faq Out of State (Hawaii) work:
Currently, only accepting out of state work through referrals.
Most of my clients are from Hawaii.
If you are from Hawaii, contact me and I will meet with you here on Oahu.

Type of clients
Small Business (both ecommerce and non ecommerce)
Non Profits
Organizations (informational, events, elections)
Personal (blog, photography, resume or informational)

Repair or Rebuild
Depending on platform used, I can attempt to fix a broken or hacked website.
In most cases rebuilding a website on a popular CMS platform such as Wordpress, would be more suitable.

Payment required on completion of website.
Ecommerce sites require 50% downpayment, due to setup of security and payment gateway functions.

Cost of a website
It depends, like asking a contractor the cost of a new home.
He needs to know how many bedrooms, bathrooms, single story, etc.?
In a nutshell, a simple informational site will be very inexpensive
A complex online store will be much more.
Please connect with me, and I can give you an accurate quote.

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Do you use Online websites
I have built websites using SaaS-based CMS builders such as Squarespace, Wix and Weebly.
Advantage: hosting, security and maintenance all taken care by provider, you just pay a monthly fee.
Your website will be constructed, than the keys will be turned over when completed

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I will continue to update your website after your website is completed.
I feel that most website owners are busy, and at times will forget to do the necessary updates and backups.
For security reasons, to prevent any heartache with the client or myself, I am willing to take care of these maintenance need for the life of the website.

I will build a basic logo for you website if requested.
I do not construct custom logos.

Basic SEO services are provided, on both static and CMS websites.

Mobile Devices
Islandwebtek only constructs Responsive Designs - where the website will adjust to the mobile device.
Statistics show that more mobile users are on the internet today than desktop users. Smartinsights

For a normal small business, Wordpress using Woo Commerce will meet your needs.
If your business has an abundance of products, and you prefer not to worry about hosting, security, and maintenance, than an online store such as:
Wix, LemondStand, Shopify or Big Commerce may be a better solution.

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My Blog
You can read updates on my
Islandwebtek Blog.

Learn web design and development:
Web Design Resources

If you have any questions, please
Contact Me!

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faq Who is Islandwebtek?
Gerald Watanabe
A local free lance web designer operating from Hawaii.
Although I learned coding and built my first website in 1999, Islandwebtek didn't open it's doors as a business until 2008.
I have seen the world of web development come a long way, with all the various trends and techniques.

You can follow me on my Web Design and Development Resource site:

Read more about my web experience:
About Long Version

Other things I do:
When not building, maintaining or fixing websites, I shoot photos for Dreamstime stock photography, run to keep in physical shape, and play my guitar/bass.
My son who has Autism also keeps me very busy, and serve at my church.

If you have any questions, please Contact me!

Working Coding Skills
HTML | CSS | Java Script | the foundation to any website.

Basic Working Knowledge
SEO | Web Security | Ecommerce | Wordpress.org | Wordpress.com | Joomla | OpenCart | SquareSpace | WIX | Weebly | Smile on face!

Currently Learning
Advance Java Script | PHP

People Skills
Communication | Listener | Patient

Wordpress Certification
Free Code Camp:  Learn to code and help nonprofits
Codepen:  Front End Developer playground
Dreamstime  is one of the world leaders in stock photography

Our Services


  • Build websites that are not cluttered, but simple, clean, easy to navigate, and very much user friendly.
  • I enjoy helping out the small business, organizations, and non-profits.
  • Renovate older websites.
  • Restore Hacked websites (subject to web platform used).
  • Optimize slow loading websites (subject to type of hosting server).
  • All websites will be Responsive (mobile ready).
  • Basic SEO services are provided, on both static and CMS websites.
  • Dedicated Support - All questions and problems are answered and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Maintenance provided to keep your website secure, and optimized for best performance.
  • Tutorials provided for Content Mangement Systems (Wordpress, SquareSpace, Opencart, etc.).
  • eCommerce for the business owner selling online: shopping cart and payment gateways.
  • Photography - photo and basic video services provided for local clients.
  • Create a basic logo if required.

You can read updates on my:
Islandwebtek Blog.

If you have any questions, please
Contact Me!

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