I came to Tom knowing next to nothing about web design and feeling a bit overwhelmed about all the moving parts involved in getting our organization’s web presence off the ground. He proved to be one of the most skilled, dedicated, and creative people I’ve ever had the pleasure of collaborating with. He strikes the perfect balance between empowering his clients to educate themselves about the basics of website design and handling the challenges of “nuts and bolts” issues that arise during the development process. He is flexible and responsive, full of ideas about how best to make his clients’ visions a reality, and committed to getting the job done on time and on budget. A true professional!
– Amy Powell Faeskorn
Trainer and Educational Consultant
Your initial consultation is free
We offer qualified prospects up to 45 minutes free consultation. This can be in person, by phone, or via video chat.
Your Website Needs to be “Responsive”
We now recommend that all new websites be built using a responsive design. And if you’ve had a website online for more than two or three years, it should probably be rebuilt.
What is Responsive Design?
It’s a way of coding the website using media queries to figure out what the resolution is on the device being used to access the website. If it’s a tablet and there’s not enough room for the regular menu, it might hide the menu and replace it with a condensed version. Ditto if it’s a smartphone, in fact you can choose to hide content that might be too detailed for viewing on a small screen. More on Responsive Design…
We Go With The Flow
Every client we work with has different levels of expertise, and time constraints.
After we figure out a plan of action, we work on the site starting from top to bottom. Your logo and any existing graphics are the cornerstone of the website. With that, we can figure out the best color scheme, and typography.
As we progress, there will be lots of decisions to be made. We will guide you through the process and teach you how it all works as we go.
If you are using WordPress, our preferred platform, or another CMS (content management system) we will show you how to login, update plugins, manage backups, create and edit pages, etc. We can create all the pages for you, and do all the edits, or you can do it on your own. Of course we’ll be checking out every page created until such time as you’re ready to go live.
Websites with built-in stores are a more complex, requiring numerous steps, settings, and tweaks. We can do it from soup to nuts, or work with you – it depends on your level of expertise, and how you value your time.
Static websites are only managed by us, unless of course you have access to Dreamweaver or FTP, and know what you’re doing.
In all cases, we remain available on a long term basis to update and maintain your website.