Custom Website DesignTime 2022-01-01 17:42:08
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Building Better Websites since 2000Attention to Detail
When something is as important as your business website, you need a dedicated professional on your side. We hand code each website that we create instead of using something like WordPress, or worse, Wix or any other all-in-one template. Templates like WordPress create thousands of lines of unnecessary code that slows down the performance of your website.
Why is that important? The target load time for your website is 5 seconds. If it takes longer than 7 seconds to load, more than half of your visitors will leave. When seconds matter, you need a professional to make sure each page of your website is optimized correctly.
How do you know if your website has been built correctly? The first thing you can do is look at the front page of your website and view the source code. That will tell you how many lines of code are being used. If you see thousands of lines of code at your website, it's a red flag.
After you look at the source code, you need to take a look at how your website is displayed on ALL devices. Look at the spacing around images, notice the navigation and make sure it doesn't cover up content when it's open on mobile devices, make sure columns aren't too wide or too narrow making your content hard to read and make sure nothing looks out of place. For each mistake that you find, there are many more that you haven't seen.Website Evaluation Tool
There's actually a very simple tool that you can use that allows you to look at your website on many different mobile devices, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. It's called Chrome DevTools and you can see how I use it while evaluating websites by watching any one of my videos at my YouTube channel here: Website Design ReviewsBefore and After Example
Below is a before and after example of a website that we recently re-imagined. Technically, both websites are exactly the same because they have links to the business email, provide the business phone number and describe the services the business offers. However, if you saw these websites side-by-side, which one would you go to if you needed their service?
AfterRestaurant Websites Mama Cozza's Italian Tabi-Ji Sushi
More people use their mobile device instead of a desktop computer to look at websites. It's important that your website automatically adjusts to whatever size device they decide to use.Pixel Perfect
We really do design right down to the pixel. If something is even slightly off-center, margins don't match or the size of images don't look right on certain devices, it looks unprofessional.SEO
Besides looking professional, attention to detail can also have a very positive impact on the way Google indexes your website and ranks it when people enter important search phrases.
For some people, especially those that are not building a website to represent their business, a website by Wix or WordPress may be okay when quality and attention to detail isn't that important. Business websites need a more professional approach to make sure mistakes aren't made that could hurt your results in the search engines or make a bad first impression on a potential customer.
It has taken many years of training, but we take pride in creating websites that look professional, are easy to navigate and load quickly. And we focus on search engine placement from the beginning by optimizing each website so it can be easily indexed by Google, Yahoo, Bing and other top search engines and directories. More advanced SEO strategies require more effort, a lot more effort in some cases, but at least the basic structure has been optimized correctly from the start.
It doesn't matter if you need a small 4 or 5 page website or if you need a website that may be hundreds or even thousands of pages, our attention to detail combined with over two decades of experience is the right combination to ensure your online success.Websites for Restaurants
A website with an online ordering system has turned into a vital part of staying in business during the pandemic and it will continue to be a valuable asset even after the pandemic is over.Websites for Lawyers
Law firms, more than any other profession, need a website that looks impressive. Potential customers are looking for an established and experienced attorney that will help them through a difficult time. If they aren't impressed by your website, they'll move on before you ever have a chance to tell them about your service.Websites for Entertainers
It doesn't matter if you're a top magician headlining in Las Vegas, a comedian that travels the country or an entertainer living in Hollywood, we can build a website that shows off your talent. Such websites usually feature an event calendar that you can modify yourself, a photo gallery, online videos and regularly updated press releases. We can also build a dedicated website without contact information that can be used by talent agents.Coronavirus
Besides the 20+ years of experience, we use an arsenal of tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Atom, Meteor, iTerm2, Premiere, Chrome DevTools, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google My Business and Dreamweaver along with modern technologies and frameworks like Sass, Bourbon, Git, GitHub, React, BEM, CSS3 and HTML5.
The most important tool that we use is attention to detail. And that's a tool that can't be purchased. You either have it or you don't.
By limiting our clients to intelligent people, it requires us to spend less time explaining the same thing over and over again. I mean honestly, who wants to hear us blather on about API, BEM, CMS, CSS3, CRUD, CTA, CTR, DOM, DNS, ES6, FTP, GIT, HTML5, HTTPS, JS, JSON, JSX, MAMP, NODE, NPM, PHP, PNG, SASS, SEO, SSL, SVG, TLD, TWIG, UX, VPN, W3C and XML? I know what you're thinking... VPN doesn't even belong on that list. I was just making sure you're paying attention.Founder's Biography
Bill Elgin created his first website in 1995 and it was ugly. I mean it was really ugly. It was so ugly, it made Freddy Krueger cringe. But by the time he updated the website in 1998, you could see how his skills were evolving. Since then, 20+ years of experience has allowed him to flower into the expert designer that he is now. Why am I writing this in third person? And, more importantly, why did I use the word flower to describe my path to greatness?
Besides being a website designer, elite fantasy sports player (at least compared to the losers in my league), graphic designer and search engine placement expert, I'm also an Apple device and Macintosh computer expert in case you need someone to help organize your digital toys.
Past Work Experience
Dunder Mifflin, 2005-2013
Assistant to the Regional Manager
This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill and the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
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