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Dekker Web Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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The service we required was a major website update. Our old site was written in a computer language that no one at church understood. Chris met with us on site to review our current site, receive our suggestions for updating, as well as offering improvements and options. The 1st draft template he came up with was fabulous. As the template was being finalized, Chris was always available via email to bounce ideas off of. Once the final template was approved, Chris returned for an on-site meeting and walked three members of our team through website admin to make future changes and updates ourselves. He has kept his promise to be available if we run stuck. We would definitely recommend Dekker Web Solutions for your next web project. -- Pastor John Huyser, Fruitport CRC

VanHaaren Designs
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa K.
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Outstanding web design and photography. She is very professional and wonderful to work with .

Blue Fire Media
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Chad R.
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I have hired Blue Fire Media group to produce two web sites for me. After having my first site done it was a quick decision to choose them to move forward on the next one. The graph design team is top notch and they have always hit the dead line for taking the sites live. http://www.reamenterprises.com and http://www.transitionstheseries.com

Madison Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
    Shannon M.
    Verified review

    Wayne took the time to work with me and get my page the way I envisioned it. He gave me the tools to add content. When I asked for additional features he offered several different ways to add them to find the one that I felt would best work. Any issues i have with the page I can get ahold of him immediately and he resolves them right away. I would recommend anyone looking to create a web page should hire Wayne, no doubt.

    Self
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Steve G.
    Verified review

    Shannon came to my rescue two times, was always on time, and fixed my computer for a fraction of what i have paid in the past for similar work. I give him a big A+++

    About

    PowerHostingNetworks is an online hosting company that provides many different IT services from web hosting to VPS servers and web design.

    About

    We offer the following services: * Website Design * Website Development * Search Engine Optimization * Website Hosting * Social Media Development * Online Marketing * Network Administration * Network Programming * Network Engineering * On-Site Support

    About

    I am a graphic/web designer and video editor with a broad range of technical proficiency. I divide my time between Holland, MI and Chicago, IL. I am available for any design work or consultation at a modest hourly rate.

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    I am an independent entrepreneur providing professional, outsourced, creative business office, and/or personal assistant services. I work with integrity and honesty from my own home office on a contractual basis. As a woman-owned small business, AMS specializes in web design, web hosting, desktop publishing and graphic design services for both small businesses and individual consumers.

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    From web design to print media marketing, to advanced business consulting, Monarch has a tool belt of solutions to help your business grow. We strive to make the different facets of your online presence work together as a cohesive whole, so that you can spend more time doing what you do best.

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    I am a recent graduate who does my own freelance work. I am familiar with web design as well as graphic design. You can find my work on my online portfolio.

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    We provide search engine optimization, web design, mobile websites, Google Adwords, general marketing for small business, Visual FoxPro applications, hosting and much more.

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    Michigan Web Solutions offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of internet needs including website design, marketing collateral, SEO, and more.

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    I offer web design and development, graphic and print design and personal administrative assistance to my clients. My services include data entry, correspondence, research, and general office tasks. I am reliable and dependable and have a flexible schedule.

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    I am an accomplished manager with more than 15 years of experience in identifying, improving and streamlining complex work processes through analytical thinking, analysis and exceptional creative and technical skills. I have an expansive background and consistently demonstrates an outstanding work ethic and the ability to face challenges head-on while making sound decisions. I have the following experience: * Web Development and Prototyping * SharePoint 2007, 2010, and 2013 * Software Development Life cycle * HTML5, PHP, C#, .NET Experience * Market Research and Analysis * Social Media and Online Marketing My technical skills include HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Web Design, JQuery, JavaScript, PHP, .NET, C#, SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, MySQL, Active Directory, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and Adobe CS6 Suite.

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    I have experience in most of the popular languages used for Web and mobile development. I can do client and server side programming. I can build the interfaces for the client side and do graphic design in general. Basically I'm a well-rounded programmer, and if I don't know how to do something, I know someone who can help.

    • 6 years in business
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    We at Reach One, are a small company with big dreams. We do graphic and website development for all sizes of clients.

    • 11 years in business
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    My work stands out as being delivered in a timely fashion and cost-effective.

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    We focus on the continuous improvement model. In other words for each project we improve overall functionality, usability, design theory and website theory. Also our passion to make your website a success makes us stand out from the crowd.

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    I offer web development service. I am proficient in Wireframes, CSS, Java, HTML, JQuery, Perl and PHP. I've had more than 120 hours of hands-on experience as an information technology intern for a large state government organization.

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    Reasonable rates, high quality work. Projects are completed on time

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    Why should you hire a web designer?

    Your website is often the first thing your customers see when they’re searching for a business or service on the web. As the face of your organization, your website needs to be attractive and functional, offering the latest features that users now expect. To plan and design a site that both reflects your company’s mission and values and appeals to customers takes a professional web designer. While free online services can help people set up websites, web designers can provide a unique solution made specifically to meet customers’ personal or business needs.

    Most web designers offer a wide variety of services to make your website aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Modern web design must be mobile-friendly and scalable, capable of expanding to include a blog, social media sites, and even video streaming; web designers are experts at integrating various web technologies. They can build the site, add functionality, test it, launch it on a live server, and track and maintain its performance.

    In addition to web design and graphic design, some web design providers also offer development and security services, including search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing and management, logo design, site maintenance, domain registration and hosting, protection against malware, and digital marketing and content services.

    How do I find a good app developer?

    A good app developer can help you if your company wants to build a new mobile app for customers but you don’t have an IT or development team on staff. First, decide whether you want an app made for the iPhone or Android phones or both, then start your search by finding an app developer with expertise in your chosen platform. Ask for samples of their work, such as code samples, that can be tested on open source repository sites like GitLab and GitHub. You can also interview firms that specialize in mobile app development for small companies or startups; they should be able to offer examples of different types of apps they’ve built, and are likely to have expertise in a range of technologies and platforms. Before you sign a contract, make sure to ask prospective app developers these questions:

    • What other apps have you developed? Make sure the apps in their portfolio reflect the type of work you want to have done for your company. It’s especially helpful if they understand your industry.
    • What technology and development services do you offer? Ideally, an app developer will conduct a business analysis, develop the app, perform quality testing and make sure the launch is successful.

    Will you maintain the app after it’s launched? Releasing an app is only the beginning. You’ll need someone to maintain it too, releasing updates and fixing bugs.

    What should you look for in a website designer?

    A professional web designer creates the look and feel of your website, collaborating with you to choose colors, creating logos and other branding materials, establishing page layouts, and creating sample pages. An important part of web design is making sure the site is functional, meets your goals, and is easy for users to navigate. When you’re looking to hire a web designer, start by reviewing the person’s portfolio. Look for samples of work that match what you envision for your website, including experience building the types of pages or features you want. Make sure the web designer is familiar with your industry and understands both industry trends and web design trends — an old-fashioned or out-of-touch site will turn customers away rather than intrigue them.

    Because web designers tend to work as freelancers on a project basis, they must be excellent communicators, willing to manage their own work, and available on your schedule. Some critical skills, such as working collaboratively and responding enthusiastically to feedback, aren’t core to good web design, but make working with a web designer much easier. Finally, look for a web designer who has cross-functional knowledge, such as understanding marketing and conversion rate optimization in addition to web design.

    How much do web designers charge?

    The average cost for hiring a web designer varies greatly depending on the scope of the work, which may range from building a site from scratch to rebranding an existing one, as well as the amount of content and graphics the designer will create. In general, the more complex the project, the more time the design agency will have to spend. Because web designers often work on an hourly basis, the longer the project, the higher the costs; you can count on the web designer spending at minimum 10 hours to create a very basic website with just a handful of pages with few elements. Prices also depend on the designer’s skill set, the process, and the company’s rates. In general, the national average cost for a basic website package starts at $500, but a customized website can cost as much as $2,000 or more. Here are typical average hourly rates, broken out by the complexity of the work:

    • Basic layout and user interface: $15-$40 per hour
    • Content management system design: $20-$50 per hour
    • Custom website design with custom code: $45-$75 per hour

    How do you hire a web designer?

    You’ve determined that the best way to create a professional, modern, mobile-friendly new website is to hire a professional web designer to build it. To hire the best person for the job — and to get the web design that best fits your company’s identity — it’s important to ask a few key questions:

    • What’s the scope of the work? Will the website be basic with just a few pages about your company, its services, and contact information? Or will it also have an e-commerce section for online shopping, a blog, or content for visitors to download? Before you hire a web designer, make sure you have a thorough, specific list of the components you must have the designer include in the web design.
    • What do you want your website to look like? Consider websites that are similar to the one you’d like to build, ideally in the same industry or serving similar types of customers. Build a set of examples of types of pages, design aspects, and website features that you can hand off to the web designer — the person you hire should have experience creating websites with the features you want. If they don’t have the right skill set, they’re not the right pro for you.
    • What’s the web designer’s start-to-finish process? What will the final deliverable be? Before you hire someone, make sure their availability works with your timeline and that their process meets your expectations. Most important is finding a web designer who will work collaboratively with you to create a successful online presence.
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