View Full Version : most cost effective website designers ?

11-08-2010, 11:42 PM
hey guys!
being a first time haunt we need to monitor our budget as we progress to the 2011 season(you all been there before!)

so what are ur choices for a haunted house website designer?

thnx for ur inputs!! :)

11-08-2010, 11:52 PM
CHad savage from sinistervisions is real good pretty reasonable too same with red crow reasonable and very good animations and intros

11-08-2010, 11:59 PM
Otherwise depending how much your looking to spend you can get real basic programs at office max or from Google to create just a real basic website or if you have a high school or college nearby that has classes for Adobe dreamweaver and/or flash could always talk to any student or the teacher about doing it as a project

11-09-2010, 05:34 AM
I've got pre-made WordPress templates designed for haunted attraction you can purchase here: http://www.charlesterry.net/buy. You can have your haunts website up and running within an hour with these. If you want something custom, give me a call or drop me an email with what kind of site that your wanting and I can put together a quote for you. You can see samples of my past work here: http://www.charlesterry.net/works.

11-09-2010, 08:03 AM
Of course as always Sinister Visions, Rogues Hollow, The Village of Darkness, Rick Whitlow.

I had our haunt website, www.nightmareexpress.com designed by someone I have know for years who does really good work. http://www.jenfoto.com/ Jen designed all our graphics, advertising banners, ticket designs, everything. She is great to work with, and since she isn't that well known, she turns work around really quickly.

Haunted Farm
11-09-2010, 07:12 PM
I am a system analyst of 30 years and did my website at www.haunted-farm.com
let me know what you are looking for and I can get you a quote.

11-11-2010, 08:15 AM
We've been using Jimmy at THORN Web Designs for several years. We hired him to design our site, etc., then he started working at our haunt. Can't recommend him enough. www.thornwebdesigns.com

Wells Township Haunted House

11-11-2010, 05:02 PM
There is a great website that allows you create your own flash website. It is called www.wix.com (http://www.wix.com). They have tons of templates that you can use for all different types of themes, or you can start from scratch. I use it for my entertainment company website. It costs like $10 bucks a month, plus the cost of the domain name which will depend on what the website is called, mine was like $30 for a year. It takes a while to figure out how to use the editor, and to figure out everything that you can do with it, but it is pretty easy once you play with it for a while. Check out mine at www.spotlightentertainmentboston.com (http://www.spotlightentertainmentboston.com).

If you just dont want to worry doing it yourself, and have someone else take care or it, I reccommend Rogues Hollow. They create awesome websites, and can also create your business cards, flyers, rack cards etc, all so they match your website!

Good luck!


11-16-2010, 05:21 PM
I would suggest Darknet Designs, but I'm getting the silent treatment about receiving a refund for services not delivered, so I'd hold off until I find out for sure if this is unintentional or typical "take the money and run" behavior. I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope he'll get around to it. (I'll let you know either way.)

11-18-2010, 09:44 AM
I woud DEFINATELY NOT recommend Darknet designs. I'm now at 1 year of no delivery, and even getting communications back is like pulling teeth. I think the only time I heard back was when I called the credit card company about reversing charges.

11-20-2010, 07:15 AM
It's not by accident that Rogues Hollow does so many websites for the haunt industry, #1 in my book and Chris a true professional!


11-20-2010, 07:41 AM
This may sound cheap, but for now, until I can afford to just spend thousands of dollars on amazing web design, I am doing my own web design. I learned at the local Community College, and bought the CS5 Web Design Suite. WELL worth your time.

11-24-2010, 08:50 AM
Try checking with Chris Singleton at www.myliquidstudio.com he is an amazing graffic artist and very easy to work with and very cost effective

11-27-2010, 06:28 AM
Johnny at Scareshack@yahoo.com has done a few of our websites, and Shane from www.Ravens-wolf.com does incredible websites.

Wolf Creek Haunted Forest
11-27-2010, 02:38 PM
Email chris@darkriderfilmworks.com

He did my site WolfCreekHauntedForest.com and FearFair.com and the price is unbelievable

11-27-2010, 09:57 PM
i use Red Crow Design http://www.redcrowdesign.net/
I get compliments on my site all time

11-30-2010, 03:37 AM
We've been using Jimmy at THORN Web Designs for several years. We hired him to design our site, etc., then he started working at our haunt. Can't recommend him enough. www.thornwebdesigns.com

Wells Township Haunted House

We highly recommend Thorn Web Designs. Jimmy does fantastic work, great costumer service and does it in a timely manner! You would not be disappointed!

Forest of Fright
Philo, Oh

12-03-2010, 03:28 PM
With a little time I figured out how to build mine. I used Wix. Cheap way to do it. Under 100 buck for a whole year. Web hosting and domain if you donít have one yet. I also have complete control over my site. If something happens I can update it to reflect w.e. I need in minutes instead of contacting someone to update my site for me.

My site www.FablesStudios.com Iím redesigning it now.

My Wifes site for her event planning biz. www.FSEventDesign.com I made this very quick. Again Wix. If you have Photoshop you can make all custom Graphics and put them in the site. Also the Pics from weddings we design. I really do suggest the site you have all the power.

Peter T

12-03-2010, 03:39 PM
someone who is good with Flash/intro to site.

Peter T

12-07-2010, 11:23 AM
Let me know what you have in mind. We specialize in flash work for websites.

Boomtown House Of Terror
12-13-2010, 11:57 AM
Web Designer,i have had problems with dark net designs, i can not get a responce from him, i need to know how i can take over my web site that i payed him on, what information do i need from him ? , please pm me any info and how to get a hold of him, thank you:(

Twin Locusts
12-14-2010, 11:07 AM
The WHOIS for darknetdesigns dot com is private and lists only the domain host, enom, as registrar. The 877 number cannot be traced to an address.

Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 02-nov-2010
Creation Date: 29-oct-2008
Expiration Date: 29-oct-2011

If you have been defrauded or there's been a failure to deliver you should definately contact your cc company to report. Don't know if you're out of time to make a claim but it is likely the only way you'll ever get your money. The net is a very insular place and the payment trail is the only way you'll track this guy down.

Memphis, if you have the name that shows up on your cc statement it may help tracking him, not likely through if it is truly a scam, he will have insulated all public data.

12-22-2010, 07:44 PM
I would look into Chad Savage.. Honest guy that is in touch with the industry..

Moxley Manor
01-05-2011, 09:17 AM
As a first year haunt, I did my own website. Honestly, I enjoy making the different changes and adding graphics so I will probably continue doing my own web for now.

01-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Love Chad Savage with Sinistervisions.com his customer service is topnotch and in the three years or so i have been using him he has always been right there to work with me and assist with those things we think we know but seem to mess up. love his art as well!