A Web designer in Portland who builds websites often deploy websites with technical issues that simply cannot be fixed.
The first issue we run across is a slow loading web page, and inconsistent user experience across different browsers.
Trying to repair an existing website can often cost more than simply building one correctly from the ground up. 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.
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.
It is essential that have at least one meeting with the developer or account executive before starting a web project. The larger the project the more meetings that will be required. This is built into the overall cost of the project. Meetings are essential for a successful project outcome and can be accomplished in person or remotely.
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. Multiple team members with different sets of skills are required to design and develop a website properly. To build for success we tap into individual strengths for the products we deliver.
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.
Search engine optimization starts in the first meeting, long before code is written or designs laid out. The first steps of SEO start with proper organization and structure. High quality produced and curated content flowing throughout our clients website is something with deliver for our clients. Build it yourself websites are becoming more popular, but lack what we refer to as 'Technical SEO'. It is important that your website's code is built correctly and is optimized for speed and user experience.
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.
Latest web standards are vitally important. Every project we launch is developed to the latest coding techniques and best practices.