websites

I only do basic custom websites for small businesses. A basic site may include information pages, a contact form, blogging features, photo galleries and the website's look and feel.

For custom PHP programming projects such as shopping carts or other interactive websites, please contact Shea Farley at AA Web Solutions for your website programming needs.

 

Free tip: Don't go overboard with your website!

Many businesses get sold on a complicated website that doesn't do anything for them. In this day and age, a small business website should portray your company's image, be user-friendly and meet your marketing goals while being as simple as possible.

  • Why Validate? explains why I produce valid HTML/XHTML code. It's the framework of the building structure known as your website layout.
  • Learn about accessible web design.
  • Why XHTML sucks and shouldn't be used. All my sites are coded to HTML 4.01 Strict or Transitional unless XHTML is specifically requested.

web hosting and domain names

These are places I like and recommend:

Web Hosting at InMotionHosting.com. Are you looking for top-rated, reliable and fast web hosting? Check out InMotion Hosting. I don't generally recommend anything—ever—but those guys are rated awesomely by their customers and provide excellent value, so I'm happy to recommend them for hosting.

Domain Names at NameCheap. I know you've seen GoDaddy everywhere. They were once a good company, but there appears to be a good deal of hubbub on NoDaddy.com. In addition, they try to sell you a bunch of stuff you probably don't need, and nickel-and-dime you for features that are standard at most places.

That's why I moved all my domains to NameCheap. They have competitive prices for domains, and better prices than GoDaddy for basic SSL certificates ($10.95 RapidSSL for 1 year). No place is flawless, but NameCheap is very good and has monthly discount codes for new domains. Another good alternative that people seem to like is Moniker.