Friday, July 24, 2015

Website Development Pricing

Here is my basic pricing for designing and running a small business website:

$250 base fee includes professional web hosting and support, domain name registration/transfer, creation and linking of one personalized e-mail account, design and layout of up to three pages ($50 per additional page created), monthly personalized statistics showing web traffic and which pages are the most popular with visitors, optimization for mobile viewing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) so that you are easily located using Google, bing, yahoo, and other search engines, unlimited bandwidth so that your site can handle any amount of traffic, connecting of your social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, etc, 500mb of storage so that your photos and videos will always be displayed in hi-res, and quick turnaround of website (within 7 business days of receipt of deposit payment and content). 

$150 non-refundable deposit due at time of contract signing. 

Remaining payment due once client approves of initial website design. Once final payment received and cleared, domain name will be officially registered/transferred and site published live.

Client agrees to provide all text content and business-related graphics (such as logo, product photos, team photos, etc). Client agrees that all content they provide is owned by them and developer is not liable for any copyright infringement. Additional fee of $25 per page if developer is to create custom text. 

$25 per hour for site maintenance and updating of already created pages.

$50 to set up an e-commerce page for sale of up to 15 items (such as team gear, shirts, shoes, etc) and acceptance of PayPal.

I also offer Facebook business page development and content updates. $25 per social media account created. You can then maintain on your own or pay $50 per month for developer to maintain and update (unlimited updates including event pages). Facebook is an excellent marketing tool and provides you with the ability to reach your clients with same day updates and important info. Your Facebook page will also be linked directly to your website so that visitors to your site can view your Facebook feed.

Additional social media sites created per request for additional agreed upon fee.

All content you provide is owned by you. All content provided by me and layout design is copyright by me. I have the right and permission to use screen shots and links to website for my portfolio.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chris Evans' Not Handing Down The Cap' Shield Just Yet

In an interview with MTV, Chris Evans spoke about what he loves about the Marvel Universe as a whole, and promised that Captain America 3 would continue down this path:
"It's this giant web of plot, where everything is connected to everything else… that's the beautiful thing and especially for the fanboys who understand these plotlines. With Cap 3, we're going to continue this excitement. Marvel doesn't disappoint. Whatever you're hoping for, you're going to get it."
Evans also addressed the rumor that Cap 3 would be his last outing as Captain America and we would see him hand down the shield to either Bucky or Falcon.
"Who's handing off the shield? Don't take my job from me prematurely dude. I'm sure it'll happen at some point, all good things have to come to an end. But I'm really happy playing the character."
I am so glad to hear it. :)
Visit MTVnews for the full video interview!

Behold...THE VISION!

This image leaked earlier today (reportedly from Sideshow Collectibles) and has since been yanked from most popular sites. I'm a ridiculously small blog and no ones cares about here its...THE VISION!

Friday, August 15, 2014

First Look At Han Solo Looking A Lot Like Mal Reynolds

Indie Revolver (Disney) revealed a few concept sketches of what Han Solo's new threads will look like in Star Wars VII (I love how we automatically use roman numerals for SW sequels).

In this first photo, Han is looking a lot like Captain Mal Reynolds of the Serenity (Firefly for people not familiar with all things geek and glorious) with that long brown coat.  It is good to see that Han has kept his trusty DL-44 blaster and iconic gun belt.  Indie Revolver points out that it appears that Han now has two gun holsters, one on his classic right hip and now one on his left hip. Has Han started carrying extra power around in his old age? I am assuming he has traded in his Corellian Bloodstripe pants as they probably needed a retirement after all they had been through. Gawd, I loved those pants though.

In this second photo, Han is looking more like your average US teenage girl in winter. He's rocking his puffy jacket with a furred hoodie and some Ugg-ish boots.  I am not a fan of this look, but it make sense if they are revisiting Hoth or some other terribly cold planet. Which makes sense since the reveal of what appears to be an updated Snowtrooper also made the rounds this week.

A pretty snazzy photo of the "Snowtrooper" helmet was also revealed in a thread over at RPF
via Raphael Argus over at RPF
Does that not look fan-f*cking-tastic?! I am so excited for this movie.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Downton Abbey Season 5 Group Photo And Stills (Squeee)

Sweet British splendor, Downton Abbey Season 5 stills have been released!!  Which means it is only a few months until Downton returns to the air in the UK! We in the US have to wait until January 2015 for PBS Masterpiece to air the new season, but if you have friends in the UK, or access to torrents, you can get in on the action early! (Note: In no way am I condoning torrenting. Torrenting bad. Bad.)

This season's group photo is above! Look how much the Downton family has grown since season 1!  The babies are children now. How old is the dog?! I know season 1 had a dog named Pharaoh, but he was never actually called by name, just referred to as "boy" in a scene (episode 1.01). Sometime between season 1 and season 2 (1916), Pharaoh passes away and is replaced by Isis. Isis is a bit of an older pup in her first episodes, maybe 9 months old I'm guessing by her size. Season 4 ends in 1923, so Isis must be about 7 years old. Which is good as golden retrievers live an average of 12 years.  I really cannot handle a dog death on this show. Also, I clearly know way too much about the dog's in this show. 

Also released were some great stills from Season 5:

That last picture of Lady Mary, Lord Gillingham, and Branson is my favorite and sparks some interesting thoughts for this season. Lady Mary has been frequently caught between Gillingham and Charles Blake, and perhaps this show that Gillingham will be with us more and more, winning her affections.  I sure do hope so, he is my fave of her suitors. And I just love Branson.  Who doesn't love an Irish rebel?!

Downton Abbey season 5 runs from January 4th to March 1st, 2015 on PBS' Masterpiece Theater. The show will also air in the UK on ITV beginning in September, though no exact premier date has been set as of yet.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Food Fun: Making Homemade Naan

Occasionally I like to bake or try out a new recipe. Today was that kind of day.  I found a recipe for Naan, which is a type of flat bread, and it looked so yummy! I think I have only had Naan once in my life, and it was at a co-worker's birthday lunch at a local Indian restaurant. It was also my firs time trying a variety of Indian foods.  I liked most of what I tried, but I remembered the bread being so light and delicious.  I thought a batch of Naan would go perfectly dipped in the hummus I just bought.

This was my first attempt at making Naan, and I chose a recipe without the use of yeast, because I thought it would be easier for me.  And it was extremely easy.  I adapted the recipe slightly from the one I found via Pinterest at IndianSimmer.

Here is the basic dough  ingredients list, though you can add flavor to your Naan with various spices and herbs. I chose a basic butter Naan with some light Italian Seasoning, because it was simple and I had that readily available.

How To Easily Make Your Own Naan Bread

Serves 8
2 cups all purpose flour or wheat flour
1/2 cup of warm milk
1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp sugar 
1/2 tbsp oil (for your hands while mixing the dough)


Get out your large cutting wooden cutting board. Mix the dry ingredients directly on the board (not in a bowl or mixer). Form a "well" in the center of your dry ingredients.
This was the first time I had made anything like this and not used a bowl.  It was fun.  Radin watched, though I let him squeeze the dough and poke it once it was formed.
Now mix milk and yogurt together in a bowl and pour half of it into the well and slowly combine it together.

I followed the original blogger's advice and added liquid slowly and combined it all together slowly until a soft dough was made.  I did have to use a splash more of milk, because my dough seemed crumbly. The dough should be soft enough for you to be able to dig your finger into it without applying too much pressure. 
She also advised to use oil on your hands if the dough sticks to your hands too much.  My advice is to just go ahead and apritz some oil on your hands beforehand, cuz it WILL still to your hands. Quite a lot. 
Once you have your dough made, cover it with a damp cloth and let it sit in a warm place for at least two hours. I put my ball of dough in a bowl and covered it with a damp tea towel, then let it sit out at room temperature since it is summer and fairly warm in the morning.

After a few hours, dust your cutting board with flour, take out the dough and knead it for about 2-3 minutes. Radin helped me with this and loved it. 

Divide the dough into smaller balls. I found it was easiest to roll out the dough a bit, then cut it down the middle, and then across three times, to form eight sections of dough. My naan were kind of misshapen, but whatever.
You probably want to redust the board with flour a few times so that the dough doesn't stick to it. Roll out and flatten the balls to make bread which is a little thick and elongated. In hindsight, I would have liked mine a little thinner. As mine cooked, the dough seemed to retract and thicken up again.

Now sprinkle one side of the bread with whichever flavor you want. I made simple butter naans, so I brushed melted butter on one side and sprinkled a little Italian Seasoning.
Brush the other side with water. I didn't have another brush (mine was coated in butter), so I filled a shallow dish with water and placed the naans in it for just a few seconds.

Heat a thick bottom skillet on medium-high heat. Once the pan is nice and hot, place the naan wet (watered) side down and cover with a lid.
Let it cook for about a minute or until you see bubbles forming on top. You may need less time if you roll your naan thinner.  Mine were a bit thick, so they needed the full minute. Now flip the naan and let cook an additional minute.
Once removed from the pan, I re-smothered a good amount of butter on them and let them cool slightly. 

Warm naan is sooooooo good.  Radin seemed to like them too, even though he isn't a big fan of breads.  I packaged them up and will eat them with Hummus later on! MMMMmmmm!

I can't wait to try this recipe with other flavorings!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES (A List of Movie Release Dates)

There were a ton of movie release dates revealed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con that I had to compile them with all of the other movies we already knew about so I could keep them all straight.  I present to you, the Girly Geek's master guide of geeked out movies!


August 1 - Guardians of the Galaxy
August 8 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
August 15 - The Expendables 3
September 12 - Resident Evil 6
August 22 - Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
September 19 - The Maze Runner
October 24 - Kingsman: The Secret Service
November 7 - Big Hero 6
                    - Interstellar
November 21 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1
December 17 - The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five


February 6 - Jupiter Ascending
February 13 - Fifty Shades of Grey
March 13 - Cinderella
May 1 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 15 - Mad Max: Fury Road
June 12 - Jurassic World
June 19 - Assassin's Creed
July 3 - Independence Day 2
July 7 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
July 17 - Ant-Man
November 20 - The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 2
November 25 - Finding Dory
December 18 - Star Wars Episode VII


March 25 - Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
May 6 - Captain America 3
June 10 - Uncharted
July 8 - TBA Marvel movie (rumored to be Doctor Strange)

November 11 - Sinister Six


May 5 - TBA Marvel movie
July 28 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
November 3 - TBA Marvel movie


TBA - The Amazing Spider-Man 3
May 4 TBA Marvel movie
July 6 - TBA Marvel movie
November 2 - TBA Marvel movie


May 3 - TBA Marvel movie