Websites often have fatal issues that simply cannot be fixed when built by a web designer in Lake Forest.
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.
The time and effort it takes to repair the issues on poorly built websites does not make financial sense. It generally is more cost effective to build a new site 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. Most projects take around 3 months while smaller ones can be completed in is as little as 6 weeks. Planning ahead and having realistic timelines helps. On average larger web development projects easily go into the six month time frame.
An account executive should meet with you prior to the start of any graphic concepts or coding followed by several meetings during the life cycle depending on the size and scope of the project. These meetings can be in person or remote but they are essential for your project to be successful.
You don't want a web designer. They are great at graphical layout but as a general rule they do not have the technical skills required to properly build your website. Multiple team members with different sets of skills are required to design and develop a website properly. We have in-house developers with different strengths. We believe the sum of the parts is greater then the whole. This allows us to design and deliver a robust solution to our clients!
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.
The next phase is where our designers work hand in hand with our developers to make sure every feature will perform as intended on your website. This is known and the design and development phase.
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.
Search engine optimization starts in the first meeting, long before code is written or designs laid out. The first steps of SEO start with proper organization and structure. High quality produced and curated content flowing throughout our clients website is something with deliver for our clients. 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. Custom database driven solutions are another great choice for our clients depending on their needs. Because we understand have experience in multiple technologies, we don't try to sell a client on a one size fits all solution. We partner with our clients and suggest the best solution to meet your unique needs.
Yes. Technology is always being updated and it is important that you keep your website safe and secure. If you have not updated your code in a while, give us call. We can help!
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.