(701) 732-0799

I’m Ben,
Owner of Dirt River Design, I make the web a better place.

For the last seven years, I have been helping local businesses and people around the country create and repair their online presence.  If you need a website or need a new hosting company with a good track record I’m your guy. Please contact me by email first.  If you are not in my phone you may not get through. 

Ben Huffman - Grand Forks Web Designer - Dirt River Design Owner

Web Design Consulting

Although I don’t have enough time to accept all the clients I want, I can still help guide you through the web design process. I can help you make good decisions that will save you time and money. Consulting could be as simple as an hour long meeting to help point you in the right direction. For some people it makes sense to host with Dirt River Design so I can provide ongoing support.

 

Web Design & Development

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Website Design

Dirt River Design offers an affordable solution for web design. I can help you get your website online and keep things simple for you.  You’ll get a quality product and work with someone local.

Website Design

I will start with a meeting to determine your goals and what you would like to accomplish with your website.  

 

Maintenance & Updates

If you host with Dirt River Design we include all software updates and the occasional minor website update for you.

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Most small changes are completed in under 24 hours.

If you would like to make you own updates I provide instructional videos or onsite training. This option is usually used by people who make regular updates to their site.

If your site encounters problems, I keep backups and provide a helping hand to get you back online as soon as possible.

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Website Development

Website development is where things get techie. Simply put… My websites are technically sound and rank well.  I integrate your website to work with online payment systems and business email.

Built From Scratch

If you have a clear idea of how you would like your site to look, and the features you would like to have I can work to make it happen. 

Template Blocks

Most clients give me free reign to do what I want. Usually I use some template items as it helps reduce development time and keeps cost manageable. Modern templates are not ridged like they were in the past. Even if you start a site with a template it will not look like another site anywhere on the web. There are thousands of options built into the platform used.

My Process
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Define

Define your goals for the site. Who are your target customers? What do you want your site to do? 

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Design

A basic website is built that meets the criteria we originally defined. You’ll have the opportunity to see where things are going.

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Refine

I see what you like and what you want changed. Sometimes we make slight adjustments to the goals. 

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Cleanup

Final rounds of testing and integration with external services. 

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Host, Email, and Maintenance

Dirt River design hosts your site. I update the underlying software, and include small updates to your site free of charge. You will deal with a local person, and if there is a problem I correct the issue at no charge to you.

Business Customers - $30/Month

$30.00 / Month

The short version of hosting with Dirt River Design is that you don’t need to worry about hosting. I despise shady practices used by some local and national competitors. You maintain ownership and control of your content. I make sure you have a positive experience I provide the following services without any extra fees.

 

  • Small website changes and fixes.
  • Check for and apply software updates for you. Usually at least once a week.
  • Maintain Setup/maintenance of several plugins.
  • We keep everything working.
  • Manage email accounts.
  • Monitor and deal with site/server security.
Blogger/Freelancer/Wordpress Hosting

$19.99 +/ Month

Don’t like to deal with WordPress Updates, Email, SSL and all the headaches associated with hosting?  Dirt River Design is happy to help bloggers, agencies, and freelancers succeed by offering great hosting and support for you and your customers.

Server Information

Our servers are located in Chicago and we have average uptime of about 99.99% over the last 4 years.  In 2020 Dirt River Design processed around 1.9 million page views. All sites hosted with Dirt River Design are automatically provided Lets Encrypt SSLs.  Our server resources are carefully monitored and adjusted as necessary.  All clients are provided their own cPanel, DDoS Protection, Corporate email filtering & forwarding, and cPanel (full account) backups.

Some of My Work
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