Freelance Internet Services
Below is a list of freelance internet services along with a brief description.
If you would like to talk about any of these services or maybe something else that isn’t listed, then please send me a message using the form on this page.
I have worked with Michael Woodland on numerous projects. I thoroughly enjoy working with him because he’s creative, inspiring, logical and proactive. Michael really puts himself out when unsuspected deadlines are involved and he’s never let me down. I honestly could not recommend someone any higher than Michael when it comes to website design and management.
Because your website is so strategically important, all the elements required to keep it healthy and alive must be managed effectively. Internet management covers all the bases.
- Redundancy/Backing up
- Updating Content
- Ongoing design
- System monitoring and upgrading
- Data Analysis
Technology is always changing and our customers expectations change too. Managing your internet activities enables your business to grow and move with the changing times, keeping you on top and seizing every opportunity, keeping your customers happy and ensuring your bottom line interests head in the right direction.
Web hosting is a service that allows organisations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.
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The Cloud hosting platform lets your business grow without time-consuming interruptions if you need to upgrade.
If you outgrow your current hosting package, there’s no complicated data migration to a new package or provider. Simply tell us what you need and we can quickly advise and get the right level of resources to you.
A purpose built our own UK data centre to create a highly redundant, secure environment to house the web servers in, a team of experts monitoring them around the clock to ensure optimum performance and deliver fast, dependable online services to all my customers.
Rather than host your websites on a single server, I use multiple servers in a cluster so that if one server goes down, there are plenty of other servers to take over. This means there is no loss of service and performance won’t be affected. Only premium grade Dell hardware and premium components are used to maintain the best service possible.[/read]
I offer consultancy on a ad-hock policy or fixed term. Consultancy is based around the subjects of all other services I offer. This service can be face to face, video-conferencing, investigation and reporting, education, mentoring and support. Costs are calculated individually, term based, hourly, or open-ended on a retaining basis. FREE consultations are available for pre contractual work and charitable projects agreed at the outset.
Google My Business
Google My Business can increase traffic to your site. When your business is integrated into Google My Business, you are paving the way for greater brand reach. Customers searching for, say, coffee, in their local area will use Google Maps and discover your business (a café) is just a few minutes away from their location. Be ahead of your local competition.
This refers to providing email servers to send, receive, accept and store email for other organisations or end users. This is combined with your registered domain name, for example:
your domain name = www.yourdomain.co.uk
Your email address = firstname.lastname@example.org
Your email inbox can be a way in for illegal spammers and scammers sending emails that are junk, or contain Internet viruses that can damage your computer. They will try a number of tricks to evade standard email verification, however the vast majority can be identified and blocked.
My email services to you come with Advanced Anti Virus and Spam Protection to help keep your inbox safe.
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- All incoming emails are scanned for suspicious content
- Disguised, encoded and compressed attachments are compared to a database of known viruses
- Emails identified as scam or phishing emails are removed
- Our virus database is updated every 2 hours to ensure maximum protection
- Emails are verified against a database of common spam emails and email addresses
- Additional algorithms are used to block unsolicited mail
- Use of our own bespoke filtering technology and Clam, SpamHaus and Spam Assassin
- Certain types of unwanted image spam is filtered out
This is all about bringing together the essential elements that will promote your organisation/business in an optimum way.
- Brand World
- User experience
- Analysis and feedback
Every business is unique, but the bottom line stays the same. A profit is what business aim for whether it be from increasing demand for products or services or becoming more efficient in the methods you do business.
It is essential that the design and development of your internet presence marries with your ethos and business practices.
Working closely with my clients on design and development, a level of inspiration ensues, where business owners discover additional way to enhance their business model.
Graphic design is all about communication. It’s not so much about the typography but more about the feeling your audience gets. If you had a one word adjective as your way of communicating and nothing else, your audience may feel short changed, or confused to what the message really is. The least ambiguous a statement is the better the communication effect.
Graphics are made up of character values and each have their own individual attributes, but when put together can change the meaning and feeling to the viewer.
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The main elements of graphic design are based around:
- Social values of your audience
- Sometimes textual content
I follow a philosophy of “doing best what matters most”. So I decide what values matter most in the project. It maybe any of these:
Meeting your audience expectations or not
- A sense of trust
- Being able to communicate the same values at any reasonable size
- Mainstream symbols
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Search Engine Optimisation
SEO is a marketing discipline focused on growing visibility in organic (non-paid) search engine results. SEO encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness in search engines. This can be done as and when required or continually monitored and updated.
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.
The domain name must be registered before you can use it. Every domain name is unique. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in www.yourdomain.com, it will go to your website and no one else’s.
Project management is important because someone needs to be able to understand if everyone’s doing what they should. Without it, teams and clients can be exposed to chaotic management, unclear objectives, a lack of resources, unrealistic planning, high risk, poor quality deliverables, projects going over budget and delivered late.
Great project management matters because it delivers success.
Design for Print
Design for Print is a graphic design process. Its end-product is a design in a digital form (.psd, .tif, .indd etc.), which then gets printed onto a material, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, ceramics, etc. Print design, therefore, does NOT include the process of printing, i.e. producing hard copies of documents and other designs.
Print design is done for various purposes, but the main two are marketing and brand awareness.