Services

Your website is an integral part of how your business or community group communicates. A well designed website will invite your clients to further engage with you by being easy to use, up to date and reflective of your brand.

My approach to website design and implementation will result in a website that is a natural extension of your core business. I will work with you to design your website from scratch, extend your website or give your current website a fresh look.

Services | Mara Communications | Website Designer

Website Build and Updates

Services | Mara Communications | Website Designer

Website Build and Updates

My services include the creation of new sites and make overs of current sites. While Wordpress is my platform of choice for content only sites I have experience in Squarespace as well. Wordpress has a huge degree of flexibility and functionality. Squarespace has a little bit less functionality but has beautiful templates, is very user friendly and may be the perfect choice for some clients. Online stores can be added to both of these platforms, using Woocommerce on Wordpresss, and choosing the Eccommerce plan in Squarespace.

For dedicated online stores I will always recommend Shopify. Shopify is robust, has a payment gateway built in and has a wide range of templates available to meet any requirements. It is user friendly and all of my clients with Shopify sites are able to manage the majority of edits and updates by themselves. 

If the client chooses, I am able to make updates to Wordpress, Squarespace and Shopify sites. This not only includes sites that I have built but existing sites that have been built elsewhere. For sites that I have not built I will always spend some time looking at the site to ensure that I am in a position to assist. I track my time and charge a hourly rate for updates.  

Services | Mara Communications | Website Designer

Maintenance

Maintenance

Maintenance

I offer Wordpress website maintenance packages for websites I build and also for existing sites. This includes checking that backups are running  successfully and updating Wordpress, the theme and plugins to the latest versions.

For clients with existing sites I will check theme licenses to ensure that you have access to the latest versions.

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Transparency and Ownership

Services | Mara Communications | Website Designer

Transparency and Ownership

Transparency is an essential ingredient when I am working on a project. My clients have access to view their website as it’s being built. I encourage regular communication and feedback.

I am a strong believer that a business’ website is a valuable asset. I insist that my clients’ domain, email, hosting and administration of their website are all in their name. 

Services | Mara Communications | Website Designer

Technical Support

Services | Mara Communications | Website Designer

Technical Support

If the need arises where I require technical support I am in partnership with Alistair from Lloydtech. Alistair has decades of information technology experience and knowledge and is able to assist with any domain/hosting/email requirements, and any other technology needs for your business.