If you like Compassionate Dragon's website and have
ever thought you would like to have something like this for yourself
About 10 years ago I started out with a desire to
share my journey. I wasn't even sure at the time that it was worth
sharing, but I put the doubts aside and designed my first website.
In those days there were a few web hosting companies starting
up and offering free websites to anyone who wanted one. I put
up a site on every one. While most of them fell by the wayside
I at least got quite a lot of experience designing webpages and
getting a handle on the technology. As well, I got to know myself
better and how to present myself on the web.
Over the years I visited many many sites on line, gathering information
and ideas. About 5 years ago I met Charm. She also was on her
journey. At the time she had her own recording company and did
income tax returns. She had a dream that one day she would design
websites for a living and had committed herself to learning as
much as she could about it.
We met one day at a health fair. She had been to my site and
asked if she could practice some of what she was learning on my
site. I readily agreed. The current site has grown and gone through
several incarnations in the meantime. Like the serpent, the traditional
symbol of re-birth, it has shed its skin several times, and continues
to grow and prosper. Charm and I have become great friends as
well as professional colleagues.
We decided that since I had quite a lot to say, the site should
be information based and user friendly. User Friendly means easy
on the eye, soft colours, pictures to break up the text, the occasional
animation, and lots of links so the visitor doesn't get lost in
a maze, like some sites I have been to.
Up to that point, I must confess, I had become obsessed with
all the bells and whistles that the technology is capable of and
I had something on every page. All that I accomplished was a site
that was so 'busy' the information tended to get lost.
As well, since I have a tendency to start talking and forget
to stop, pages tended to run on long past anyone's attention span.
So we decided short pages, with pictures, and only the occasional
bell or whistle for effect.
At the time I had been on the web for a while and was feeling
pretty good that my site was getting close to a 1,000 hits a month.
Today, my site gets over 150,000 hits a month and that number
is always going up.
We have completely re-designed the site twice. I have added a
store, a newsletter, and an 'Ask the Dragon' feature. I have designed
'interactive' pages so visitors can consult the I Ching, and 'The
Wisdom of the Universe.'
We have not done these things just for the sake of doing them
either. Each time a new feature is added, the number of visitors
I am telling you all this because this is the kind of attention
to customer satisfaction that Charmweb offers. Many people think
that they need to fit themselves into the technology. While it
is true that the Web is a technology with its own features and
limitations, at Charmweb, every effort is made to make the technology
serve the client. Your site is custom designed to fit your needs.
Charmweb offers website design and website
maintenance. Want music on your site? What about those nifty Flash
movies? Got something to sell? Got some great ideas but just don't
know how to put it into words? Charmweb
does all this and more.
One on one relationships are at the top of the priority list.
Charmweb makes every effort to ensure your website reflects who
you are and sends the message you want to send. The best designed
website in the world means little if it doesn't serve your needs.
It is a joy and a privilege to work closely with all types of
small, medium and large businesses, community groups and individuals
helping them to navigate through the waters of ever changing technologies,
bringing the world ever closer together into one community that
celebrates diversity and provides the widest possible range of
In the next 25 years of the new millennium,
60% of all business transactions will be done on-line.
70 % of all long distance communication will be done on line.
80% of all Canadian homes will have at least one computer, and
60% of all homes in the world will have at least one computer.
50% of all businesses will have a website and 60% of all homes
with a computer will have a website.
90% of the world will be reachable on-line.
Whether you wish only 1 page, or hundreds of pages, Charmweb
can put you on-line quickly, and at a reasonable price.
While it is true that the web is no longer free, it is still
a lot less costly than most other media.
Whether you are an individual, a community group, a small business,
or a large company looking to open a new division or launch a
is at your service. Charmweb gives you the tools to make yourself
known in the world.
The best thing to do right now is check out the links below.
Each link takes you to a Charmweb
designed site. See for yourself. Thank you and all the best
on your journey. Larry.
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