I co-own and operate a web design studio, that I work at after hours (English: After my real job). I want to share web design ideas and some humor here on this page.
I started web design while I was in the Marine Corps, one of my tasks at my last command was to convert all of our course material to HTML, which include learning HTML and basic design elements. Now keep in mind that this was in the late 90s well before web design became what it is today. We are talking about BBS services, and pages with the dancing baby on their time frame (though I would never be caught dead using the dancing baby on a web page).
Around that time frame, I converted my computer repair and service business that I ran on the side, to a web design business and moved out of the Hampton Roads area.
The web design studio that my wife and I operate has been serving area customers for over 20 years.
Psycho Clients Abound
Psycho Clients Abound I once had a web design client that turned into a very whiny stalker. This was before we had an office and some 10-plus years ago when we ran the business out of our home and this client would call us daily, whining that his phone is...Read More
Overseas Website Designers Stories
Overseas Website Designers Stories One of the biggest ways web design companies keep their costs low is for them to be nothing more than a middleman for overseas designers. We have actually done this a few times at the request of the client. It can be interesting, to say the...Read More
A Non Functional Website
A Non Functional Website I was online looking for a part for the wife’s car. I had been to several dozen websites, with all of them stating that the part I was looking for was discontinued. It was a rather scarce part, but when I found it, I was happy...Read More
Web Hosting Next comes the hosting for life, ok, let’s just call it hosting. I’m going to dissect the GoDaddy $6.99-a-month WordPress hosting package for this post. Let’s start with 30 GB of storage space. That is a ton of space for the average WordPress site. WordPress itself with a...Read More
Web Design In my last post, I talked about content, and in this post, I’m going to talk about the design itself. The first thing you need to make sure of is that your new website will be mobile-friendly or responsive. First, let me explain what this means. If someone...Read More
Web Design Offers That Seem Too Good to be True
Web Design Offers That Seem Too Good to be True “We will design you a unique/custom mobile responsive website, with an unlimited number of pages with SSL, and SEO, delivered in 3 days for $200, includes a domain name and free hosting for life” Huh, what, that is impossible, how...Read More
How much does website design cost?
How Much Does Website Design Cost? On the more budget-friendly end of a website designed by a reputable website design firm, you are looking at $1500 for the most basic and simple website design. This can easily go up to $10,000 and up the range, and many factors affect this...Read More
My Early Days of HTML
My Early Days of HTML It was 1995-96 and I was a Sgt in the Marine Corps, I was an instructor at Damneck Virginia, teaching young Marines how to operate an ELINT collection system. We had all of our course material at the time written in a word processor called...Read More