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Web Design and Video Production in Perth WA

I offer maturity, trust and experience to businesses in Perth WA who are looking for a web designer or video producer.

I back this up with over 40 years experience working in areas such as web design, photography, video production, software development, information management, computer training and crisis counselling.

My Promise to You.....

Create the Website YOU Want

I will work with you to create a modern and effective website that is easy to update and extend.

Provide custom media

I will supply a free 30 second professional video and photo shoot of your organisation to use in your website.

Make sure you enjoy the process

I will provide free training and support in updating and maintaining your site for the critical first 12 months.

Give value for money

I will complete the site and provide support at a very competitive price.

Creating a Successful Website

There is more to building a website than making it look good.

We've all been to sites that may look great but don't tell you what you want or are confusing to use. That's because the developer has concentrated on how the site looks and not on how it will be used.

I believe the most important (and hardest) stage of developing a website is right at the beginning, when it is being planned and designed.

That's why the websites I create are well thought out and carefully designed to achieve their goal.  They make good use of original photos and videos, and focus on the needs of both the owner and the customers.

Making Sure Your Website Stays Successful

Once your website is up and running, its time for the next critical stage - managing and updating your site.

From my experience this is where many websites fall down.

I like to involve the client in ever step of website development, especially this final stage.

Over the first twelve months of your website's life I will slowly build your skills and confidence so that, in the end, you can successfully manage and update your own site. I don't expect you to be an expert so I am still available to solve any more technical issue.

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I am not your normal, run-of-the-mill web designer. For a start I am actually retired (sort of) and on the wrong side of 70.

After many years working in the digital media and Internet field, I now spend much of my time as a volunteer, producing videos for non-profit organisations such as Alzheimer's Australia WA and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

I have decided to return to website development and take on new projects to help me continue my film making.

So, not only can I create your next website, but I can also create professional quality videos to use in website or YouTube channel.

So, if you are in Perth WA and are looking to start your first website or replace your existing site, give me a call for a free, no-obligation consultation.

My Goal

The following comments by Stewart and Sandra Mountford of Gutters Supa Kleen explain, much better than I can, what I am trying to achieve.

Our company has just launched its new website and we could not be happier with the website that Ian Hakanson has personalised for us.

Ian took the time to get to know our business and how we differ from other companies in the same industry. He involved us in the whole process so we got a website with the content that we wanted, not what someone thought we wanted, presented in a modern and effective way which included photos and videos of our company.

Not only did Ian create an amazing website but he has given us the skills and the confidence to manage our website going forward. He has also taught us how to analyse our site so we can see how well our site is performing and the results are speaking for themselves.

Enjoy the Experience

Discover New Opportunities

Gain New Skills

What Makes a Good Website?

Effective Design

Designing a good website starts with answering questions such as what is the website's goal, who is it aimed at, and what do the visitors expect from it.

I find websites are more effective if you concentrate on the people who will use the website rather than just what you want to get from the website. You put yourself in the user's shoes.

 

Mobile Responsive

More and more people are using tablets or mobile phones for their browsing. If your website doesn't work well on these devices, you are missing out on possible customers.

That's why I take particular care ensuring my websites look great and work equally well on all devices.

Industry Standards

Websites that use well established standards are less likely to crash, and are easier to maintain and extend in the future. Its like taking out insurance on your website.

Most of my websites are built using the popular content management system (CMS) WordPress, together with trusted plugins and themes.

For more complex websites I use Drupal CMS.

 

Trust & Respect

Having a good relationship with your website developer means you have a better chance of getting exactly what you want with a minimum of stress.

I have years of experience working closely with people, in many situations. Past roles include portrait and wedding photographer, Lifeline telephone crisis counsellor and computer use trainer.

Trust and mutual respect are critical.

Support and Training

There are two parts of having a successful website. Getting it up and running is one but perhaps the more important is maintaining and extending it.

I encourage my clients to take as much responsibility for their sites as they feel comfortable with and back this up with support and training. Of course, everyone is different so I offer differing levels of support to my customers.

Video & Photos

Videos are becoming more common in websites as they can present so much information in a short period of time. Visitors are more likely to watch a well produced 30 second video than read a page of text.

I have been working in photography and video production for over 25 years and built up a good reputation for quality and trust. You can see some of my work in the Film Making section of this website.

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My Services

  • Website design and development.
  • Production of quality videos and photos for your site
  • Free support and training for the first 12 months.
  • Continuing management and support, if required.
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Why Work With Me

  • Get a modern and effective website.
  • Know you are getting value for money.
  • Have a stress free experience.
  • Learn how to manage and update your site.
  • Discover exciting new online possibilities for your organisation.
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My Philosophy

  • People are the most important focus when creating a website.
  • The more we understand, the more we achieve.
  • The internet can be a very powerful communication tool for good.
  • Websites that continually evolve and change are more successful.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Others are Saying

SES Volunteers Association

As a Volunteer Advocacy group, the SES Volunteers Association (SESVA) had to be extremely careful when choosing a web designer. We wanted a site created that contained extensive information, that was flexible enough to be changed easily and that was user-friendly. Ian incorporated all of these qualities on our site.

I know I have been demanding on occasions with some of the changes that SESVA have required, but Ian has consistently provided me as webmaster with sound, timely advice and professionalism, as evidenced in the high number of hits the site receives.

Ian has designed the past and present website for the SESVA and has maintained them and provided us with support when needed over the last eight years. Our website has been a great success and is the primary medium we communicate with SES Volunteers across the State as well as providing important information to the community. Ian has enabled me as webmaster to carry out the day to day operation of our website by providing me with the knowledge and tools required.

Ian took the time to discover what the aim of our website was and how we could effectively and professionally achieve the aim and provided us with a custom designed website. During the design of our website Ian involved me with every step of the process so our website accurately reflected our image within the community.

Ian maintains our website and backs up its content on a regular basis.

I highly recommend Ian Hakanson as a website designer should you or your organisation be needing such services.

John Capes
SESVA Webmaster

www.ses-wa.asn.au

International Skills & Training Institute in Health

During my tenure as the CEO of the International Skills and Training Institute in Health, we had the great fortune to engage the services of Ian Hakanson to develop and built a new web based platform, a project we had been asked to undertake in partnership with our State government’s Department of Health.

Through Ian’s management of the project, he was able to guide us through the complexities of design, assist with the coordination of input from different stakeholders which allowed ISTIH to deliver a world-class platform that today continues to attracts members from not only Australia but also globally.

As a not for profit institute, Ian was very giving of this time and experience and became a valued member of our team     

Dermot Patterson
Former CEO of International Skills & Training Institute for Health (ISTIH)

www.istih-v4h.com.au

Gutters Supa Kleen

Our company has just launched its new website and we could not be happier with the website that Ian Hakanson has personalised for us.

Ian took the time to get to know our business and how we differ from other companies in the same industry. He involved us in the whole process so we got a website with the content that we want wanted, not what someone thought we wanted, presented in a modern and effective way which included photos and videos of our company.

Not only did Ian create an amazing website but he has given us the skills and the confidence to manage our website going forward. He has also taught us how to analyse our site so we can see how well our site is performing and the results are speaking for themselves.

So if you are looking for a new website developer then I would not hesitate in recommending Ian.

Stewart and Sandra Mountford
Gutters Supa Kleen

gutterssupakleen.com.au