Why We Do The Things We Do
Building a web site is a team exercise
A web designer can not create an outstanding web site working in a vacuum. Therefore, the more we know about you and your business, the better we can create a web site reflecting the business’s style. Designer and client must work together to create a website.
Communication is important
We want to keep you informed every step of the way in the design process. It helps keep you and the project on track. Additionally, if you see something you don’t understand or don’t like, tell us. We’ll be happy to fix it, or explain why it is necessary to take the steps we are taking. We’re not here to be your yes-men and we don’t expect you to be ours either.
Knowledge is power
We want you to understand the process of creating a web site, maintaining it, and how to draw customers. The more you undertand this information, the better your site will be and the more business you will draw. Don’t want to know about this stuff? Don’t care? Just want us to handle it while you take care of your business? No problem, we can do that too. We want what works for you.
You’re no dummy
It is very common for those who don’t work in the tech field or are new to having a website to say “well, I’m dumb about this” or “I feel stupid”. Look at it like this: do you feel stupid because you can’t fix your car, lay pipe for your home, grow your own food, or perform open heart surgery? Of course not! Everyone has a specialty. This just happens to be ours. We’re not going to talk down to you for not knowing all about this stuff. After all, its our job to know this, not yours.
Forget the hype
There is a lot of misinformation out there about websites, how to make money from them, and how much money you can make. Some of the information on the web about websites, blogs, and SEO is just old. We’re going to tell you how it is, plain and simple. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
We want your site to be successful
No one wants a site that doesn’t help their organization. We prefer your site be a great hit, and We’ll do our best to make it that way. This will also require assistance on your part, and we’ll let you know what steps to take to better market your site. Don’t make a website and then ignore it. Keep working with it.
A website is no longer optional
Growing numbers of people will not work with an organization that does not have a web site. Websites are no longer optional if you want to be taken seriously.
Call a web designer for business and non-profit web sites
While HTML, XHTML & CSS are very easy to learn, it takes years of practice to learn to write it correctly and get beyond the basics with it. Additionally, there are a great many other subjects of study that are a part of great web design too, such as legalities of accessible design and copyright. If you don’t want to look like an amateur business, don’t have an amateur make your site.
No one likes spam
We reserve the right to refuse to work with any business that uses spam as a means of “advertising”. Email is not free. This means: the more email is sent, the more money ISPs and web hosts must spend on mail servers, causing rates for those services to increase. Internet users (your potential customers) do not like spam. Further, there is a clause in Terms of Service for those hosting with me stating that spammers will be shut down and banned from these servers.