A Web designer in Santa Barbara who builds websites often deploy websites with technical issues that simply 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.
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. A detailed cost benefit analysis is presented to you so you can make an informed decision on what is best for you and your company.
Even the simplest PPC landing page takes time to setup. To properly plan, prepare and execute a website generally takes longer than most people realize. 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.
You should plan on having several meetings with the team working on your project or account executive prior to the start of any graphic concepts or coding. A successful project outcome dictates that should expect one ore more meetings remotely or in person.
Stay way from Web Designers. A web designer typically does not have the proper skill set to develop and code your website. Generally their area of expertise stops in the graphical design space. Proper website design and development requires a team of individuals with different skill sets. By leveraging individual strengths we deliver a product that is built for success.
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 keep the goal front and center. Each section of our clients websites is checked and re-checked. We look at things such as how fast it loads, branding guidelines, proper display on various screen sizes and more.
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.
There is no shortage of solutions for a given project. WordPress is very popular but it must be deployed by a developer who understands the ins and outs in order to work correctly. 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.
All websites should receive some form of on-going updates and support. We would love to be your partner going forward and provide the on-going support required to maintain your online presence.
When your project is launched rest assured it will be up-to-date and use the latest in web standards at that moment in time.