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Old Jan-25-2011, 08:19 AM
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Ham1 is offline Ham1 OP
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Certified SmugMug Customizers
We have talked about a certified customizer program at SmugMug for years. We are so excited and to finally make it official!!

At the bottom of this page! you will find the list of the amazing companies we selected and more details on pricing etc.

Fast Line Media: http://fastlinemedia.com/smugmug
jR Customization: http://www.jrcustomization.com/smugmug
The Green Man design studio: http://www.greenman-advertising.com/smugmug
My Pro Foto: http://myprofoto.com/
New Skin Media: http://www.newskinmedia.com/smugmug/
SmugDesigns: http://smugdesigns.com/
Okee: http://www.okee.co/
Photography Blogsites: http://photographyblogsites.com/smugmug
DVISO: http://dviso.com/smugmugpro/


What does it mean to be certified?
** Each company listed has an excellent working relationship with SmugMug. SmugMug puts our stamp of approval on their customer support, responsiveness, friendliness, and understanding of SmugMug code. We love them and they love us!


How do I contact them?
** Just go to the links listed above and contact any company directly. They are wanting your business and will work with you throughout the selection process.


How do I buy one of the templates or custom sites?
** You will purchase directly through their shopping carts. SmugMug does not charge you anything.


What if I want to make changes to my site years/months later?
** Each certified company has their own policy. Look carefully at their support & modifications policies. Plus, remember there is always a SmugMug Support Hero standing by.


How do I file a complaint about one of the companies you list?
** We doubt you'll ever have to do this. But you can always send an email to our Support Heroes, ATTN: Certified Customization Complaint


Are you adding more certified companies to this list?
** Yes! There are other good companies that we have left off this list. We are in the process of reviewing them right now. If you have a company to recommend OR you want to be on this list, please post in this thread thanks!

Thanks,
Markham
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Old Jan-25-2011, 09:16 AM
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newskinmedia is offline newskinmedia
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Thank you Markham!! As one of the Certified Customizers, we at New Skin Media are extremely grateful for our partnership with SmugMug.

We would love to work with any of you to help build an amazing new website. We love working with photographers! We're actually photographers ourselves! We have package options that can fit within just about any budget, and we even offer payment plans. We basically will do just about anything to make sure you get the website of your dreams.

We are also branding specialists and can help you design a new logo and brand!

Click here to see our design portfolio.

Email us or call us at 707-888-0225 and we'll help guide you through the process.

Happy Smugging!

Melissa Crain / New Skin Media
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Old Jan-25-2011, 10:04 AM
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Justin B is offline Justin B
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We have talked about a certified customizer program at SmugMug for years. We are so excited and to finally make it official!!
Woot! We're happy to be a part of the team!
Old Jan-25-2011, 12:59 PM
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BeltzClan is offline BeltzClan
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Thanks! I am so happy to be included in this motley crew. I have been a long time fan of SmugMug, and a Pro user for several years. I am a Professional Shooter myself, so utilizing the capabilities of SmugMug to create my own unique site was something that really appealed to me. It is funny how I am now helping SmugMug's customers achieve those same goals with their own sites.

Very happy to be here.

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CEO MyProFoto,
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Old Jan-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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duds is offline duds
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This is cool. My CSS is in need of some serious fixin'!

What might be nice (here or elsewhere) is to see where these folks are located. Not that I'm opposed to hiring someone long distance for this sorta thing, but I'd probably start with someone local, if I had that option.

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Old Jan-25-2011, 03:05 PM
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BeltzClan is offline BeltzClan
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Our main office for MyProFoto is located in Oklahoma City, OK. But we have designers in PA, ID, FL, and one in the UK.
Old Jan-25-2011, 10:59 PM
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newskinmedia is offline newskinmedia
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This is cool. My CSS is in need of some serious fixin'!

What might be nice (here or elsewhere) is to see where these folks are located. Not that I'm opposed to hiring someone long distance for this sorta thing, but I'd probably start with someone local, if I had that option.

We're in Northern California! I'm up north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, and a couple of our designers are in the heart of SF. Pretty close to SmugMug Headquarters!
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Old Jan-26-2011, 03:35 PM
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EFOTOS is offline EFOTOS
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WOW! PERFECT TIMING!

I just logged on to ask if anyone had any info on customization companies, I am need of a site rehaul quickly due to my procrastination! Does anyone have any specific good or bad experiences with these companies? I looked on the info sheet but there didn't seem to be a breakdown of pricing, turnaround time etc on smugmug. If I am just missing it can someone send it. If not, no biggie I will check with them all tonight.

Thanks Dgrin for always having what I need!
Erin
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Old Jan-26-2011, 04:24 PM
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EFOTOS is offline EFOTOS
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Hi all,

Please forgive me if these are stupid questions but I've never done this before.

Does anyone have a specific list of questions that would be beneficial to ask before hiring someone?
I'm a little confused on the differences between customization and templates? I'm assuming the templates can't be changed and the customization can - is this correct?

Also I've noticed a couple of these designers give a smugmug discount - is that something I should wait to see from everybody in the next couple weeks?

Thanks again!
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Old Jan-26-2011, 05:48 PM
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Justin B is offline Justin B
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I'm a little confused on the differences between customization and templates? I'm assuming the templates can't be changed and the customization can - is this correct?
Hey Erin. Customizations and templates are essentially done the same way. They can be changed in the future, if you have the stomach for some CSS/HTML. Just to note, customizations never affect what you can do on SmugMug in terms of creating new galleries and uploading images. You can always do that without code.

With customizations the designer is building you a skin for your SmugMug from scratch based on your preferences. Templates on the other hand are pre-built SmugMug skins. You pick one, the designer installs it and sets up your pages for you.

I've already responded to your email. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Old Jan-26-2011, 11:54 PM
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tatteberry is offline tatteberry
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Does anyone have a specific list of questions that would be beneficial to ask before hiring someone?
I'm a little confused on the differences between customization and templates? I'm assuming the templates can't be changed and the customization can - is this correct?
Hi Erin!

I agree with Justin, who does great work by the way. I would add that you might ask for specific ideas that help your site sell your business. We all work with tons of photographers, and get a pretty fair idea of what people are doing that works, and what people do that don't work so well. What works for wedding photographers might not be the best for landscape photographers, or hip concert photographers.

My goal is to find out the personality of your business and convey that in your design, logo and copy, in a style that appeals to your target audience and sets you apart. If you've already got that down and can find a template which fits your ideas, then templates are great. A customized site costs more than a template, but the expertise and give and take you get can sometimes mean the difference between a professional looking site which increases your sales, and one that just sits there unnoticed and looking pretty.

And yes, I do offer the discount, 20% off the first year for new signups, or 20% off your next year if you have an existing account. Typically I only do this for new signups, unless you add a blog to your site, but you shot Van Morrison. That's worth thirty bucks in my book.

Todd
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Old Jan-27-2011, 03:10 AM
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AdrienneL is offline AdrienneL
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Thanks Markham! We are honored to be a Certified SmugMug Customizer!

We are anxious and excited to work with any of the Smuggers out there who are looking for a uniquely customized SmugMug site.

We have over 5 years of customizing experience. We also customize WordPress & Facebook Fan Page's which interact with your SmugMug site!

Please visit us at http://jrcustomization.com to check out our portfolio or for more info!
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Old Jan-27-2011, 08:26 PM
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Justin B is offline Justin B
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Hi Erin!

I agree with Justin, who does great work by the way.

Todd
Thanks Todd!

I'd like to add for anybody that is wondering who to choose... I've exchanged emails or had phone conversations with everyone on the certified customizers list (except Big Folio) and they are all stand up people who do great work. SmugMug certainly picked the cream of the crop!

You will be in good hands no matter who you choose to work with. Each one of us has our own flavor of design, services and expertise. Your best bet is to have a look at what everyone has to offer and pick the one you feel best suits your needs.
Old Feb-02-2011, 10:26 AM
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AndyComberPhoto is offline AndyComberPhoto
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Im Andy, Im the UK branch of www.myprofoto.com. Its great to be a part of this great opportunity and Im ready to serve you. :)

Between the great customisers featured there is a multitude of site styles to choose from.

All these guys do great work.

Im proud to be included in this special group of Smugmug Customisers
Old Feb-03-2011, 05:14 AM
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ShannonAllison is offline ShannonAllison
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Hello Everyone,
I am Shannon, I am the PA branch of www.myprofoto.com. Being part of the customization team of MPF has been a dream come true. We have a lot of designs to choose from and we are coming up with more as we speak. Stop by our site, see what we offer and contact us to start your journey. Our turn around time is unreal to say the least.
It is a pleasure to be associated with SmugMug and the other customizers.
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Old Feb-05-2011, 12:00 AM
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jerryr is offline jerryr
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Thanks Markham - we are looking forward to the new year and for the opportunity to be part of the certified customizers list.
I agree with Justin above - you cannot go wrong with any of the of the certified customizers - each of them provide wonderful service and have an extraordinary portfolio of designs and services for your SmugMug site.
You can see our portfolio at http://www.jrphotosandwebdesign.com/...ation/examples

Most importantly - thank you for being part of the SmugMug family!

- jerry (Detroit Smug Leader / jrcustomization.com )
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Old Feb-18-2011, 11:59 AM
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rickp is offline rickp
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Does anyone have a number to Fastlinemedia.com? I'm trying to get info and so far no reply by email.

Thanks
R.
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Old Feb-18-2011, 12:46 PM
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Andy is offline Andy
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Does anyone have a number to Fastlinemedia.com? I'm trying to get info and so far no reply by email.

Thanks
R.
I made sure they saw this. Maybe there was an email glitch, you never know. I'm sure they'll reply here!
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Old Feb-18-2011, 12:54 PM
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Justin B is offline Justin B
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Does anyone have a number to Fastlinemedia.com? I'm trying to get info and so far no reply by email.

Thanks
R.
Hey Rick,

Our emails to you must be lost in cyberspace! Email your number to info@fastlinemedia.com and we'll get back to you asap. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Old Feb-18-2011, 01:03 PM
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Justin B is offline Justin B
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Does anyone have a number to Fastlinemedia.com? I'm trying to get info and so far no reply by email.

Thanks
R.
I just emailed you our contact info from a few different email accounts. We're ready to talk when you are!
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