Comment: Sean OKelly and his Web Design Shop LLC made very positive first impression with their superior work ethic and prompt email responses. They were the only bidder who followed through and provided the website mockup as promised. I would highly recommend Web Design Shop LLC to other individuals and businesses who need knowledgeable and professional web design services.
Found 0 Additional Reviews outside DesignQuote.
11 years ago I started an online wireless phone sales company, paid a developer $5000 for a database driven site....and then he disappeared. I was out the money, had to get a website up and running, and had a couple months to make it happen. Since I had developed database systems in the past I figured I should be able to connect them to the web. A crash course in doing that lead to doing it for other business owners that I knew. Eventually it became my full time business.
I am the owner of Web-Design-Shop.com and we started 11 years ago under a different company name and recently rebranded ourselves as Web Design Shop LLC.
Well, back in my day (I'm dating myself a bit) we didn't have graphic tools like we have today. Everything was hand coding....things like Cobol, Fortran, Basic, Pascal, etc. What I learned in school applies in terms of knowing HOW to program and logically deal with a problem so that we can develop a good solution for the client. The particulars of actually doing that have changed completely and that has been mostly self taught. My employees however have had a mix of school and self teaching. In this industry it's important to understand that the learning NEVER stops because the technology is ALWAYS changing.
I personally use a split between Internet Explorer and Chrome. Email is usually done through IE, but multimedia stuff is usually done through Chrome. However, for testing purposes we have to broaden that to also include Firefox and Safari.
I use Facebook primarily but I do it only because I have to! Staying on top of social media can be challenging but is becoming more and more of a necessity.
Helping a business become more productive and profitable is a great joy. I like to deal with decision makers and come to a consensus on what needs to be done, and then make it happen. Many times I'm contacted because a business had hired someone who couldn't complete the job, and it's nice to be able to come in and accomplish it.
The first thing to realize about web design is that it's about a lot more than just web design. You need to understand business. You need to understand how to deal with clients, and that includes client staff, managers, and even business owners. Most importantly, you need to understand yourself: what you like to focus on and what your talents are.
I personally like visual basic but that is only due to the fact that I've spent so much time programming with it: vbscipt, asp, asp.net, vba, vb, etc.
The majority of our clients are put on PHP system though, and although I head the team I'm not usually doing the coding. I'm a little old school myself so I like Classic ASP.
Now days it's all about having an understanding of the various elements at play, and then using the elements appropriately. Being a GURU at one thing isn't going to cut it. The technology today is becoming more and more focused around "enabled technology" meaning that things are "built in" or available through "plugin". Utilizing tools that allow you to mix and match things that will deliver the best result and most value for the client....will help one succeed.
Our primary clients are small to medium sized businesses who have an existing site, but need a new one. Many times they want to have one they can update themselves, or that is mobile friendly. Sometimes they have specific programming needs and can't do that with their current web provider.
The biggest thing is to figure out what the actual PURPOSE of the site is. Do you want people to buy, or call you? Do you want people to be able to drill down to a lot of detail, or should a sales rep handle that? What is your target audience? Do you have content available for the site? Who are the decision makers, and how many are there?
What we have noticed over the years is that communicating regularly is critical to the success of a project. Do not assume that a designer knows what you want. Ask questions. If you aren't comfortable with how something is going....don't wait until the last minute to bring it up.
We have an in-house database tracking system for all projects.
We don't really have a minimum budget. We have a minimum based upon what the client is specifically asking for and that is based upon the number of hours something will take to complete. As an example, we have a Small Business Website Design Package for $999. This is the lowest price for all the things that come in the package. But if someone only needs a small thing....we will help them out.
Tell us about your web design or graphics project. There is no obligation.
Website Design from Web-Design-Shop.com. We specialize in small to medium sized businesses who are looking for the best VALUE in website design. We do our work in house and don't hire foreign outsourcing firms. Visit us at: web-design-shop.com today.
Tell us about your project and we will get you free quotes.
Designers click here.