Who am I?
Ryan Couser is an enthusiastic freelance web designer from Belfast, Northern Ireland with extensive knowledge of designing and developing standards based multimedia for the web.
Ryan offers high quality web design, print design, graphic design, flash, branding, and content management solutions at affordable prices.
Furthermore he recently graduated from BSc Hons Interactive Multimedia Design with a high average of 68%, giving him a strong foundation on which to build.
Latest Blog Entries
- Week 14 - Shameless Marketing and User Testing
- Week 13 - Search Engine
- Week 12 - Displaying the Front-End
- Week 11 - PHP Galore
- Week 10 - Registration, Login and Lost Password
- Easter Break - PHP Busy, CSS Drive and MOO MiniCards
- Week 7 - Getting started with MySQL and phpMyAdmin
- Week 6 - Viva Presentation and Guerrilla Marketing
- Week 5 - Designing and saving out individual Start Recycling pages
- Week 4 - Re-brand of StartRecycling
- Week 3 - The launch of my very own portfolio site
- Week 2 - Development of my portfolio site
- Week 1 - Major Project and purchasing ryancouser.com
With there being so many designers out there to choose from, it must be difficult to make that final choice, but look no further. If you are looking for quality and attention to detail you have come to the right place. Whether its designs from scratch or a complete re-vamp of your existing website, I will work with you, the client, to develop a tailored website that meets the objectives of your marketing and business plan. Your website will be designed and implemented with SEO (search engine optimization) in mind so that it will have a high visibility on all major Internet search engines.
All of my sites work with major browsers including mobile devices and meet UK accessibility law. This is achieved by following W3C web standards using well structured XHTML and CSS.
Would you like to keep your website content regularly updated so customers are constantly interacting with it, but you don’t have any understanding of the code? I would recommend the inclusion of a Content Management System (CMS) so you can perform the updates yourself. A CMS provides you with a simple user interface to manage the information displayed on your site. No knowledge of coding required, as straightforward as using hotmail.
Domain Registration and Hosting
Ever thought about having your own domain name (e.g. www.yourname.com) but are not too sure of the process. I can source out and acquire your desired web address with a custom hosting package for a small annual fee.
Print and Graphic Design
Occasionally print and graphic design is over looked and templates are used, but what does that say to potential customers or clients about your company. Make your company stand out by making powerful impressions with stunning, full colour printed material. From business cards to newsletters, posters, flyers and anything else printable to set you apart.
Logo / Identity / Branding
Branding is a powerful tool for portraying the values and goals of your company, reflecting professionalism and growth no matter how small your company is. Developing the right look and feel for your company should never be underestimated. I can professionally present you with a creative brand that communicates your message successfully across every medium.
Flash and Rich Media
Flash and Rich Media is a powerful tool for creating an interactive experience with your users and receives five times more click through rates than the traditional practice. People often desire everything animated to get noticed but my advice is to use Flash and Rich Media in moderation. Avoid long Flash intro or building your entire website using Flash if you want to compete. Even Adobe (the maker of Flash) don’t have a Flash website, do you think there’s a reason why?