When we design websites, we don’t skimp where visual appeal is concerned. We treat the design of our websites with as much importance as the actual functionality and purpose of the website. First impressions are extremely important when competing online.
Our custom websites are hand-coded to the W3 standard, adhering to the rules of “valid” coding practices. This ensures our websites conform to the highest integrity of development. In addition, valid coding practices are favored by search engines, giving our websites a little edge over the competition.
Since the advent of the world wide web, web technologies have transformed innumerous times, and continue to morph as new methods are created, become obsolete, or simply evolve into something different. One might wonder how to know what’s current, what’s been outdated, and what technologies are acceptable in today’s web development environment. That’s where “web standards” come in.
We develop our websites to the W3 standard, ensuring the highest level of development integrity. Web Standards set guidelines for developers to create websites that are functional across the many browsers and computers being used to view the web. We base our development methodology on current and future design standards, ensuring maximum viewer compatibility, and extending the life and validity of our websites.
- Custom Site Design
Includes color palette, graphic art, page layout, global navigation, content organization, and imagery. Can be based on corporate branding or identity, or completely new and original.
- Identity Integration
If applicable, we’ll integrate your corporate branding, including colors, logo, slogan, etc.
- 12+ Informational Pages Our base price includes up to 12 informational pages. Examples would be “Home”, “About”, “Services”, “Gallery”, “People”, “Contact” etc.
- Custom Email Forms with Optional Anti-Spam CAPTCHA
Forms are useful for gathering important information from your viewers. They can be used for applications, quote requests, general contact, and more. Our email forms include optional CAPTCHA (anti-spam verification code), form validation, database storage, branded autoresponder, custom error page, and custom confirmation page.
- Flash-XML or jQuery Slideshow
Slideshows, or image rotators, are a great way to liven up a standard CSS website. A little motion animation to the homepage is an easy way to add interactivity and freshness.
- jQuery / Ajax Widgets
These widgets and plugins add a little more functionality and interactivity. Examples are popup form calendars, tool tips, image rollover transitions, transitional drop down menus, “lightbox” photo galleries and much more.
- Professional Stock Photography
Professional photography adds another layer of integrity and credibility in the eyes of your viewers. Royalty-free photography work great for flash headers, and general purpose imagery where professional photography is otherwise unavailable.
Over the past few years, blogs have grown in functionality and usefulness, to the vital role they play in search engine recognition and social networking today.
We offer customized WordPress blogs and content management systems to give our websites an edge in today’s online environment. WordPress offers highly functional and flexible blog systems that can be transformed into complete websites, content management systems, and even e-commerce applications. WordPress blogs are invaluable for networking, increasing traffic, creating rapport with viewers, and building backlinks to the website.
The more the blog is used, and the wider the range of blog subjects, the more exposure the website will receive. It’s all about giving your viewers and clientele a reason to keep coming back, and to share your site with others. Every business, regardless of the industry, can benefit immensely from the use of a blog. It only takes the motivation and desire to reach out to your viewers and clientele.
Viewers can post comments on blog posts, and converse among themselves this way. Comments can be held for approval, posted immediately, or disabled altogether. Posted comments can be edited, ensuring no obscene or offensive content is ever displayed on the site.
For companies with multiple authors, WordPress allows for the creation of additional users. Each user can be assigned certain privileges, limiting access to the vital parts of the application.
More advanced WordPress users can install and configure any of the thousands of WordPress Plugins available. These are little program add-ons that enhance the blog’s functionality. Everything from emoticons to e-commerce, plugins allow WordPress to be highly customized.