While web development has come a long way from the days of hand-coding html.
We were there! (And yes, we may have used the <blink> tag #ashamed)
But now, there’s WordPress which is 100% awesome!
If you haven’t heard of WordPress, it’s a web platform that allows developers like us use to create complex websites at a fraction of the cost from just 10 years ago. Wordpress has a number of excellent features that out-of-box can get you most of the way there–
If you want your site to be like every other site.
Nobody wants a cookie-cutter website.
WordPress is great. It’s the Home Depot of web building. Yes, it has all the tools, but if you’re not a professional with experience, your website is going to look like a wobbly doghouse.
And that’s where we come in.
We have over two decades of web building experience to customize your site to make it stand out to your customer. A website to engage and convert.
A website that showcases you and your business.
To do that, we realize that your site will be viewed on desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones (and now refrigerators…) and needs to look good wherever it is viewed. This is what is meant when people say it’s “responsive“.
Every website we create is responsive.
Need your website to integrate with other web technologies – an email list, an online calendar, database integration, SMS capabilities… we’ve done that and can do it for you.
Whether you bring your own designer to the project or ask us to design it, rest assured you’ll get the best website for your business. See our Portfolio for proof.
An example of some of the services we offer are:
- Installing Google Analytics to see where your visitors are coming from
- Contact Forms
- SEO Resources (We also offer SEO services to help your site rank higher!)
- e-Commerce Setup and Payment Portals
- Caching So Your Site Loads Fast
- Connections to Your Email List – MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.
- Customer Chat / Phone Services
- Website Security
- Social Media Integration
- Photo Galleries
- Webpage Translation
- and many more.
Another key element of development that many other companies overlook is communication.
We Provide Excellent Communication With Clients.
Communication is the foundation of a good working relationship and we realize that. No one wants to be left in the dark about the progress of their site and we will always return communications as soon as possible.
Please check out our Portfolio on how we can design a website to fit your business.
How much does web development cost?
This is a bit of a difficult question to answer. If your website is pretty standard, meaning only a few pages and a contact form, probably about $450. Once you start adding in features such as ecommerce, custom plugins, custom animations, etc. it will increase the price. To be honest though, most websites development costs tend to be around $800 to $1600.
We would be happy to give you a quote before we do any work. We are very good about staying within budget.
I'm getting really expensive quotes. How can I save money on development costs?
So, building a website is alot like renovating a house. You can make a best estimate of what it will cost but sometimes unanticipated problems come up that could have never been expected. (Who could have expected termites in this well-built house?!)
Much like these home shows, we also are fine with you doing a little DIY to bring your costs down. WordPress is very easy to navigate, so you can save time and money by perhaps entering all your product descriptions if you have a e-store. Or resizing all your images. Or entering in a complicated set of text. If it’s easy to do and just a matter of time, we’re fine with handing over that aspect of development to you to save you money.
We try very hard to give accurate estimates and that is why we typically give a range of prices that we expect your website to cost.
If a quote we give is too much though, please do not give up!
We are always happy to work with clients to establish an on-going support plan where we can build in the critical tools for your business initially and then phase features in over time. We also recognize that many startups don’t have capital on hand, so we are willing to create a payment plan to get you up and running.
Whatever your situation, we can help!
How long does it take to develop a website?
The length of time to finish a website is usually a two or three weeks unless there are some complex features that are more time-intensive.
Need it done quickly? In most cases, we can accommodate you as long as it is a reasonable timeframe. We’re good, but we’re not magic. Quality is a characteristic we care about and are reluctant to sacrifice quality for speed.
One important aspect relevant to development time is communication. We have EXCELLENT communication and will keep you in the loop throughout development.
I broke my website, can you fix it?
Many times when a website “breaks” it simply because a file was misconfigured or some code elsewhere on the website is causing a feature to misbehave.
We have the experience to diagnose any problem and fix it for you.
Fixes are usually done at our hourly rate of $50/hr since it is unknown how long it might take. PLEASE let us know your budget for a repair though so we can make sure to stay within it.
Do you offer hosting for my website?
Why yes we do!
We provide high speed hosting for only $25/month. For this reasonable price, you get a fast connection from a Virtual Private Server with over 99% uptime. In addition, we provide specialized tools to speed up your website so it loads as fast as possible!
Give us a try today.
Can I bring my own designer?
By all means. That’s AWESOME!
Many of our clients have already gone through the design process with someone else and have their whole site already laid out. Not a problem at all.
We are always happy to develop a pre-designed site. All we need is either the layout in Photoshop, Illustrator, XD or Figma and we can get started.
We also play very well with others and are welcoming to any designers for a project. We certainly know a thing or two about teamwork and happy to collaborate.
I only need some updates. Can you do it for me?
We are happy to keep your site up to date and make any needed changes.
Want a new feature for your site… we can help!
Need to make a complex change to your e-commerce store? Done.
If there are updates that you think you do yourself, we are happy to teach you how to do it at our hourly rate.
Can you speed up my website?
Did you know that average web visitors wait no more than 3 seconds for a page to load before they give up? If your site isn’t loading fast, you’re losing out on valuable customers.
Speeding up a website involves a number of factors, a lot of small tweaks, and a little luck.
For a fast website you need:
- Your images compressed
- Adaptive images so the right size image is served to the viewer
- A good CDN for graphics (Content Delivery Network)
- Browser caching
- HTML and CSS Minification
- A fast server (NOT Shared Hosting!)
- And other tweaks.
Thankfully, we are experts at getting the fastest speed for your website. Let’s talk!
Can I update my website myself?
We like to use tools that allow for clients to do minor updates themselves rather than spending time and money to have others do it. (Don’t get me wrong, we’re happy to update your site for you if you don’t want to deal with it.)
Once your site is done, we are happy to record a couple videos to show you how to make textual changes on pages, swap out images, or update prices.
WordPress also has frequent security updates that need to be applied and those are also easy for you to do to keep your site current and safe.
I had a horrible developer that left me stranded, can you finish my website?
Ugh. Nothing is worse than a developer who has ghosted you.
We are happy to pick up where the developer stranded you and finish your website, producing the wonderful site you set out to have. Let us finish up your site ASAP and get you on the web.
If you’ve lost your faith in getting your site finished, let us restore your confidence.
We are professionals and have been in business over 10 years. We’re not going anywhere.
Can you develop a custom plug-in?
With WordPress being a database-driven CMS (content management system), we can use that to your advantage to input, manipulate and extract information for your business.
Let us know your problem, and we can craft the solution!
If I just need a little bit of work, do you offer an hourly rate?
We sure do!
We charge $50/hr (in 15 minute increments) to give you the most work for the least amount of money.
Using an hourly rate instead a quote is useful for small fixes or updates to your site.