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Jim built us a great web site. Great detail and Layout. He's services where quick, accurate and very helpful. We highly recommend that anyone who is interested in developing a new web site or "remodeling" an existing one contact Jim ASAP.Mar 13, 2014Jim C.'s reply
Thanks Ed, your project was a blast. Looking forward to more race results and photos.
I am an oil painter and have had a website for many years. I tried to build it myself initially (with no prior experience) and got seriously stuck. Jim was patient and got my site back on track and cleanly implemented. Also prompt in helping me out over the years when problems arose. He has often been generous with his time. I'm getting ready to completely revamp the site and will ask Jim to do it or at least to guide me through it.Mar 12, 2014Jim C.'s reply
Thanks Deborah. It's been great working with you and enjoying your paintings. Looking forward to updating your website and seeing you latest artworks.
My website bretsapito.com needed redesigning. After a long search I found Jim Coe. I picked Jim because he wrote a detail proposal of the sites problems & solution for me to view before implementing while others wouldn't & the job was done in a short time & gave me good marketing tips. For a beginner it was nice. Thanks Mr. CoeMar 11, 2014Jim C.'s reply
I always warn website owners that if a web developer wants to charge them for every little thing, even a website preliminary evaluation and critique, then that developer holds their own interest above and ahead of that of their client. Myself - well, I like to help people, it just feels good.
Jim Coe is very detailed, concientious, and smart. In addition to all that, he has excellent taste and artistic talent. If you want someone who cares and will get the job done, hire him often!Mar 11, 2014Jim C.'s reply
Thanks Ken. Being praised for "artistic talent" by a Fine Art Photographer like yourself is high praise indeed!
Jim Coe has been an absolutely superb webmaster of my extensive, complex, multi-media musical website, www.dennyzeitlin.com, for a number of years. During that time he has regularly updated material, dealt with maintenance problems, and suggested and implemented important improvements. And a few years ago, he designed and launched a new psychiatric website for me, www.denniszeitlinmd.com, which involved many hours of collaborative planning and discussion. He patiently made adjustments to the final website until I was totally satisfied, and his subsequent maintenance has been flawless. Jim is highly intelligent, and his expertise runs wide and deep. I have benefited greatly from his expertise in site design, maintenance, upgrading, marketing, copy writing, internet security, media, and photoshop. Jim is a man of high integrity, and it is a pleasure to work with him. There has not been one abrasive exchange in years of working together. He answers requests immediately, and work follows promptly, always meeting time agreements. If corrections or changes are needed, there are no delays. His accounting is meticulous, and his rates are very fair for the level of service he offers. Dennis J. Zeitlin, M.D. Denny ZeitlinMar 11, 2014Jim C.'s reply
Thanks so much Denny. It's just great how many wonderful people web work has brought me into contact with. I couldn't ask for nicer clients.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My projects usually start with a free face-to-face or telephone consultation. Then I typically write and email a Proposal Document that demonstrates my understanding of my prospect's needs and estimates tasks, costs and scheduling. Depending on the required complexity of a project, I often present "Project Phases" in my Proposal Document. In these cases, I require a 50% deposit of the estimated cost to start each Project Phase. The next proposed Project Phase does not start until my client is satisfied and approves the current Phase. In this way, the client's financial risk is minimized, yet I receive some funds to keep me going during the development period. Of course some projects are too simple to require that amount of paperwork, so then a simple agreement by email is sufficient, and that saves the cost of preparing a full Proposal Document.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Website development is very dependent on high-tek tools and infrastructure. And it evolves faster than most professional disciplines. That means a web developer is constantly learning new methods, as well as searching for and mastering newer and better tools and resources. Fortunately the World Wide Web is not only the venue for websites, but also the source of new learnings and tools and of sharing with other pros.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?With one foot in the Digital Art world, a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree and one foot in online geekdom, it was really pretty natural to connect my creativity, visual skills, teaching, business experience and writing skills - by developing websites. Because I've always made my hobbies and interests into my "work", I've seldom had to "hold down an uninteresting job". That is, "work for a living". When you work for yourself, like me, "work" should be very much like "play". Otherwise what's the point? If it's no fun, than it's way easier to just be an employed working droid and leave your problems at the office than to actually run your own business. Running a business is not easy.