Archive for Web Design and Development

Dec 10 2014

What’s old is new again…

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I was recently demonstrating to a client how a blog functioned by showing her my personal site, I hadn’t used the website for quite some time and while perusing it I was uncomfortably reminded that the website was in dire need of being brought up to modern expectations. The site went live in 2008,... view article »

Mar 31 2014

The Site That Was.

The header of the original Madfatter Inc. website.

The header of the original Madfatter Inc. website. I built the original website in 2007. At the time flash was the most exciting thing happening on the web, the average screen resolution was 1024px x 768px and Internet Explorer 6 was still a going concern and a major thorn in the side of web... view article »

Mar 22 2014

You Get What You Pay For

An obvious issue when explaining how much a website will cost is that most people aren’t familiar with the process. Many people don’t realize there are different ways to build websites and significant differences between solutions depending on a site’s features. I often get asked simply, “How much do you charge for a website?” Which... view article »

Feb 14 2014

Why Hire a Professional Web Designer?

The other day I was talking to a bar owner about possibly doing his website. When we came to the issue of price he was taken aback. He had expected it to cost a third of what I quoted despite the fact that, in all honesty, my quotes are quite low. As we discussed things... view article »