Intuitive Website Design
Sacred Spaces’ overall goal is to create and present you and your passion professionally through website design and graphic design, whilst maintaining the integrity of your spiritual core and beliefs.
I draw on my spiritual awareness and intuitive ability to connect with clients, to create each website or graphic design. During this process we can learn surprising things about ourselves, as we dig deep to explore exactly how to reveal and present our passions, gifts and love to others online. Therefore the design work I do can be deeply spiritual as it often brings to light our true Self in the present moment.
2017 Terms and Conditions
Full 2017 Terms and Conditions and Information for New and Current Clients available here.
For general steps on website design through to launch, click here.
Spirituality, Life and Work - About Me
As an intuitive Website and Graphic Designer I feel deeply connected both spiritually and energetically to my clients.
I strive to achieve balance in all areas of my life, which then allows me to offer a high standard of service which is both individually
creative and professional. Given my drive for excellence I have recognised my work needs to be consistently and sensibly structured,
as I suffer with fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic fatigue, pre-and-post surgery shoulder injuries and complex PTSD.
Being mindful of my energy allows me to wholeheartedly immerse myself in creativity and attention to detail when working,
whilst also giving myself permission to take time out to fill my own cup when my body and mind signals me to do so.
My aim is to be completely transparent and establish clear guidelines from the beginning. I trust the Universe to guide like minded
souls to my services; those who feel both a personal connection and also believe I offer a great service on a professional level.
I truly believe my health challenges have created a better me. Through my experiences I have become a wiser, more committed,
understanding and compassionate human being. This extends to my relationship with clients. As a natural empath I invest feeling
and energy into my work. Through my own personal experiences I have developed an understanding of the many challenges others face,
which can influence the direction a project may evolve. I believe this enhances my value as a web designer as I truly connect on so many levels.
Effective communication between both parties is fundamental to a mutually satisfying and abundant relationship as unmet expectations
can cause conflict and frustration. The purpose of sharing my personal details is about being authentic and establishing integrity
within my work and personal life. It allows me to honour myself, whilst also honouring you. By consciously choosing to work with me
you are investing in someone who is walking their path, as you are walking your own. May we inspire one another and create something
magical which reflects what you deeply wish to share with the world.
The process of intuitive web design differs in the same ways your spiritual business differs from others. Guidance, inspiration,
energy and connection all play a vital role at every stage of the website or graphic design. Allowing the information to flow from you to me,
and me to you, can sometimes result in things taking longer than planned.
My clients and I understand the importance of being in the right moment and space, therefore we can find ourselves waiting here and there
for the right conditions to move forward with a design. Sometimes we get stuck and need time to unearth what is trying to come forth.
Whilst I am allowing this, I work on something else. Sometimes everyone has a breakthrough at the same time, and my list of web and
graphic design work gets a little long for a time.
The hours I choose to dedicate to work, I believe, allow me to complete projects within a reasonable time frame, and I am always
finding new ways to work smarter and more efficiently. I recognise emergency situations such as a website or email being “down”
may arise occasionally, and will receive my utmost attention.
With all this in mind, I believe everything is always completed within it’s own perfect, divine timing.
|New websites can be divided into two parts... the design: layout, colours, fonts and images (your banner and logo);
and the content added to the pages once up online. It’s no longer surprising to me how long web design can take. You have an idea, what
you like, what you don’t like, and I start sending you images which fit your ideas... but then you realise these ideas are not really you...
not at all... you thought you were ready... who are you then? You thought you were pink, angels, flowers, or not... you thought you were straight
lines, but you are curly and fun... wow.. a new you. Scary.
What I love about my work is I take this journey of self discovery with you. The re-thinking, re-assessing, soul searching part of your web design.
Your website is you. Your soul. Your Self! No wonder it can be back and forth, up and down, high and low. But at some stage, a breakthrough,
a taste on the tip of your tongue, a remembered smell or sound from childhood, when you had hopes for an amazing life, free from what others
said you were supposed to be, what you were supposed to like and not like, accept and not accept.
It can be tiring for me and for you, but it’s so, so worth it. Keep on with your digging - at the bottom of the well that is YOU, is a diamond...
cut from dirty, stinky coal, which is not you anymore. Polished over time through love, hate, pain, suffering, laughter, fear and joy.
I like to think my clients find their diamonds through this process, face their fears, and stand on their own. Crying is allowed. Fear is allowed.
This is You, if we do it with love, sometimes tough love, it’s always the real You in the end. Maybe the You you never knew was there, deep down, inside.
My goal is to give you a mirror, a reflection online, to show the world what is meaningful, what is real, what is of value in your life, in your heart.
My goal is for you to be happy with what you have created. With what we create, over and over and over.
Whilst I do not specifically do readings, reiki or pass on messages from loved ones, I believe I do connect with Spirit, particularly when I am
feeling my way with a new client. The relationship with myself, my clients, and the knowledge many of you know each other, is something I take
Most of my work comes from clients-now-friends, and their friends and colleagues. It’s wonderful. It is also very important you and I have
our own unbiased and fresh garden bed in which to plant our seeds of friendship, and build a business relationship. If you have been referred to
me by a dear friend, or respected colleague, please put that aside for a moment and remember to ask all the questions you would if you knew nothing
A wise friend once said “what one person believes has been an awesome experience for them, is only their point of view.”
There is no right and wrong, - we are all different, and it’s important to recognise this from the beginning, to keep our expectations realistic and genuine.
A Day In The Life
Here is a little snapshot of my week. As someone who works for themselves, and on my own, there are many little tasks I have to do for my business
and yours, which are not strictly web or graphic design. About 50% of my time is involved in communication, research, help with emails, social media
support, backups of work completed, invoicing and reminding of unpaid invoices etc. Emergencies can happen anytime and so influence the weekly schedule.
Preferred Method of Contact between Designer and Client
For information on why I prefer to use email for all contact, please click
|“Neri is the real deal! She is that “needle in a haystack” that most of us (especially us creative and
spiritual types) are searching for in web design and development. She has an amazing intuitive, creative ability when it comes to sensing your needs
for your business or profession. A fantastic communicator and very affordable... I couldn’t recommend her more highly! After a couple of
disappointing years with certain web designers and hundreds $’s later - I finally found Nerium !”
- Marie Klement, SA
Domain Name Registration
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If you are in any way unsure how to proceed with a new registration, or have one already and do not have access to the account,
please contact me immediately.
New Website Design
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Current Website RE-Design
Research into and reports on current websites will be at a cost of $50. This is an in-depth procedure which includes screenshots,
reading through code and content, checking compliance to the World Wide Web Organisation, any little thing(s) affecting your website and
business and relaying them to you in an orderly and informative manner. Should you then continue on and have a re-design/new website built,
the cost can be deducted from the total amount.
For information on the process of having a website re-designed, please click
Coding and Templates
I hand code my websites. This means I write code on a blank screen, and do not use templates or any web building software such as wordpress,
joomla, dreamwaver, wix or any kind of content management. Content Management Software allows the client to build and access their own website
and make changes. I use three foundational coding languages - CSS, HMTL and PHP - to build websites and each page is checked for errors, and
verified with the World Wide Consortium (WC3) for accuracy and up to date code changes.
Web Page Optimisation
SEO is the addition of code and content to maximise each page’s potential search results position (where your pages will appear in your
browser as you search using various keywords and phrases). There are many ideas regarding website optimisation, I strictly follow the current
standards and rules set by Google. This information is available directly from Google and here
in PDF format. It is not possible to accurately predict where a website will appear in the search results. Google warns against using any web
designer who promises you a particular position, as generally the tactics used to try and achieve a high ranking will be illegal (black hat techniques).
Editing, Updating and Access
Access to your website control panel is restricted. The reasons for this are available
Blogs are not built into your website. They are linked from your website with a simple one-click action. I use the Wordpress Linen Theme,
and set up your blog to look just like your website. Linking them together allows your visitors to move easily from one to the other.
Copying your blog content to your website as general content gives you two locations where searchers can find you, as it allows two opportunities
for the blog content to be indexed by search engines. By adding the blog content to your website you also update your website content regularly
without any extra work. Current Blog pricing
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Some Recent Websites
For information about Graphic Design Work, Investment and Terms, please click
To see some examples of Graphic Design, please click
A Few Thoughts
My own spiritual time is very important to me, and also reflects on the commitment to excellence and positive energy I bring to my work, and your websites. I am usually aware of emails and messages almost immediately, but as we are all in the positivity industry in one way or another, I ask for your patience and understanding should things not always go as expected.
My personal belief is that when things happen according to their own time, they are perfect and complete.