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My goal is to understand the business objectives of your online presence in order to help you reach your goal of bringing more visitors to your website. I will discuss with you ways to keep your business on track and whenever you are ready to expand I look forward to being there with you and for you!

You NEED a responsive and interactive website that can be viewed on desktop and mobile devices.  Expansive Designs’ SOLUTION is to provide you with a professional web design that is easy to navigate and provides relevant information and messaging to attract more customers and grow your business.

Your website will have main landing pages of your choice (e.g. Home, About, Products, Services, Contact) which include links to each other on the main navigational menu on the homepage.

Initial Consultation

As part of the intial consultation, please complete the web design checklist to be sure we have all the information needed to begin the website project. There is no fee or obligation associated with emailing responses to the checklist. All phone consultation sessions are at a rate of $35 per hour billed prior to the consultation session. Local in-person consultation sessions are billed at a rate of $70 per hour for the first 2 hours, and $35 per hour thereafter. The consultation fee and hours may be different for third-party referrals. The initial consultation will be a discussion based on details collected from the website checklist as well as other concerns you may have about the website project. Feel free to provide any sketches or a visual representation of your website project. If desired, a low-, medium- or high- level fidelity wireframe could be generated online providing a visual representation of the website, usually the homepage and second page. Generation of a wireframe is billable. The wireframe will be a simplified map in black and white or color showing the main groups of content, structure of information, and basic visualization of the user-interface interaction. You should provide access to your content or be willing to learn to upload content onto Google drive. We will also discuss color, font, and layout changes.

Website Building

The entire website will be built using a web builder tool (such as WordPress, Squarespace, or Shopify) or it will be coded and structured according to any example websites provided, an approved wireframe, or sketch. The website will be made available for viewing and modification throughout the project.

The Client should send over the content, including text, graphics, images or photos for the website as soon as possible after the initial consultation. The content should be carefully reviewed by the Client to ensure that it is error free, that permissions are granted for copyrighted material, and that any specific formatting such as bold, italics, underlining and font color has been finalized. The Client's proofread and finalized content could be posted on Google Drive or emailed. Using the content that the client provides, I use a text editor to remove all unwanted formatting or unwanted links to external content or other websites. This ensures that the content is "clean." The Client should not post or edit content on their website without sufficient experience with HTML/CSS or web builders as this may produce unexpected results and/or could include unwanted formatting or unwanted links to external content or other websites. If the Client chooses to edit their website, Expansive Designs will not be held responsible for the outcome as a result of a violation of this term and condition and the Client will hold harmless, protect, indemnify and defend Expansive Designs from any liability (including attorney's fees and court costs), including any claim or suit, threatened or actual, arising violation of this term. To avoid miscommunication and unnecessary delays, all requests will be communicated and approved via email communications. The Client can make reasonable requests to alter text or color but any changes that require re-coding may be billable. Any administrative support needed to prepare the content will be charged at an hourly rate. If a CMS or web building tool (i.e., Squarespace, Wordpress, or Shopify) is used Expansive Designs offers training in managing your website using these tool. This training is offered using Google Hangout or Skype or other screen share applications only at the end of a website project. This training will be billable at the client's expense at a much higher rate.

Launch & Web Hosting

The Client understands that Expansive Designs does not provide any hosting services in connection with website and is not responsible for any action take on the part of third-party organizations. Hosting services require a separate contract with the hosting service and will require a separate set of fees. The Client agrees to select a hosting service which allows Expansive Designs full access to the Client's account via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). The Client will be solely responsible for reading and understanding the terms and conditions of any third-party providers such as for hosting, email marketing, eCommerce, social media and etc. Expansive Designs will make an effort to inform the client of any possible issues that we are aware of but will not be held responsible for any of these issues such as integration issues nor any service charges incurred from using third-party services.

Ownership, Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Trademark Rights

The Client unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to Expansive Designs for inclusion in the Web Design Project are owned by the Client, or that the Client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect, indemnify and defend Expansive Designs from any liability (including attorney's fees and court costs), including any claim or suit, threatened or actual, arising from the use of such elements furnished by the Client.

This website may be a theme or template purchased through a third-party and may be bound by a usage license for the Client only, granting the Client a non-exclusive and non-transferable right to the theme or template. You must not extract licensed elements or components of this website developed for the Client to use in other projects. The website may not be redistributed or resold. If the item was created using materials which are the subject of a GNU General Public License (GPL), your use of the item is subject to the terms of the GPL in place of the foregoing conditions (to the extent the GPL applies). For more information visit the usage license agreement for the organization (e.g. Bootstrap, WordPress, Squarespace) where you purchased the theme or template. Expansive Designs assumes that you will adhere to the terms of the usage license and that the Client will hold harmless, protect, and defend Expansive Designs from any claim or suit arising from the use of such elements.

Permissions and Agreements

The Client is requesting to engage Expansive Designs in an individual contract for website design services. Expansive Designs relationship with the Client is that of an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement is intended to, or should be construed to, create a partnership, agency, joint venture or employment relationship between the two companies and any of its employees or agents. There is no binding commitment of both parties to continue working on a project upon completion of each session.

Website design services include building a new website, re-designing an existing website, doing Graphic work or some other type of marketing service according the project specifications above in the Service. The Client hereby gives Expansive Designs permission to access their Web Host directory in order to carry out the project specifications. The Client understands that files will be copied or move back and forth between the Web Host directory the computers at Expansive Designs for the purpose of completing the project. The Client gives Expansive Designs permission to place screenshots or links to your website on Expansive Designs' website for advertising purposes. Expansive Designs retains no rights to use the Clients content other than for any other purpose. The Client's gives Expansive Designs the permission to quote any positive feedback on Expansive Designs' services on the testimonial page of the website for advertising purposes.

At times, the Client may request Expansive Designs to provide additional services not covered by the existing service request. The two parties will agree to a change in services by submitting a new service request form. The new service request form will specify the expanded services to be performed by Expansive Designs.

Web Design & Development Services

  • Responsive theme pages that scale for mobile devices
  • Domain name set-up at the hosting company of your choice
  • Text and Graphic Layout
  • Basic on-page SEO*
  • Graphic optimization
  • Contact and Registration forms
  • Audio/Video
  • Email links
  • Call to action buttons
  • Carousels/Photo Gallery
  • Portfolio
*Basic on-page SEO includes keywords in the URL Name, Title, Meta description, Alt tags on images.

Check out FatCow for web hosting and domain services, including email services, data privacy, and website security.

Maintenance Services

Maintenance includes any service, including telephone discussions, regarding an existing website. The service will be performed at a rate of $35 per hour.

Referral rewards: upon completion of a referral website, you will receive 1/2 hour of free content updates, up to a maximum of 1 hour.

Other Optional Services

At times a client will request other services for their organization that are either an extension of web design and development or completely separate from web design and development. These services include a request for wireframe/mock-up, graphic design work, database design, administrative support, email set up, content writing, marketing, e-commerce, social media, and setting up domain name and hosting services. These services will be handled in the same manner as web design services, they will be billed at an hourly rate. All requests should be clearly communicated via email communication.

  • Wireframe/Mock-up: generate low- and high- fidelity wireframe of website structure, UX/UI design
  • Graphics: logo design, photo editting, image optimization, homepage carousel, photo gallery/portfolio
  • Database: form validation, database design and integration, detailed forms
  • Support: email set-up and training, content writing, administrative services, or updates
  • Marketing: SEO, keyword research, Google Analytics
  • E-Commerce: shopping cart integration, payment solution
  • Social Media: set-up social media business page and maintain content
  • Hosting and Domain Registration: annual fees, separate third-party fees

All optional services are charged at an hourly rate. Invoiced in 4-8 hour intervals.

Fee Schedule & Refund Policy

  • Rate: $35 per hour. Work is performed on a per session basis in 4 or 8 hour increments, as requested by the client.
  • All sessions, including Initial Consultation, will be invoiced prior to performing the requested services, including fees for Optional Web / Maintenance Packages.
  • Hosting and domain name fees are separate charges by a hosting provider.
  • If the Client wishes discontinue the project and end the contract agreement, there will be no refund for any pages or work completed.

Start the Project

If you would like Expansive Designs to handle your website project, here's what you need to do to initialize:

  • Submit a Service Request Form.
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the Service Request Form. The Terms and Condition represents my commitments to you the Client.
  • You will receive a PayPal invoice after 4-8 hour increments. All major credit cards accepted. Payments will be processed directly through PayPal and no credit card information will be viewable or downloadable by Expansive Designs. Please click here to understand how you are protected using PayPal and review PayPal's Privacy to understand how secure payments are processed.
  • My Work

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