4Real Arts: Creative web design for artists and creative markets

 

Services include resizing and optimizing of your photos, name-logo designs, gallery pages, pop-ups, links, text copy and edit, Paypal shopping cart, blog set-up, and search engine submission. I am not a seo specialist, but know enough to make sure that your site will be found by search engines. I am also happy to redesign pre-existing sites. The site need not necessarily be one selling artistic products or services, though my design sensibilities are best for those who need image-rich, aesthetically designed sites.

Pricing for web services are dependent upon client needs. If any of the designs viewed within my portfolio are of interest, it will serve the client to have me create something similar, or combine preferences from different sites. This way, I don't have to "re-invent the wheel" with each site, which saves me time, and you money. However, if you have specific ideas about the look and organization of your site, I am willing to meet your preferences. To determine the cost of a custom-built site, please fill out my questionaire, and I will get back to you with a bid. Or, if you live in the Portland area, you can contact me for a free consultation. Click here for a basic how to start guide.

 

Web Hosting

At this time, I do not offer personal hosting your web site, but I can set you up with one, or refer you to one which offers a good service for the money. For several years, I have personally used gate.com and found them to be reliable, with a good technical support team. More recently, I discovered that GoDaddy gives clients with a small budget a great run for their money. So far I haven't found that the lower cost equals lower quality in upload time or technical service. I am comparing the "economy package" for each company below. Each offer plans with no setup fees, 24/7 tech support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. For more info on their plans, visit their websites by clicking their logo.

gate.com
(What I like most about gate is that they provides toll-free number for technical support, available 24/7)

Hosting Price
$8.95 - 9.95 /mo
Disk Storage
5 GB
Data Transfer
200 GB

Domain Registration
: $1 with hosting account
(otherwise $6.95 yr)


godaddy
Free 24-hour phone support (Arizona number).
A big box company that offers unbeatable deals.

Hosting Price
: $4.49 - 4.99/ mo.
Disk Storage
10 GB
Data Transfer
300 GB/Month

Domain Registration: 1.99 with hosting account
(otherwise $10.69 yr)

Both of the companies above offer a slightly lower monthly price when pre-paying annually. (You can also choose any other host that you prefer, especially if you already have one set up that is working for you).

 

If you have not yet purchased a domain name for your site, the simplest way to check if a domain name that you want is available is to visit any web hosting sites, who are also domain sellers, or check here. Hosting companies usually offer you deals when you purchase your domain name and hosting service at the same time. If you have already bought your domain, but no hosting, no problem. You can have the domain point to any host of your choosing (it is not uncommon to buy the domain name and hosting service from different companies).