Freelance web designer

I am a freelance web designer located in San Diego, CA. As an experienced web designer, I develop high-end custom web sites for all industries. I love working on new creative web design concepts. You will find samples of my work throughout my blog. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hi and welcome to my web design blog,

My name Sandra Smith. I am freelance web designer. I have been desinging web sites for well over five years now.

Here you will find information and tips for your web site design projects. I am a freelance web designer providing a wide range of web site services. Contact me if you have any questions.

Don't forget to leave your comments and questions.

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How important is it to have someone update your web site?

Unfortunately a lot of web sites out there are never updated with new and current information. People get really picly on how their web site is going to look but never think about the content and how they are going to keep their web site current, interesting and informational.

A web site should always have current and up-to-date information. It's good for your business and it's good for the search engines.

It is true that many web designers try to make their money on web site maintenance and web site updates.

It is really important for people to make sure to know what are the rates for updates and maintenance services for their web site once it has been completed.

As far as I am concerned, I like to offer a web package. I include the hosting and the maintenance in one price for the year. It seems fair.

Of course, you must have a solid contract with the client. How many changes per month and what type of changes will be done each month.

If the changes have to do with the web site layout or graphics then I charge an hourly fee.

Anyway, my advice is to think long term when you get your web site designed.

Have someone that will be able to update your web site on a yearly basis.

If you need more information on my web site services, check or

You all take care now.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I have been busy working on a couple of new web sites.

The first web site is almost done. You can review it at I really like the way the web site turned out.

My second web site project is still in progress. This one is going to be a great project.

I have other web site projects coming soon. How exciting!

Hope you all doing great.


Friday, February 10, 2006

I am working on a very fun project that hopefully will pay back. I am planning on setting up a directory. It is taking me a while and hard work to develop this project. The structure of the whole web site is what is the most difficult to think.

Everything must be clean and easy to navigate. If you don't have an idea on how your web site will be structured then might as well forget about it.

I like to jet down some ideas on paper. Make a list of all the important web pages and what will appear as a menu on the homepage.

Once you know what links what and how your site map is going to look like you can go wild on the layout.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Hi Everyone,

As a professional web site designer, I have experienced a lot of changes.

I love what I do, but the market is tough. Designing custom web sites is what I do the best. However, it is a struggle to compete against ugly, cheap templates.

Everybody wants to make money, everybody wants to be ranking. The funny thing is that Business owners and independent professionals spend a lot of money perfecting their identity with fancy business cards and complicated brochures.

When it comes to their web sites, nothing matters anymore. It's all about ranking!!

Check some of the Real Estate web sites??

You don't know where to go. You don't know what to read.

Anyway, who's fault is it? Like I have always said, there is only "1" first place on the search engines!

Web site optimization is important, but we must remember web sites'purpose, which is delivering good content and providing a professional and appealing layouts to the visitors.