Web Design

Affordable websites and web applications

I develop websites and web applications of any size and for any purpose.

To get an idea of what I'm offering, take a good look at this website you're on right now and also at some projects I created. If you like the overall vibe, keep reading. I am going to save us both some time and tell you about the good and the bad parts of hiring me. When you're positive, contact me and it'll be rollin'.

blausoft bunny

The pros and cons

Faster than most websites

Short loading times are very important if you care about your visitors' happyness. Nobody likes sluggish and slow pages, especially not on mobile devices that may have limited bandwidth. I put a lot of effort into making websites load as fast as it gets.

Info for nerds: I'm using static-site-generation for most of the content and JS for dynamic elements. There's no server-side code generation going on here.

Current technologies without the fads

The internet is a place that's evolving extremely fast. It's not only hard to keep track of all the new things that are appearing, but also to tell the good ideas apart from fads that are short-lived and not user-friendly. I can help you to navigate around the traps.

I'll take care

Websites are like wooden fences. If nobody cares for them, after a while they becomes useless.

Instead of just handing you over some files and server credentials and be done with it, I will stay with you and keep the website up-to-date, safe and secure.

This service includes free updates to your website's legal texts and/or cookie popups in case of law changes that require action.

You cannot edit the website yourself

Contrary to a website based on content-management-systems like WordPress, you will not be able to update or replace content of the website by yourself (except for elements that are dynamic by nature, like online shops). Changes to the project can only be done by the developer and thus must be requested.

While this may sound like a bad thing to some people, I believe it's a blessing in disguise. Let me tell you why.

It may be harder to replace me

For my websites to perform as well as they do, I have to use advanced technologies that not every web designer is familiar with. Thus, should there be a need to replace me, it might take longer to find a developer with the required skillset.

Info for nerds: I'm using Linux servers, Jinja2 templating, Python3, Gulp, vanilla JS, as well as Dart for websites that are heavily relying on scripting.

Pricing

In web design it's not sensible to list stock prices, since every project is different. However, I will attempt to give you an idea by showing you two examples. Please note that these are not offers.

Basic website

E.g. for small local businesses

  • Maybe 3. It depends on the content length of each. E.g. you get a front page and a subpage, like How to find us.

  • You may choose a primary color of your liking (for elements like the navigation bar and buttons) and I will support you with that. However, more extensive changes to the design will cost extra.

  • That's everything necessary to legally run a website. Cookie popup (if necessary), all the legal notice/privacy subpages etc.

  • If you don't have a domain name yet, I will help you choose a good one. This is included in the service fee. However, some exotic domains can be more expensive.

  • In this example you must provide all the text and media content yourself. You can do this in whatever format is comfortable for you.

Medium website

A website like blausoft.net

  • You should provide the content yourself, because you are the one who knows the most about your topic. But if you can't or just don't want to, I'll take care of it.

  • Multi-language pages are possible, too. This page is one of 'em.

  • I'll help you to fit the design to your project.

  • If you don't have a logo yet, or need changes made to an existing one, I might help you with that, too.

  • A contact form is a dynamic element that increases the complexity and maintenance work of the website, thus increasing the service fee.

Get in touch

Got any questions? I'll gladly answer them.
Need a website? Tell me all about it.

Contact me