User targeted design and development from mobile to desktop

Our Design and Development Services

In order to design great responsive websites melding form with function, it’s beneficial to work with the code not against it.

Responsive Website Design and Development

We research and understand the semantics of correctly coding a website. Why is this important? A semantically coded website will make your content easily visible to search engine spiders, increasing your Search Engine ranking! Many of our competitors will try to sell you cheap SEO services. Don’t be fooled – getting a front page ranking for competitive keywords is serious work and cost. Clean HTML5 code will help to make your website more accessible to the numerous desktop and mobile platforms your visitors might be using to view your content. There has been a focused evolution in the field of web design and development over the last few years to separate form and function using HTML5 and CSS3. Let us look at your code and help you ensure your site is up to date.

In addition to working directly with our clients, we provide responsive design and code services to many other designers and agencies, contact us today and we will offer you a free quote to help get your ideas to the web.

If you’re curious about what responsive design is, check out our recent blog post “What Exactly is Responsive Design and Do I Really Need It?“. You might also be interested in Google’s upcoming focus on the mobile-friendliness of sites as a positive ranking factor – Google Search Result Penalty for Non Mobile Friendly Sites?

Design and Branding

If you are just starting up a new venture, or looking for a refresh on your existing design concepts we can offer our 20+ years of design experience. We can work through the process with you to develop a new logo and color scheme to help better represent your brand and vision and reach your goals.

Dynamic Websites

We work with dynamic php driven web apps and websites everyday. If you are looking to upgrade your existing site to  a CMS we have many options available to help you find the best fit. We are experts at theming WordPress to create simple yet powerful dynamic websites for clients looking to get into the exciting world of blogging. However, WordPress is much more than just a blogging platform – it has developed into a powerful Content Management System with in-depth editing capabilities, page management, and user management. One of the biggest mistakes people make when considering WordPress is thinking that all the themes look like blog themes. This is not true, and we can create a theme that will look like any design you have in mind!

Need something more full featured than WordPress? We work with numerous other content management systems, and we can definitely help you find the right fit for your needs.  Contact us today, and we’ll help you figure out what system is the best fit for your project.

E-commerce Websites

Looking to create a store-front online? We can help. Wether you have a WordPress driven website you’d like to transform into an online sales portal or you’re seeking a stand-alone solution like Shopify or Big Commerce we have the experience to make your online store a reality. Depending on your project budget and specific requirements we can offer ideas on which e-commerce solution would be a good fit for you.

Website Updates

We rarely leave the computer these days. It’s a sad fact of life! Don’t worry, though, we love what we do. If you are too busy to update your website, or have no interest in learning to use a CMS to do it we can schedule time for your updates with rates as low as $45 per hour. We take pride in being extremely detail orientated and we are experienced at working in many different content management systems.

Website Hosting

Clients often ask us about website hosting. We stopped hosting clients a few years ago to focus on development and design. We simply don’t have the time to dedicate to customer service when it comes to hosting. Currently we do all our (existing) client hosting at Media Temple, and they are hands-down the best hosting company we have dealt with (trust me there have been many). Take a look at their plans and let us know if you have any questions – we have lots of experience with their different server configurations and can help you get set-up there if you need some guidance.

We recommend a few smaller hosting companies we’ve used based solely on our personal experience interacting with their plans and their technical support reps. We don’t recommend any hosts without having tried them out for you, and these companies have survived the cut…and let me tell you we’ve been doing this for 20 plus years, and there have been a lot of cuts!

A Small Orange – A fairly priced shared hosting solution.
Laughing Squid – A host with lots of love for the arts communities.