Services

 

Web Design

All websites are built using WordPress and, predominately, the Divi Theme. I choose to work with the Divi Theme more often than not because it allows the most flexibility in terms of building out your site with the specs you give me. There is also a wide variety of Child Themes that come packaged to work with Divi ~ I’ve gone that route, as well.

Mobile friendly websites rank higher and attract more users. I craft websites that look great and work well no matter the screen size.  I also have experience with hosting solutions and site transfers. I offer an hour of free consultation so that I can ask some pertinent questions about what you need, and it allows you to ask me as many questions as you may have. Once I understand the scope of your project, I will draft up an initial bid so you will have some idea of the time and investment it will take to complete your web design.

Website Redesigns

Does your current website need a facelift? Technology changes so quickly – it’s hard to keep everything current. I’d love to take a look at your current site, hear your ideas about moving forward, and discuss any concerns you may have.

Editing and Proofing

I have a freakishly keen eye for finding any typos and/or grammatical challenges in your content. I blame this on my many years of doing desktop publishing where my left brain never got a break. If you find that you need any proofreading or editing services, I’d be happy to help.

Maintenance

Here is the breakdown of the maintenance package I offer.

For $19.99/month you get the following:

  • WordPress core updates – checked once a week
  • Divi Theme updates – checked once a week
  • Plugin updates – checked once a week
  • Weekly functionality checks (performance, page speed, security, optimization, etc.)
  • One simple edit to your site each month (things like small content changes, image updates, etc.)
  • Full site backup – once a month
  • A monthly report that shows all of this lovely work

Clients are billed quarterly at $59.97. An invoice is sent at the beginning of each quarter to serve as
a reminder.

Clients can also choose to pay annually, if they
so desire.

If a maintenance package isn’t what you are looking for and you’d rather contact me on an as-needed basis, my rate is $60/hour, with a minimum of 2 hours.

Satisfied Customers

“After interviewing several companies, we selected Electric Guava Designs because they were professional and listened to our desired outcome for a website. We were impressed with Lori’s high levels of communication and interactive development process.  We will certainly be using Electric Guava Designs to do our site updates as well.” Mark A. Peterson

Managing Partner, Coeur Business Group

“Initially I felt intimidated by the whole website process, but working with Lori turned it into a fun, creative endeavor. She managed or guided me through every relevant aspect of its design and operation, so that now I have a website which truly reflects my message and receives compliments besides!!” Regina Bogle, M.D.

Author, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Psychotherapist

“It’s been wonderful working with Lori Kats/Electric Guava Designs to create my Sacred Circle Journeys site! This is a new website so we started with a blank slate. Her thorough questionnaire saved us time and helped me to hone in on what was important. Lori was patient with my creative process, and skillfully showed me what was possible without overwhelming me. She was responsive to all of my questions and changes. Lori went above and beyond in figuring out ways to incorporate a specific font, feel, and image for the site. Did I mention she’s super patient? I also appreciated her gentle nudges when she hadn’t heard from me in a while. I highly recommend working with Lori Kats/Electric Guava Designs to develop or upgrade your website!” Michelle Pillen

Founder, Sacred Circle Journeys

“Working with Electric Guava Designs has been a joy. From the beginning Lori has been thorough and insightful in the design process and continues with great service and maintenance of the site in a very timely manner. I have received great feedback and comments from my website users and followers who find my site visually appealing and easy to navigate. Electric Guava has given me a great start on a new endeavor. Mahalo!” Lani Almanza

Founder/Facilitator, Alaka'i Associates

“Electric Guava Designs. . .Eclectic, Imaginative, and Intuitive. My first experience with a Web Designer can be summed up in one word – It’s WORTH IT!  Lori exhibits patience and a perfection for designing a custom solution to your business and creativity beyond what you can imagine. The experience is always pleasant, professional ,and leaves nothing to chance. If you need the best in a web designer, balanced with a heartfelt desire to serve the customer, Lori is your answer! I will be recommending her to the many friends and businesses that are seeking a web designer if the highest calibre!” Teresa Iwashita

Founding Member, Kanikapila Flute Company

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are just a few of the most frequently asked questions I receive when working with a new client.

How much will it cost?

This is usually the biggest question on a clients’ mind. Here’s what I can tell you…I won’t know the price tag until you and I have a discussion about what you need in a website. There is no way, realistically, that I could give you a bid off the top of my head when I don’t have a clue what you are looking for. It’s not just about how many pages you need, or what kind of functionality you want, or if you have images and content available. There are also other factors – like whether or not you need help with a new hosting site, whether you need a current site transferred to a new host, whether you want to be taught how to maintain the site yourself, or whether you prefer a maintenance package. That’s why I offer you a free hour of consultation so that we can discuss all your needs. And THEN I can lay out the scope of the project, draft up a quote and send it off to you.

How long will it take?

This is another one of those questions that truly can’t be answered until I have a discussion with my potential client about what their needs are for their website. Timeframes depend on the size and scope of the project, whether there is a deadline to be met, and how often my client will be available to approve milestones that are set.

From my perspective, once I have a signed contract and a 50% deposit, I begin working on your site right away. However, I can only go as fast as you are willing to go – in other words, how often will you be available to check-in on the progress of the site? Will you need to make any changes to the scope of the project along the way? If you, the client, aren’t available to approve certain milestones, my work on the site has to slow down until a green light has been given to continue on.

I’m a fast, efficient web designer and will do everything possible to come in on time and on budget – I’ll need your help to make that happen.

Do you have a maintenance package?

Yes I do! If you’d rather not be the one who is responsible for maintaining the health of your website (and ALL WordPress websites need consistent maintenance), I offer a very affordable monthly package.

Click here for more details!

Can you help with web hosting?

Yes I can! As a web designer, I have the benefit (or hassle) of having worked with a variety hosting companies. I also do a ton of reading via the many web designer forums that I’m part of. Believe me, this community of designers shares a lot of information so if there is a hosting company that continues to fluster us, we all know about it.

Having said that, there are some companies that I will absolutely steer you away from, and some that I would highly recommend. I can even get you a discounted price with my favorite host to get you started, which always helps your bottom line.

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I'd love to hear your thoughts about your web project and then give you a free bid. Please send me a message and I'll get back to you promptly.

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Eugene, OR 97405

541.870.5374

LoriKats79@gmail.com

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