Welcome To Black Horse Media

I’m a web developer from Canada. I’ve been developing websites for about 15 years and specialize in websites that clients can update themselves. I use a CMS program that allows clients to update menus and page content, add images, run an eCommerce site and much more.

I also provide logo and print design services for posters, letterheads and business cards.

I currently do all website development work as a freelancer at upWork. You can view my profile to see my rating and feedback from clients.

If you are in need of hosting services, I highly recommend 24-7 Host. They are a Canadian company with servers inside and outside Canada. I am affiliated with them so if you sign up via this link I will get a bit of a commission 🙂 I would also recommend BlueHost (my affiliate link).

I work with WordPress exclusively and recommend premium themes from Theme Forest. Premium themes offer the best support and security, and are updated on a regular basis to coincide with code updates of the WordPress core. If you are interested in a theme from Theme Forest, you can use my affiliate link and I will get a 30% commission from your first purchase. I highly recommend the WordPress theme “Avada.”

Another theme that I recommend is “Divi” (by Elegant Themes). What I like about Divi’s page builder is that the different content containers are color-coded. I also really like that each “element” (title, text block, etc.) can be customized easily. My clients really appreciate these things – the page structure (rows, columns, titles etc.) are visually represented and they can make changes to font size, color, etc. right from the page editing screen. Here is my affiliate link for the Divi builder.

Recently I learned of a plugin that allows my clients to make changes to font size, color, etc. right from the front end of their site/pages (as opposed to using the WordPress editing screen). The plugin’s name is “CSS Hero” and I highly recommend it. It works with both the Avada and Divi themes. Here is my affiliate link for CSS Hero.

Website Development Services and Pricing

Providing quotes for website development is quite tricky, as everyone’s needs are different. But I can give you an estimate of what most sites cost based on previous experience, depending on the size of the site.

All websites that I develop allow the site owner to easily make changes to menus, content, images and products (if eCommerce is set up).

Prices are current as of July, 2018.

Item Description Cost
Brochure
Site
A one-page website. Can have a menu with links to different sections within the page. $90
2-5 Pages Basic content (text and images). $150
5-10 Pages Basic content (text and images). $250
eCommerce Fully equipped online store with shipping functionality. Approx  $50/10 products
Maintenance Updates to your brochure site or website. $45.00/hour

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take for my web site to be ready?

Your web site will be ready in 1 to 24 hours, depending on your requirements.

How do I make changes to my web site?

Once your account is set up you will log into your web site with a username and password. Once logged in you can use a simple fill in the blank type forms to add or edit the content of your web site.

What will my web site look like?

Your web site will look exactly the way you want it to, the design process is not complete until you are completely satisfied.

How do I pay for my web site?

You can pay for your web site with your credit card or PayPal.

Contact Black Horse Media

Contact Shannon at Black Horse Media.

You can view my profile, client feedback and portfolio on upWork.

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