Who I Am
My name is Michael Behrens. I was born and raised in Colorado. I’ve loved computers and programming ever since learning BASIC in elementary school. After studying programming and web design at several different schools over the past 25 years and working with people designing their computer systems and websites I’m ready to help you with yours. I want to be your source for affordable web design services.
Using computers to keep pace with technology is my passion. Developing websites gives me the opportunity to live the life of my dreams, owning my own business while helping people achieve theirs.
Why Web Design?
One of the biggest changes in technology during my lifetime is the development of the internet. Life certainly has changed since its introduction in the ‘90s. It has integrated itself into our lives in so many ways that it’s difficult to keep up with. I enjoy that challenge. I also enjoy solving interesting problems and meeting new people.
Each website should be an online embodiment of the business its representing. Some businesses only exist on the internet. There are all kinds of uses for the internet. I find all the possible opportunities that can help my clients businesses succeed. I learn about each client’s business so its website can be the best possible representation of that business to it’s customers and be the best possible tool for the business owner. This way I know I’m providing the affordable web design services that will provide the best results at the lowest cost.
The first step in my process is to determine just what the website needs to accomplish. Each business has it’s own needs and those must be assessed and understood so a plan can be put together. Some clients will require an entire site built (or rebuilt) and some just quick changes or functionality fixes. With enough information about the business priorities, a plan can be established.
The plan will include what work needs to be done and what direction the site will take after this work is completed. A content plan will be created along with a schedule for future changes, maintenance and updates. It will also determine who will be responsible for these content changes.
How Can I Help You
These days there are many options for managing your business website. From free websites that are included with your site hosting to comprehensive web marketing with teams of people working on content, SEO, usability and innovation for thousands of dollars per month. Why would you pay me to build your site?
The simple answer is that I have training and experience and I love working on websites. The training that I received in classes and on the job helps me figure out how to communicate the business message to the website visitor. I’ve learned graphic design techniques and I stay on top of trends that will help your site look current and provide the best user experience for your customers. I know the capabilities of the internet and know what tools are useful and which don’t work as well. I can provide advice as to what kind of content to include and what is most important to the user.
One of the biggest challenges for a business owner is to keep their site current. These days a website should be updated frequently to help build a user base which increases traffic and improves search result scores. This cycle then repeats and builds on itself. A content plan is essential for this cycle to exist and perpetuate itself. I’m happy to help create this plan, provide resources to create the content and help train or post that content myself.
I would love to be your go to person for your affordable web design. I’m happy to provide as complete a service as you need: from a simple re-design to a new site for a new business. I’m here to help.