creating & hosting websites since 2001
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affordable web services with friendly, helpful support
I offer a range of website services, with clients in the UK, Europe and North America. Whether you need to freshen up an existing website, or want to start from scratch with registering a domain name and setting up your first pages, I'm here to help.
All new websites are built with Joomla!, a robust, versatile content management system (CMS) with an extensive and ever-growing range of features.
Clients include small businesses, artists, academics, cultural societies and charities.
I charge a reduced rate for non-profit organisations.
website designAll my websites are built to be responsive and mobile friendly, with the pages adapting to different screen dimensions across a wide range of computers and mobile devices.
My websites use Joomla! content management system (CMS) which makes the updating process speedier and less of a hassle. It's also fairly easy for a novice to learn the basics of editing and updating content.
Throughout the design process I focus on the way visitors will be using the site, keeping an 'imaginary visitor' at the back of my mind. This helps to guide me in setting up the structure and navigation so that it's easy to find everything, without getting lost in a maze of links or going round in circles.
Producing content for web pages, where the layout changes responsively across devices and screen sizes, can be very different from producing content for printed media.
With my experience in writing and editing a wide variety of copy, I can help in producing content that flows easily and draws the reader in, rather than appearing dense and potentially daunting.
I also have access to an extensive library of stock images.
updates & maintenance
With Joomla! website content can be updated by logging in to the administrator section from any Internet-connected computer.
I offer tuition and support for clients who wish to manage their own updates, or I'm happy to do this myself on an ad hoc basis or with a regular schedule.
All website files and databases are backed up regularly to guard against disasters, and software is automatically checked for updates which are installed when they become available.
My websites have been hosted with Heart Internet since 2006. Heart regularly wins industry awards for excellent service – they have minimal downtime and offer wonderful support.
- All web hosting packages include mailboxes and/or email forwarding
- A new domain name can be registered or your existing domain transferred from your current provider if required
- If you wish to keep your domain name with your existing service provider it can be linked to your new hosting package
- You can add new features to your package at any time
- All hosting packages include access to a control panel for easy management of your passwords, mailboxes, file transfer and other tasks