Web Design

We love what we do! To us every website we design is an opportunity to create a unique space in today’s cyber world that delivers real world results in a creative and effective way.

Most web design companies offer design and an SEO “friendly” set-up as a standard package. Then it’s up to you to get a photographer, a copy writer, and all the other essentials you may need to design your site.

It turns out that “SEO friendly” means that they offer minimal guidance on keywords for your copy writer to include in your content. When in reality there is an amazing amount of knowledge and planning to truly optimize your site to be found online.

It has become an art form to implement SEO successfully these days. 26Twelve has the expertise to not only get your site found but keep people on your site once they find it. Some “SEO experts” will build content heavy keyword driven sites with links everywhere essentially making your website useless once someone finds it.

With 26Twelve we have experts all under the same roof that will do it all for you including captivating SEO enriched copywriting, overall SEO site strategy, photography, and anything else necessary to design a beautiful unique and functional website that will be at the top of search engine rankings.

We even help you plan a succesful website launch.

Including social media set-up and  training  on Social Media Optimization (SMO) and email marketing set-up and training to get the word out properly.

Process

We’ve created a web design process that puts you in control. Throughout the entire project, we encourage constant communication and feedback in order to ensure your vision for your website is being realized in our design. We then use your ideas and comments to generate a web presence that suits you and your business. Read on to learn about the steps in our process.

  1. Prepare – We start out in the information gathering stage where we look to get an understanding of your needs, wants and expectations for your future website. We will ask you some questions to get a feel for what you want your site to accomplish, as well as to determine the marketing message you wish to convey.
  2. Plan – Here, we begin outlining the information you wish the post on your site. This stage is important because it will give us an indication of how your content will be organized. After we have an outline of the information you want posted, we begin sketching out design mock-ups. This will help both of us organize our thoughts and to gain a clearer picture of how your website will be laid out.
  3. Design – After the initial web design sketches are agreed upon, we will begin putting together graphical prototypes of what the site would look like when viewed in a browser. All our layouts optimized for all size screens: iPhones, Blackberrys or iPads. This stage typically takes the longest, since it is at this point that all the design details are ironed out and polished.
  4. Develop – Once a web design is agreed upon, the coding stage begins. This is where the graphical prototypes are converted into actual web pages and different effects and site behaviors are implemented to polish the overall look and feel of the site. This is also the stage where we finalize the site’s architecture and server behaviors to ensure everything is Search-Engine friendly.
  5. Maintain – While the initial project might appear complete after step 4, a good site always needs updates. You may want your content to be changed from time to time and as new technologies emerge, you’ll most likely want your site to stay up to date to appear dynamic and fresh. We ensure every aspect of the site is to your liking after step 4, but as you grow your business and expand your presence online, we will work with you to maintain your site’s growing needs.

Coding & Layouts

Our development skills are especially strong in clean, semantic, W3C-compliant markup. We have also been developing many recent projects in the new, cutting edge HTML5 and CSS3 languages.

Website design requires both effective design and efficient programming. These are very different creative processes, which we find to be exciting development steps towards transforming your vision into a work of art.

Creativity in website design is gauged by how content can be delivered to the viewer in new and unique ways. Good web design should also be clear, concise, attractive and easy to use. Designing with all of these factors in mind is especially fun and challenging for us.

Creativity in programming focuses on organization and efficiency, which makes this process all the more intriguing to us. We enjoy working to write code that accomplishes more in fewer lines, since it requires one to think of out-of-the-box solutions to achieve a desired outcome. The payoff to efficient code means faster-loading websites, which is extremely important since the user wants their information as fast as possible.

We love what we do, and hope our passion for web design will make the entire process fun and exciting for you.

Here are some of the services we provide:

  • W3C Compliant (X)HTML Websites
  • E-commerce
  • Selling your goods or services online
  • Blogging Design and Implementation using WordPress
  • HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Standards Compliant HTML5 and CSS3
  • Search Engine Optimized Coding and Structure
  • Layouts optimized for all size screens: iPhones, Blackberrys or iPads.

By using only the most advanced philosophy to web design, we ensure your website remains free of clutter and is never complicated or difficult for your users to interact with.

By using precise placements of a site’s elements, we make sure your site is compatible with a number of different sized displays–large or small computer screens, iPhones, Blackberrys or iPads.

Keeping these two goals in mind, we create sites with flexible layouts, which ensure elements are scaled and positioned correctly, regardless of the display size.

View a small sample of some of our latest web design projects.

One of the greatest things about website design is that location is not an issue. While we are conveniently located on Long Island, NY, just outside of NYC our process allows us to effortlessly design websites for people all over the world. So please contact us regarding your web design project no matter where you are located.

Contact us now to learn more about how we can help.