BRING YOUR MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Overswell web design produces high quality, low priced web sites and web designs with an emphasis on customer consultation at all stages of the process.

WE'RE FAST, WE'RE AUSTRALIAN

We host in Australia, so Australian customers accessing your site will be up to five times faster than our rivals using overseas hosting.

YOUR VISION

You have a vision for your club, company or product that you want to share. Partner with us! We want to share your vision with the world.

YOU STAY IN CONTROL

You understand your business better than us, so you should be behind the wheel. Not giving directions from the back seat.

PRICES

Basic plan

Fast and cheap, when you just need to be out there quickly
$19
  • Ready within the week
  • $19 per month plus $199 start up cost
  • yourname.portlandvic.info domain name
  • yourname.overswell.com domain name
  • email address
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Economy plan

Fast and cheap, with your own domain name
$29
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Premium plan

Shopping sites, custom templates, anything above and beyond the basics
$39
  • Ready within the week
  • $39 per month, plus a one-time setup cost of $399
  •  Select or decide on your own templates. Update and change at will!
  • Custom template editing
  • custom layouts.
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Custom plan

Custom templates, designs, and layouts, on-site photography to give your site a unique identity.
$59
  • Complete control of creation of your page! Get yourself a unique look!
  • Normal ongoing costs never get higher than $59 per month for a custom site, although initial setup and configuration varies from $500 to $1500 or more.  Your price should be set during the one hour free initial consultation.
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NEWS

Service update

During the last three months there have been the series of short outages. All issues related to these outages have been dealt with, and action has been taken to prevent these outages from recurring.

If anyone is interested in my mistakes — Memory issues were caused by the Apache processed spawning too many child processes to deal with incoming requests. Adjusting the apache processes with this code change should reduce the number of processes and prevent memory issues:


<ifmodule mpm_prefork_module="">
StartServers 2
MinSpareServers 2
MaxSpareServers 5
MaxRequestWorkers 15
MaxConnectionsPerChild 0
</ifmodule>

Developing Android Apps?

People keep telling me they are thinking of getting into Android application development, and want to know where to start.  I have to tell you first, if you have had no experience in developing programs, you are in for a bit of a shock. Even the simplest application can require hundreds or thousands of lines of code.  If that doesn’t put you off… read on!

Step 1.

Do you have kids who want to start programming? Do you have no interest in getting serious this early, and just want to dip a toe in the water and build some simple games?  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a kid-friendly learning tool called “scratch” that lets you construct programs using blocks, similar to constructing buildings and devices out of Lego.

Scratch Overview from ScratchEd on Vimeo.

If you are an adult that wants to write real computer programs and understand how real programs work, or if you have exhausted the world of Scratch, I heartily recommend this course:

http://www.lynda.com/JavaScript-tutorials/Foundations-of-Programming-Fundamentals/83603-2.html

Step 2.

Let’s concentrate on Java, the language used to develop Android apps. This course doesn’t hit Android specifically, but teaches the Java fundamentals you are going to need.

http://www.lynda.com/Java-tutorials/Up-Running-Java/184457-2.html

Step 3.

The Google-recommended course for applying your newfound Java skills app development can be found here:

https://www.udacity.com/course/developing-android-apps–ud853

Once you have all these courses and knowledge under your belt, you can start doing some android development, perhaps writing games using the libgdx library or accessing web services using the Volley library.

Lastly, never stop learning!  Every six months you should be able to look back on your progress over the previous six months, and if you are not amazed at how little you knew half a year ago you are not working hard enough.

 

Second big commercial contract complete!

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Flemington Android app is completed and published on google play! You can download it now.  A big thank-you to everyone who was so understanding.

Flemington guide

Now that this has been completed I’m free to work on YOUR projects, YOUR website and app development for promotions of events in South Western Victoria.  Hooray!

 

We have moved

You’ll find the new offices at the back of the old Sandilands restaurant. Just follow the path round the left side of the building and check yourself in at reception.

Overswell.com was professional and responsive to our organisations needs when redesigning our website. All design requirements by ODH were incorporated without exception.

Paul was prompt in all design aspects and provided excellent feedback on how the site could be improved and made more functional.  The management of the site can now be undertaken in house with online support as required.

I would recommend this company for web design work.

Frank Megens

CEO, Omeo District Health

Thanks!

Dean Koopman

Owner, Image Agence

Cool! Nice job, mate!

Aaron Robertson

Owner, Mariner Motel