Helping the small to medium business, non-profits, and organizations. We build clean, fast, responsive, and easy navigaton websites.
Out of State (Hawaii) work: Currently, only accepting out of state work through referrals. Most of my clients are from Hawaii. If you are from Hawaii, contact me and I will meet with you here on Oahu.
Type of clients Small Business (both ecommerce and non ecommerce) Non Profits Ministries Organizations (informational, events, elections) Personal (blog, photography, resume or informational)
Repair or Rebuild Depending on platform used, I can attempt to fix a broken or hacked website. In most cases rebuilding a website on a popular CMS platform such as Wordpress, would be more suitable.
Payment Payment required on completion of website. Ecommerce sites require 50% downpayment, due to setup of security and payment gateway functions.
Cost of a website It depends, like asking a contractor the cost of a new home. He needs to know how many bedrooms, bathrooms, single story, etc.? In a nutshell, a simple informational site will be very inexpensive (< $200). A complex online store will be much more. Please connect with me, and I can give you an accurate quote.
Do you use Online websites I have built websites using SaaS-based CMS builders such as Squarespace, Wix and Weebly. Advantage: hosting, security and maintenance all taken care by provider, you just pay a monthly fee. Your website will be constructed, than the keys will be turned over when completed
Maintenance I will continue to update your website after your website is completed. I feel that most website owners are busy, and at times will forget to do the necessary updates and backups. For security reasons, to prevent any heartache with the client or myself, I am willing to take care of these maintenance need for the life of the website.
Logos I will build a basic logo for you website if requested. I do not construct custom logos.
SEO Basic SEO services are provided, on both static and CMS websites.
Mobile Devices Islandwebtek only constructs Responsive Designs - where the website will adjust to the mobile device. Statistics show that more mobile users are on the internet today than desktop users. Smartinsights
Ecommerce For a normal small business, Wordpress using Woo Commerce will meet your needs. If your business has an abundance of products, and you prefer not to worry about hosting, security, and maintenance, than an online store such as: Wix, LemondStand, Shopify or Big Commerce may be a better solution.
Who is Islandwebtek? Gerald Watanabe A local free lance web designer operating from Hawaii. Although I learned coding and built my first website in 1999, Islandwebtek didn't open it's doors as a business until 2008. I have seen the world of web development come a long way, with all the various trends and techniques.
You can follow me on my Web Design and Development Resource site: FrontnTweaks.com
Other things I do: When not building, maintaining or fixing websites, I shoot photos for Dreamstime stock photography, run to keep in physical shape, and play my guitar/bass. My son who has Autism also keeps me very busy, and serve at my church.