The Love and Hotsauce Network is a Canadian hosting project, owned and maintained by Luis Boisvert.
My goal is to provide affordable design and hosting for startups and projects. To that end, I provide hosting at the rate of $50 per year, and an additional $15 for annual domain renewal where necessary.
Design and setup fees are also intended to be as affordable and fair as possible.
In general, design work involving little or no programming is $15/hour and is usually 10 hours or less. This includes things such as template creation, (Wordpress, Drupal, Tumblr layouts).
Projects that require programming will be charged at $25/hour and the number of hours will vary depending on the scope of the project. This applies to any situation where I will be setting up a database, adding functionality to an existing product or creating new functionality.
I run this place, and I have all kinds of personal projects. Here's some stuff.
My personal/art blog, a minefield of works in progress and such.
NSFW: strong language, some nudity
In addition to maintaining this webspace I also program silly junk for no real reason sometimes.
The following projects were designed or implemented by Luis Boisvert and are hosted with Love and Hotsauce.
Tish Doolin & Leah Eburne
A comic about spacefuture hipsters vs their spacefuture anarchopunk dads. Also, uniform porn.
A surreal slice of life comic featuring an adorable art style.
Dick Pepperonideluxe Jarvis
Home of the Megaton Fists! A hot-blooded drunken fantasy adventure!
The Comic Hunter is a chain of comics and gaming stores run by some friends of mine, Jeff Smith and Remi Leclair.
Stereophoenix is a personal project whose goal is to post and share some of the weird and obscure vinyls I find in thrift stores around Montreal. The content varies wildly in quality and style.
Here's what some of the people I work with have to say about my services:
"Anyone who has ever had to seek out help in implementing a website design before can surely tell you a few horror stories, but I'll spare you the nightmares (I'm sure you have your own) and simply say that after numerous disappointing past experiences, it was such a complete relief working with Luis.
I knew right off the bat I had something particularly difficult to code, but you wouldn't have known it from how readily he accepted the project. From the beginning he was professional, he was fast, and he checked in to keep me posted as things were built. I never, ever felt like I was in the dark with where my site was at, or like I was going to have to chase down the end results I wanted... which, by the way, were exactly what I had hoped for, and then-some.
In fact, I can honestly say I don't think I'll be able to look for help elsewhere anytime in the near future - I have been spoiled, now, and will have to continue working through Luis as well as recommending him to anyone else who is dreading the potential headache that comes with setting up a website."
"Luis is my web guy for life. I've worked with a few hosting services - ones I had to pay much more for - and found them unhelpful and unresponsive. Luis is affordable, accessible, responsive, and patient with layman questions. While I designed most aspects of my site, Luis was able to offer feedback and talk me through what the user-end experience might look like given different arrangements of site features, platform constraints, etc. That kind of service isn't typically something you get without paying for a pricey consultant, and I found his assistance invaluable. He maintains my site to this day, and will maintain any future sites I have, if he's down for it!"