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“The Dapper Tiger” is a boutique web/print firm based in Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles, CA that works with folks worldwide. Our goal is to make the internet more aesthetically pleasing as well as work fluidly on all devices. We are art geeks, grammar snobs, and computer nerds working hand in hand. Together we help each client carve out their own unique brand identity. “The Dapper Tiger” is also here to help you share your love with our unique line of custom special occasion and wedding stationery. We do everything for our clients. Need new business cards? A new logo? SEO? Get ready to take your sales to the moon, Baby!
Marie “President/Gal Friday”: wears many hats, though she thinks she looks silly in hats. First and foremost, she considers herself to be a “web decorator.” She is a geek child with a penchant for making the internet a more fashionable place, fearlessly wading through Google, Edward Bernays, WordPress, Photoshop, code, fonts, and art history to stitch your inter-web presence into a fine cloth. When folks put on their new web identities, they’re often seen skipping through the streets and shouting, “It feels like I’m draped in velvet!”
John “Artist”: John grew up in Laguna Beach California. He could often be seen cruising through town in his 1926 Model-T. Instead of going to Stanford (like everyone else in his family) he got a job playing banjo at Disneyland. All his free time was spent painting and cartooning or hanging out with people like Ward Kimball and members of The Firehouse Five. Much like Robert Crumb, John was equally obsessed with the music of the Jazz Age and the visual arts. It was John’s mission to capture the fleeting old Hollywood wonderland; the architecture, transportation, the people and the true joie de vivre perception we all harbor about it. Check out his work here!
Mark, “Senior Copywriter”: Mark was raised in a working-class suburb of Philadelphia. He attended a Catholic elementary school where he became a star pupil as a defense against his short-tempered teachers. The detailed instruction he received in spelling and grammar stayed with him into his adult life, along with several deep-seated neuroses. After graduating from Temple University at age 20, Mark stumbled into the publishing field, and eventually headed up the editorial department of an independent film company, where he wrote advertising, press releases and press kits, movie trailers, tag lines and slogans, packaging copy, and even the company’s style guide. He’s also done some ghost writing and had a regular column in an indie music magazine for several years. Mark’s two careers as a writer and musician are reconciled in his current position as Bass Guitar Maven for Bestcovery.com. Check out his work here!
Spatsie, “Ambassador of Happiness”: Whether he’s poopin’ and cartwheelin’ or incessantly licking the air like a lizard, this dog is a laugh a minute! Got the PHP/CSS coding blues? No problem! Spatsie is just the distraction you need to keep you from taking a long walk off a short pier. His curly tail was achieved by hanging out in the trees with spider monkeys—ya can’t go wrong with character like that! In addition to boosting office morale, he’s highly skilled at doing taxes and giving expert legal advice. In his free time he enjoys many diverse activities such as hating the wind, barking in his sleep and begging to eat his own hair.
We’re honest, hard working Americans doing it in the USA. No, we don’t outsource and when you call you’ll be calling the good old land of apple pie and Elvis Presley.
This will be YOUR own website that you own and fully control. You’re not paying a monthly service to a company like “Big Commerce” or “Dynamod” for instance and thus, “renting” your website. You pay a flat fee, we design it, and it’s yours. This comes with one year of free hosting. After that it’s a mere $149 per year for hosting and unlimited tech support.
Don’t like what we’ve done? We want you to be happy. Your site or printed item will come with two rounds of changes on the house. After that we charge a mere $22 per hour for extra changes.
We use WordPress software to build all of our sites. This is the powerhouse of CMS (Content management systems). There’s nothing that it can’t do. Furthermore, WordPress constantly releases updated software so your site is constantly evolving as the internet grows. WordPress is easy to maintain too, and we can teach you how to make updates on your own website! Hooray!!!
Our websites and printed items are all very reasonably priced and all our work is hella cool.
Come hither children and listen to a story about Steve Jobs. A long time ago Steve Jobs got into a fight with the folks at Adobe and now because of licensing issues Iphones and Ipads can’t read a Flash website. Sure, you think Flash looks really cool but you don’t need Flash for it to look like Flash. We don’t use Flash here anymore because most folks are too lazy to actually go to their desktop computer to look at your site & why would you want to cut yourself off from potential leads/clients?
Need a basic site? Of course a lot depends on you and how swiftly you send us your content, but we can crank out a basic 1-5 page site within a week. Complex eCommerce sites will take a tad longer.
That’s right, FREE hosting for one year & that includes unlimited bandwidth and tech support. After one year it’s a mere $149 per year to host your basic site and $250 per year for eCommerce sites.
We’re happy campers. We can do the shim sham and make a mean taco salad. That’s correct, you heard us right–happy campers, just like W.C. Fields! Hot cha cha!
“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.”