Website Toolkit

Here is a selection of tools that I find useful in creating websites.

NameCheap

NameCheap is my preferred domain provider. Search here to find the future URL of your site. Cost varies greatly, but it’s possible to get a domain for less than $10 per year. I can help you choose and purchase a domain name, if you request.

SiteGround

SiteGround offers inexpensive WordPress hosting. To host a single site is  $3.95 per month, billed annually. They are one of the preferred hosts by WordPress. I can help you purchase hosting, if you’d like.

Elegant Themes

Choose a WordPress theme. I use Elegant Themes exclusively. They are robust, flexible and customizable. They adhere to current web best practices, are accessible for those who use assistive technology, and come with SEO options built right in. I have a special place in my heart for the Divi theme.

Note: Don’t be concerned with the cost of these themes. It’s included in the cost of your website.

Coolors.co

This is a wonderful color palette generator that we can use as a basis for your website design and other elements.

Pixabay

This is a donation-based stock photography library. It’s entirely up to you if, when and how much you pay. This is a great place to find banner images, background images and textures, or other image elements.

Google Fonts

Google Font is a large collection of free web fonts that seamlessly work with Elegant Themes. You’ll need at least one header font and one body font.

Hemingway App

This may be my favorite thing on the web. It’s a copywriting tool that offers suggestions to make your writing bold and clear. The best web writing is clear, to the point, and scannable. Your website is not the place to be verbose. See this article by usability expert, Jakob Nielsen.