New websites can be divided into two parts... the design: layout, colours, fonts and images (your banner and logo); and the content added to the pages once up online.
Each part takes as long as it takes. You may have a clear idea of your “look”, or not, and content can take time to write if it’s not your forte. However I can help you with each of these.
What I love about my work is I take this journey of self discovery with you. The thinking, assessing, decision marking part of presenting your website and design. My goal is to give you and your business a mirror, a reflection online showing the world what is meaningful and of value in your life and your business. My goal is for you to be happy with what you have created and proud to have it as your e-business doorway.
Full 2017 Terms and Conditions and Information for New and Current Clients available here.
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“I could tell you all a long story about my experiences trying to get my vision into reality, however I am sure you have all had a few of your own. What I can tell you is you need look no further. I was referred to Neri by a colleague who spoke so highly of her I thought surely there couldn’t be anyone who gets what I do like ’we’ do.
However not only was she in sync with what I was trying to achieve, she understood what I needed every time.
She understood that my passion was the most important thing in the world to me, and I didn’t need to feel uncomfortable making changes until it was perfect.
She adds creativity, flair, common sense, and a touch of humor no matter what I threw at her. I can’t recommend her to you enough, just as I have recommended her to everyone either building, maintaining or rebranding. If you haven’t heard of her it is because we are trying to keep her our secret. If you have heard of her - it is no surprise.”
Nicole McHenry, VIC
Preferred Method of Contact between Designer and Client
For information on why I prefer to use email for all contact, please click here.
Domain Name Registration
For information on registration of your domain name (website name, URL) please click here.
If you are in any way unsure how to proceed with a new registration, or have one already and do not have access to the account, please contact me immediately.
New Website Design
For information on the process of having a website designed, please click here.
Current Website RE-Design
For information on the process of having a website re-designed, please click here.
Coding and Templates
I hand code my websites. This means I write code on a blank screen, and do not use templates or any web building software such as wordpress, joomla, dreamwaver, wix or any kind of content management system. Content Management Software allows the client to build and access their own website and make changes. I use three foundational coding languages - CSS, HMTL and PHP - to build websites and each page is checked for errors, and verified with the World Wide Consortium (WC3) for accuracy and up to date code changes.
Web Page Optimisation
I offer Work Schedules to help clients keep in touch and make sure websites stay up to date in every way, particularly with regard to optimisation. See details here.
SEO is the addition of code and content to maximise each page’s potential search results position (where your pages will appear in your browser as you search using various keywords and phrases). There are many ideas regarding website optimisation, I strictly follow the current standards and rules set by Google. This information is available directly from Google and here in PDF format. It is not possible to accurately predict where a website will appear in the search results. Google warns against using any web designer who promises you a particular position, as generally the tactics used to try and achieve a high ranking will be illegal (black hat techniques).
Editing, Updating and Access
Access to your website control panel is restricted. The reasons for this are:
- All websites are hosted on my own server with crucial.com.au in Sydney, Australia. Therefore anyone accessing the server could bring a potential virus onto the server, or make a change which not only affects their own site setup, but another client as well
- I believe best results come from a partnership where you have all the time you need to work in your business, and I in mine
- To practically facilitate this, I offer a small amount of free updating per month so you can make website changes and add new website content, keeping your site up to date and interesting. This benefits you, me, your visitors and your web page search results and ranking
- My website hosting company is excellent. Their level of customer support and experienced technicians give everyone a stress free hosting experience
- You are able to have a copy of ALL your website files at any time once all invoices are paid, and I can give you instructions to download your website files directly
Blogs are not built into your website. They are linked from your website with a simple one-click action. I use the Wordpress Linen Theme, and set up your blog to look just like your website. Linking them together allows your visitors to move easily from one to the other. Copying your blog content to your website as general content gives you two locations where searchers can find you, as it allows two opportunities for the blog content to be indexed by search engines. By adding the blog content to your website you also update your website content regularly without any extra work.
You can find the current cost of a Linen Theme Wordpress Blog here.
For information about moving on from Sacred Spaces Web Design, please click here.
|“To anyone and everyone in need of a Website Designer, I am delighted to recommend unreservedly and with absolute confidence the services of Nerium.
To say technology is not my forte would be a huge understatement so the prospect of creating a fully functioning website filled me with dread. I needn’t have feared. Neri guided me step-by-step, always patient and happy to answer queries; nothing was too much trouble. She presented me with wonderfully creative ideas and images that captured the essence of what my business, Clear English Pronunciation, is all about.
Much to my relief, Neri’s communication was amazing in its promptness; more often than not it was instantaneous. This meant I could progress through the building of the website quickly and efficiently and not spend time stressing while awaiting replies.
On an end note, it gives me confidence and comfort knowing that Neri will continue to be there to maintain and update my website as required. The whole experience has been a positive and fulfilling one.”
Anna Conforti, Spain