Websites are for people.
The internet may be made of cats but your website needs to be developed with the needs of your audience in mind.
Design starts with your content. A content-first approach allows us to work together to develop the connected content and well-structured site architecture that is the foundation for any successful web presence.
Design and development includes:
- Audit of existing website, content, and third party tools
- Assessment of competitor sites in relation to your business goals and search performance
- Design research: gathering information about your product / service, internal challenges, and customer needs
- Content strategy development
- User Experience design (UX)
- Testing of designs / development sites to meet WCAG requirements
… and more. Websites are dynamic. Development, like any project that is tasked with building for real life use, is a collaborative and iterative process.
I design and build custom websites using WordPress.
WordPress is an open source application that is actively maintained by core contributors. WordPress, in addition to being a dynamic blogging platform, has become a popular and robust Content Management System (CMS). It’s now powering 40% (give or take) of all websites.
For people with websites, WordPress gives site owners autonomy from developers. With a little training to use the system you have the power to update your own website from your favorite browser without the need to code.
Making it maintainable and manageable
Having a brand new website is great but we also want to make sure our site owners can use their tools confidently.
There is (still) no “i” in TEAM…
Your participation in the project is crucial to its success! Make sure to allow time for yourself to review, approve, and generally get involved in all things content.
Training and education are integrated into the design and development process. And, as an involved collaborator from the start, you’ll come to fully appreciate the dynamic possibilities of your web content.
How long will it take?
A typical website build requires a minimum of 6 months. This can vary, but I don’t have the capacity to turn-around projects in a few weeks. If you want FAST, remember you can not also have CHEAP and GOOD.
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