Websites often have fatal issues that simply cannot be fixed when built by a web designer in Santa Monica.
Slow page loading times and compatibility issues are the top issues we run into.
Trying to repair an existing website can often cost more than simply building one correctly from the ground up. 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. Smaller projects generally take 6-8 weeks to complete while average projects generally take around 3 months. 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.
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. 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. Multiple team members with different sets of skills are required to design and develop a website properly. The products we deliver are built to win because we leverage unique strengths from our team members.
Clear goals for your project are essential. We help our clients narrow down the goal for section of their website through proper research, planning and execution.
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.
Every section and component on your website is checked to make sure they are properly coded. We make sure everything works on all screen sizes, has minimum load times and meets your branding guidelines.
Proper search engine optimization should start from the very first meeting. Proper structure and organization is generally the first step in SEO. 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.
Websites are not meant to be static and never change. They should continually receive updates and support. We welcome the opportunity to be your partner and provide the support your site requires to maintain your online presence.
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.