Website Design & Development
Starting from scratch or wanting to update an existing design, template, or theme? Let's collaborate to build a visitor-focused, mobile-friendly design or enhance your existing design. Read more about my Design services …
Functionality (including contact forms, PayPal interfaces, product databases, etc.) can improve your visitor's experience and make maintaining your website easier. I can help you improve existing capabilities on your site, or give your website new capabilities, with a focus on enhancing your customers' experience. Learn about my Development services …
Content — your text and your pictures — is aimed at your target audience. As your business or organization changes, your website content needs to be updated. When you have new content, I can update existing pages or create new ones for it. For details, refer to my Maintenance services …
Websites can be complicated. I'll help you translate the techno-speak about servers, domains, and specific tools. If you want to manage your website by yourself, great! If you need a little help in learning how, consider my Training/Coaching services …
How Can I Help You?
I'm an independent Web consultant — responsive, helpful, and willing to collaborate on your website. If you need a website designer, web developer, or coach, contact me to discuss your situation. Once I have an idea of what you want done, we can talk about timeframes, costs, and how to proceed.
Betty Readle Therapy
Some of my clients have been with me for many years. Over that time, the Internet has evolved and websites need to evolve with the technology.
When I first started working on Betty's website 10 years ago, I focused on colors, fonts, navigational menu, and layout for desktop computers. A few years after that, I updated the layout to accommodate the increasingly popular use of mobile devices to access websites. Also, because of the need for faster page load times on mobile devices, I took steps to reduce overhead and external files (images, stylesheets, scripts, etc.) for the site. A year or two later, security issues prompted a strong push toward secure connections (HTTPS protocol). Most of my client websites, including Betty's, have been migrated to HTTPS.
Another way websites evolve is by adapting the site's design to more updated norms and standards. On Betty's website, the mobile device version of her website looks different from the desktop version. Because we had a pretty solid initial design, there wasn't much additional work needed for the desktop version. For websites even older than Betty's, I've done pretty extensive redesign work to keep them from looking "old" because that can drive visitors away from a website.
Regardless of how long a website has been available, the most important thing to keep updated is the content: text and images. That step is up to my clients (and I occasionally nudge some of them to review and update their content).