Web designers in Merced are great at design, but typically do not know how to properly build a website because they are not developers. An improperly developed website often needs to be re-built from the ground up.
Slow page loading times and compatibility issues are the top issues we run into.
Keeping time and cost in mind, a lot of the time we find it more beneficial to build and deploy a new website instead of trying to repair the one you already have. To help you make an informed decision we analyze your current website and present you with a cost benefit analysis.
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. Midsize to large web development projects usually take 6 months or longer. The important take away is to set aside a realistic amount of time for the completion of your project.
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.
Don’t Just Hire A Web Designer. Web designers are great at graphical content but generally lack the necessary skills to properly develop and code a website. It takes a village! As a general rule it takes more than one person to develop a website. It often takes a team of people with different expertise. 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!
The first step is to define a website's goal. Once this is done we break that down into macro goals for each section of a website and plan with purpose.
The next step is design. Our designers work hand in hand with our developers and we make sure each section of your website is built correctly.
Keeping our client's mission first, we make sure branding guidelines and adhered too and looks beautiful across all screen sizes. Each component is checked to guarantee proper coding to minimize page speed and load times.
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. Every article or page on a website should have a specific purpose. We help our clients with content development and make sure that content flows naturally within your website. 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.
There are many different routes to take. The WordPress content management system is a great solution for a lot of small businesses. Some projects require a custom database driven application. We have the experience and knowledge to do everything in house. 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!
The projects we launch utilize the latest web standards at that time. We make sure your project is up-to-date upon delivery.