Design & Development
It's unavoidable; if you want your website to survive today you need to go mobile. If users can't easily access your website on their smart phone or tablet, you run a serious risk of losing them.
Mobile websites like THIS ONE, automatically adjusts to the device it's viewed on, either Desktop, Tablet or Smart Phone. We can create a multi page mobile design, a nice one page scrolling “Parallax” mobile design or a multi product on-line store. If you already have a website that is not mobile friendly or needs an upgrade, we can design and develop a mobile friendly upgrade.
We design all of our projects from scratch using traditional design, development and graphics tools.
WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
• Website Design & Development
• Responsive & Mobile Sites
• eCommerce Solutions
• Content Management Systems
• Daily remote & local backups of everything
• Balanced disk space
• Unlimited bandwidth
• Automatic firmware updates
• Fast load times
• Firewall & malware scanning
• Administrative modifications
• Control panel modifications
• Fast load times
• Firewall & malware scanning
POPULAR ADD ONS
• Logo Design & Branding
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Social Media Integration
• Marketing Strategies
You have a beautiful new website, now what? What if you want to make changes or add content to your site? We offer affordable Lifetime Support on all of our standard website packages.
• One-on-one training
• Site error corrections
• Disaster recovery (think hurricane Harvey/Irma)
• Design modifications
• Content changes
• Software updates
Site Builders vs Traditional Designing
We Build From Scratch
We program all sites from scratch. We do not use module/lego sites like WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Web.com, Godaddy, Joomla, Drupal. We do not use these programs because they are inflexible. We also don't use these programs because we've been designing longer than these programs have been around. What would we do with all that traditional training?
It's a myth that Google gives WordPress special placement treatment. We use WordPress as it was originally intended, as a blogging tool, view our blog here.
Wix - Weebly - Web.com
Our overall opinion about these and other site builders can be easily equated to painting your own house, landscaping your own yard, etc. Sure you can do all of those things yourself, however, they require a learning curve, patience and support if you run into issues.
Our Design Process Is Outlined Below
We choose your domain name and hosting plan.
All websites live in a specific spot on the web; this step is where you choose yours. We brainstorm possible URLs for your website and do some research into available domain names.
We have our own domain registrar to make this process easier, so once you’ve settled on a domain name that you know is available, we can start looking at web hosting plans to find one that’s a good fit for your needs. You can sign up for hosting and register for your domain name in one fell swoop so it’s all ready for you once your website’s done.
We create your website plan.
Before you get to work creating your website, start by asking yourself all the big questions about what you want it to be. Thinking through what you want to get out of your website will help you develop a clear plan for what the website itself should be.
A few questions to ask at this phase include:
- What’s the goal of your website?
- What actions do you want visitors to take when they come to your website?
- Should the website include a blog?
- Will you be selling items through your website?
- Who do you want to reach with your website?
Considering what you want your website to do and how to make that happen will help you clarify how we approach each of the steps to come.
We perform audience and competitive research.
Your website’s not for you. One of the most important things you need to understand when building a new website is take time to understand who your target audience is and what they want. On day one, you asked yourself who you wanted reach with your website. Now, you want to dive in and learn as much about the people you want coming to your website as possible.
Our research of your industry will help us find out more information about your audience. And one of our not-so-secret weapons here is spending time perusing what your competitors are doing. See what their websites look like, the copy they’re using, and the topics they’re covering. As a head start for your own website, we can learn from what seems to be working for them.
We outline your site architecture.
All the research and planning we do did helps make this step relatively easy.
During this phase, we work out the specific pages you want to include on your website and how to organize them. If your website will be on the smaller side – just a few main pages – then you may be fine with one main menu that includes all your pages.
If your website will be a bit more involved than that and include a lot of pages, then you’ll want to figure out categories to slot them into to make your main menu less complicated and the site more intuitive for users. We work up a sitemap to make sure you know where every page on your website will go, how it will be connected to others, and that it will be easy for people to find when they’re looking for it.
We design your website.
Once we find something that feels right based on all the research and planning we’ve done so far, we start molding it to look just how you want it to. We build out the menus and pages you developed in your site architecture. We spend some time looking for and creating relevant images here as well to populate the different pages of your website.
We add your copy.
Now you need to fill all those pages we've created in. If you’re not a professional copywriter, this may be a step you’ll want to revisit later, but in the interest of getting the site up without excuses, we’ll help you develop some starter copy for now.
We'll make use of the audience and competitor research we did to give you ideas and make sure we’re writing copy relevant to the people you want to reach at this stage. RWe'll provide the necessary information on each page of the website you’re building.
We review everything and launch.
Now that we have everything in place to launch your website. Before we actually make it live, we spend some time on it. We see if we find the navigation intuitive and proofread all the pages we wrote to look for errors or clunky sentences.
Once we feel ready, we publish it to the web.