How Much Do You Charge?2021-06-08T02:54:01+07:00

Some developers charge by the hour. I prefer to charge by the project. There are so many variables to consider, that the only way to approach a fair and proper quote is to first gain an overall understanding of what you want to achieve. I offer some some standard Website Design Packages with fixed, no-nonsense pricing, I have also prepared an online “Request A Quote” Form to help prepare a quote for more comprehensive services.

What Types Of Payment Do You Accept?2021-06-08T15:37:35+07:00

I accept most major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, bank transfer (ACH), company and certified checks. Credit card and bank transfer payments can be made through my Wave Accounting secure online invoicing app, stripe or Zelle. In Thailand, clients can transfer funds directly to my Bangkok Bank account.

What is your Payment Schedule?2020-12-12T15:06:11+07:00

30/30/30/10 with net 15 terms

  • 30% deposit upon contract acceptance
  • 30% on approval of final design
  • 30% on approval of site viewing on my server
  • 10% final balance due upon delivery
What is your Revision Policy?2021-06-08T05:11:49+07:00

Revisions are an in-depth subject matter, open to potential controversy. To help clarify this sensitive area, we have addressed our Revision Policies clearly in our online Terms of Service which can be found at https://designer.seanpmccabe.com/terms-of-service/ beginning at Clause X. Prior to entering into any contracts/agreements with Sean P McCabe, please make sure that you have reviewed and accept both our Revision Policies and our overall Terms of Service.

How Much Does WordPress Cost?2020-12-12T10:52:57+07:00

WordPress itself is free. What you get is the same thing everyone else gets… a CMS with some basic free templates. But do you want to look like everyone else? I will quote you my rate for my personal services, which will always include free installation and setup of WordPress. I may also suggest some paid “add-ons”, in the form of “Templates”, “Plugins” and so forth that will be most beneficial to the needs of your given project. There are some great “Freemium” add-ons available out there, but remember… “You get what you pay for!” If you want to stand out, at a minimum I recommend you purchase a Premium Template. Prices for these higher-end templates average around $50.00. You will most likely need to spring for a “Plugin” or two as well. Often times, “Bundles” can be purchased, inclusive of Template and Plugins that will meet the needs of your entire Project, starting in the neighborhood of $50.00.

Additional fees outside of my personal services:

  1. Domain Name
  2. Hosting
  3. *Premium Template
  4. *Paid Plugins
  5. *HTTPS


Support & Maintenance Policy After Completion?2017-02-16T05:23:41+07:00

Upon satisfactory completion and payment-in-full, all work and code is your exclusive property. You are free to remove my login access. I will have no rights to any aspect of your project whatsoever. However, ongoing support and maintenance often comes into play…

Know that for a period of 30 days after completion, I will provide limited free general support to address any potential bugs created by my original development and source code. However, also know that if YOU have made adjustments thereafter that have created NEW problems, this may entail additional billing.

What Is CMS?2017-02-23T03:15:15+07:00

Content Management System (CMS)

A (web) Content Management System allows a number of people to maintain a website using a simple web-browser-based interface (instead of manually authoring webpages).

Content Management Systems generally consist of a number of templates corresponding to standard ‘types’ of information, e.g.

  • Event Promotion
  • Staff Profiles
  • Press Releases
  • Product Listings


Users of the system may be assigned specific privileges to restrict the types of change they can make to the website.

For example; the communications manager might only be able to add and edit press releases; changes to product pricing can only be made by the product manager.

Examples of CMS

  1. WordPress
  2. Joomla

*Disclaimer: After years of faithful development with Joomla, I have finally made the switch to WordPress. Like a lost friend, I now relegate Joomla to specific use instances, and recommend that all my clients choose WordPress CMS over Joomla (or any other CMS).

What Is PHP?2017-02-16T06:04:37+07:00

Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)*
*Originally “Personal Home Page”

PHP is an open-source, server-side scripting language. The language can be used to write programs (routines) that output code. When a webpage using PHP is accessed, routines generate the markup to be downloaded to the browser.

PHP can also be used to connect to a database; to retrieve, add or update content. This makes PHP an ideal language for creating large-scale websites. A single PHP template can be written to retrieve and display all database records, for example product listings. Each product webpage is generated using the same routines–conditionally showing availability, price, shipping costs, etc.

What is SEO?2017-02-23T03:17:41+07:00

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization is a process or strategy for creating webpage content to improve a website’s relevance ranking on a Search Engine Results Page (SERP).

Factors influencing webpage ranking

In the early days of the web, Search Engine Optimization involved carefully crafting metadata, setting up link farms and building reciprocal links to improve a website’s popularity–Google, for one, factors the number of links that point to a webpage (incoming links) when calculating relevance ranking (PageRank).

As the search industry has matured, additional factors have come into play including:

  • Invisible content, such as alternative text for images
  • Webpage filename/address (URL)
  • Syndication of content through blogs
  • Use of structural markup
  • Paid placement such as Google’s AdWords service

Search Engine Optimization starts by learning about the language that potential customers are likely to use when talking about a product or service–they are likely to the same language when entering words into a search engine.

Will You Work On-Site?2020-12-23T11:55:56+07:00

In a word, “NO”. First off, I work remotely splitting my time between Orlando, Florida and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Unless you and I are both located at one of these locales at the same time, logistics would be a nightmare to have me come work at your location. I work much more productively without distraction in my own well-equipped designer home studio. I can work 10x faster using my own customized iMac 27 triple-monitor workstation with a super-fast fiber optic ISP connection, than if I were working away from my office with my MacBook Pro.

I will provide you with the means to contact me freely through the communication medium of your choice, including Phone, Email, zoom, Skype, iMessage, LINE, WhatsApp, WeChat and more. In today’s virtual world, I find that working on-site can be more of a hindrance than a help. I have streamlined the way I operate as an independent freelancer. Once you experience the volume of output, not to mention the quality I can deliver virtually, you will understand exactly what I am talking about!

What Is the Difference Between A Developer And a Designer?2020-12-14T10:55:20+07:00

In building websites for around 20 years, one of the most popular questions I receive is, “Are you a web developer or a web designer?” My answer lies somewhere in-between… With a far stronger emphasis on the Designer side, I am a “hybrid designer”!

Is it possible to be both? It is not so common. Most tend to favor one or the other. The fact remains… to build a website, you need a certain degree of proficiency in both design and development. I happen to be the type of person who actively switches between left and right brain activities. I love to get my creative design on… and I love to geek out reengineering code (although I would not consider myself a dedicated “Developer” or “Coder” per se).

Web design involves:

  • Creating the look and feel of the website (the front end)
  • Designing a creative solution to meet the client’s requirements
  • Focusing on the end user’s experience
  • Working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Using design software like Photoshop or Illustrator

Web development involves:

  • Adding complex functionality to the website (the back end)
  • Creating user interactivity features
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Using programming languages like Java, PHP, etc.
  • Using development tools like Visual Studio, Smultron, etc.

I do not claim to be a 100% proficient developer or designer… but I have dabbled in both enough over the last 20 years or so to have half a clue what I am doing. Whatever I can’t do, I quickly learn how to do it! 🙂

Will You Work With My Current Developer Or Designer?2017-02-16T04:07:02+07:00

Sometimes, I have requests to assist on brand new projects where a given developer or designer is too busy to handle the full scope of the project themselves. Other times, I receive requests to pick up faltering projects already in process. Usually, it is a case where a previously chosen Developer or Designer has brought a website to a point where they are no longer capable of developing it further, were not ultimately qualified to start with or are unable to troubleshoot errors and fix existing problems. However, they do have an intimate knowledge of the existing architecture; and more importantly, they usually have a better understanding than me of the business behind the website. For these reasons and more, I am always happy to network with your current designer(s) to help make your website all that it can be.

What Is Your Availability?2020-03-14T13:35:35+07:00

As one person, of course my availability fluctuates depending on current workload levels and scope of projects. I only work as an Independent Contractor, and I am currently not interested in any full time positions. Before I commit to any projects, I make sure I have sufficient time available to take them on in the first place. I will give you a fair estimate not only on price, but on total timeframe to complete your project. I work hard to maintain my deadlines, and maintain total transparency throughout the course of engagement. If there are any unforeseen delays, you will receive a full and accurate report, along with expected adjusted completion times.

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