Are you thinking about designing a website to disseminate your research project? but…
I get it, I’ve been in your shoes. And I tell you that having a website to increase the reach of your results with little effort is possible.
You just need someone to listen to you, advise you on what is best for you and help you from start to finish to get the website you need, without being an extra burden on your day to day life. And that’s what I’m here for!
You will get a functional and secure website, 100% adapted to your goals, content and budget.
Keep it simple.
What type of Websites you can have
Design for Scientists
This is what your website will look like
When your website is finished... I will NOT leave you alone
I will make sure you get familiar with the website and can self-manage it without any problems or headaches.
Your website will have everything it needs to work perfectly and I’ll take care of all the heavy work,
but, wait! there are a few things to keep in mind before you get started
Why choose me to design your website?
I studied biology and dedicated myself to research because I love learning new things, researching and discovering the world around me. Today I work to make ideas and new knowledge more accessible and easily understood, bringing them closer to society. And I found in web design and digital marketing the tools I needed to achieve it. I firmly believe that having the right tools is a big step to achieve our goals, and many times we have them at our fingertips and we don’t know it or we don’t see their potential.
Now my desire is to help Scientists to make their work, and the knowledge they generate, transcend inside and outside the academic field.
What people are saying...
Lorena Herrera, Ph.D.
Before you go... Any doubts?
At this point, you may have some questions.
The website will be designed completely to your needs. It means that it will be designed fitting your needs, goals and style. From the beginning I will take into account what you need and what you want to achieve with the website. Together we will agree on the style, format and contents of the website. During the development you will actively participate in the revision stages, where you will be able to see the progress of the web and change what you think is necessary.
My job is to advise you, as a researcher and designer, so that the final result is the most appropriate to achieve your goal. I will be honest at all times and if I think something is not appropriate, necessary or even detrimental to the performance of the web I will tell you.
It depends. There are several factors at play here: the type of web, the amount of pages and content to include, the commitment to meet deadlines in deliveries and revisions, and several etcetera. Think that it is not the same to design a personal website with 2 or 3 pages than an institutional website for a research center. More content, more people involved, more time.
But don’t worry, we will always agree on the deadlines for revisions and delivery before starting and they will be established in the service contract.
Yes, that’s right, we’ll sign a contract with all the legal requirements, and in it we’ll make clear the conditions of the work and the revisions, deadlines, payments, and so on.
It is the best way to make things clear and we will both be protected against any conflict.
As it is a custom-made website, the final cost will be as well. After the first meeting, with all the information you have provided me and having clear the general characteristics of the web, I will prepare a customized budget. This way you will only pay for what you really need.
Once the contract is signed you will have to pay 70% of the total budgeted cost, and when the web is finished you will pay the remaining 30%.
To comply with the current regulations on data protection in Europe, it is mandatory to include these documents on the web. In addition, you will be protected and protecting the information you share on your website.
I am not a lawyer so I am not competent to elaborate these texts. I am only in charge of including them in the web. If you need help in this aspect let me know and we will find a solution.
First of all, it is essential that you hire the Hosting and Domain service, and give me access to them. Then, to start working I will need you to give me all the contents you want to include in the web (texts, images, your logo, etc.).
In our meeting, we will agree on how the web will be and I will guide you on what contents you should include and how they should be. If you need help to create or adapt the texts let me know and I will give you a hand, but keep in mind that you are the one who knows best your group or project and you will know what you want to tell on the web, so your collaboration is essential. And remember that if the web will be multilingual I must have the texts in the corresponding languages.
Whenever possible I will prioritize face-to-face contact, especially in the first meetings, so we can get to know each other better. If this is not possible due to distance or time constraints, we will communicate by video-call, which is usually the most effective way.
Then, in the different stages of development and revisions we will communicate by email. To share files easily I will create an account where only you and I have access (for example, a Drive or Dropbox).
It’s very simple.
- When you contact me, we will arrange a first meeting in witch we will talk about what you need and what I can do for you. There, we will agree on how your website will look like in order to prepare a customized budget.
- Once the contract is signed and after you have send me the necessary material, I will elaborate a first draft of the website for you to approve the general format and style it will have.
- Once the draft is approved, I’m going to get down to work to make the technical adjustments and layout of the whole website. You will have two instances of revisions so you can make the adjustments you think are necessary.
- Once the final adjustments are done, you will have your website ready and visible on the internet!
Thanks to the training session and tutorials I will give you will be able to manage it yourself and make the modifications you want. If you need help or want to incorporate big changes (for example a general redesign or add new pages) we can agree and quote a new service.