The Pink Dog Creative Ltd. I am teamed up with a super-doopah creative content, copy writer and proofreader Karen (who also has operates as Noble Words) and Karen has a Master’s Degree (MA) with Distinction, which is very fancy. The partnership of The Pink Dog enables us to produce complete solutions including websites. These can be big, medium or small websites, but are the whole package from beginning to end with content writing and highly visual graphics and presentation.