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    Responsive Website Design & Development

    Responsive Design prepares websites for the future of modern website design by making them beautiful across multiple devices.

    • Our team plans, designs, and develops stunning responsive websites that will increase conversion rates and overall traffic.
    • We make sure that our responsive websites are beautiful across all devices
    • Our responsive web design makes sure that your business is prepared for the future mobile web.

    A responsive website is a single website that adapts to the device of each unique visitor, whether desktop, smartphone, or tablet. A responsive website dynamically re-sizes its content and imagery for a variety of different screen sizes in order to ensure the website is effective and easy to use on any device.

    Mobile web usage is growing at an extremely rapid rate that presents enormous opportunity. A website that is not optimized for mobile usage and performance stands the potential to leave an enormous amount of opportunity and business on the table. Our professional responsive designs deliver outstanding results from both desktop and mobile users.

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    Mobile Development

    Mobile websites represent a massive opportunity to take your business to the next level while targeting customers on mobile devices.

    • Our team plans, designs, and develops stunning mobile websites that will take your business to the next level.
    • Our mobile websites feature striking mobile web design and fast load times so that your business is sure to impress potential customers who visit your site on their mobile devices.

    Creating a website that works well both on mobile devices (of varying screen resolutions) and desktop computers does incur additional costs, but the cost of lost opportunity far outweighs that of the cost of accommodating mobile devices – especially considering the rapid growth of mobile adoption in the coming years.

    Can I make my website mobile-friendly or do I need a separate website?

    Often, the question comes up about whether you should have two or three different websites
    (one for each type of device: mobile, tablet, and desktop).
    We recommend that you have only one website that can adapt to all three.
    You have three primary options when considering how to go about building a mobile website:

    Responsive website design

    This is where your website adapts to any given screen resolution. The website can adapt to tablet screen resolutions as well as mobile. This option requires more upfront planning than a typical website would since website content elements must be considered and given priority as screen sizes shrink. Responsive design websites are recommended by Google as the best for search engine optimization.

    Separate style sheets

    This is where you have one URL, but where (CSS) style sheets are modified depending on the device type that is accessing your website. This means using the same html code, but switching the style sheet that is used. It requires slightly less planning time than responsive websites.

    Separate websites

    This is where you have a mobile website that is found at, for example, m.yourwebsite.com, and a desktop website found at www.yourwebsite.com.
    The website redirects users to the correct URL based on what device they are on.

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    Content Management Systems

    The robust and scalable CMS solution that customizes to your needs.

    • Customizable robust scalable solution.
    • Creative Freedom with your design.
    • Intuitive and Flexible CMS interface.

    In simplest terms, a CMS is a software package that facilitates the creation, publishing, distribution, organization and management of online content. As you will see below, most CMS look very similar to word processing software, like Microsoft’s Word.

    A CMS not only creates the structure of how information- articles, video, design elements and images- will be presented, it gives all of the tools for populating a website. A CMS assists the web editor by providing tools for the creation of content, the publishing of the content, and, ultimately to archiving and storing the content.

    Depending on the client’s needs and staffing, the CMS can be designed for use by a highly technical webmaster or can be so simple and intuitive that even the most technologically challenged editors can use it effectively.

    WordPress

    Benefits

    1. Suitable for simple content informational sites, blogs and standard professional sites.
    2. Fast to set up sites
    3. Large community supporting it and updating the code.
    4. Open source and widely used across the web.
    5. Good for very simple ecommerce (1-3 products)

    Issues

    1. Not suitable for regular or advanced e-commerce projects, but can integrate with Magento to overcome problem. There is an ecommerce plugin wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-e-commerce/, though the functionality is limited, so it may not be sufficient for the client (depending on the client’s demands)
    2. Must update it to keep it secure
    3. Not good for customized sites with complex user generated features (i.e. can’t build Facebook on it)
    4. Not good for large media files
    5. Plugs-ins may get broken with updates (so extra maintenance is required for WordPress sites with plugins)

    Magento

    Benefits

    1. Open source ecommerce solution
    2. Has robust number of features with default functionality
    3. Excellent SEO capabilities
    4. Supports multiple languages (namely localization)
    5. Works with variety of payment systems and shipping vendors

    Issues

    1. Bulky, slow, and very resource consuming. Runs very slow on shared hosting and needs to be on at least virtual or dedicated hosting.
    2. Only the standard feature is free and for the more robust features there is a yearly licensing fee.
    3. It may not be possible to customize the product and checkout pages with features like select drop-downs. It is recommended that designers pay attention to the way default Magento pages look, by visiting demo.magentocommerce.com/ and include available elements into their website designs. This becomes more essential if the client has a limited budget and only needs standard functionality.

    Drupal

    Benefits

    1. Open source and widely used
    2. For simple Informational sites and corporate sites
    3. Many modules and extensions which allows the site to be built for any functionality
    4. Large community of developers supporting and innovating
    5. Fast to set up

    Issues

    1. Not the most user-friendly content-management-system. Its very complex and any client that asks for it should review it first.
    2. Is not ideal for ecommerce websites. Allows ecommerce module integration (Ubercart), though a thorough investigation is required to make sure all the client’s needs can be met.
    3. Forms customization is problematic, default look is recommended (a note to designers).
    4. The information submitted via the forms is not stored in the admin panel by default, it’s sent to the corresponding admin’s email
    5. There is a learning curve for developers not familiar with it.
    6. It has limits in displaying data taken dynamically from other places on the site or from external sources.