What is web development? Many people think of a website as nothing but a web presence. A few pages with some information about your business, possibly some embedded media and a form to contact you. Certainly having a web presence in today’s day and age is very important, and for the vast majority of small businesses probably sufficient. Also, web presences are easy to come by nowadays, what with all the DIY, Plug-n-play websites with wysiwyg-editors that make it relatively uncomplicated for anyone with a little bit of tech knowledge to put something together. And if not, there are armadas of “web designers” out there that will be happy to set you up with a template website.
However, when we think of a website, we think of much more than that. We see a medium with unlimited possibilities. It’s a medium that can educate, entertain, present, it can collect, store, process, and retrieve data, provide tools to make your business easier, more organized, or even possible in first place. It’s a potent hybrid canvas for code and art that leave the boundaries up to your imagination.
We think of a website as a medium with unlimited possibilities. It’s a medium that can educate, entertain, present, it can collect, store, process, and retrieve data, provide tools to make your business easier, more organized, or even possible in first place. It’s a potent hybrid canvas for code and art that leave the boundaries up to your imagination.
We don’t exactly specialise in visual web design, per se. You may have heard people saying that web design is dead, and we agree, if by web design you mean the visual design of a basic web presence that runs on all possible devices. With all the templates out there, it seems that every website design you’d need has already been designed, and with a few quick modifications to your $60 template, you’re set. In that sense, yes, the visual design of new web presences has become more of an assembly line type of work without really much room for true creativity.
Luckily, that's not all you can do with the web just like a schematic isn't all you can draw on a piece of paper.
The potential of current web technologies is akin to that of a race car stuck on the 405, just going with the flow. Are you looking to build a race track with your project?
We created a full-blown e-commerce platform to enable one of our clients to pursue his produce distribution business concept.
Mobile-friendly and simple on the front-end, powerful under the hood with a custom-built administrator panel that allows you to manage products and their categories, retail locations, delivery schedules, partner commissions, customers, orders, and even subscriptions.
It generates produce harvest reports, calculates commissions, creates demand projection graphs, automatically logs all activity in QuickBooks Online, and utilizes PayPal’s PayFlow for payment processing and UPS shipping calculator during checkout, it uploads, crops, and resizes graphics and even intelligently deals with unauthorized access attempts. Built in Notepad++ with jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, MySQL, Google Maps and Google Streetview.
Any questions about these projects? We are happy to answer them!
Read how we designed a custom e-commerce system from the ground up to realize a business idea of one of our clients long in the making.Click to read
People come to us when they need a website developed that has to solve some very specific data management challenges for our clients. What we create for you is a tool, rather than an expansion of a business card. This tool could help you estimate project cost, evaluate the performance of a new user interface design, provide a platform for your customers to teach each other skills, provide a playful and interactive way to help your potential clients understand an aspect of your business based on a set of live data, or be an interface for you to schedule your deliveries. Whatever the case may be, there’s a chance we can develop it for you.
One of the great developments of the internet are content management systems (in short, CMSs), which allow you, as a website owner, to change the content all by yourself, without constantly relying on your webmaster. If you are planning on having constant updates to your site, this might be the way to go for you. CMSs are a great way to get set up with a basic web presence when you're on a tight budget. But realize that even CMSs come with a learning curve that, depending on your technical experience, may be daunting for you.
Wordpress websites are extremely in demand these days. At a glance, they seem to be the no-brainer solution to getting started with your own web presence or even e-commerce platform. But, like with anything that's free, it's not quite as free as it seems. Before you decide to set one up, read our 4 reasons why a Wordpress website might be a short-term strategy.Click to read