Web Design is what T.A. Garrison, LLC has provided for Bellingham and around the world since 2000. Web design is the grammatically correct term and website design is simply a very common term, in case you thought there is a difference. Whether you are contemplating an update to your website, a complete "overhaul", or you are preparing to create your first website, I'm here to provide what you need expeditiously and professionally. You choose the platform and I'll do the heavy lifting.
Web design has been my way of life since 1996. I'm open to address everything about your project - including what is best for you and your site. But Website design is not my only expertise. If you are considering a platform other than Joomla! or WordPress, I can provide some great insight. I've developed in many of the CMS's (Content Management System) available, but in the past 10 years I stick with just Joomla! and WordPress. I also don't mince words. I communicate with you in a way that "you" will understand - even if you have absolutely no knowledge of website design or development - and encourage questions.
Inside you will find a few previous projects, pricing, outlines of services and a method allowing you to get an idea of what "your" project will cost. You should be well-informed before you begin paying for any services to create, troubleshoot or redevelop your Web site.
I want you to know that when it comes to your personal or business website, your needs "will" be met in a very timely fashion without complications. If you need a lot of information about the how, why, etc., that's great. If you only like a little information because you need to concentrate on your business, that's also fine by me.
What is Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the "art" of applying "code", "tags" and arranging content to make 1 page of your Web site highly relevant to 1 (possibly 2) subjects on that 1 page. If you apply SEO to 1 page and none of the others in your site, that can do more harm than good. Each page is optimized completely differently. If 2 pages are the same or very similar to one another, that will hurt your search engine results.
Optimizing a website is a long, tedious process. It can take 100 hours or more to provide expert optimization because there is a great deal of analysis in every step in order to work with 1 website. Each page is different. So the more pages you have, the longer optimization mandates. Applying SEO is custom work for "every" website since there are no 2 pages the same - even in your own site. If there are, then 1 or both pages / Web sites will be sanctioned by the search engines, which simply means, you can be banned or at least forced to the back of the search results. Both of those options are not...optimal.
When you consider SEO, there is so much information about the subject that it's hard to differentiate between what's valid, what's true and what's not. I'm one of those people who encourage you to find out what's true. And when you initially consider SEO, you should take a few minutes to review one of those sites that will "audit" your own website in order that you can visually see in fairly simple terms where your site excels and where it lapses. There are many websites that provide that service to you for free, and recently I found one that seemed to keep it simple and yet provide enough information to me that I thought it would be worth suggesting. So try seoptimer.com/ - just enter your domain (yourdomain.com) and click on "Audit".
If you would like to have additional audit information, please Contact me and we can discuss your needs.
If you have a very simple project, few pages and only text, then you will be happy with WordPress for its simplicity.
Novices as well as seasoned professionals use WordPress for much of their work. It's simple, but can get quite complex quickly. Adding many of the mandatory "plugins" to perform processes or functions that are not part of WordPress alone can be something only an expert will know if it will work well.