ciPro Web Services
Personal, fanatical customer service and response times. No 'Geekese'. Clear, honest explanations and recommendations. No upselling.
I don't think having a website should cost a small fortune.
That's why I offer my web design services to small businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in the Raleigh, NC area at a very competitive price. Whether you’re looking to build a complete website or just want to change the look of your current website, I’ll work with you to design your website to meet your needs and not break the bank.
Here I am with my wife, the producer/director at creative illusions Productions, and our boy, Jake ‘da Moof’. As you can see, I ain’t no spring chicken. I built my first commercial website in 1994, long before most current web designers were even born. Incidentally, that site had over 700 individual pages, and I was paid $65,000. Those were the days…
Times have changed. Web design tools have made the work so much easier and faster, that such prices are no longer justifiable. In fact, most of the sites I create these days are way under $1000.
With age and experience comes reliability. But enough about me - check out my services.
Services I offer
First of all, I want get to know your business and your people. Too often this part is ignored. While you're more than welcome to come out to our country studio, or we can come to you. We’ll go over all of your needs, you can let me know any branding guidelines you want me to follow, and we can go through some very basic design options. Then I’ll present you with at least two design options, usually more. Once we’ve finalized the site’s design, I’ll begin building. Just a note - I do not offer WordPress site design. However, I can easily incorporate a WordPress or other blog directly into your site.
I have been a reseller since 2003 for one of the most reliable web hosting companies around - Verve Hosting. During that time I have not experienced a single noticeable loss in service. Verve has a totally redundant system that virtually eliminates downtime. Though I will manage the bulk of your site’s operations, whenever I have needed any help from Verve, I’ve never had to wait longer than 30 minutes for a request to be handled.
Do you need a domain name? Is it still available? If it’s already taken, are there any similar domains available? A domain name is your address on the web, and becomes an integral part of your branding and marketing.
Search Engine Optimization
Social media. You may love it, you may hate the thought of it, but one fact is inescapable - it’s important to business. We can show you how, and put you on the right path to using social media as an important tool.
Web animations can be as simple as the little globe above, a fully animated banner, charts and graphs, and more!
Once your site is up and running, I will take steps to make sure search engines such as Google index it, and will begin a process to try and move it higher in Google’s search results page. This isn’t a quick process, sometimes taking weeks or even months, but I’ll stick with it.
Video is arguably the most effective tool for promoting your business or service. With ciPro Web Services you are also associated with creative illusions Productions - an award winning video and multimedia production company, who like ciPro Web Services, offers very cost-effective production services.
Some of my work
Here are a few of my current sites along with screen shots of some previous projects. As I said, I like to maintain a relatively low client base so that I can provide much faster personal service.
I don't have 'business hours', as such. I mean, I do have to sleep sometime, but usually I can be easily reached at my studio or my mobile phone.
Mobile: 919-740-8670 (Feel free to text!)
And now, a few words from my clients...
Steve Brame and the team at ciProWeb do fantastic work! They are very creative and quite affordable. The website has garnered me the right kind of attention on the Internet. It's user-friendly and represents me, and my work to potential employers. Everyone on staff at ciProWeb was pleasant, professional, and just great at their job. Thanks ciProWeb !
SAG-AFTRA, AEA, Dramatists Guild
Santa Monica, CA
“Steve's experience and professionalism was and is outstanding. He has been an asset and great advocate with our new marketing program and re-branding. We look forward to continuing doing business. I would highly recommend Steve and his company”
Red Engineering & Design / Raleigh, NC
"I recently started a small remodeling company in Raleigh NC, and asked Steve Brame to build my website. Before I met Steve, a professional website seemed like something I could never have. But with lots of intelligent advice, beyond just the website, Steve made the process fun and easy. I would recommend Steve Brame to anyone needing web design."