WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Create an Exceptional Online Presence
Our services are designed to help you create the perfect online presence, regardless if you are looking to build an artist portfolio, small business site or an eStore. Each of our sites is custom built to address the specific needs of our clients, so that they can best achieve their particular goals. Our Core Services form the foundation of all of our sites; offering a solid platform for small sites and a solid base upon which to build larger, more complex sites. We also provide and number of Additional Services in web and graphic design, search engine optimization, content production and translation, and multimedia development that will help take your project above and beyond the competition.
We work diligently to ensure that our process flows smoothly, that we keep an open line of communication in place, and that the work stays on track and is finished on time. Here is a summary of the main phases of that process.
All sites begin with a free consultation in which we will discuss your ideas and needs, answer questions, identify the best approach to take for your particular project and determine rates. Key tasks at this point will be identifying the aims of your site, your target audience, and the development of a sound strategy for reaching them. If you are in or near Mexico City we are happy to meet with you in person; if not, a consultation over the phone or Skype is just as effective. In fact, the entire process can easily be done remotely. To arrange a meeting write us or call at: 55 7363 0692.
Design and Development
We aim to develop your ideas into a user-friendly, intuitive, pragmatic and aesthetically exhilarating website that exceeds your expectations as an artist or small business owner. Accomplishing this is a matter of communication, experimentation, and creativity. We will begin the process of creating a stylish aesthetic appropriate for your particular needs and craft the required code that powers it. During this phase we will provide various mock-ups, work with you to identify improvements, and make the needed changes until we’ve got it right.
Once we have the design dialed in, the code locked down and the domain and hosting in place, we’ll review everything one last time, and if all is kosher, we’ll make a plan to launch the site!
Web technology is constantly evolving. As such, it is necessary to continually update your site to ensure that it works properly with the ongoing technical advances. Once your website is up and running, we will gladly walk you though it and show you how it works and how to keep it in good condition. If you prefer not to trouble yourself with site maintenance you can sign up for one of our maintenance plans and we’ll take care of all that for you, as well as if you have a subscription to one of our SEO or Content Management plans.
Our core services are a part of every website we build. These core services comprise the basic features needed for a contemporary website. For small sites, they are often all you need; for larger sites, they provide a solid foundation upon which to build advanced projects.
We offer a range of hosting solutions that can be custom tailored to meet the particular requirements of your website. Small websites, for instance, will generally only require a basic hosting plan, while high-end, high-traffic and/or data-driven sites will require more robust solutions. We will work with you to choose an optimal solution for your new or existing website that is cost effective, delivers performance, and fits within your budget.
Your domain name is a critical part of your website’s branding and is an important part of Search Engine Optimization. If you already have a domain name we can point it to the website host of your choice and if you do not yet have a domain, we will help you select and register the most appropriate and best available for your project.
Content Management (CMS)
Most of our websites are built using Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. Content Management Systems allow us to create dynamic sites that are easy to update, manage and maintain. For sites with highly-specialized requirements, we can design one-of-a-kind custom content management systems catered specifically to meet those unique demands.
To convey clear and coherent ideas and emanate an air of professionalism your website needs well-written content. We provide a basic level of copywriting services for every site we build in which we will scan your text and correct any missed grammatical errors. If you are in need of professional writing for your website, we offer quality in-house writing services, as well as contract with a pool of professional writers with expertise in a variety of areas.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is key for ensuring your website’s success. All of our sites come with a basic level of onsite SEO, which ensures that search engines can properly crawl your site and rank it decently over time. We also offer more aggressive levels of onsite and offsite SEO that will significantly improve your site’s ratings in a shorter period of time.
Making a website useful for those with physical disabilities is an important step in developing a top-notch website. By default, we design and develop websites with this in mind.
Mobile Ready / Compatibility
Smart phones and tablets currently account for sixty percent of all web traffic and that number is likely to increase. With this in mind, we utilize responsive website design to ensure that all of our sites look great on desktops, mobile phones and tablets. In addition, we verify that our sites work on all common browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.
Maintenance and Security
Web technology develops rapidly and frequent updates are required to ensure web applications function securely and properly. Maintaining an up-to-date website is a first important step in assuring website security. Various options are available for those in need of higher levels of security, which we can discuss during your initial consultation.
We provide a variety of additional services in design, development, branding and marketing.
Advanced copywriting services are an extension or our basic copywriting services. We will review all your copy, in all languages, correct errors and rework your content as needed to improve the flow, tone and style of your writing.
Advanced Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
We provide services in Advanced Onsite SEO and Advanced Offsite SEO. Advanced Onsite SEO provides a high level of keyword and content analysis that optimizes your site to be ranked highly by search engines for specific search terms. Advanced Offsite SEO analyzes the market your site is competing in and develops a strategy to improve traffic to your site by connecting it to other established sites in your field. Both Advanced Onsite and Offsite SEO is provided for a flat-rate fee dependent on your particular site’s requirements. We also offer a monthly Advanced SEO subscription service in which we monitor your site long-term and make monthly updates to ensure maximum performance.
The importance of your logo and branding cannot be overstated. They are key elements that convey your style and what you are about. Our logo and branding services begin by identifying the key characteristics that define your service or particular endeavor, which we then incorporate into a sound marketing plan and finally convert into effective visual branding for all your digital and print needs.
We provide research and content production services for writing, photography and video assets for use in developing your website. We also offer a subscription service that provides weekly blog content production on a variety of topics.
From the simple to the robust and everything in between, we can design you the perfect eCommerce solution for the sale of digital and material goods and services. We can also set you up with a variety of payment gateways and fulfillment services that are designed to streamline the sales process. Additional services we offer include fully integrating your eCommerce site with social media and other online services, developing and connecting your website to one-of-a-kind applications, maximizing security for yourself and clients, and helping you develop a sound marketing strategy.
We provide a full array of graphic design and layout services for web and print, including logo, brochure, business card and poster design. We also provide professional printing services.
If you have a multimedia presentation you need made we can help. From advertising and marketing solutions to designing an online web documentary, we have the tools to help you make it happen.
Photo and Video Shoots
If you are in Mexico City, we offer video and photo production shoots on location, in which we can help you procure images, audio and video media assets for your website or other use. We can also arrange local product studio shoots and, if you are not in Mexico City, can help point you in the direction of good photographers/ videographers in your area that would be happy to assist you.
Making your site available in more than one language increases your potential audience tremendously. We are more than happy to design multilingual sites in as many languages as you like and provide both in-house and on-contract translation services.