WordPress Design Experts
What is WordPress and Why Should You Use it?
Wikipedia defines WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and publishing platform powered by PHP andMySQL. It is often customized into a content management system (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet‘s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 powers 22% of all new websites. WordPress is now the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.
As Wikipedia says above, WP is the most popular CMS (content management system) in use today. This means it is great at managing your data. With a traditional web site, you have to keep track of all of your pages, content and links with an outside system like DreamWeaver, or even a spreadsheet. Web sites tend to grow and grow, which is a good thing. WP is perfect for assisting you with this. You can find themes to make it design look like almost anything you like, and what you don’t like, Web Services DFW can change for you. Lastly, WP has free plugins that help you do things like make your site more social, more usable and even more efficient.
WordPress Functionality, and SEO?
WordPress sites are more functional than traditional sites as they are much more organized and well maintained. This also means that the search engines like them more because of how well content is managed. The sites have fewer 404 and miss-linked web pages as WordPress manages all the links for you. Because WordPress is built with PHP andMySQL on an Open Source platform, it is continuously improved and new themes and plugins are produced daily.
This technology combined with our Vertical Design Methodology creates web sites that perform incredibly well and convert traffic into leads, sales and clients efficiently. If you are designing a web site or have an existing web site contact Web Services DFW today to find out how WordPress and our Vertical Web Design Methodology can help your business.
Our WordPress Design Experience
The team at Web Services DFW is special, we have a designated designer that understands web usability as well as search engine optimization very well, years of experience. We also have a senior level programmer capable of anything you throw at him, from smart phone apps, to WordPress custom code. While we have spent several years now designing and customizing WordPress sites, we have a few we like to show off.
- Site #1 below: the first site below was a redesign. The original site while VERY well done just did not convert traffic to sales. We felt it was not funneling properly and did not
- Site #2 is a real estate site that is being moved from a third-party CMS system over to WordPress. We have implemented a complete IDX MLS Service into the site and customized WordPress on every page down to the last detail.
- Site #3 is a healthcare site the we created for a local company. This site was very inexpensive as it does not have much customization besides logo, color, and some basic design changes. The rest is good theme choice.
- Site #4 is a 3D graphics site that has very little customization, same as site #3. However, this site uses WordPress to organize thousands of pages as it has a forum built-in as well as a WordPress system for organizing over 800 pages of products.
We choose these sites for their broad differences, highly customized (#1) to basic WordPress integration, Sites#3 and 4. No matter how difficult your web design project is, Web Services DFW can handle the job.
Lastly, have a rush job, no problem, Site# 1 was completed in under two weeks, 4 days for design and implementation, 4 days for content pages (over 50), and 4 days to move from developmental server to live server, revisions and touch ups.
Why Should You Hire Us?
Building a site and building a successful site are two very different things. There are many design experts that can build you a beautiful site, well designed and have all the bells and whistles. However, if that site is not designed with proper funneling and traffic converting in mind, you have a wonderful site that looks great and that’s about it.
When building a site, here are the 4 major things we focus on (in order).
We hear from many business owners that paid a developer, built a fantastic looking site that when launched one of two things happened.
This is what makes Web Services DFW different from other site developers. We design sites with usability and SEO in mind using our Vertical Design Methodology™. If you would like to read more about what this is and how we use this method to improve greatly your site performance, click here.