Wow! From the beginning with the estimate and timetable that was provided to the end product of an edgy but professional website, my expectations were exceeded and I was able to enjoy that feeling that going to dandelion marketing was the best thing I could have done and well worth every penny spent. — Jonathan Cross, Attorney, Birmingham, AL
Web Design Philosophy
We believe that businesses, organizations, and individuals are best served by websites that are easy to navigate, clean in design, fast to download, and full of meaningful content of interest to their users, customers, and potential customers. Therefore, we develop websites that are functional, attractive, and informative. Further, we believe that a professional, high-quality site reflects well on both us and you, and we work until you have the best site possible. Your business is unique, and we work to examine each client’s needs individually and propose a solution tailored to your specific needs. Please refer to our portfolio for samples of our websites. We have many clients not shown in our portfolio and are happy to provide references upon request.
Web Design Options
We offer three options for web design, depending on your need and budget. While our web design services generally fall into these three options, each website we propose and build is priced on its own, depending on your unique requirements. We are a WordPress shop, and all our websites are built using the WordPress platform. In addition, all our websites are mobile-friendly using responsive web design. And regardless of the website build type you chose, our bar is your complete satisfaction. We want you to be thrilled, and we work until you are.
Custom Web Design
Our fully custom websites allow you to create and build to your exact specifications. First, we start with the design phase, creating layouts and design elements based on a strategy meeting and a comprehensive understanding of the design that will best achieve your goals. Next, we then custom program a WordPress theme to that design. This approach includes custom post types and custom functionality, with unlimited possibilities as it will be programmed for you.
You can think of this option as the bespoke suit. It is designed, cut and made just for you.
Semi-Custom Web Design
Our semi-custom WordPress sites give you to have a great-looking, customized website that uses a building platform, instead of programming the theme from scratch. The building platform allows us to save programming time, thereby bringing the cost to you down substantially. By using pre-programmed building blocks, we are able to create a professional website for your business at half the cost and development time required to build a custom theme. This dermatology practice site is an excellent example of this approach in practice.
Not sure if Custom or Semi-Custom is right for your business? It is important when getting prices from various web design companies to understand how they are pricing their work in order for you to compare apples-to-apples. This article can help you understand the difference.
New Business Starter Package
This package is designed for small businesses that recognize the value of custom marketing services backed by 20 years of experience in professional web design and search engine optimization (SEO), but still need an affordable way to get started. For many years, we had an entry level pricing structure close to $5,000. While an ideal fit for many businesses, it left our services out of reach for some folks. With this new starter package, we can offer new businesses an affordable way to create and launch their message. Business owners that understand and appreciate that local and personal service, custom work and years of experience offer more than automated online tools will be the best fit for this new package. Our goal is to hit an important intersection between quality and affordability, previously unavailable in the market.
This is a package and not just web design services. It includes three essential pieces to launch the marketing efforts of your business, including logo design, a one-page website, and consulting on setting up and maximizing Google My Business. Learn more about our New Business Starter Package.
Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. That’s why we’re here. We can walk you through the planning process with a series of prompting questions that help you narrow in on your objectives and help us understand the best approach. We find that this process helps to ensure that your website lines up with your needs and goals.
Our internet solutions (they are more than services) start with ideas. Let’s talk about ideas for your business today!
Web Design Resources
We understand that these options and terminology may be confusing. We are here to help you understand and plot out the path that makes the most sense for your business. To help you make the best decisions for your business, here are some additional resources:
- Planning a New Website
- Small Business Guide to Getting Online
- Conveying the Right Message
- Getting to Apples-to-Apples with WordPress Estimates
- What Maintenance is Required on a WordPress Website
- Why NOT DIY Your Website for Free?
Keeping a website’s content up-to-date captures the attention of users and keep them coming back for more. In addition, new and ever-changing content helps with a site’s placement in the organic search results of the major search engines. The search engines place more importance on a site that is regularly updated than one that hasn’t changed significantly in months or years. Plus, your new content, whether a news item, client newsletter, or product information update, will be naturally keyword-rich, further boosting your opportunities in the search engines.
We provide website maintenance services for many sites that we did not originally design, but found themselves in need of a company that could provide quick turnaround and responsive, high-quality website maintenance services.
Regular maintenance is needed to keep software versions up to date (particularly important with WordPress sites), sites backed up, and features and functionality working. Using Google’s Search Console, we can monitor the health of a website and make updates as needed to ensure it functions properly for visitors and is accessible to the search engine’s spiders. Our maintenance contracts for WordPress sites are billed in 6-month increments and include ongoing updates to WordPress, themes and plugins. We also include an hour of content updates with our maintenance contracts.
Our web maintenance services can be contracted on an as-needed basis for at hourly rate of $100.00 or negotiated on an annual basis for a reduced rate. To contact us regarding website maintenance services, click the button below.