At Roundpeg, projects seem to come in waves. Right now we are working on a number of websites for small businesses using WordPress. While we have created websites using traditional HTML in the past, we have switched completely to designing websites using WordPress. Why? For our small business clients, this is a better alternative. We are able to quickly create a simple, yet professional website for a reasonable price. A typical design is $1,500 and the fee includes first year hosting, unlimited email and training on how the client can update and manage the site themselves.
For us the ability for our clients to really “OWN” their site is critical. We want them to keep their content fresh because it gives their readers a reason to come back again and again and because Google ranks websites which are updated frequently higher then those which are stagnant. With a WordPress template it is easy for clients to maintain and update their sites on a regular basis and with one hour of training, and a few follow up phone calls, even our non-tech savvy clients are able to make the changes they need to keep their sites looking fresh and interesting.
This week we finished two projects, coincidentally, both were for consulting firms in need of a more professional image. The first website was for Myers Quality Consulting, a consulting firm which specializes in Good Clinical Practices and Good Laboratory Practices Compliance with experience in other FDA regulated industries.
Owner Leigh Ann Myers still has a little work to do with the resource page and her blog, but she knows how to add the content once it is written. She also needed a business card to launch her new venture, and we copied the the simple clean look for the card as well. (Taylor sent those to print just as I was finishing up the training session with Leigh Ann. )
The second website is for Kelly Thrasher of More Clients Now. She offers marketing and administrative support for the legal professional. Kelly has been in business a few years, and had a site which was in need of an overhaul. She has recently added several employees and wanted to include information about them and the expanded service offerings of her firm. In this case the design of the banner and side bar were designed to match an existing pattern on her business card.
It was fun to work on both these projects, but even more fun to chat with the owners and see how excited they were about their new websites!
For more information, contact Roundpeg, an Indianapolis web design firm.