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I offer to do a number of different things::

Design, produce & maintain websites for good causes, friends, charities, hobby sites and non profit making organisations. I am also able to provide WordPress websites which allows you with very little instruction the ability to self maintain. To make this even easier I have a training website whiteknowle.org.uk which you can use if you decide you want me to help you to practice on without the risk of  breaking your live site.

Where you are located doesn't really matter, the web is world wide I get a lot of support from excellent web designers in Java & Norway.

I am also prepared to help people to use computers, tablets or iPads safely. This can be done at a distance by email or phone or if geographically possible on a direct face to face basis.

My experience in helping is fairly extensive and over a wide range of devices and software.

This can be anything from  "How do I do.....?"
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"I have been given this tablet as a present and I have no idea how to use it"

Age is not a barrier to safely using computers and how I can say that you might like to look here

If you think I can help you why not contact me and remember I do not charge for my time. Scroll down for more details.

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I will design, build and maintain a website for you based on your ideas or even make your existing static website "responsive" to meet current standards .

I can  do some  photography for your site if required. The photo above I took in the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire. The photograph was taken in July using my mobile phone camera which goes to show how camera phones have  improved. I do have better cameras,

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I am also doing some graphic design which while fairly basic hopefully gets better the more I use the software. This could include a logo. The Spitfire below is one of my early efforts.

The Advocacy logo is one I produced from the explicit directions of my good friends at Peaks & Dales Advocacy. Because of the way I have done this it can also be printed up to A3 size without degrading so it can be used as a poster or letter head and is easy to make amendments to if needed.

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I do not charge for my time, although you should be aware there can be other external costs associated with a website. This is normally in the region of £50 per year with a commitment of one year minimum but I can sometimes find offers reducing this to as little as £25  or less for the first year.

In some cases if you are a registered charity it might be possible to get costs reduced even more. Through my involvement with small charities I know that all small UK charities are struggling financially. I hope my doing a website for you helps your "good cause" . 

Having your own website also gives you your own email address. As my website here is russb.org.uk I have chosen my first email address to be russ@russb.org.uk but it can be anything before the @russb.org.uk so you can have several different such as admin@ or info@, the choice is yours.  

If I am just helping you to use a computer, tablet or iPad there will be no charge.

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I have been helping to make websites for 20 years using the hyper text markup language (HTML). This is my way of helping good causes or friends using self taught skills at a higher level than I have been able to do previously.

It is primarily aimed at anyone who needs a website but cannot afford a professionally designed one. If I had a hobby, web design and helping people use computers is probably it.

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I do not claim to be able to challenge the fantastic websites created by professional web designers using software I cannot afford, but I can give you a good looking website built to the latest standards. This can include slideshows of photographs, galleries and contact forms. If you have seen a website you like I might be able to do one similar.

 I can also offer help to anyone who wants to have a WordPress website or needs it updating. 

All the sites I build are "responsive and mobile friendly" which means they can be looked at on all devices from smartphones to the largest PC monitors without having to stretch the text. Responsive mobile friendly websites also gives them a higher ranking than "non responsive or not mobile friendly" on Google and other search engines. Google say that 70% of web searches are now done on mobile devices so this  is important when you need a website.

You might like to have a look at some of the sites  I have done shown below.  Just click on the image and use the back button to come back here.

Remember the design is as you direct and unique (unless you choose a WordPress site) and not a "boxed kit".  

Finally to repeat again, I do not charge for my time so you can afford to contact me without fear of any costs.

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