Our trusted methods for building your website

Our trusted methods for building a website

Always a free web design consultation via phone or Zoom call

At Web Design Mike, I understand that every client is unique, and I believe in taking a personalized approach to every web design project I undertake. That’s why I offer a free consultation to potential clients when planning a website. This consultation usually takes about 30 minutes and can be conducted via phone or Zoom call.

During the consultation, I take the time to learn more about your needs and goals for the website, as well as to discuss any specific examples of websites that you like and why. I ask questions about your business, target audience, and the purpose of your website. I also show you examples of websites that I have designed in the past and discuss the design elements and features that I think would be most effective for your website.

It is important for me to listen carefully to your input and ideas, and to ask follow-up questions as needed to fully understand your needs and preferences. This will help me to develop a clear understanding of what you are looking for and to create a website that meets your specific needs and goals.

I believe that a free consultation is a valuable opportunity to begin the process of planning and designing a website that you will love. It allows me to get to know you and your business and to develop a customized web design plan that meets your unique needs.

We wireframe your site during our consultation!

Careful planning is an important aspect of building a website and using a basic wireframe can be a useful tool in this process. A wireframe is a low-fidelity design that outlines the layout and structure of a website, without the use of colors, graphics, or other design elements.

Using a wireframe allows us to focus on the layout and functionality of a website, rather than getting bogged down in the details of design without locking down content first. Good flow through the site is essential.

Here are a few specific benefits of using a wireframe when building a website:

  • Improved organization: A wireframe can help you to organize and plan the content and structure of your website in a clear and logical way.
  • Easier communication: A wireframe is a simple and easy-to-understand tool that can be used to effectively communicate your ideas and everything “flows” well.
  • Reduced development time: By planning and organizing the layout and structure of your website in advance, I can save time during the development process.

Overall, using a basic wireframe is part of our planning process and can help to ensure that your website is well-organized, easy to navigate, and meets your needs.

We have experience with a range of Web Design platforms

We offer a wider range of services to our clients. WordPress, Wix, Weebly, and Shopify are all popular options for building websites, and each has its own unique features and capabilities.

Why do we prefer WordPress to build a website?

There are several reasons why I choose to use WordPress to design websites.

One of the primary benefits of WordPress is that it is user-friendly and easy to learn, even for those with little to no coding experience. This makes it a popular choice for small business owners and individuals who want to manage their own websites ongoing.

In addition, I also provide personalized training videos on how to manage the website ongoing once the website has been assembled. this is a huge advantage compared to anyone else because I make sure that every site that I create is user-friendly and that you understand easily how to do updates on your own.

Overall, WordPress is a powerful and flexible platform that is well-suited for designing a wide range of websites, from simple personal blogs to complex e-commerce sites.

WordPress and Beaver Builder combined – Powerful!

Beaver Builder is a drag-and-drop page builder plugin for WordPress that allows you to easily customize and manage your WordPress website without the need for coding knowledge. There are several benefits to using Beaver Builder with WordPress:

  1. User-friendly: Beaver Builder has a user-friendly interface that is easy to learn and navigate, even for those with little to no coding experience.
  2. Customization options: Beaver Builder offers a wide range of customization options, including the ability to add, edit, and delete elements on a page, as well as change colors, fonts, and layout.
  3. Responsive design: Beaver Builder automatically adjusts the layout of a website to fit different devices and screen sizes, ensuring that the website looks great on all devices.
  4. Speed and performance: Beaver Builder is optimized for speed and performance, which means that websites built with the plugin tend to load faster and perform better than those built with other page builder plugins.
  5. Compatibility with other plugins: Beaver Builder is compatible with a wide range of WordPress plugins, allowing users to easily add additional functionality to their website.

Overall, Beaver Builder is a powerful and flexible tool for designing and customizing WordPress websites, and it can be a valuable asset for any web designer or developer working with the WordPress platform. most of the websites that we build use this plugin because of the ease of use And all of our training videos will reflect that giving you the opportunity to manage your website ongoing.

Fewer Plugins when using Beaver Builder and WordPress

Beaver Builder includes a range of modules that can be used to add various types of content and functionality to a WordPress website. These modules include features such as sliders, forms, maps, social media integration, and more. By using these modules, you can often avoid the need to install separate plugins to achieve the same functionality, which can help to reduce the number of plugins you need to run your WordPress site.

Using fewer plugins can have several benefits, including:

  • Improved site performance: Too many plugins can slow down a website and negatively impact its performance. Using fewer plugins can help to improve the speed and performance of your site.
  • Easier management: Managing multiple plugins can be time-consuming and confusing. By using fewer plugins, you can simplify the process of maintaining and updating your site.
  • Increased security: Fewer plugins mean fewer potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. This can help to increase the security of your site.

Overall, using Beaver Builder’s modules can be a convenient and effective way to add various types of functionality to your WordPress site, while reducing the number of plugins you need to use.

It’s best to optimize a website during the construction phase for better SEO!

Website Search optimization is an ongoing process that involves making changes to various aspects of a website in order to improve its performance, speed, and usability. Optimizing a website during the construction phase allows you to make these changes more easily and effectively, as you can build the website with optimization in mind from the start.

Here are a few specific ways in which we optimize a website during the construction phase:

  • Beaver Builder theme: Beaver is a fast and lightweight theme that can help to improve the speed and performance of your website.
  • Optimize images: Properly optimizing images can significantly improve the loading speed of your website. This can be done by using image optimization tools to reduce the file size of images and by using appropriate image formats.
  • Use caching: Caching allows you to store static copies of your website’s pages, which can significantly improve the loading speed of your website.
  • Minimize the use of plugins: Using too many plugins can slow down a website, so it’s important to use only the plugins that are necessary for your site. That’s why Beaver Builder rules!

By optimizing your website during the construction phase, you can ensure that your website is fast, efficient, and user-friendly from the very beginning.

Complete a thorough walk-through before launching the website

It is important to conduct a thorough walkthrough of a website before launching it to ensure that it is ready for the public. Here are a few specific steps that I take as part of this process:

  1. Test the website on multiple devices and browsers: It is important to test the website on a range of different devices and browsers to ensure that it looks and functions as intended on all platforms.
  2. Check for broken links and errors: Look for any broken links or errors on the website, and fix any issues that you find.
  3. Test the website’s performance: Check the loading speed of the website and ensure that it performs well.
  4. Review the content: Check the content of the website for spelling and grammar errors, and make sure that it is accurate and up-to-date.
  5. Ensure that the website is user-friendly: Test the website’s navigation and usability to ensure that it is easy for users to find what they are looking for and interact with the site.

Overall, conducting a thorough walkthrough of a website before launching it can help to ensure that it is of high quality and ready for the public.

Training Videos on how to manage the website after the launch

Providing training videos to all my clients after building their websites can be a helpful way to ensure that they are able to effectively manage and update their sites. By creating a series of training videos, I provide clients with step-by-step instructions on how to use various features and functions of their websites.

There are several benefits to providing training videos to my clients:

  • Increased autonomy: By providing training videos, I can empower clients to manage and update their own websites, rather than relying on me for every change. This can save time and improve the efficiency of the process.
  • Improved user experience: Training videos can help to improve the user experience for clients, as they can refer back to the videos as needed to refresh their knowledge or learn new skills.
  • Increased satisfaction: By providing training materials, I can demonstrate commitment to helping you succeed and can help to increase satisfaction with my web design services.

Overall, I provide training videos to clients after building their websites and can be a valuable service that helps them to get the most out of their sites.

Hire Web Design Mike to build your website

If you are looking for a web design firm to build your website, I am your guy! There are several factors to consider when making your decision. I have:

  • 20 Years of Experience: I have a proven track record of building successful websites. Consider the types of websites in my examples page that I have built in the past.
  • A solid Portfolio: Review my portfolio to get a sense of my design style and the types of websites I have built in the past. This can help you to determine whether my style and approach are a good fit for your project.
  • A Tested Process: Read my process for building websites above and how I work with clients. I am organized, communicative, and transparent in my process.
  • A Fair Price: Consider my pricing and whether it is within your budget.
  • Trusted References: Please review my references from past clients and reach out to these clients to get their perspectives on working with me.

I believe I am well-suited to your needs and budget, and that I have the skills and experience to build a high-quality website for your business. Mike