If my site looks good that's good enough. Right?
There are many factors that contribute to a quality, attractive and effective website. Often times, people assume that if their website looks good,...
Your company could have the world’s most amazing looking website but if the behind-the-scenes stuff isn’t working, your website won’t do a thing for you. Programming is what makes your website function – so while website design is critical and makes your website look great, you need Lobster Marketing’s development team to also make sure your website is appealing and functional across all browsers and that can help your company achieve its marketing goals.
Our websites are intuitive and easy to use, so your website visitors know exactly how to get from point A to point B. In other words, your well-designed and developed website takes visitors from the initial awareness of your company to the appointment setting process to help you land new clients.
At Lobster Marketing we build all websites on a proprietary CMS called Branch CMS. This is NOT a template based, cookie cutter style website builder. You’re not like anyone else, so why should your website be?
As a result of this proprietary solution, the programming process takes longer than it would if we used a template, but it also gives us total power and flexibility over the entire process. Your website is completely customized to your needs. It will do what you need it to do, not what some template creator thinks every website needs.
The time required for the programming process of website creation is a direct reflection of how complex the design and contents of your website need to be.
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a website that your website visitors will never know about. But it’s all necessary to deliver the user experience your visitors need to make purchasing decisions or take action on your website. Lobster Marketing puts a significant amount of emphasis on the overall design and appearance of your website, so people love the way it looks – but we put an equal amount of emphasis on the elements behind the scenes make sure your site functions well, too.
The Lobster Marketing website design and development process relies on industry best practices and our extensive experience to create stunning and functional websites:
Responsive Website design
Architects create architectural drawings of a house before it is built. You might say we do something similar. After extensive research, our team will develop a site map that provides the layout for developing your website: we identify what pages should exist, how to navigate through to each page, and most importantly – how website visitors will interact with the website. Dubbed the “Usability Experience”, this is our way of making sure that website visitors can navigate and interact with your website easily and intuitively. Usability is considered throughout every step of the design process.
Once the structure of the site is fleshed out and the custom content created, our website designer will focus on a design for the website that looks great and that stays true to your company’s brand and identity. A website is often the first impression a prospective customer has for your company so it is important that it makes a good first impression in line with your values and company “personality”.
After final approval from you, our website designer will hand the files over to programming to start the actual web build. Your website from Lobster Marketing will use the latest programming standards to ensure your site is search engine optimized and user friendly. It will include some or all of the following programming areas of interest:
Building your website using the latest standards of HTML5 and CSS3 (CSS3 allows us to build your site to include cool animations and effects that in the past have been impossible or required external elements that dramatically slowed down the speed of the site)
Developing the website to be fully responsive to ensure an optimal browsing experience on any device.
Ensuring the site validates according the standards set by Google and the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium which is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web)
Verifying that the website exceeds the minimum recommended Page Speed Score according to Google Page Speed Insights.
Use of best coding practices and working in parallel with the SEO department to create the best conditions for your website to rank well on Google.
Thorough testing on the past 3 versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer for both Mac and PC. There is also testing done on iPhones, Androids and iPads.
Optimize For Success
Optimization is defined as an act, process, or methodology of making something (such as a design, system, or decision) as fully perfect, functional, or effective as possible and that's just what we do during this phase of the website build. As soon as your website moves out of programming, our team will start to add the finishing touches including adding content and images. During this phase of the web build, we'll implement search engine optimization methods that are critical for success, conduct extensive testing, and put it through rigorous auditing to ensure your site will be found by Google and other search engines. Areas we focus on include, but are not limited to:
Internal Linking Structure
Goal & Tracking Set Up
Launch Your new website
Because we don't like surprises when it comes to launching websites, our team will conduct one final review to make sure every item is crossed off our pre-launch checklist. Once we’re confident everything is working as it should, we’ll launch your brand-new website to the world!
After your site is live the work has just begun. Find out how Lobster's membership program can help increase relevant traffic and leads to your site.
We'd welcome the opportunity to discuss your website needs and to provide you with a quote for services.
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