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Posted on October 25, 2006
Filed Under (Web Design) by jennifer

So I keep talking to these web and design “experts” and writing about how important it is for small businesses to keep their websites fresh and enticing and I realize that my own website, HTML coded by my spouse and myself several years ago now and maintained and updated by yours truly, was in desperate need of a facelift.

At first I considered a gentle scrub. Then I thought just a little hand-coded Botox to smooth the creases, or maybe a little e-collagen to plump it up here and there. And then I came to the realization that that wasn’t enough. My website lacked color. It lacked style. It lacked… I’m not sure what else it lacked, but these things always sound better when there are three in a series.

I contacted some web designers about creating a new look and one or two templates, but the quotes seemed high. Then I remembered that I had written on this very subject less than a year ago, for Small Business Computing, in an article entitled “Outsourcing Design Work.” So I contacted one of the companies I had profiled (which had impressed me), Logoworks.

For $1499, Logoworks is redesigning my logo, providing me with stationery and business cards, and giving my website a fresh new look. I am still in the early stages of the redesign but am looking forward to sharing the final result and my thoughts on the whole process with all of you.

Btw, if any of you know of any great services or designers who work with small businesses on website redesigns, please forward me their information. I would like to put together a resource list, which I would (of course) share with all of you.

Until next week…

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Ben Bridson on 13 May, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

I just came from searching for a good page on Google and came to this site. I have to say these templates are great. Thank you for providing them in your blog post. I will be sure to bookmark this site and return again.


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