Do you need a website? We can build it for you. We have experience with the most commonly used open source applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. We have built eCommerce websites in WordPress using WooCommerce and Easy Digital Download and we’ve built membership sites in WordPress and Drupal. Our ecommerce development also includes Shopify, Infusionsoft and 1ShoppingCart.
Whatever your need is, we have the knowledge and experience to build the site that you are looking for.
In the Beginning those Olden Days
We have been building websites for a long time now – long before there was anything called a Content Management System (CMS). Back in the old days there was just a text editor and a cheat sheet of HTML tags. The files were then uploaded to our servers. Oh boy, those pages were horrible to look at! But, wow, the savings we saw – because we no longer had to publish hard-copy brochures.
Think of all the time and labor that has been saved just with online forms. We now collect far more accurate and reliable data because website visitors type their own responses and personal data – first name, last name and email address. In addition, we no longer have to hire and pay data entry people to decipher illegible handwriting, a major cause of erroneous information in our systems.
Building Websites with WordPress
But I digress – today there is a plethora of ways to communicate with online audiences. With the development of WordPress and its evolution from a blogging platform to a true content management system, we see many more people and organizations easily manage their online properties with this user-friendly tool.
Creating content in WordPress is as effortless as writing a letter using Microsoft’s Word or Apple’s Pages. Through menus you can organize your content so that your readers can digest it. Another benefit, creating menus is a simple point, click and drag task.
We have worked with a number of themes for WordPress, however, we have found the Genesis Framework from StudioPress to be superb. The Genesis Framework enables us to customize websites in an organized and orderly fashion. Click here for more reasons we use the Genesis Framework.
StudioPress also publishes Child WordPress Themes that appeal to a wide variety of businesses and industries. Click here to view some examples of the Genesis Framework and its Child Themes. Selecting Genesis and a Child Theme is your most cost-effective means of bringing your website to life.
Want to learn more about our WordPress website building process? Click here to find out more about our website building process.
Mobile Devices Cannot Be Ignored
Websites must be accessible to mobile devices. The Pew Research Center reported that 95% of Americans own a cellphone and 77% own a smartphone. We are no longer restricted to searching the Internet from a desktop. We search and shop online when we need to – at home, at work, and at play.
As the adoption of traditional broadband service has slowed in recent years, a growing share of Americans now use smartphones as their primary means of online access at home.
– Pew Research Center
All of StudioPress’ child themes are responsive, meaning that your website will be accessible and viewable on a visitor’s desktop, tablet and/or smartphone.
Some of our clients have hired graphic designers to create a unique website design in PhotoShop that we translated pixel for pixel into a website using StudioPress’ Genesis Framework. This translation process is not an automatic process like you might have seen advertised on psdtowp or PSD2HTML. Although this is a manual process, it results in a unique one-of-a-kind site for you and/or your organization.
The WordPress community has been very busy writing and developing extensions to the WordPress application through Plugins. These plugins broaden the capabilities of WordPress by adding new features. For example, you can create an online store by installing WooCommerce or WP eCommerce or you can restrict your content to members only with the installation of a membership plugin like S2Member.
Other Content Management Systems
There are circumstances when WordPress is not suitable for a client. In those circumstances there are other alternatives that we discuss with our clients, such as Drupal or Joomla.
While we do a lot of work involving WordPress because of its popularity and flexibility, it is not always the best fit for an organization’s requirements. We will never pigeon hole a business into a solution that is not appropriate for their needs. If an organization’s online goals are broader than the capabilities of WordPress, we will suggest and encourage the best alternative.