robert batey  •  WEBSITE DESIGN

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

Visit my Domain Name and Hosting Tutorial to learn how to own your own domain name.

Spread the Word


Visit your new website! I will send you an email containing a link to your new site. This is the URL, or your site’s address on the web. You will need to type this URL into the address bar of a web browser, not a search engine. (See my tutorial on the difference between a web browser and a search engine.) You can copy and paste the link, email it to others, and even use it in your email signatures.

Design


First, the fun part, design!

We’ll have some discussions about the look and feel of your site. We’ll talk about background colors, pictures, text, links,  how many pages, etc. You may have logos, business cards, or other promotional materials already designed, and we can design your site to coordinate with those.


You provide us with text, images, captions, etc. If you need photographs of your work, I can recommend a really great photographer!



Updates


I charge a reasonable hourly rate for updates, rather than a monthly or quarterly maintenance fee. When you need to add photos, change text, or update your schedule I can make your changes quickly. No need to wait for quarterly updates, just email me your information and in most cases it will be uploaded within one day.


Can I update my own site? Yes, with a caveat. I use a Mac based wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) design program which allows me to work very quickly. If you have a Mac and the software (and are willing to learn to use it) you will be able to do it. Otherwise you will have a very difficult time of editing the html and other code. I am very fast at editing and can probably save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run.

Pricing

I charge a competitive hourly rate for design work.

We can discuss how much time I think it will take, based on your ideas and I will do my best to work within your budget.


Photography and image editing is billed separately.

Domain Name & Hosting


Rather than pay your designer the traditional service contracts or monthly maintenance and hosting fees, we believe you should be in control. To get your new site set up and going, you’ll need to register for a domain name and hosting. I know, it’s a little geeky but the steps below should walk you through it. I think it’s important for you, and worth the small effort.