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Website design, hosting, maintenance

Thanks for visiting! My websites run the full gamut from basic single page sites to full multi page corporate sites. Some of my designs are 'earthy' and 'country' while others are more modern and spartan. Basically, whatever you want, I'll do my best to accommodate. I also try to make my websites mobile friendly if that's what you desire. I have a number of sites that are not mobile friendly partly because the layout and design make it impossible, but also because that is what the client wants and that's what I do - what the client wants.

I've been doing web sites professionally since 1994. At first I just did a few sites for local businesses. Now, years later, my business has grown to include clients on both coasts of the US and Canada. While most of my website clients are locally owned businesses, I can work with you via telephone and email to create whatever kind of website you need.

I'm easy to work with and my pricing is simple and transparent, and that's why my prices are posted on my website. My interaction with a new client is straightforward and simple. We go back and forth via email, telephone, and in person if possible, throughout the design and creation process. I'll get an idea of what kind of design you're looking for and will produce an initial run up for you to examine. I'm not a sensitive 'artiste' so you can be as blunt as you wish in describing what about it you don't like or what you want me to change, revise, or scrap and begin anew. We continue this process for as long as it takes until you have the website you always wanted. After that, I add in all the other sub pages. When that process is complete, then and only then, do I send you my bill.

Many clients want to know if I can get them to the top of the search engines, if there's a way to guarantee a spot in the top 10 or better. I won't try and pull a snow job on you by making promises that nobody in the industry can keep. I'd rather lose a potential client than make false claims or guarantees. However, I will guarantee that I'll design the website to the best of my ability, keeping in mind the need for the website to be amenable to search engines. Careful selection of content and other aspects of the home page along with astute selection of a domain name quite often leads to good results; many of my sites are in the top 10 spots for their desired search phrases.

Please feel free to browse my website; have a look at the web sites I have at the moment and contact any of my clients if you need references.

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Copyright © 1993-2019 Web-Author & Harold Nelson

PO Box 187, Vanderpool, TX, 78885
Office : 830-966-2410 , Cell (830) 460-0989
Email : sales@riverpc.com

About Me

My Services


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Website Design

I can host and maintain your website, maintain it while you host it, or just do some tweaking for you on an 'a la carte' basis. Whatever you need.

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Photography

Obviously, I'm restricted by distance but if you're a realtor or property manager and need some professional quality photos at a less than professional price, give me a call.

Computer Repair

My other hat. Visit my site at RiverPC.com for more information on my computer services and repair.

Example Pricing


Singe Page Site

$99 / year

  • 1 Page
  • 1 Domain Name
  • 2-3 paragraphs intro text
  • 6-8 photos, 1 video, 1 list
  • Updates whenever you need them
  • Map and contact information
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Maintenance Only

$240 / year

  • Unlimited pages up to storage
  • You pay hosting
  • You pay domain renewals
  • Updates whenever you need them
  • I'll handle any setup issues
  • I can edit your existing site
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Hosting & Maintenance

$360 / year

  • Unlimited pages up to storage
  • 1 domain name
  • 1 GB Storage
  • 10 GB Monthly Data Transfer
  • Updates whenever you need them
  • Hosted on my dedicated server
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Other Pricing


There are exceptions and additions to the above 3 basic scenarios:

  • Real estate websites require a lot more updating so contact me about pricing.
    I can give you a quote based on your size and how many new properties you add per month.
  • If you just need a little work now and then, I do 'a la carte' editing at $50 per hour, minimum 1/2 hour per session.
  • Photography is not included in the pricing. However, I do have a lot of photos that I've either taken myself or have purchased from stock photo outlets. I don't charge for them. All the photos on this site were either taken by me or in just a couple of cases, purchased from a stock vendor. And, you own any photos I take for you.
  • Logo design is also not included in the above pricing. My fee for that kind of service is $50 per hour, minimum 1 hour.

Visit my FAQ page for more details

Copyright © 1993-2019 Web-Author

PO Box 187, Vanderpool, TX, 78885
Office : 830-966-2410 , Cell (830) 460-0989
Email : sales@riverpc.com

My Services

Some Showcased Works


Start a website project with me,
or allow me to edit your existing site
You can contact me at sales@riverpc.com
Below is a list of all of my sites
Feel free to contact any of my customers for more information about me.

4129-s-linke-rd-spokane-valley-wa-99016.com
a-zexotics.com
arrowheadacresranch.com
arrowheadguesthouse.com
auldcedaryard.com
barjpsafaris.com
becsrv.com
bgstaxidermy.com
bobbybrown-realestate.com
campliveoak.com
canyonrivernaturals.com
catahoulawoodworks.com
chdi4health.org
chisumconstruction.com
circlehranchtexas.com
circleoffriendsservices.com
clearspringslodgingutopia.com
concan.com
concanliving.com
cridersonthefrio.com
cypressbanks.com
cypressfrio.com
deerguy.com
dhanislionsclub.org
dkmusedpipe.com
dubsuttleappraisals.com
durafrio.com
encinaproperties.com
ernstschneiderart.com
exoticclassifieds.com
exoticprices.com
exotictrophysheep.com
ezy-axis.com
foothillstaxidermybydangrace.com
foxfirecabins.com
friobluffcabins.com
friocampriverview.com
friocanyonbaptistchurch.com
friocanyonems.org
friocanyoninsurance.com
friocanyonrealestate.com
friofarm.com
friofest.com
friofun.com
friopecanfarm.com
friorivercasario.com
frioriveroutfitter.com
frioriverrealty.com
frioriverrentalhomes.com
frioriverrentalproperties.com
frioriverrockrental.com
friorivervacationrentals.com
getyourfrioon.com
gilesxbecker.com
gocajun.com
gunswithahistory.com
highplacesrealty.net
hillcountryadventures.com
hillcountrynaturequest.com
hillcountryrealestate.net
housepasture.com
indianblanketranch.com
jfmarchitect.com
johnson-ranch.com
jrconstructionleakey.com
judy4lakeway.com
kansasdeer.com
kbarlivestock.com
keepgruenegreen.com
landladventures.net
laredocountrystore.com
lawatersquarterhorses.com
leakeychurchofchrist.org
leakeymercantile.com
leakeyspringscabins.com
leakeyumc.org
lindseycreekranch.com
lockinspecialtiesllc.com
lonestarkawasaki.com
lostmaplesrvandcamping.com
losvecinosranch.com
marcusmartinezfoundation.com
martinmartinezrealtor.com
millcreekcafeleakey.com
mooreservicenow.com
mystompingroundspublishing.com
nancythompson.com
pamsloft.com
pannelltreeservice.com
paulettejiles.com
raineinsuranceagency.com
rcmtondrestorage.com
realcountychurch.org
realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com
realcountyjuniorhorseclub.com
realcountyjuniorlivestock.org
reflectionoutpost.com
reflectiontaxidermy.com
rhodestaxidermy.com
riatarealty.com
riobrewsterwastemanagement.com
riverhawkrealty.com
riverstonecabins.com
rivertreeonthefrio.com
rnetworks.net
robertpbraubach.com
rockncedarranch.com
rockportpoolsupplies.com
safarilifetaxidermy.com
sevenmileoutfitters.com
shandleyrealestate.com
springsdeerfarm.com
sss-ranch.com
stephenlschaefer.com
suttleandcompany.com
tbot.org
tejas-properties.com
texasaffordablehunting.com
texasfirstgroup.com
texashillcountryunlimited.com
thefriostore.com
trashrackoutfitters.com
triplehchiropractic.com
trophyhunttexas.com
twequipment.net
twinforksleakey.com
utopiatexas.info
vanderpoolvfd.org
westtexasexoticsandbirds.com
whildenwood.com
wildlifecreations.us
wildlifeimagestaxidermy.com
wilsonpestcontrolservices.com
wwtruckingtexas.com
yurtland.com
zubersrivercamp.com

Copyright © 1993-2019 Web-Author

PO Box 187, Vanderpool, TX, 78885
Office : 830-966-2410 , Cell (830) 460-0989
Email : sales@riverpc.com

Website Design Portfolio

Frequently Asked Questions


• When do I have to pay you?

You pay when the site is up and running the way you want it. I usually bill my clients annually and you can pay by check, cash or credit card. I have a secure link for the latter.

• Why should I use you?

My pricing is fair and I'm easy to work with. If you want a layout that is yours and not some cookie cutter site made from a bunch of pre-built template blocks. If you don't want to go through the trouble of designing and updating the site yourself. There are other reasons but this is a start.

• I can get as many updates as I want whenever I need them?

That's right. My flat rate pricing includes updates whenever you want them. I'm usually out on the road during the day doing my PC repair work but if you send me a request for updates that day, I'll almost always get them done by that evening. For Real Estate sites there may be a monthly surcharge per new property addition if you add a lot of new listings but we'll work that out ahead of time.

• How do I get you updates?

Email me what you want. Include whatever attachments. If you have a large number of images, e.g., a new real estate property, you can use a free service like WeTransfer.com. If it's something simple like a phone number change, you can leave me a phone message or text my cell.

• I want you to take over my site editing but I need it redesigned from the ground up. Is there an extra fee for that?

No, the flat rate I quote you for maintenance includes a site redesign. I can also take over the existing site and continue where you or your previous Web designer left off.

• If you take over my site and do a redesign, will I lose everything on there?

No, we can do a full backup. We can reuse photos, text, etc. on the new site. And we can leave the existing site up while we do the new one in a temporary location. When the new one is good to go, we can replace the old one with the new content. That way visitors don't have to see the 'New site soon' notice for days or weeks.

• I'm using a site builder now - can you take that over as is?

No, we'll need to do a redesign. If you use Weebly, Wix, Squarespace, GoDaddy's website builder, or any of the other 'custom' site builder tools, we'll need to start over. I don't have the time, resources, or desire, to learn a dozen different website design tools. That's also one of the reasons I suggest straight HTML/Javascript/CSS or WordPress; they aren't tied to a custom system like the aforementioned. These may be easy to use but if you ever get dissatisfied with your host, then you start over. If you use HTML or WordPress, you can migrate your site over to any host you want. Also, if your site still uses the old Microsoft FrontPage or Expression Web, we'll need to start over. If your site is some custom coded PHP, ColdFusion, or ASP site, then you'll need to start over or find a programmer proficient in those languages.

• Why do you charge differently for Real Estate sites?

Real Estate sites generally require a lot more updates than a typical 'information' website. I have some customers that add 2-3 properties a week. That can add up to a lot of time spent updating so I adjust my rate to reflect how many properties you add per month. Regardless, we'll settle on a firm price before I start work for you so there will be no surprises. We'd have to work out a similar arrangement if you wanted an eCommerce site •and• wanted me to add/remove inventory items for you.

• I want to be able to make changes to the site myself, or I want a Blog.

In that case, I'd recommend we set up a WordPress site. WordPress is a public domain system that allows easy content editing. All you need to do is log on from your Web browser and you can edit any page, add posts to a blog, articles to a 'How To' page, or whatever. There is a learning curve to using the WordPress interface but it's not that difficult. However, WordPress is a database driven system so if you want something like that, we need to set up hosting for you on GoDaddy or Hostwinds, or similar, and have it on a server optimized for WordPress. So we'd be doing a variation of my 'Maintenance Only' package where you handle payment for your domain and hosting and I edit your site. This would also apply to Real Estate sites where you wanted to go in and add/remove/edit your own property listings.

• What about eCommerce sites?

Again, I'd recommend we set up a WordPress site. WordPress has plenty of plugins that are geared toward eCommerce. Once again, we'll need to set up hosting on a host of your choice ( I can make recommendations ) and then I can do the editing. We can set it up so you can go in and add/remove inventory, change pricing, shipping, etc. I'd prefer it that way so that I don't have to spend a lot of time doing 'data entry' but I can get the initial inventory online for you as long as it isn't hunderds of items.

• What about a secure site so that visitors feel safe?

You'll need an SSL certificate. If you do the Hosting/Maintenace plan with me and I use my server, the SSL certificate is part of the package. Many other hosts like Hostwinds offer SSL certificates as part of the hosting. Godaddy requires that you pay an annual fee, usually around $75, to install an SSL certificate. Having said all that, just because you see the nice green lock on a website, that doesn't mean that's a 'safe' site. It just means the owner installed encryption, but the site itself can still host malicious content.

• Can I host 'controversial' sites?

My server provider has a pretty strict set of acceptable use policies in place. So you'd have to set up hosting in your name on your own host and if it gets shut down due to content, or suffers a DDoS attack because someone got upset at the content, that's a problem you'll have to deal with. Short answer, if you're looking to do hard edged political sites, adult sites, or other sites along those lines - you should look somewhere else.

Copyright © 1993-2019 Web-Author

PO Box 187, Vanderpool, TX, 78885
Office : 830-966-2410 , Cell (830) 460-0989
Email : sales@riverpc.com

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Web-Author - Harold Nelson

PO Box 187, Vanderpool, TX, 78885

Office (830) 966-2410

Cell (830) 460-0989

sales@riverpc.com


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Here's where I'll drive to if you need photos or PC Repair. Of course, if you need a website then my service area is anywhere on Earth.

Copyright © 1993-2019 Web-Author

PO Box 187, Vanderpool, TX, 78885
Office : 830-966-2410 , Cell (830) 460-0989
Email : sales@riverpc.com

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