A Web designer in Detroit who builds websites often deploy websites with technical issues that simply cannot be fixed.
The issues we see most often are compatibility problems with certain web browsers and slow page loading times.
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. 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. Small business websites usually run in the 2 to 3 month range. Smaller sites can be done in about half that time frame. Planning ahead and having realistic timelines helps. On average larger web development projects easily go into the six month time frame.
An account executive should meet with you prior to the start of any graphic concepts or coding followed by several meetings during the life cycle depending on the size and scope of the project. These meetings can be in person or remote but they are essential for your project to be successful.
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. A team of individuals with unique skill sets is generally needed for proper website design and development. The products we deliver are built to win because we leverage unique strengths from our team members.
A successful website starts with proper research, planning and execution. You need to have a clear goal for your project. We work with our clients to narrow down the goal of each section of a web site.
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.
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.
Proper search engine optimization should start from the very first meeting. Proper structure and organization is generally the first step in SEO. Every article or page on a website should have a specific purpose. We help our clients with content development and make sure that content flows naturally within your website. 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.
There are many different routes to take. The WordPress content management system is a great solution for a lot of small businesses. Some projects require a custom database driven application. We have the experience and knowledge to do everything in house. 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!
Latest web standards are vitally important. Every project we launch is developed to the latest coding techniques and best practices.