Website design

A online presence is vital in today’s economy. Let’s work together to create a great looking, responsive website for your business or blog.

FEATURED WEBSITES

Please note that these sites are now maintained by the owners, and may not completely reflect the initial design. More sites are in the works; check back soon for more examples as they are completed.

Mississippi Magazine

During my time on staff at this beloved regional publication, I redesigned their site. It includes articles as well as an online store.

Southern Shine

Mississippi influencer Jane Foster needed to showcase her affiliate shopping links. She also has great tailgating and home decor tips!

NCBW of Central MS

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women desired a hub for their current and prospective members to advance the amazing work they do.

The Dinner Darling

Lindsey Bell, otherwise known as “The Dinner Darling,” sends fantastic weekly recipes complete with grocery lists to her subscribers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does it cost?

Asking how much a website costs is kind of like asking how much a house costs. It depends on what size home you need and how you “decorate” it. A minimal, information-only site with only one page may be in the hundreds range, whereas a monster site with 30 pages and an online store would be in the thousands. The only way to be sure is to find out more about your business and what you need. For an accurate estimate, please email me and I will send you a quick questionnaire that will help narrow down the price.

How does the process work?

We work together every step of the way. First, we establish what you need your website to do for you. Based on that information I will propose a rough wireframe design and menu structure for your approval. Then, I begin the page design and add in your copy and photography. (Don’t have any of that? I can build it into my proposal.) You’ll see the initial design, offer input, and approve the changes. I’ll check the functionality across different screen sizes and test the contact methods, and then we launch.

How long does it take?

Again, it honestly depends on how simple or complicated the site is and how much functionality it has. The average 3-5 page site may take just 3-4 weeks. The best way to streamline the process is to make sure you have your content prepared. If you already have great photos and well-written copy, the process moves along faster. Remember, a website will only look as great as its content.

Will you teach me how to make common changes?

Absolutely! One great part about the tools I use is that you can make simple changes yourself rather than paying me to do it. Upon the completion of your site, I can meet with you virtually (or in person if you are in the central Mississippi area) or provide instructional material on how to make the types of basic changes that you perform on a regular basis—publishing blog posts, changing staff information, adding products, etc.

However, if you’d would rather leave occasional changes to someone else, I do highly recommend my maintenance plan. For a low monthly fee, I will perform monthly backups, software updates, and traffic reports. Plus, you’ll also receive 1 hour per month of design time, to be used for any content updates. This is great for small companies without a person on staff to act as a webmaster.

How do I pay you?

If you accept the proposal, I will send a contract for your signature. At that time, 50% of the cost of the project is due. The other 50% is due upon completion, and once payment is made the site will go live. For larger projects, I am happy to divide the cost into three equal installments. I use a third party secure payment portal to make it easy and quick.

What if I need pages added or design changes after we are done?

Once you spend a couple of days viewing the live site and getting feedback, it’s only natural to see some things that you would like tweaked. I am happy to make minor changes (link updates, text corrections, image replacement, etc.) for 15 days after the site goes live at no additional charge. After that 15-day period, I will charge a reasonable hourly rate. Or if you are on the maintenance plan, you already have one hour of time each month built in!