Often times a website that was built by a web designer in Waterloo rather than a developer has shortcomings that just cannot be fixed.
The issues we see most often are compatibility problems with certain web browsers and slow page loading times.
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.
Planning, preparing, and executing a website takes time. Pages geared toward PPC Ads take time to develop correctly as well. Generally people are surprised how long it takes to do it right. Small business websites usually run in the 2 to 3 month range. Smaller sites can be done in about half that time frame. 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.
Avoid Web Designers. Web designers can be great at graphical content but more often than not do not have the necessary skills to properly build 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!
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.
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.
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.
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. One of the most important pieces and is 'Technical SEO'. Code that is developed and deployed needs to meet W3C guidelines. We ensure every piece of code developed works as intended and looks great on all devices.
WordPress content management system is a popular solution for a lot of businesses, but there are other routes that can be more effective depending on your objectives. Custom database driven solutions are another great choice for our clients depending on their needs. Presenting the best possible solution for your project is important to us. Because we really are experts in our field, we are not tied to one particular solution. We work with our clients to identify the unique needs of each project before submitting a solution.
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.