In today's business world, having a web presence is a must. What's more, a web presence should be updated regularly to keep potential customers and other visitors apprised of your address, contact information, operating hours, etc. Your business information may be captured by various business-listing services (e.g., Manta) at no cost to you, but these services typically offer no timely updates when your information changes, and your business listing is often overshadowed by advertisements and/or other (paid) business listings.
For small businesses, obtaining a web presence can be difficult. Typically, choices are limited to:
- Do it yourself: This means learning various new skills and investing in web-authoring software, usually the type referred to as WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). While these programs are useful, many produce bulky, or even invalid, code. Relying solely on such programs, without knowing anything about the code they produce, is risky. And taking the time to learn new skills means taking time away from running your business.
- Use free templates: There are many free, attractive web templates out there, but many use invalid code and all still require you to spend your valuable time building and maintaining a website. Templates are limited in three important areas: functionality, flexibility, and customization.
- Hire a big design firm: Such firms provide expertise, both technical and creative. However, the expense can be too much for smaller businesses, and with bigger web design firms, you may see your project placed on the back burner in favor of websites for larger clients with more money to spend.
At Bloated Toe, we offer web design services that are suited for small businesses wanting an attractive, functional web presence at a reasonable price. We produce sites constructed of clean, valid, and up-to-date code. We can build small websites of just a few pages, or much larger sites that may include a database to store and organize content. We also offer websites built with WordPress, which allows clients to add, modify, and maintain their own content if they wish to do so.
In addition, we also offer web hosting, domain name registration, textual content writing/editing, photo/image scanning and retouching, and other services you may require to produce a complete website.