About Web Designs
know very little about computers, domain names or web space but
you have decided you need a cattery website. Or perhaps you have
a website already but want it re-designed to raise it to a higher,
more professional level.
your needs, since you have arrived at this page, you are obviously
searching for someone to design a website for you.
A Bit About Me
Let me begin
by introducing myself. My
name is Lee Harper.
I have been
a professional writer and photographer for most of my adult life.
In 1994, I began showing Bi-color Persians under the Mockingbird
cattery name. In 1997, I campaigned a cream and white Persian
to CFA's #2 Cat in Championship. In 1999, I added Exotics to my
2000, I created PandEcats.com,
the first online breed magazine (called an ezine) in the cat fancy,
followed six months later by the all breed ezine, ShowCatsOnline.com.
I began designing websites for catteries - a natural extension
of my passion for felines combined with my talents as an award-winning
photographer and writer.
combination of skills and experience helps me implement the best
way to present your cats and cattery on the internet. My goal
is to provide you with personal, professional, quality web design
at an affordable price. Although I specialize in cattery and animal-related
websites, I also enjoy working with individuals on personal or
business websites. Examples of my work in appear in my Website
web site design doesn't happen by accident. Good web design is
an art and a science. It is the artful integration of the visual
and verbal rhetoric.
website allows you to share your cats with the world.
A good cattery
website designer must have an artistic "eye" for showcasing
your cats to look their best... and the technical skills to pull
A good website
helps you build your cattery reputation. A good website sells
your kittens to loving people around the world. A good website
promotes your image.
for attracting more visitors to your website is to make sure it
is better than average - beautiful photos, crisp graphics, effective
layout, and interesting text will all demand attention.
you choose your web designer, take a look at some of the websites
they have designed to judge the quality of their work. You are
invited to thumb through my Website Portfolio.
enters your website, you want them to instantly feel like they
came to the right place. You want them to be able to easily follow
the navigation to your content. And you want them to be engaged
long enough to make some decisions that benefit both of you.
At a fraction
of the cost of conventional advertising, you have the added benefit
of being available to a worldwide audience, 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
Questions To Ask Yourself
Who am I
trying to reach? What is my website going to look like? How will
my information be presented? Will my website help me sell show
kittens? Will my website help me sell my pet kittens? What impression
will my website give to readers?
a Website "Good"
want your website to stand out from the hundreds of other cattery
websites. A good website should be visually arresting. A good
website should have well-written text that is interesting and
easy to read. A good website should project some of your personality.
The navigation and menu of a good website should be intuitive,
logical and understandable. And finally, a good website should
download quickly and be viewable in all web browsers.
millions of web sites on the internet. A web site needs to be
different and fun in order to keep the viewer's interest. I will
design a site that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Your Cat's Photos
most important element of a cattery website is the proper selection
and presentation of the photos of your cats. I can help you choose
the most flattering photos and most importantly, I will provide
the best cropping and framing of your photos to highlight your
special kitties' qualities. I will showcase your cats - the "stars"
of your website.
of your cat's photo is the greatest influencing factor in the
over-all impression of your cattery website. Color, exposure,
cropping, removal of distractions and changing background colors
can all make a huge difference. To see some examples of how I
can improve a photo, view these
& After Photos.
should be well written... and must be in a legible/readable font.
Your information should be worded in a way that attracts a potential
kitten buyer so they want to purchase a kitten from you and no
can make the difference between an interesting web site or a dull
web site. I will design custom-made title graphics for you, provide
you with textured backgrounds, 3-D buttons, lines & icons
Where Do You Start?
All you really
need to do to get started is decide you want a website and choose
a Website Package (See Costs).
I will guide
you through everything you need to know once you have made that
decision. I will walk you through the web design process from
start to finish. I will make suggestions and help you collect
and organize the information needed to be included on your website.
I will even give you tips on how to photograph your cats if needed.
I will help
you overcome any anxieties you may have and guide you through the
process of creating your own web presence on the internet. I can
direct you to the best price for registering your domain name
and web hosting space.
on your budget, you can start with just a few pages and add to
your website over time, or I can create a detailed website right
from the start.
should ever be considered finished of course :-). As cats grand
or have kittens you will want to make changes and additions.
complete list of Services that I offer.
You can also look at some of my client websites for more ideas
in my Website Portfolio.
site requires a good deal of consultation and planning before
construction begins. It is a team effort. I strive to make sure
the ideas you envision as part of your web pages become a reality.
I can refine your vision and generate fresh ideas to make your
site something special. If you are thinking about having a new
website done, Contact me and I will
be happy to discuss your needs.
Pre-Made Website Designs
you have a vision of what your website should look like? Why not
check out my one of a kind, Pre-Made Website
Designs. If you find one you like, I can customize it with
your own photos and text. Once sold, a pre-made design is removed
and never used again... so it always remains uniquely YOURS!
own website doesn't need to be expensive. If you have a limited
budget, we can start small and build the site up over time.
I have 3
reasonably priced Design Packages. Complete details and pricing
is explained on the Costs page. I also
can provide an all custom design service, depending on your needs
packages include a free consultation to plan for
your Internet presence.
How Long Before I Have My
I pride myself
on excellent customer service and fast turnaround.
Once you have selected one of a Design Package, all I need to get
- The text
you want on your website: It doesn't have to be written perfectly
- just an idea of what you want to say.
This includes photos of your cats, of course, but can also include
photos of your family, your home, other pets... anything you want
to share with visitors to your website.
- Your color
choices, theme and/or design ideas... and the sky is the limit!
on the complexity, your site can take only a few days or several
weeks to complete. Generally, a simple three page site can
be up and running in 8-10 days.
: Portfolio : Websets
Services : Testimonials : Cost