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I'm Mike Lopez

I’m a web designer and developer based in Denver, CO. Big lover of animals, people, and the great outdoors. I also like to build for the web and make things beautiful, with an interest for UX/UI, Graphic, and Motion Design.

A picture of Mike Lopez sitting with his big dog, Lucas

I don't just like building beautiful websites –
I love building beautiful websites.

My Career

As a self-taught designer and developer, with 15+ years in the hospitality industry in my back pocket, I strive to bring expertise, valuable insight, and compassion to each project I take on.

I'm well-versed in popular CMS platforms such as Webflow, Squarespace, Shopify, and WordPress – so you can trust that you are in good hands when working with me.

Graphic Design
UX/UI Design
Branding
Prototyping
CMS
Web Development
SEO
Custom Coding
5-Star Service

Questions
Answered

How much does it cost?
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Every project is unique in scope and complexity, so it's tough to nail a number to my services. Some projects include a larger scope, complex interactions or animations, cross-integration for added functionality and automation, etc. With that being said, most of my clients come to me with a budget of at least $2,000.

Have a unique situation? Let's talk and see if we can find something that works for both of us if it's a great fit.

What other costs are involved?
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Apart from design and development of your website, you will need to cover hosting fees and the cost of a custom domain if you don't already have one.

Since I build in Webflow, I highly suggest utilizing their hosting services to get the most out of your website, with their amazing content editor, included SSL certificates and much more. You can expect to may about $12-16 per month to host, depending on the needs of your website.

I am also available to manage the hosting of your website post-launch for a little extra, but I will also handle web support and maintenance, SEO optimization, etc. Reach out if you are interested in adding some of these services.

Do I need a developer to update my website in the future?
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If you decide to host your website with Webflow, you will have the ability to use their Editor for making changes to text and images on your website with ease.

In addition to being able to quickly update and publish, if your website utilizes the CMS (blog, news, team members, etc), you can also edit this content and build new pages in a few minutes.

If you are looking to make changes to the layout of your site or add entirely new sections & pages, however, you might need the help of a developer. I offer different support options, as well as maintenance packages, for websites if you need it.

How long does it take?
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Every project is unique and varies in scope/complexity. Typically, a basic website (5-6 pages) will take about 4-6 weeks, including design and development.

Bigger websites can take more time depending on the scope, but on average they don't take more than 7-10 weeks to complete.

If you are on a time crunch, I can also use a template as a jumping off point and can speed up the process tremendously. We can browse the marketplace and find one that would work great for your business or service.

We will discuss timelines together and agree on potential delivery dates before we sign the proposal.

Do I need a website?
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Not a typical question, but one that I think is important to go over.

I've met with business owners who felt they didn't need a website because "their business is operating just fine without one". While this is possible to be true in some cases, for the vast majority of us out there, the need to establish your business online is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been absolutely crucial for SMB and entrepreneurs to be digitally represented well and establish themselves as industry leaders by leveraging their website.

In 2021 alone, almost 90% of consumers researched a product online before purchasing. Even then, over 70% of consumers are using a mobile device to do that research.

Having a website gives you a foundation to own your own content and how it's delivered, and create the experience you want for your users to convert and grow. Making sure that your website is also responsive is critical to ensuring your content is consumable and enjoyable to your users, and working for you 24 hours a day.

A photo of Mike's laptop with his website "Sarplaninacs.com" on the screenPhoto of an SUV traveling on dirt roads in the remote mountains of Colorado.Photo of Mike laying in a tent with a view of the Grand Tetons while campingA photo of Mike and Lucas stuck in a store during a blizzard.Image of Mike and his big dog, Lucas, while hikingPhoto of Mike's white 4Runner that he uses to go off-roading and campingA photo of Lucas, Mike's big dog, with his head out the window of his car. A happy dog!A photo of Mike and friends exploring a 4x4 trail in the remote mountains of Colorado

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