Websites often have fatal issues that simply cannot be fixed when built by a web designer in Oak Park.
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. 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. Larger web development projects can easily span into a 6 month range or more. The important thing to keep in mind is to allow plenty of time.
The size and scope of the project will help dictate how many meetings you will have with your account executive or the team working on your site. Larger projects will see several meetings during development time frame. A successful project outcome dictates that should expect one ore more meetings remotely or in person.
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!
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 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. With the major search engines cracking down on auto generated or do it yourself drag and drop websites 'Technical SEO' is more important than even. Every piece of code written needs to be optimized for speed and usability across all devices.
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. Custom database driven solutions are another great choice for our clients depending on their needs. Working hand in hand with our clients is important. It helps us identify the specific needs of each individual project. Because we are truly experts in our field it allows us to present the best solution based on the needs of our clients.
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.