Often times a website that was built by a web designer in Hawthorne rather than a developer has shortcomings that just cannot be fixed.
Poor user experience because of how long a page takes to load and because of browser compatibility issues are at the top of the list of problems we see.
Most of the time we find it is more cost effective to build a new site from the ground up versus trying to repair an existing one. It is important that you understand the costs, timelines and the pros and cons of sticking with your current website or building a new one. We present each client with a detailed analysis to help them make the choice that best matches their goals and budget.
The short answer is longer than you think. It takes time to plan, prepare and execute. Even single landing page for a PPC ad campaign takes time to design and develop properly. An average project takes about three months with some of our smaller projects taking just over a month. Planning ahead and having realistic timelines helps. On average larger web development projects easily go into the six month time frame.
It is essential that have at least one meeting with the developer or account executive before starting a web project. The larger the project the more meetings that will be required. This is built into the overall cost of the project. These meetings can be in person or remote but they are essential for your project to be successful.
Avoid Web Designers. Web designers can be great at graphical content but more often than not do not have the necessary skills to properly build a website. Proper website design and development requires a team of individuals with different skill sets. The products we deliver are built to win because we leverage unique strengths from our team members.
Each section of a website should be carefully researched, planned and then executed to deliver on a clear goal. We work with your clients to zero in on the goal for each section.
With clear goals laid out we move into design and development. In this phase our developers and designers work side by side to ensure each feature on your website is built to work and perform as intended.
We assess each component and make sure it is properly coded to minimize page load times, work beautifully across all screen sizes and adheres to our clients branding guidelines.
People often ask when should I start SEO? The SEO process starts before a single line of code is written. Successful search engine optimization starts in the planning phase of a website and is defined by the goals of the project. We work with our clients on content development and produce high quality curated content that flows with your website’s structure. Build it yourself websites are becoming more popular, but lack what we refer to as 'Technical SEO'. It is important that your website's code is built correctly and is optimized for speed and user experience.
A lot of small business choose WordPress. While this works for some there are many more options available. It is important to identify your goals and then work with a developer who can help choose the technology best suited to meet those goals. Some projects require a custom database driven application. We have the experience and knowledge to do everything in house. Because we are truly experts in our field, we are not tied to one particular platform. We work hand in hand with our clients to identify the specific needs and present the solution that bests meets the needs of our clients.
Your online presence is important and does require on-going updates and support. We would love to provide the support you need for your website.
Our products have all of the latest web technology at the time they are built. We partner with our clients to help keep those sites updated over time.