If you’re a non-profit organization in Austin, I can help you with a new design.

For over 20 years, I have been designing websites for business and organizations all over the mid-west, much of which have been with non profit organizations in Dallas, Austin, Oklahoma City, and many other metros in Texas and Oklahoma. In addition to competitive rates, I offer discounted rates for non-profit organizations.

One of the things that make my services better and more effective is I concentrate on designing websites for my clients that use open-source tools. My speciality is Joomla and WordPress based content management systems. These open source tools are great because it’s easy for you and your staff to update your website. Another plus is if you have volunteers you’d like to help out on this task, you can give them a unique ID and password and assign them access to specific areas to manage. There are many web designers that praise their own in-house cms as a better choice than the open-source. There’s some things you should know before making that decision:

  • Keep in mind when making a decision that if you go with one of these custom CMS that if you decide you want to move it or no longer want to do business with them, you can’t. In many cases, your site will break if it moves off their platform.
  • Also, if you ever want to hire someone to develop an additional piece of functionality, you can’t. You’ll have to hire the folks who built the system, which generally will cost you more than the average development cost on an open-source tool.
  • Request that your site is coded in PHP. This is an open-source programming language. PHP for lack of a better term is free. Sites built is ASP or ASPX are not free.

With open-source, there’s generally many FREE TO USE plug-ins and components that you can install and implement for additional functionality. You may need some additional help styling it to your site appearance but in many cases, out of the box they work. But I can help you with that.

So really think about your wants and needs when hiring a web designer in Austin. Make sure they understand your mission and needs and are there to move you forward.

No matter where you’re located, I can help. What’s great about the web is it’s digital so if you’re a business or nonprofit in Austin, I can design from anywhere. What’s great too is you can get everything here: web design, web site hosting, web site maintenance and others. Give me a call at (469) 322-9745 or use the online contact form to send me a message.

Austin Based Companies

Here is a brief list of some of the organizations/businesses I’ve worked with in past years in the Austin area.

  • Badgerdog
  • The Wine and Food Foundation