Creating a successful web site requires many different skills.
It's important to know how to work with many types of graphic and picture files to optimize them so that they load quickly and still look attractive. The higher the picture resolution and color depth, the bigger the file and consequently the longer it takes to be displayed.
Besides making your site look attractive, it's important for it to have a logical theme and a friendly user interface so web surfers can find what they are looking for quickly and easily. It's also vital to have each page optimized with the proper meta tags and to have the site submitted to many search engines so that people can easily find your site when they enter a key search word or phrase.
From a marketing viewpoint, the first step in building a web site is to establish it's main purpose.
Clearly defining the site's purpose and target audience helps focus the look and content of your site to best serve it's primary objectives. It's also very helpful to review other sites that also have a similar focus. Many creative ideas are modeled by web sites with a similar objective or theme.
I have been designing web sites for the past 10 years and can handle the entire job from conception to posting it online to the web. This includes registering your domain name, scanning any pictures and also getting it sent to the major search engines for listing. I also supply an inexpensive hosting service that will result in substantial savings for you.
A typical 3 page web site with 6 pictures costs only $300 and the fee increases $40/hr
for additional work.
I use a high quality digital camera and the photos and scans of your pictures are
included in this fee.
*Site submission specialists often charge $300 or more just to optimize one web site,
Shown below are links to sites I recently designed to the client's specifications.