We Build Lots Of Websites
Your website is the first point of contact for your organization and is NOT where you want to cut corners. People will ALWAYS visit your website before doing business with you. We design, code and market hundreds of websites a year. This gives us a unique glimpse at the inner workings and strategies of a great many businesses. We learn from our clients as much as they learn from us. Below is our unique 5 Step Process to create AMAZING websites that convert.
This is the foundation upon which your website is built. We carefully research your target market, see who your competitors are and learn what they do well and what they do poorly. This is very important because it lets us take advantage of opportunities and low hanging fruit.
Then we identify what is it that you do differently – and more importantly – BETTER than your competition. This is the most important part of the web development process and the part that even seasoned professionals often don’t seem to understand. Building a website is more than making it look pretty. It also has to deliver business.
Since the homepage is the most critical page of your website – this is where in milliseconds visitors decide if they will stay or if they will go – we like to focus on that first.
We create 5 mockups ranging from conservative to a little bit out there. Then you choose the one you kind-of, sort-of like the best and we make revisions to that until you LOVE the homepage. As long as we work this way there are unlimited revisions. This is a VERY effective technique and is about focus.
Once the mock-up is “approved to code” we code the homepage on our development server to match the approved mock-up exactly.
Then there are two ways we can proceed. If we have the budget, the very best way is to do mockups of all the key pages, then match them on the development server.
If the budget is tight, we can let the content guide us and, using the homepage as our model, lay them out directly on the development server. Since the homepage design dictates the look and feel of the website, once visitors are engaged they are most interested in learning more about your product or service so often simple is better. This approach can be VERY effective and beautiful.
When the coding is approved and QCed, we move your website from our development environment to your live servers. What seems like a simple thing can actually be quite complex and must load quickly, be optimized for search engine visibility and accommodate large amounts of traffic.
We partner with the leaders in the hosting industry. From cloud hosting to dedicated servers we leverage our existing relationships to ensure you get the best hosting at the best price. We will determine the hosting solution that best meets your needs and will work with our partners to find you the best deal. We work with AWS, SiteGround, and WPEngine at the highest levels. We also offer Green Hosting Solutions for our clients that care about the environment as much as we do.
Website maintenance is the act of regularly checking your website for issues and mistakes and keeping it updated and fresh. This needs to be done on a consistent basis in order to keep your website healthy, encourage continued traffic growth, and strengthen your SEO and Google rankings.
It’s easy for small businesses, non-profits and startups with limited budgets to cut corners and let a few tasks slide. Website maintenance can easily become one of those things as it doesn’t always present immediate issues. However, just like your health can fall apart if you go too long without a regular check up, so can the health of your website.