There are a lot of services that can be part of making your website a success that aren’t distinctly development. We provide a ton of website support for these issues.
Nothing makes a website engage your audience more than good design. Whether it’s imposing a logical structure or creating that “wow” moment, good design helps every aspect of the project. We love to help people define their brand, wireframe their sites, and work through the mockup process so we’re starting with the right blueprint to develop their website.
The other side of the content creation coin is the text that appears on the website. Writing can be difficult and sometimes clients need help putting their thoughts into words. What you say directly impacts how users react to your website. We work with some great writers to bring your words to life.
Developing a strong content strategy is one of the most useful tasks you can take on. Content strategy helps you to define the “why” of your website. It guides you through your content creation, keeps you focused on your goals, and assists in your conversions.
There are many companies that offer SEO services, and they can vary from claiming to get you page one rankings to offering esoteric advice that often requires dedicated services. We approach SEO as we would any other aspect of development, we want to understand your goals first and then give you the tools to start the process. SEO isn’t something that you complete, it’s an activity that you engage in and we can help you get walking on the right path.
Understanding what your website is doing is the key to making it better. In order to understand what your website is doing, you’re going to need to setup some analytics for the website and check them on a regular interval. If you’re not getting the conversions you want, you need a plan backed by data to make positive changes.
Posts in Website Support
The posts in this section are going to focus on these supporting activities. Everything from writing, security, and SEO to deeper dives into conversions. Where we can we’ll try to give you some context for implementing these activities for your own sites.
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Some time ago we wrote a blog post where we used an extended metaphor, comparing your website to a car. We still think this is an appropriate comparison. This year we built a tool for our own use (and for our clients to leverage) that runs an automated check on your website and emails the…Continue Reading →
We do a lot of collaborating with other companies. However, there’s one company that we work with very closely – Nien Studios. Whenever we need a web designer we check with Robert Nienhuis to see if he can fit us into his schedule. Robert isn’t just a resource, he’s one of our closest friends and…Continue Reading →
Two of the biggest problems you can have with any website is a slow site or a lost site (due to hacking, server problems, or even accidental deletion). How are these two problems related? The answer is your database. It’s the connection to a MySQL database that makes WordPress a CMS. The care and maintenance…Continue Reading →
When we last wrote about favicons (2008), adding a favicon to your WordPress site was a manual process similar to what you’d experience on other websites. Well, all of that has changed as of version 4.3 of WordPress. Adding a favicon is now easier than ever. Let’s take a look at the history of favicons,…Continue Reading →
We first wrote about using WordPress on your iPhone back in November of 2008. At the time the iPhone was a little over a year old, WordPress was on version 2.6, and the iPhone operating system was on version 2.1. A lot has changed since then and we thought it was high time that we…Continue Reading →
A lot of sites utilize a calendar of their upcoming events. Often you’ll see a stereotypical monthly view of a calendar with one or two items indicated. Occasionally, you’ll see a calendar image with the same event repeated on every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. But are either of these implementations really useful for a visitor?…Continue Reading →
Using video on your website is not a new idea. In fact, over the last few years it’s become commonplace for people to try to integrate video into their websites in myriad ways. It’s fairly common knowledge that videos are a powerful tool to increase engagement of a user, and can have great impact on…Continue Reading →
We recently worked on a project that required some sophisticated Gravity Forms customization to flesh out a travel booking form. The travel industry has some of the most specific sets of booking requirements around as you’re combining flights with hotel stays, tours, bus schedules, boat departures, and more. Travel Booking Complexity There can be a…Continue Reading →
If you’ve ever managed a BuddyPress site, you know that SPAM registrations quickly became the bane of your existence. When we built NetDivvy, we were cleaning out thousands of spammy user records every single day. It didn’t take long for me to start brainstorming ways to get rid of the problem.Continue Reading →