Here are the services I offer!
Web design process starts with getting to know the client and learning all about the project we (you and I) are going to work on. We’ll meet in person if you are local, otherwise I suggest using Skype for communication. If you have a design/layout in mind just tell me and I’ll be happy to accommodate. If not, once I get a good feel for your personal or business goals, I’ll hit the drawing board and present you with a mock-up of what I can do for you. These mock-ups are very flexible and can be modified to meet your needs.
Once past the design stage, the actual coding starts. Dancing Iguana uses the WordPress platform (more on that further down the page). WordPress has standard layouts for various businesses that can be completely customized with additional HTML and CSS code. The site you are on now was developed on WordPress and has been augmented with custom HTML and CSS code.
Your new website can incorporate any of the following features:
- online catalogs
- and more!
You will have to provide any text or images that you want incorporated into the site. We can work together on this, but ultimately it is your site, and you have the last word as to what goes in it! 🙂
Responsive Web Design
“Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).” – Wikipedia –
In today’s world, if you want to maximize your audience, your website has to be a pleasant user experience across a wide range of devices, be it a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of all internet use, yet how many times have you visited a site on your mobile phone only to find that you’re getting the same version that you get on your desktop…but on your phone it’s virtually unreadable and unusable??!! The Dancing Iguana will optimize your site for both readability and utility across all of these devices. Check out this site on both your laptop and mobile phone to get an idea of how it works.
Website Development with WordPress
The Dancing Iguana’s open source content management system (CMS) of choice is WordPress. This software is the best known of all the CMS available at this point. There are countless plugins, add-ons and features available with WordPress – for free! Developing with WordPress allows me to give clients complex solutions for a low price. Besides, WordPress has the easiest administration interface (compared to most other CMSs).
Here are just a few examples of what this powerful tool can do for you without exhausting all your project budget solely on web development: design portfolios, image galleries, event calendars, booking systems, simple e-commerce sites, forums, job boards, guest books, catering order systems, communities, and of course blogs. And the list can continue!
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
The Dancing Iguana specializes in creating custom WordPress themes and developing complex custom WordPress interfaces.
Social media is one of the cheapest and most effective methods to get the word out. Dancing Iguana will ensure that each page of your site has the appropriate links to all of your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…you name it!). I can put “follow” and “counter” stats as well…totally up to you!
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
It is important that your intended clients be able to find you when they search the Web. SEO is a whole project in and of itself, and depends largely on the quality of your content, how frequently it is updated, and many other factors. That said, there are some things that can be done within WordPress to enhance your presence on the Internet, and it’s included with the basic service!
Maintenance & Support
Upon completion of the project I will show you how to add content and make minor changes to your site. Should you have neither the time nor the inclination to maintain your site yourself I will be happy to do it for you. If you foresee your site as being high-maintenance we can strike a monthly maintenance contract or charge you on an ad hoc basis, whichever suits you. And if you just need some advice or help with WordPress, just call/email me, free of charge!
Let me know a little about yourself and what you’re looking for and I’ll respond quickly, I promise! 🙂