You get what you want from a website design process
About Thunder Communications
The Early Years
I have been designing websites since 1996 in the days when web design was strictly gray pages with black text without much in the way of graphics. My first Thunder Communications website was created in 1998 — when we thought of websites more as a technology tool than a communication tool.
For many years, I coded sites in HTML. Now I am designing custom WordPress websites. My focus is how to leverage a website to maximize your exposure and communication needs.
Specializing in creative sorts
I now specialize in non profits and artists, with a smattering of dot.com businesses along the way.
Sometimes artists find the business side to be more challenging than the art side. But it’s important to be able to promote yourself and your work through your website and your social media. Connecting to others through technology is critical.
WordPress is professional and easy
I design WordPress websites that you can maintain on your own. I work with you to customize the theme so you get a personal, custom site that reflects what you do and who you are.
You can always email me questions about how to do something and if I can teach you in an email, it’s free support. One hour of free training comes with any design or redesign.
Once I get my WordPress site, how will I know what to do?
I will train you on how to maintain your own website. You can always check back in for additional assistance or pay on an hourly basis for changes/updates to be done for you.
Does this mean I use WordPress.com?
No, you’ll avoid WordPress.com. That’s a limited hosting service and will not allow you to do all the things you might want to do.
I’ve heard the term "theme" used -- what is that?
Think of the theme as a framework or design that the site is built with, on the WordPress site. Some themes are free. Many of the best ones are not, although their costs are minimum. I don’t recommend that you shop themes.
What does WordPress cost?
WordPress is free! It’s open source software. Some plug-ins that enable special feature do cost a minimal amount. Sone themes cost money as well.
What if I’m just looking for a redesign?
Thunder Communications does this as well. Get in touch and we can talk!