They are in a different time zone which makes it difficult to maintain adequate communication throughout the design work
They do not understand the American market
Their English may be basic and flawed
The quality of the end product is not always great
“you get what you pay for”
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A portfolio website allows creative professionals a place for showcasing their best work. This is perfect for artists, writers, designers, filmmakers, furniture builders—you name it.
Think of your website as your “Online Brochure” or “Artistic Online Canvas” where you can show the world your best work and services that you offer or sell.
The homepage is your site’s main page serves as the face of a brand therefore is where the design quality matters the most. It helps site visitors to navigate to the different areas of the site, shows what the business is and offer the unique value proposition upfront. Utilize your brand’s color palette, logo and images highly relevant to the business. The homepage sets the tone for the business’ image, so it should tell a story about who you are through images and words.
An e-commerce website is an online shopping destination where users can purchase products or services from your company.
A robust e-commerce web page makes it easy to browse products, filter by categories, highlight special sales and make purchases.
A landing page is a specific page type created for a marketing campaign that drives visitors to take a specific action.
The content on a landing page should be limited and point toward the call-to-action (CTA) you’d like the user to take. Allow plenty of white space around your CTA and save elements not related to the purpose of that campaign for other pages.
A blog features regularly updated articles, photos and videos. Blogs started with more casual, personal content compared to magazines. But since then, the lines have blurred, and now it’s extremely common for major brands and businesses to have their own blog.
However, a blog can also become cumbersome for individuals and smaller companies. Make sure you have a strategy in place to keep content fresh before you consider launching one.
A magazine website features articles, photos, and videos that are informational and educational.
In the last twenty years, the magazine industry has changed from a print-only platform to a largely digital format.
The magazine website type works well for informational websites, particularly publications from universities and organizations.
"With over 20 years in the restaurant business, I had already worked with several professionals in the area of web design. Lucia surpassed my expectations with her creativity, dynamism, and elegance by creating a website that would not only pass on the desired message to the public but would also be easy to handle, which would provide even greater curiosity and engagement on the part of the client."
"I was very happy with the work developed by Lucia in the creation of my website. I was amazed by every detail that she developed leaving my website the way I always dreamed. I recommend her to everyone who wants to start a business and needs website."
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Rest assure you came to the right place to have your new website built, or your existing one re-designed.
All the essencial features are included:
I can do any design style to suit your taste!
The slide show above features several styles for you to start thinking about the design characteristics that you like best.
I will work with you to build a customized website that matches exactly what you are looking for.
The word “affordable” can be subjective and it might mean different things to different people.
That’s why we need to communicate well for you to understand exactly what you will be receiving including all the upfront costs, and also if there is going to be any maintenance and upkeep needed for your website (on-going costs).
For individuals and emerging small business an affordable cost is typically under $500 which can be achieved with a basic website design, with up to 5 pages and limited information.
If you’re looking for a little more comprehensive design with significant amount of information, multi-lingual pages and up to 10 pages the typical price range is $500-$1,000. A rough estimate for additional pages is $100 per page.
But for some people to meet their website goals, they may need to spend more with a standard web designer or hire a expensive custom-code designer if they have especial needs and parameters that cannot be achieved through standard design.
Creating an e-commerce site is e a little more complex than creating informational sites, and the price can vary significantly depending on the number of products that you have in your store. If desired, I can provide basic training on the e-commerce tool that I use for my customers to be able to upload product photos directly to the e-commerce platform. This way we can work as a team in order to keep upfront design prices low, in the $500-1,000 range.
I work as a freelancer building your site. As with most business services, the larger the company gets the higher the price will likely get.
There are some crazy deals out there like free websites and websites for $89. Beware of low-quality sites and deals. For example, some companies will build your site for free, they will spend about one hour to build using cookie-cutter software and then charge $179 per month to host it and maintenance fees. That will cost you a lot more in the long run!
Sometimes the cheap can become expensive….
As with most services and products, web design work is also cheaper overseas in countries like Brasil, India, China and Pakistan.
While the design cost may be very cheap, will it be really worth it?
Working with someone in a different country can be challenging for several reasons:
Many options available to add to your website: