I have a client who wants a desktop site

by sefstar4uk 9 replies
I have a client whow wants a desktop website rebuilt along with a new mobile website.
I know this is a bit off topic are there any easy templates people know of for producing desktop websites for businesses easily? I don't have any previous experience in doing this.
#mobile marketing #client #desktop #site
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnE
    WordPress could be a good option for you. Or, you could outsource the web design work to someone here in the forum. Check the Classifieds section, you'll find good talent at reasonable prices.

    Best of luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author timmykins
      The latest version of Artisteer is a very good for point and click design. It now includes mobile without you needing to code it. Admittedly, it isn't as good on the mobile side as coding a specific mobile solution but I have used it many times and don't have any complaints from clients.

      Artisteer - web design software and joomla template maker (you can try it for free, though it does put a watermark on the files).
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    • Profile picture of the author sefstar4uk
      Originally Posted by JohnE View Post

      WordPress could be a good option for you. Or, you could outsource the web design work to someone here in the forum. Check the Classifieds section, you'll find good talent at reasonable prices.

      Best of luck.
      Are there any special plugins available to turn a wordpess blog into a business site with a blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Ralph
    I'd go with wordpress too, you can get some great business themes and it's easy to have a blog on a wordpress site as well as a professonal looking business site.
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  • Profile picture of the author ar
    Since you don't have much experience, another option is outsourcing it to someone in somewhere like the Philippines. Great designers there for very cheap.

    I remember awhile back when I first started, a client asked for features that I had no clue how to do so I saved myself a lot of headache and time (good for the client as well) and just outsourced the job. You can learn along the way and ask the freelancer all the questions you want.

    I think you should really take into consideration that it might not be fair to your client to charge him a fee for a desktop site since it will be your first one ever. Give him a quality site and you'll reap the rewards in the future. You might make less because of the bigger expense but at least the site will come off looking professionally done.

    Or maybe you're really talented and I'm just wrong
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    • Profile picture of the author sefstar4uk
      Originally Posted by ar View Post

      Since you don't have much experience, another option is outsourcing it to someone in somewhere like the Philippines. Great designers there for very cheap.

      I remember awhile back when I first started, a client asked for features that I had no clue how to do so I saved myself a lot of headache and time (good for the client as well) and just outsourced the job. You can learn along the way and ask the freelancer all the questions you want.

      I think you should really take into consideration that it might not be fair to your client to charge him a fee for a desktop site since it will be your first one ever. Give him a quality site and you'll reap the rewards in the future. You might make less because of the bigger expense but at least the site will come off looking professionally done.

      Or maybe you're really talented and I'm just wrong
      what are websites do you recommend for freelancing> because I tried using a guy on freelancer.com a few years back and it was an absolute disaster for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author dantehicks
    Originally Posted by sefstar4uk View Post

    I have a client whow wants a desktop website rebuilt along with a new mobile website.
    I know this is a bit off topic are there any easy templates people know of for producing desktop websites for businesses easily? I don't have any previous experience in doing this.
    You should consider a responsive theme. That way you address the new desktop site and mobile all at once. Which should translate to a more cost-effective solution for the customer.

    Of course, without knowing more about the client and their goals it's tough to say... but for a typical local business looking to revamp their desktop and add a mobile presence, responsive would be the first thing I'd present.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Wordpress is going to be your simplest solution.

    Go and search Google for the website 'Theme Forest'.

    They have a huge selection of professional and affordable Wordpress themes to suit all types of businesses.
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