I Create Websites

That Engage, Inform and Motivate

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  • I Create Websites

    That Engage, Inform and Motivate

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    Sites That

    Grow your business or organization

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  • Cutting Edge Sites

    Responsive designs that work with modern browsers, old browsers (IE7+),Desktops, phones and tablets.

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  • How much of your audience surfs your site on their phone?

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  • Is your site lost in the crowd?

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  • I Have 20 Years of Small Business Marketing Experience

    Scroll down to learn how I can help you!

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About up

Why Choose Amato Web Design For Your Next Website or E-mail Marketing Project?

I offer a unique perspective based on 30 years of experience....

...with the design, implementation, and operation of small retail business marketing programs, creating websites, email campaigns and print catalog design and production. 

With years of direct "hands on" experience with small and organizations I understand the challenges and constraints you face when developing and maintaining a relevant and competitive presence in today's internet.

My mission is to create a website and e-marketing tools that you can operate and manage to bring your story to your customers and community.

  • No steep learning curve.
  • No additional hardware or software.
  • No ongoing support fees required to update your site.

By using a CMS (content management software) solution I create websites and e-mail applications that your staff or volunteers can update and manage the content of with nothing more than your browser!   The website software automatically formats and places your information and images in the appropriate places on your site.  The e-mail marketing solutions I provide operate in the same manner.

The way we use computers to get information from the internet has changed dramatically in the past few years. Today there are more and more people using their phones and tablets to browse the web. It is projected by 2015 mobile browsing will be the rule rather than the exception.

So it is crucial that your website is designed to adapt to every possible device rather than a traditional design solely catered to desktop browsing. This is called responsive web design, and it is what I focus on.

The most fundamental and effective marketing tool for your organization or business is a well designed and developed website. It must reflect the unique nature of your "brick and mortar" presence.

Do not settle for "cookie cutter" straight out of the box solutions. Your web presence must effectively tell your unique story to the world. I offer a full website design and development service which not only includes designing beautiful, engaging, effective and easy-to-use web designs, but also e-mail marketing programs.

The first step is to figure out what your goals and objectives are. Check out websites for organizations similar to yours. What are your competitors offering on their sites? What features and services do you envision for your new site?

Once we've worked out your website goals and objectives I design an web interface tailored around achieving what we initially planned out. When the design phase is over and you approve the look and feel of your website I begin developing your interface design into a fully compliant web standards website.

After an average 3-6 weeks of web development for a standard website, we launch your new site. Training and support is provided to ensure you have full control over your new website.

If you would like to get in touch with me regarding a project you have in mind, then please use the contact form below. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I look forward to hearing about your projects soon!

Whenever possible I use "open source" software solutions. Primary examples are the superb content management programs Joomla and Wordpress that provide web standards compliant frameworks for many of my website designs.

Since most people are only familiar with proprietary products like Microsoft Windows I felt it would be helpful to share some information about the numerous advantages open source software offers for businesses and organizations, some of them even more valuable than the software's low price!

  1. Security: Quite often propriety products too are prone to bugs and could give rise to varying degrees of security lapses. Open source bugs are quick to detect,because the more people who can see and test a set of code, the more likely any flaws will be caught and fixed quickly. It's essentially the polar opposite of the use of expensive proprietary products.
  2. Quality: Which is more likely to be better: a software package created by a handful of developers, or a software package created by thousands of developers? Just as there are countless developers and users working to improve the security of open source software, so are there just as many innovating new features and enhancements to those products.
  3. Customizability: Along similar lines, users can take a piece of open source software and tweak it to suit their needs. Since the code is open, it's simply a matter of modifying it to add the functionality they want. Don't try that with proprietary software!
  4. Freedom: Users of proprietary packages are at the mercy of the vendor's vision, requirements, dictates, prices, priorities and timetable, and that limits what they can do and who they can choose to work with. On the other hand, with open source you are in control to decide what to do with the software and you have a worldwide community of developers and users at their disposal for help with that.
  5. Flexibility: Unlike proprietary software such as Microsoft Windows and Office, open source software, is typically much less resource-intensive, meaning that you can run it well even on older hardware. It's up to you--not some vendor--to decide when it's time to upgrade.

None of this is to say, of course, that your organization should necessarily use open source software for everything. But with all the many benefits it holds, you'd be remiss not to consider it seriously.

Recent Work up

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  • Health Behavior Change Research Workgroup

    HBCR

    This is a fully responsive design that adapts the content display to the size of the screen the viewer is using.
    Visit the Health Behavior Change Research Workgroup website and resize your browser to see examples of the home page as viewed on a desktop pc, a table or phone.

    The home page features a slide show that rotates 4 independent sets of images. This slide show is eliminated in the phone version to reduce the bandwidth required. In addition, the design alters font sizes and navigation elements to increase usability on the smaller screen sizes.

  • Keane Foundation

    Keane Foundation

    We refreshed and updated the original website for this very active community organization. The new HTML5/CSS3 design is a short term solution that allowed the foundation to provide current information to the community and volunteers during their busy enrollment period.

    We are currently developing an entirely new website for the foundation utilizing Joomla, the leading open source CMS (content management software). This will allow their staff and volunteers to update and manage their website on their own directly through a browser.

  • Hobby Surplus

    Hobby Surplus

    A huge, dynamic database driven shopping cart website for a small online business. The site incorporates three separate divisions, each one with multiple departments.
    We used common theme elements and site templates to tie the site together and increase usability.

  • Amato's

    Amato's Toy and Hobby: 3 Sites

    The Amato's Toy and Hobby home page features a fully responsive design that adapts the content display to the size of the screen the viewer is using.
    Visit the website and resize your browser to see examples of the home page as viewed on a desktop pc, a table or phone.

    Use the two links on the home page to visit the individual sites for the two Amato's retail stores. These are multi-page business card style sites for the hobby and toy stores.
    The bright, fun design utilizes image rotators and content accordions to maximize the information presented on the home page.

  • Ability

    Ability Prosthetics LLC

    This is a prototype for a redesign of a prosthetics services website. It is a responsive design that features a content rotator as well as a responsive video player.

  • Brendan

    Brendan's Memorial

    The purpose of this website is to provide a web place for family and friends gather and share their memories of a deceased friend and brother. The site utilizes the Joomla CMS framework that allows visitors to use a front end log-in to add their memories to the website.

 

Contact up

Thanks!

Thank you for your interest in Amato Web Design.
I will get back to you as soon a possible!
I look forward to discussing how I can help you get your message out to your audience.

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