custom wordpress blog design

custom blog design

comprehensive design – blogger {$250 USD}




  • Custom Blog Header
  • Custom Background
  • Matching Sidebar Design
  • Matching Social Media Icons
  • Favicon
  • Custom Navigation Bar Design
  • Custom Fonts

$125 deposit, payable above, please check our current waitlist before proceeding.

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comprehensive design – wordpress {$500 USD}




  • Custom Blog Header
  • Custom Background
  • Matching Sidebar Design
  • Custom Navigation Bar Design
  • Matching Button Coordination
  • Matching fonts
  • Matching Social Media Icons
  • Favicon
  • WordPress Studiopress Genesis theme installation (a $59 value)
  • Static “About” and “Contact” page setup
  • Transfer Blogger or WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress not included please see Other Considerations below

$250 deposit, above, please check our current waitlist before proceeding.

A D D  O N S

H O M E P A G E  P O P U P  (W P  S I T E + W P  B L O G  O N L Y)  $50

A homepage popup where users can sign up for a newsletter or other call to action.  See example here.

H O V E R I N G  P I N – I T  B U T T O N  $20
A matching button that appears when users hover over an image on your site to pin to Pinterest.  See example here.

P O S T   S I G N A T U R E  (B L O G  O N L Y ) $5
A custom signature that appears below your blog posts.  See example here.

F A C E B O O K  P A G E  H E A D E R + P R O F I L E  P I C  $25
A matching header for your Facebook page plus profile photo.  See example here.

M A G A Z I N E – S T Y L E  L A Y O U T  F O R  B L O G G E R  $50
Gives you a WordPress-style magazine layout on Blogger.  See example here.

D O N ‘ T  S E E  I T?  J U S T  A S K!
Boy do we love graphic design (I hope it shows!).  Want to add something that you don’t see (Etsy header, Google Plus, mini cards, Photoshop your ex out of the most flattering selfie ever?).  Just ask!  We’ll let you know how we can help you.

R E C E N T  P I N S  S I D E B A R  W I D G E T  $20
A gallery featuring your most recent Pinterest pins.  See example here.

I N S T A G R A M  G A L L E R Y  O R  S L I D E S H O W $20
A gallery or scrolling slideshow of your most recent Instagram posts.  See example here.

F A C E B O O K  L I K E  B O X  $20
A like box, linked to your Facebook account, where users can view recent Facebook content and “like” your Facebook page directly from your website.  See example here.

R E L A T E D  P O S T S  P O S T  F O O T E R  (B L O G  O N L Y)  $20
Encourage readers to visit other posts on your blog by showcasing related posts.  See example here.

T W I T T E R  P A G E  H E A D E R + P R O F I L E  P I C $25
A matching header for your Twitter feed plus profile photo.  See example here.

“G R A B  T H I S”  B L O G  B U T TO N  $10
A matching button with HTML code for readers to easily copy and paste.  See example here.

S O C I A L  M E D I A  S H A R I N G  B U T T O N S  (W P  S I T E  +  W P  B L O G  O N L Y) $25
Either floating social media links to your social media pages or social media share buttons below post (or both!).  See example here.

HOW IT WORKS

1.  W A I T  L I S T
Upon receipt of your deposit (payable above), we will assign you a spot on our wait list.
2.  D E S I G N  I N S P I R A T I O N
Share your color and style preferences etc. with us.  Upon completion of your deposit, payable above, you will be automatically directed to our blog design inspiration form, so that we can get a feel for the type of blog that you want.  You may also go directly here to complete the inspiration form:  Blogger inspiration form  |  WordPress inspiration form
3.  T I M E L I N E
You can expect a blog draft by the end of your assigned week, and have your blog installed thereafter, dependent upon revisions.  These times are approximate; we do not guarantee them, but your blog is as important to us as it is to you, and we try to work as quickly as we can.
4.  A D D I T I O N A L  B R A N D I N G
When the blog design is complete and installed, we will be happy to provide a matching Facebook page header and/or Twitter background and profile pic for $25 each.  We do reserve the right to charge a progress payment if your blog takes longer than 1 to 2 months  to complete.  This payment will only be requested if the delay is on your end, which we completely understand, you’ve got a lot going on!  This is not in addition to the design fee, it will just be a fraction of your final payment, generally 1/4.
5.  D E S I G N  R E V I S I O N S
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE FOR EXCESSIVE REVISIONS.  Our hourly rate is $85 per hour.  Custom blogs and the necessary revisions take approximately 4-12 hours to complete.  If you wish for revisions beyond the allotted amount of time you will be charged at an hourly rate (which will be pro-rated).   We require a 50% deposit to start work on your blog.  This deposit is non-refundable, it takes lots of time to create the initial design proofs, hence the deposit.  The remaining balance must be paid after the blog is installed.  Outstanding balances after 30 days will be referred to attorney and professional collection action will be taken.
NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME!

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

-We do not do Blogger to WordPress transfers.  To transfer content from blogger to WordPress (additional fee), we recommend Blogelina!}  For more information on the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, please visit this link.  We do not currently design on WordPress.com.  If you are on WordPress.com and wish to switch to WordPress.org, we recommend using WordPress.com’s Guided Transfer service.  
-We only offer graphics for Facebook or Twitter, we do NOT set up FB or Twitter auto-posting, you will need to install your own plugin for that.  Also, we are graphic designers, and blog design services do not include things like plugin settings, setting up stat counters, Comment Luv, etc.  Our specialty is graphic design, if you wish for assistance with additional functionality on your blog or future updates, we recommend  The Blog Butler or Fiverr.com.
-Please be aware that to run a blog on WordPress.org (self-hosted WordPress), you will need to purchase a domain name and hosting prior to us beginning work on your blog.  The following providers offer One Click WordPress Installation and are recommended by Little Blue Deer:
inmotionhosting.com  |  bluehost.com  
-A “word” about WordPress:  Wordpress is a powerful, SEO-friendly hosting platform.  However, it is not as user-friendly and easy to use as Google Blogger.  Please be aware of this.  If you are brand-new to blogging or not comfortable with computers, this may not be the platform for you.  If you are open-minded and willing to spend some time familiarizing yourself with WordPress, go for it!  It will be a fun and enlightening experience!  However, if you do not feel comfortable with computers in general, we encourage you to start with Blogger , it will probably be a more enjoyable experience for you.  We do not teach you to blog, so please take a moment and check your comfort level with technology in general before proceeding.
-Pricing includes 5 revisions.  We pride ourselves on offering custom and unique design, so if you still need adjustments after 5 rounds of revision, we are delighted to do so at a fee of $20 per revision!
-Pricing is for custom artwork and installation only.  We do NOT install any 3rd party widgets or software.  We do not offer technical support.
-Technical support.  You will be provided with the contact information of your site host if you experience any technical disruptions to your blog.  Additionally, we are not available to add or update plugins or change other functionality once your site is complete.  We will store your graphic files free of charge.  If you want future WordPress support, plugin installation and other types of site maintenance, we are happy to provide a list of preferred referrals.  For a small fee they will install and update plugins, provide technical support and code updates among other services.  Little Blue Deer’s services are turn-key.   Our goal is to design a solid blog using the WordPress content management system that the client can either maintain on their own (eg. update text and photography) or utilize one of our recommended WordPress technicians.  There are some blog designers who do offer ongoing site maintenance, but we are a very small boutique company, and wish to keep it that way.  We design (literally!) over a hundred websites and blogs per year, and if we were available to update and make changes to every site we designed, we would not have time to focus on giving each client the time needed to design our signature chic, sophisticated and most importantly, unique, sites and blogs.  We take your investment seriously and want to give your site the time and attention that it deserves.  Also our maintenance policy helps keep our pricing competitive.  One of the main reasons that we build our sites and blogs in WordPress is that it is the most popular content management system in existence today and there are a huge number of reliable and reasonable programmers who readily offer WordPress maintenance services.  Please understand our limitations before proceeding and should you wish for a blog designer who does offer ongoing maintenance programs we would be more than happy to offer referrals.  We highly recommend considering The Blog Butler for ongoing WordPress maintenance, technical support and site updates. 
-If you wish to use photos in your blog header, please include them when submitting your Blog Design Inspiration form.

what is not included:

-Email setup (you should set up any email with your domain registrar)
-SEO services.  We will install the SEO by Yoast plugin (WordPress only), but do not provide any support, you will need to fill in meta content and additional information, if desired.  and the WordPress theme that we use is search engine optimized, however, we do not offer any additional SEO services and do not guarantee Google or Bing page ranking.
-Additional pages other than a static About page (your provide photo and content) and contact page with contact info.  A blog is not a website.  A blog consists of a post feed on the homepage (NOT a static homepage) and About and Contact pages (WordPress only).  We are happy to add additional static pages for you, but any extra pages or page customization (eg. post category pages, etc.) will incur an additional fee.   This will be discussed beforehand, rest assured we will never surprise you with a bill for extras at the end of the project.
-Photoshop services (Need a photo adjustment?  This is available for an additional per photo charge)
-Technical support.  You will be provided with the contact information of your site host if you experience any technical disruptions to your blog.  Additionally, we are not available to add or update plugins or change other functionality once your site is complete.  We will store your graphic files free of charge.
-Phone calls:  we do not accept phone calls at any time.  All conversation is limited to email.  We do not Skype or chat.  We are readily available via email Monday through Thursday, EST and are closed most American holidays.
-Logo design.  A blog header, though custom-designed to fit you and your unique brand, is NOT a stand-alone logo.  If you wish for a stand-alone logo with fully-scalable files and the rights to use all files, you will need to purchase our logo design package separately here.

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