Websites often have fatal issues that simply cannot be fixed when built by a web designer in Kansas City.
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. 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.
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. Most projects take around 3 months while smaller ones can be completed in is as little as 6 weeks. 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. These meetings can be in person or remote but they are essential for your project to be successful.
Stay way from Web Designers. A web designer typically does not have the proper skill set to develop and code your website. Generally their area of expertise stops in the graphical design space. A team of individuals with unique skill sets is generally needed for proper website design and development. 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.
Once we identify the goals we move on to the design and development phase. During this time our designers work with our developers to ensure every feature on your website is built to perform.
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. 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. 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. Some projects require a custom database driven application. We have the experience and knowledge to do everything in house. 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.
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.
When your project is launched rest assured it will be up-to-date and use the latest in web standards at that moment in time.