T.A. Garrison, LLC

20+ Years Experience

"Let Me Paint Your Vision on the Canvas Called the Web"

T.A. Garrison, LLC Development

Bellingham Website Design

Here to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.


Web Design is what T.A. Garrison, LLC has provided for Bellingham an around the world since 2000. Whether you are contemplating an update 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 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.

SEO(Search Engine Optimization) is another of my areas of expertise. 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. Applying SEO is custom work for "your" website.

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.

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.

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I will defer the costs of developing your Web site for 6 months*.

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.

Content Management System (CMS) Professional

What does it cost in 2020 to have a Web site designed, developed, updated or fixed?

My hourly rate is $60. Much of the work I provide is done at a much faster rate then the average developer charging a great deal less per hour. The difference is in the experience and techniques learned in more than 20 years. Therefore, when you are provided a much cheaper rate, you will most likely end up with a lot higher total price due to the time it takes the developer, and, you will pay for the developer to investigate or "figure out" how to do something. I don't work that way.

When I invoice a client, my time is only documented when I'm physically applying code or designs. I do NOT charge for learning something, looking up "how to" or other such things that you most certainly pay for from other developers and companies.

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding "how much" you should consider paying a developer. But if you work with those "off-shore" for $20 per hour (or less), you have no recourse if something goes wrong, or the project is never completed and you paid more than 50% up-front.

Gone are the days of $200 Web sites. Today, you should plan on about $1,500.00 for a custom designed website. That's about 25 hours of work (for me). That's really not much time either. Often times a developer will spend weeks developing a website because there are a lot of questions to be answered by the site owner who may not be able to communicate as often as the developer has questions.

Whether you purchase a template for me to install or have me create a custom template for you, that is the basis today for most websites - installing or creating a template. If you prefer to purchase a template, be sure you know that the template is simple to edit. If it's not, there will be a great deal of time and money for any editing.

If you prefer that I design a template for you, please be aware that your input will be necessary and you should avail yourself in order that the development will take little time.

Take a few minutes to answer the following in order to get an idea of what your project costs may reach.

Joomla! Expert

I am proficient in both Joomla and WordPress. But my expertise extends beyond those.

  • Hand-coding
  • Troubleshoot
  • Update
  • Design
  • Completely redesign your site
  • SEO Expert
  • An "answer-man" for most things Internet related.
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WordPress Professional

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.

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