UPDATE: At the present time I am busy working on my own projects including launching www.SacredGeometryWeb.com and I am not intending to take on any new projects.
However I am in the process of setting up to be able to give people state of the art WordPress websites virtually for free. Though it is by no means ready for launch you can see what I am working on here www.OneEarthSystem.com
Feel free to use the Contact page to send me some of your details and request that I contact you regarding this or other things
As a Sacred Geometry artist and mystic I specialise in adding my particular sensibility to both the visual design and the conceptual functionality of a website.
I find most people do not have a clear idea of the best way to achieve their online goals. Partly this is because simply keeping up with the best options available is a full time job these days.
If you have an interesting project/website to develop then contact me through the form here for a free consultation about the possibilities I would recommend.
I don’t like it when businesses are coy about the possible expences of a service they are offering… so let me say up front that my standard rate is currently $100AUD an hour… but that this is negotiable depending on your situation and the inspirational qualities of the project! If it is something worthwhile to the planet that fits in with my time availability and skills… then lets talk about it anyway
Links to live sites I have created -
Click the following links to open demos of each kind of site in their own windows -
CMS: WordPress – ByronNow - Dolphin online Community – WordPress is a free CMS with an enormous community of users, an amazing range of plugins that extend its impressive built in functionality, and millions of installations being used for everything from blogging to sales to membership sites, to… you name it.
Flash Galleries: SlidshowPro is a very flexible system with a great built in content management system and you can see a Visionary Art Gallery I am working on here. I have also experimented with outher galleries such as TiltGallery, InfinityGallery
Flash Shops: PayPalshop
Video integration: Embedding Youtubes and other videos on webpages is standard functionality – but here’s a good example of a full video library OneEarth VideoZone
Flash Websites: Here’s a recently setup all-purpose Flash site with CMS and an SEO clone, and this flipbook also includes a Content Management System and I would like to work with it Magazine Style Page Turning with CMS
Keeping costs down -
It is possible to keep your costs down to a small fraction of what they would otherwise be by:
- starting from a premade template. (ask me about options for this)
- preparing your written content
- having a good idea what colour scheme you want
- having either the exact images, or examples of the kind of images you want included (Can find great images to license at sites such as iStockPhoto)
- knowing what the purpose of your site is – ie, sales, promotion, fanbase, building authority in your niche, etc.
- knowing what ‘key words’ your prospective customers are likely to type into search engines to find you
Different kinds of websites – WordPress, HTML, Flash
Each kind of website has its own advantages and limitations.
In general I highly recommend… for most purposes… a WordPress site with the right theme and plugins. This will allow you to take as much control of your own site as you wish when you are ready!
Plain HTML -
is the basic language of web pages still and works intimately with other technologies for more advanced functionality. Here we are typifying an HTML site as one that does not include Content Management System and therefore requires a considerably more knowledge to update and manage the site.
is Adobe’s ubiquitous animation and scripting plugin. Many of the coolest things you see on the web are done in Flash – including for instance the rainbow bar below that goes full screen when you click on it and would be able to load almost any other content or functionality you can imagine!
Flash files can be added to normal HTML pages just as a static image is, or a whole site can be designed in Flash. This used to create problems with the search engines but there are now ways to keep them happy too. There are even some Flash templates available that include a sophisticated Content Management System and Search Engine Optimisation.
Graphics, Slideshows, Animations, & Video ~
I have considerable experience with creating imagery and animations, and also in showcasing visual content with integrated galleries and slideshows and video. See the links above for demos.
Search Engine Optimisation ~
I also keep myself up to date on the latest tools for promoting your site online.
This is a field in many ways more complicated than the actual creation of your website. Unless you are intending to promote your website entirely through ‘real world’ activities, then becoming high profile in the search engines such as Google is something that you need to discuss with me.
Other resources I recommend -
As well as my personalised services I have collected below some options offered by other organisations that I am very happy to recommend to you.
- a website hosting package with a built in online business success course, USD$300 a year – The best if you want a website that actually generates income – AND – you are interested in doing-it-yourself!
Sitesell includes a good online website builder & templates to get you started. What makes them truly exceptional though is that Sitesell includes a complete program and all the tools you will need to prepare your site – research your niche and competition, content development, search engine optimisation, preselling, and sales.
They have a very active online community support system, and claim that over half their sites are in the top 3% of all websites in regard to the amount of traffic they generate! This is the most successful package of its kind on the web! If we were starting a small business on the web from scratch this it the way I would go! Sitesell pays a 25% commission on referrals for their services.
Here’s a free ebook they give away about
If you decide to go with Sitesell I am still available to work with you in developing your site if you wish.
- Domain name, hosting, and business opportunity – USD$10 a month – GDI is an interesting resource. For the $10 a month they give you a dot ws domain name, 100meg of hosting space, and a reasonable website maker. Its a good all in one cheap solution and includes qualification for commissions from anyone who joins GDI through you 5 levels deep.
Whatever your needs if you feel that you would like to work with us please get in touch through the form on my One Earth Community contact page here