Painted Turtle Web Designs is run by Jackie Kirkland, who has over eight years of experience in web design -- both personal and business sites. All websites by Painted Turtle are designed by hand (no HTML publishers are used) and custom graphics are created with Adobe PhotoShop CS and various versions of Jasc Paint Shop Pro.
What type of website can Painted Turtle design for you?
The possibilities are endless!
- A personal website for your family and friends.
- A professional website to showcase your small business and get started selling online.
- An informative website for your club or non-profit organization.
- A hobby site for your kennel, cattery, reptiles, aviary or rodentry.
Don't know the first thing about website design? Don't worry. As your website's planning and design progress, Painted Turtle Web Designs will work with you on a one-on-one basis to be sure that you're getting exactly what you want. You don't have to know any "website lingo" -- simply let us know what you're looking for, provide us with your photos and text, and leave the work to us!
Perhaps you already have a website, and you're looking to make minor changes, or even a complete re-design. Whether you just need a few photos or paragraphs changed, a new page added, or a brand new layout with a fresh look, we will work with you until your website is up to par with your expectations.
Worried about keeping your site updated once the design is complete? If you are unable to update the site yourself, leave it to us! We have many options available to help take care of your website. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you wish to maintain your own website, you are welcome to do so!
Don't feel confused by domain registrars, website hosting options, or confusing terms. Painted Turtle Web Designs offers its clients quality hosting and domain registration that is very affordable. We can register your domain name for you (www.yourcompany.com) and take care of all your hosting needs. There are no confusing terms or hidden agendas, no confusing forms to fill out -- only exactly what your site needs, at the right price.
All of our websites are designed with several important factors in mind.
First are the customer's specifications; we will design your website so that it is looking and running the way you
want it to, right down to the very last detail, if you desire. If not, you can leave all the designing decisions up to us with confidence.
Second is how the website looks to its visitors. A good website is one that loads quickly, is well-organized and easy to navigate, and contains all the information that the visitor needs. We will use your information, photos, and other materials to create a tasteful site that is as pleasing to the eye as it is easy to navigate. All websites are optimized to look their best on all popular Internet browsers and screen resolutions.
What is a website without its visitors? All sites designed by Painted Turtle are optimized for search engines using both META tags and important keywords throughout your site. Upon completion, all websites are submitted to over 20 popular search engines, ensuring that they begin receiving hits as soon as possible.
Though completion time may vary depending on the work your site needs, you can rest assured that your site will be up and running as quickly as possible.
With Painted Turtle, you will receive the best service we can provide. We will maintain contact with you throughout the designing process, and you will be able to view the progress of your website via a "sample" location. This ensures that we will be able to get your site looking just the way you want it to, and have it up and running fast.
Whether you are looking for a personal or business website, a brand new domain or a "facelift" for your existing pages, you can be sure that you will receive a professional, well-organized site that is easy to use with Painted Turtle Web Designs.
Will I be able to see my site as you are designing it?
Absolutely. We will provide you will a sample URL where you can visit at any time and see your website, and watch its progress as it is built.
Do I have complete control over how my site looks?
Yes, you do. You have the final say over every single aspect of your website.
Can I see examples of your work?
Absolutely. Please browse through the Portfolio page to visit sites designed by Painted Turtle Web Designs.
I want an extra feature for my site that is not included in a web design package. Will this cost extra?
Extra features that are not included in your choice of Painted Turtle's web design packages require an extra fee. Please inquire for pricing, or see the Pricing pages for a guideline.
I want an extra feature for my site that is not included in a web design package, and is not listed on your Additional Features page. Can you do it?
Please e-mail us and let us know what you're interested in. We will be honest about what we can and cannot do for your site.
What information do you need from me in order to design my site?
Firstly, we will ask you several questions about the layout, or the "look and feel" of your website. What colors are you partial to? What websites do you like, enjoy visiting, and find the design of appealing? Are any specific fonts you would like used? Are there any special features that you definitely want featured on your site? Is there anything you definitely don't want on your site?
Next, it is your responsibility to provide Painted Turtle with the content of your site. This includes your photos that you would like featured on your site, any text ("about us" pages, introductions, product descriptions, photo captions, etc), your logos and/or art that you would like featured on your site, etc.
It is crucial that you provide Painted Turtle with the content of your site in order to give us something to work with.
How can I pay you?
Currently, we accept personal checks, money orders, and cash (well-concealed and at your own risk if mailed).
Do you require a fee to get started?
Yes, a retainer fee or "design deposit" is required before work begins on your website. This fee will go towards the total fee of the site design.
When is the final payment due?
Final payment is due after design for your site is complete and you are happy with the results, and before the website is uploaded to your server.
I don't know how to get my own domain name, and I don't know how to get it hosted. Can you help?
Yes we can! Painted Turtle Web Designs is pleased to offer quality domain name registration and hosting for our clients, available at a very affordable yearly fee.
I am a hobby breeder. Can you design a website for my kennel/cattery/etc?
Absolutely! We have done many kennel site designs for hobby breeders, and we welcome the opportunity to work with any responsible breeder of any species, breed, and variety. We will not design sites for puppy or kitten mills, or any site that promotes cruelty to animals or the mistreatment of animals.
I own a small business and want to sell my products online. Can you help?
Yes, we can! We can set up a shopping cart for you, whether it be on your existing site, or a site designed by Painted Turtle. Please see the Shopping Cart pricing page for more details.
If I have a shopping cart on my site, does that mean I can accept payment via credit cards?
No, simply having a shopping cart does not mean that you can automatically accept credit card payments. To do this, you need a merchant account. Please see the Shopping Cart pricing page for more details.
I am involved with a non-profit organization/club. Can you design a website for our organization?
Yes, we can! We have special package deals for non-profit organizations and clubs. Please see the Pricing pages for more details, or feel free to e-mail us to ask about customizing a package to suit your needs and your budget.
What type of website will you not design?
There are a few types of websites that we will not design, and these include, but are not limited to: sites promoting cruelty to animals or the mistreatment of animals; pornography or explicit content; racism; "hate" sites; sites with illegal content. We reserve the right to, at any time, refuse the design of any site in which we are not comfortable with the content.