Web Site Design

Why I Choose COMMON SENSE WEB DESIGN

27.07.2012
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Every web designer has their own style but a good web designer knows that it’s our job to develop your website the way you want it to look and perform. This is a good thing for designers because it helps makes our job interesting! The features each individual client wants on their site can take us on some fun-filled adventures, (ohhh! Disneyland!) down some pretty winding, harrowing roads (think the old Jan and Dean’s Dead Man’s Curve!) or anywhere in between. It’s also a good thing for the client because they’ll get what they […]

Isn’t CUSTOM Web Design EXPENSIVE?

12.06.2012
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custom websites may not be as costly as you may think

There are an awful lot of people who are scared off by the phrase “custom web design.” They read the word “custom” which seems to automatically translate into what I call “Rolling Eyes $ Signs Syndrome” a.k.a. REDSS. They come down with an instant case of the he-be-jeebees and run the other way before taking the time to research it. Truth be known, custom does not always = LOTSA moolah!
For the duration of the time it takes you to read this article, try to dump any assumptions you have about the cost of […]

Is YOUR Site SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY?

search engine friendly websites

In the past month alone I’ve been asked three times by new clients to make their website #1 in the search engine rankings. At the very least they want first page results. These types of questions make me want to say something like “No problem! Hang on a minute — I’ll grab my magic wand and wave it over your website.” If I could do this, I’d be the best paid web designer slash search engine optimization person in the world! I could retire on my millions and live happily ever after frolicking in fields with my dogs […]

Get Your Web Design IN WRITING

website design contracts

Looking to have a new website developed or maybe you need a design make-over for your tired looking out-of-date existing website? One of the most important things you can do is to get a contract from your web designer. Why? In a word …. protection. Are you a web designer taking on a new client? Prepare a solid web site development contract and get it signed by your client. Why? In a word … protection. Yup, it works both ways, folks.
I’ve been in the web design business long enough to have […]