Web development is an umbrella term that comprises the following tasks. These tasks are performed in varying degrees depending upon the scope of the project and the requirements of the client:
- Markup (HTML, XML)
- CSS coding
- Back-end development and templating, e.g., PHP
- Content editing and maintenance
- Consulting and research
- Findability/search engine optimization/search engine marketing
- Page layout
- Image editing and production
- Graphic design
- Information architecture and database management
- User interface testing/knowledge
- Accessibility testing/knowledge
I am available on evenings and Saturdays. As a contract web developer at the Federal Aviation Administration, I am usually not available during normal business hours.
My preferred method of communication is email, as it provides a record of correspondence.
Tasks from clients are completed in the order in which they are received. When sending tasks, it is always helpful to include a link to the page/section needing attention.
Timekeeping and invoicing
My hourly rate is $68 and is applicable to all web development tasks. This rate was last increased on July 1, 2016.
Time is kept in small increments, with a 15-minute minimum for any task or group of tasks. I stand behind my work; any mistakes will be corrected at no charge.
I submit invoices on a monthly basis or as circumstances warrant. If you've hired Vatsana Brundage as your graphic designer, you might receive one combined invoice from us unless you've requested otherwise.
The invoiced balance is due upon receipt. Unpaid balances are considered "past due" after 30 days. Past due balances are subject to a late fee of $10 or 3% of the outstanding balance, whichever is greater. The late fee is assessed on a monthly basis.
Balances may be paid by check (made payable to Matthew Brundage), cash (in person), as well as through PayPal Venmo (@matthewbrundage), and Zelle.
Existing clients will receive a one-hour credit on their next invoice for each new client that they refer to me. There is no limit to the number of credits that a client can earn.