Web Site for Landscaping Business

From my friend Darryl: Hey all. I need to build a website for my business. Pretty simple one that I can add payment capability to later. I need to do it myself and cheap. Suggestions? Funny ass question considering I have a degree in IT!
Updated 02/19/2014 6:18 p.m. by P.j.  •  Created 01/06/2014 8:43 a.m. by P.j.


Weebly is another modern, free web site builder.
Updated 02/19/2014 6:18 p.m. by P.j.  •  Created 02/19/2014 6:17 p.m. by P.j.

Wix Landscaping Template (Chosen)

Wix is one of several modern, free web site builders that emphasizes graphic design.
Updated 02/10/2014 10:45 a.m. by P.j.  •  Created 01/06/2014 9:05 a.m. by P.j.
P.j. I don't think that Wix templates are as good looking at Squarebuilder, and I don't think their templates are design to work well on mobile, but they do have a landscaping specific template.
01/06/2014 9:14 a.m.

Squarespace Frontrow Template

Squarespace is another free web builder than emphasizes graphic design.
Frontrow is a bold portfolio template, featuring full-bleed images for maximum impact. Frontrow is especially popular with photographers and luxury businesses.
Updated 01/06/2014 9:11 a.m. by P.j.  •  Created 01/06/2014 9:11 a.m. by P.j.
P.j. Of the free, modern web site builders, I think squarespace has the most attractive templates. They emphasize portfolios and that design should work well for a landscaping business (assuming you have some photos you can use).
01/06/2014 9:13 a.m.
P.j. Here is a pretty good review of modern web site builders: http://www.websitebuilderexpert..... One thing that may not be obvious in that review is that "responsive" means the site is designed to work on mobile devices.
01/06/2014 10:29 a.m.

40 Business WordPress Themes

WordPress business themes offer you a professional design for your company or organization. Put your best foot forward: display important contact information, feature the products or services you offer on the front page, and engage your customers with a blog and social sharing features.
Updated 01/06/2014 8:48 a.m. by P.j.  •  Created 01/06/2014 8:48 a.m. by P.j.
P.j. If you want something that can work long term, I'd take a look at something based on WordPress. You can host on wordpress.com, or search for one of the many services that can host WordPress based web sites. I like WordPress for long term because:
- Mature, full-featured engine for adding content (pages, photos, etc.)
- Many add-ons
- The WordPress source code is open source, so, unlike Squarespace, Wix, etc., you are not locked into hosting on wordpress.com
- Many web site designers know how to work with WordPress based web sites
01/06/2014 9:17 a.m.

Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account - PayPal

Gone are the days of waiting to get paid. Now you can request a secure payment in a few clicks.
Updated 01/06/2014 8:45 a.m. by P.j.  •  Created 01/06/2014 8:45 a.m. by P.j.
P.j. I've used many payment services over the years. PayPal can be a bit more expensive than some other services, but it is easy to get setup, reliable, fairly easy to use and everybody knows it. For a landscaping business, PayPal supports invoicing and reoccurring payments.
01/06/2014 9:19 a.m.

Yahoo SiteBuilder

Yahoo SiteBuilder Features

Includes 380+ customizable templates for business and hobby uses. Easily change any template to create the site you want.
Drag-and-drop tools make it easy to add new pages, change layouts, switch colors, edit text, and more — on the fly.
Set up an entire site in minutes with the Site Creation Wizard.
E-commerce Ready
Integrate PayPal buttons to sell products or accept donations online.
Full-featured software runs offline, on your PC.
Updated 01/06/2014 8:44 a.m. by P.j.  •  Created 01/06/2014 8:44 a.m. by P.j.
P.j. This stuff an ancient! It might work if you want a web site that looks like it is from the 90s (retro?).
01/06/2014 9:20 a.m.