a) virtual servers (best for speed)
b) hosting which can scale to fit your site needs
c) unlimited (no hidden) data & bandwidth prices
We temporarily host your site while in development. It's moved to your own hosting setup upon completion. Suggestions are based on personal experience and consumer reports.
If you will need to sell things and take credit card information on your site, in needs a few more things to be secure. Shop around for the best rates on getting a dedicated IP address (necessary for a SSL) as a part of your hosting package. You don't have to purchase a SSL exclusively from your hosting company.
SSL Certificates: Namecheap
No matter where you get your theme, it should be responsive - which means that it shows up as it should on BOTH mobile and desktop devices. Naturally I am happy to build you a theme from scratch or totally renovate an existing theme. If you're on a shoestring, there are many free themes available or premium themes at various themeshops which can save you the price of customization - just be sure to research not just the theme, but also the theme shop and the theme's support record.
There are splendid new themes coming out all the time. Just ask me for suggestions germane to your project if you want some help.
Genesis Child Themes - versatile and robust themes using the Genesis Framework: premium themes I can get you discounted prices on.
Themefinder for free themes in the WordPress catalog (tip: check "responsive")
Targeted Google search: "best WordPress themes for ..." eg. artists.
Themeforest and WooThemes I'm more equivocal about because theme quality can vary a great deal; just inspect each theme carefully in terms of reviews, support, and latest updates.
Snazzy Background Generator Background by SiteOrigin
The Stocks: thestocks.im
Remove the background from a picture Clipping Magic
More stock images: IStockPhoto
Royalty Free Getty Images: GettyImages.com
About free Getty Images where credits will be used: The Verge article
Various Creative Commons Media: CreativeCommons.org
Ask me for referrals to some incredible photographers and graphic designers!
If you need, I am able to write compelling, fresh content about your company with appropriate keywords in appropriate places to assist with optimization. This process might entail interviewing you and your colleagues, for example, or visiting your office.
Many clients already have information and PR pieces about their companies they would like to have adapted for their websites. I can help by identifying the most salient points and presenting them in engaging, eye-catching ways on your site.