Often times a website that was built by a web designer in Olympia rather than a developer has shortcomings that just cannot be fixed.
The issues we see most often are compatibility problems with certain web browsers and slow page loading times.
Most of the time we find it is more cost effective to build a new site from the ground up 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. 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.
You should plan on having several meetings with the team working on your project or account executive prior to the start of any graphic concepts or coding. 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. 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. The products we deliver are built to win because we leverage unique strengths from our team members.
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.
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.
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. 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. One of the most important pieces and is 'Technical SEO'. Code that is developed and deployed needs to meet W3C guidelines. We ensure every piece of code developed works as intended and looks great on all devices.
WordPress content management system is a popular solution for a lot of businesses, but there are other routes that can be more effective depending on your objectives. 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.
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.