Web Consulting

You can’t be an expert in everything. Our clients are a wonderful assemblage of business owners, non-profits, support staff, and content creators. They know how to handle the ins and outs of their respective businesses. But when they have questions about their website, they rely on us for answers. In many cases, this results in a development project, but sometimes they just need some web consulting time to talk through the problem they’re facing.

We’ve had entire projects that were focused entirely on web consulting. Often taking an idea from its raw state to an actionable project requires research and discussion. We’d much prefer to be involved in the project during its formation than later when poor planning could be causing a problem.

Code and Site Reviews

One of the major ways that we consult is to perform a code or a site review for a client. Code reviews are meticulous examinations of a defined length. These are usually performed for plugins or possibly an entire site and are a great way to head off any problems. Site reviews, detailed in their own way, take a much more holistic approach where we look at the various components of the site and make sure they’re supporting one another. We’ll find any problem areas and make recommendations to fix them as well as suggest possible points of improvement for speed, security, and usability.

Taking the time to get more information is a great way to make informed decisions about the work that you’re doing and gives you direction for those efforts.

Posts in Web Consulting

In the web consulting category most of the posts are focused on some aspect of the development process. In this section posts are going to be more general in tone, describing how you can put these aspects into play on your own site. Or talking about some intricacies of a technology that’s directly related to development like site optimization or SSL certificates.

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