Often times a website that was built by a web designer in Minneapolis rather than a developer has shortcomings that just cannot be fixed.
Poor user experience because of how long a page takes to load and because of browser compatibility issues are at the top of the list of problems we see.
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. A detailed cost benefit analysis is presented to you so you can make an informed decision on what is best for you and your company.
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. Smaller projects generally take 6-8 weeks to complete while average projects generally take around 3 months. 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.
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. 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. Proper website design and development requires a team of individuals with different skill sets. 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.
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.
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. 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. The third and most important piece of the puzzle is what we call “Technical SEO”. Our team makes sure the code developed and deployed adheres to best practices such as W3C guidelines and usability guidelines including responsiveness for different screen sizes.
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.
All websites should receive some form of on-going updates and support. We would love to be your partner going forward and provide the on-going support required to maintain your online presence.
The projects we launch utilize the latest web standards at that time. We make sure your project is up-to-date upon delivery.