Web designers in Ames 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.
The first issue we run across is a slow loading web page, and inconsistent user experience across different browsers.
Trying to repair an existing website can often cost more than simply building one correctly from the ground up. We will take the time to analyze your current website and give you a detailed cost benefit analysis so you can make an informed decision.
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.
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. Meetings are essential for a successful project outcome and can be accomplished in person or remotely.
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. 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. To build for success we tap into individual strengths for the products we deliver.
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 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.
SEO starts before any code is written or designs developed. From the first meeting we have search engine optimization in mind and plan out proper structure and organization. Content development is something we help our clients with on an on-going basis. We make sure each article or page produced is high quality and flows with the websites 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.
The projects we launch utilize the latest web standards at that time. We make sure your project is up-to-date upon delivery.