WordPress is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) that is used by millions of people and companies; from personal blogs to professional businesses, large and small. WordPress powers 25% of the sites on the web, that’s over 60 million sites that use WordPress. Wowza!
Having a CMS means that the owner/administrator of the site can go onto the site pages and manage their own content i.e., easily add/edit/delete content and images.
The WordPress software is powerful, intuitive and reliable. We love it, trust it, and we want our clients to be empowered with the ability to easily update their sites themselves. With WordPress, and a little training from us, you can do that.
- Custom Designed WordPress Websites
- Converting Non-WordPress Sites into WordPress
- Basic WordPress Blogs
- Responsive & Mobile Ready Design
- Image Galleries
- Social Networking
- Search Engine Optimization
- Outsourcing Design & Programming
Our rate is $100 per hour for any of our services, from website design & programming to consultation and training/tutorials. If you want us to create a site for you we’ll determine the scope of the project and then give you a detailed proposal for the costs.
For consultations, training, help with and additions to pre-existing WordPress sites, we work on a hourly rate in 15 minute increments.
Our rate for non-profits is $90 per hour, a 10% discount for being a Non-Profit Force For Goodness!
We will always give you an estimate before starting any project.
WHY WORK WITH US?
Well duh! We are a Force For Goodness! You’ll be working with Ritama & Pam on your project. Ritama is a visual artist. Ritama will be your designer & project manager. She brings her “good eye”, creative sensibilities and mildly OCD project management skills to every website project that we undertake. Pam takes care of the programming magic sauce to get your site online.
DESIGN MATTERS. Attractive and compelling design will keep your audience engaged and on your site.
Your viewers have an instinctive emotional response to what they are looking at. Sometimes it’s the subtle nuances of a simply arranged layout that brings a feeling of pleasure to your viewers. Sometimes it’s beautiful imagery, snappy fonts, or colors that work well together. You want to have people associate your business with feeling good. See our portfolio for some good feelin’ websites.
SMART PROGRAMMING MATTERS. Work with a developer who will make sure that everything on your site runs smoothly.
Having all the functionality work well on your site sends a message that your company pays attention to detail. Drop-down menus that are glitchy, links that don’t go anywhere, forms that don’t work – these things make your viewer frustrated and they’ll leave. Ritama Design will give you a site where everything works properly and loads quickly.
EXPERIENCE MATTERS. We bring our caring, support and goodness to every project and will give you a quality experience when you work with us.
Having an experienced web designer & developer on your team is a huge asset. Ritama & Pam have been creating websites for over 15 years, and working with WordPress for over 8 years. We keep up with the latest developments in WordPress, are forward thinking, know the questions to ask, and offer ideas and solutions so your website will remain viable in the long run. We are not kidding when we say that we are WordPress Experts and a Force For Goodness!
Our clients receive training on how to manage their WordPress site themselves. Depending on location, we give tutorials in person or remotely. Ritama uses a program that allows you to see her screen and visa-versa. All training tutorials are recorded and the client is given the video after the tutorial.
If you have an existing site and need assistance remembering how to “do it yourself” with either basic admin or more complex coding, we are happy to help. Hourly rates apply.
We are available for consultation if you need assistance defining the scope of your project, design direction and/or determining which features of WordPress are best suited for your website. Hourly rates apply.
STARTED THEN GOT STUCK?
Have you created your own WordPress site and then gotten stuck or confused? We can help get your project done! We’re available on an hourly basis to step in and assist. Usually in just a few hours you’ll be up and running with everything working properly. We can also give you a tutorial on how to maintain your site once you’ve got it going. Hourly rates apply.
Responsive design means your website will format to whatever mobile device it’s being viewed on; tablets and smart phones. Responsive design offers a better user experience and as more and more people are turning to mobile devices to access websites and you’ll want your site to render properly or risk losing viewers. All of our websites are created using responsive design.
Link to your Facebook, Twitter and other social business pages to connect with your viewers. Add “social feeds” to your website to stream current updates. Add “Sharing” links and allow people that visit your site to share it within their networks.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)
Ritama Design provides basic SEO for all of our sites using WordPress SEO plugins. Usually, that’s enough to get you found in local searches. However, if we determine you need more robust SEO for your site we have associates we work with that do more “powerhouse” SEO to get you seen inter/nationally that we will refer you to.
We prefer that our clients host their sites on Tiger Technologies Web Hosting. We have worked with Tigertech for over 15 years. They are the best web host in the known universe in terms of service, support and value. Really. They are.
Ritama Design is available to sub-contract with other web development companies. We offer design services, programming services or both to help with your workflow. Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your WordPress web development project(s).
We’ve added the Squarespace platform to our repertoire!
Squarespace sites are more “pre-designed template driven” websites – meaning there is not as much flexibility for custom design or features with Squarespace as there is with WordPress. But it also means that typically, these sites are less expensive than WordPress sites because they are quicker to put together, which is helpful if you’re on a tight budget and need a great looking website.
They are a great option for artists, musicians, photographers….We’ll help you select a template that will suit your business needs, set it up and then show you how to manage it yourself. Easy Peasy!