Services and Price List
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Consultations for new clients are free for the first hour. Services are either custom at an hourly rate or listed at flat-fee price. Lowlande Web Design's hourly rate is $75 per hour with a two hour
Templates are the "skin" on your site. Sites can have any combination of templates. Your site can have one template for the whole site, different templates for each section of a site, and a homepage template with a matching interior template. Templates control the look and feel of the site and include how the text, images and headers are displayed.
Creating your template begins with a client consultation. This "hands-on" process helps the designer and the client determine what the template should look like and what functions it should incorporate. Sample layouts created and approved by the client allow the client to be the "art director" of their site. The template can be further refined as the site is built.
Lowlande Web Design aims to help you create the site you want. The design process can be involved or it can be simple, depending on the client's chosen level of involvement. If the client is located outside the Raleigh / Durham area or unable to meet in person, consultations can be done over the phone at via email or the internet.
Photography / Imagery
It is often said that pictures are worth a thousand words. On your site, they can be worth more than that. The right image in the right place can convey more about your business than words can achieve. Lowlande offers digital photography and custom creation of images for your site, such as a inset images or formatted product photos.
An inset image
A product image thumbnail
Hosting for your site starts at $175 per year for most sites. Private IP addresses and SSLs can be purchased separately. Hosting packages include web site statistics, 10 GB of space and 200 GB of bandwidth. All hosting packages are shared hosting with guaranteed bandwidth. Unlimited email addresses are available.
Site Management Software
Update your site and publish what you want, when you want. Publish from your office or home, or from any computer with access to the internet.
Joomla Content Management System
Lowlande Web Design uses the Joomla! Content Management System software. Joomla! is a popular open source program used by millions of people around the world from small businesses to large corporations. With legions of fans, thousands of developers, and an ever-growing collection of extensions, Joomla offers a low-cost solution to managing your site while remaining light, flexible, customizable, secure, and able to handle multiple users and heavy traffic.
Joomla's use of templates gives you control over your site while allowing nearly unlimited design possibilities. Best of all, Joomla allows the site owner and site users to publish content from any computer that accesses the internet. With plug-in software available to extend your control to newsletters, calendars and beyond, Joomla is a great choice for businesses on a budget that need control over their site functions. The Small Business Package starts at $2000 includes setup and configuration of the software, ten pages set up and laid out, an email contact form and a custom template.
Are you on Wordpress.com or need a Wordpress blog? Wordpress setup and custom template starts at $850. Add hosting to get your own email and take full advantage of the popular blogging software without the Wordpress.com restrictions.
Add features and funtionality to your site
Set up a newsletter that is integrated into your Joomla website so that you can send newsletters directly from your site and manage your site all from the same control panel. Newsletters are professionally laid out with an email template that matches your site. Your newsletter subscribers can subscribe and unsubscribe directly from your site and you can manually edit the subscriber list. Manage multiple lists, track statistics, and create a newsletter series. Setup, custom template and person-to-person instruction in using the newsletter software begins at $350
Constant Contact Templates
Utilize the popular do-it-your-self email service Constant Contact with a professional looking and professionally made email template. For an additional hourly fee, Lowlande will update your subscriber list and send out the newsletter for you. Constant Contact formatted email template starts at $150.
Add a form to your site and start collecting information about your visitors. Possible uses include contact forms, order forms, questionnaires, surveys, autoresponders, etc. A basic form with ten fields that emails the result to the sender and the site owner starts at $150.
Sometimes your know what you want your site to say, but you need some polishing to make it sound just right. Sometimes you know what to say but now how to keyword it for search engine optimization. Your site content can be created and laid out for you at an hourly rate.
Flash is a popular animation format for the web. Using Flash, you can create animated banners, menus, rotating photo galleries, and advertisements for your site. Flash movies are on nearly every web page you visit and for a reason: they get noticed. They are light-weight so they download fast and they are compatible with nearly every browser scenerio on the web. Price quoted per project, 10 simple rotating images starts at $75. Search engine optimized animation for 10 simple rotating images starts at $150.
Ecommerce Cart Extension
VirtureMart Shopping Cart - The most popular shopping cart software for Joomla, VirtueMart allows the site owner to add, delete, and update products with ease, and can be setup to accept multiple forms of payment, including PayPal and credit cards. Basic setup and configuration of software to look and feel of site, includes entry and product images for 25 products (product photography not included) - $800