you are an artist without a website (or would like your
current one redesigned), you can contact me to discuss
this personalized service (limited and selective).
provide the photos and content, I'll design the website on
your or my host account (see bottom of page). Presentation
sites only - no e-commerce sites or form services offered.
Custom designed websites
and future maintenance costs are charged at a flat rate of
$30 per hour. Feel free to contact me for an estimate.
quote: "I can't begin to tell you how thrilled
I am with how the site is going, but most of all, how wonderful
you are to work with. I very much appreciate your flexibility
and wonderful sense of design and artistry. I am going
to have one of THE most fabulous websites on the internet!" -
ABOVE SITE LIVE
quote: "You are brilliant as well as reliable.
I'll pass your name around.There are many artists who feel
frightened by the idea of approaching someone with regard
to building a site.........but you, as an artist would
be easily accepted. On the strength of what you are doing
for me I would be glad to recommend you and offer a testimonial.
I've enjoyed working with you and love the site".
- Stuart Williamson
VIEW ABOVE SITE
Client quote: "You
are clearly a powerehouse of creativity and hard work. I
am so very very pleased with what you’ve done. I think
it looks great. I feel empowered with you at the helm of
my website and I have felt relaxed about giving my site address
to people and enough pride to not be embarrassed for a change!
It’s been fantastic being able to just confidently
give the site address to people hither and thither. I’m
looking for a studio and I’m taken more seriously once
the people concerned have had a look….no question ".
- Karen Newman
ABOVE SITE LIVE
About Domains and Hosts
To have your site viewable on
the Internet, you need to have both a registered domain name
and your files hosted on a web server. This can be done in
one of two ways:
I can setup your
hosting service on my reseller account and register the domain
name of your choice. With this option, no direct involvement
or technical knowledge is required on your part. I administer
the site, perform all site maintenance, do all of the setup
and renewals, and pay the monthly fees to the hosting service.
You are billed monthly or annually for this service through
me. This option is best if you are a web novice.
For Advanced Users
The other option
is for you to set up, register, and control your own hosting
account. You register the domain name and pay the monthly
hosting and registration fees to the hosting company of your
choice. Once I build the site on your host's server, you
have complete control over it, including editing and future
maintenance. This option is best if you have experience with
building web sites, including using html editors, image editors,
FTP upload programs, CGI scripts, and SQL databases.
you choose to host your own site, there are literally thousands
of domain registrars and hosting companies to choose from
and it can be confusing. I have chosen to use MicFo to host
this site, but can also recommend HostMonster or GoDaddy
as sites that offer decent services at a reasonable price.Once
you have a domain and host, anyone can design, build, and
upload your site for you. When researching hosts for an artist
site, keep in mind that 100 MB disk and 5 GB bandwidth is
more than you will ever use so buying unlimited storaged
space and bandwidth, etc. is pretty useless.