Website Design + Development

I design and build custom websites using WordPress.

WordPress gives people and businesses ownership of their content. Don’t rely on The Facebook (or other walled gardens) to tell the world about what you do. Own your content and invest in a professional web presence.

Why 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.

Design and Development

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. Content is hard but we will work together to make this process manageable and productive.

Design and development may include:

  • Preliminary audit of existing website, content, and third party tools
  • Assessment of competitor sites in relation to your business goals and search performance
  • Design research where we gather information about your product / service, internal challenges, and customer needs
  • Content inventory and site map to inform our content strategy and architecture
  • User Experience design (UX)
  • Testing of designs / development sites to meet WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines

Design and development of your website is iterative. Your active participation makes this work meaningful and, ultimately, more successful.

Ongoing collaboration

Make 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 included

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.

Budget considerations

How long will it take?

A typical website build requires a minimum of 6-8 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.

How much will it cost?

That can vary depending on the project needs but most web design and development projects start at 10k. Don’t let budget be the only deciding factor for you – your website may have an upfront cost but it is a longterm investment. I’m happy to schedule a 20-minute call to help you determine what you need and what it might cost. I can also refer you to another developer if I’m not the right fit for you.

Tell me about your project needs.