Web Design and Development
In general, a well designed website is:
We design and build all of our sites with these elements in mind. But there’s more to it than that. Effective web design starts with a thorough understanding of what you do, your target market, and the goals you are trying to achieve. It’s about combining your vision and industry knowledge with our expertise in online marketing to create a site that engages your audience and delivers measurable results.
Is your site tired and outdated? Is it slow to load? Does it rank poorly on Google? Over time, design trends change and new technologies emerge, so even the best sites need to be periodically overhauled. If your site is still using frames, table layout or a lengthy Flash intro, you are overdue for a redesign. We can analyze your existing site to help you pinpoint and correct weaknesses in the visual design, content and navigation.
Content Creation and Writing Services
Most people find writing content to be the single biggest challenge in creating a website. A common approach is to avoid this task by taking material previously written for other purposes and slap it into a site. Though existing material like print ads, corporate brochures and resumes can be a good starting point, writing content for the web requires a different approach than writing content for printed documents. For one thing, web content should always be written with search engine optimization in mind.
We will work with you to determine what to include on your site and how best to structure the content. If you are not comfortable writing, relax - we’ll sit down with you and gather information about your company through an informal interview process; then we’ll do the writing for you.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and an animated picture can convey much more. The
use of animation can breathe life into a website. It can illustrate concepts that are difficult to explain. It can grab people’s attention, interact with them, and engage them in novel ways.
Why not spice up your website with a rotating banner, an animated menu or a video demonstration?
Content Management Systems
A content management system allows you to self-manage the content of your website without any coding skills or advanced knowledge. We give you a set of friendly tools and the training to use them, so that you can edit the text and images on your website or add additional pages any time you want without delay and without any additional costs.
There are many different content management systems available today, and each one has its strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, we determine the best system to install on a case by case basis. Most of the time, we use solutions like CMS Made Simple, Joomla and WordPress. One advantage to these products is that they offer a wide range of modules to extend the functionality of your site. Once your content management system has been installed, you can add features like a blog, a shopping cart, an image gallery, an events calendar, or a feedback form at a relatively low cost.
For more specialized applications, we work with back-end programmers who will either extend an open source system or code a custom application from scratch to suit your needs.
Luminouslime builds personal and professional blogs with WordPress, a popular publishing platform that is easy to use for the novice blogger and offers advanced features for the more experienced user. You can save money by choosing from one of over 1000 free WordPress design templates. Alternately, we can create a unique, custom blog or one to match your existing website, whatever you require.
An online store offers many advantages to the vendor: it can lower your expenses, expand your market and allow you to build a comprehensive customer database. And your customers will love the added convenience!
Whether you are selling one product or thousands of products, we can build an ecommerce solution to meet your requirements. If you would like to offer gift certificates or event registration with prepayment, we can do that too. Luminouslime uses various platforms including PayPal, Google Checkout, and Authorize.net to build online stores that are secure, functional and easy to maintain.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search Engine Optimization is the process of increasing the quantity and
of traffic to your website by making it easier for people to find you on search engines like Google and Yahoo. In general, the higher you rank with search engines, the more people will visit your site. Though it’s not possible for Luminouslime or anyone else for that matter to guarantee your rank on Google, there are certain measures we can take to boost your rank and give you a competitive edge. These include:
If are interested in paid advertising or more advanced optimization measures, we work in collaboration with an SEO specialist who will design a campaign to suit your needs and budget. Luminouslime and our affiliates engage in only SEO practices to ensure that your standing with Google is never compromised.
Web Hosting, Ongoing Maintenance and Domain Registration
We’d be pleased to work with your existing host if you are satisfied with your current arrangement. Many of our clients are technically savvy and are comfortable managing and updating their own website, which is fine by us.
For clients who do not want to be involved in the technical aspects of managing a website, we offer a full range of affordable, reliable and hassle free web hosting and maintenance plans. Our basic package starts at $20/month and includes:
- Up to 1 hour of routine updates to your site per month
- Support for a wide range of popular web applications
- Best-of-breed routers, firewalls and servers
- 99% guaranteed uptime
- Daily backups
We can also help you to select a for your site, register it for you and look after ongoing renewals.
Luminouslime works in cooperation with a diverse group of freelance graphic designers, programmers and SEO specialists. Should you require a service not mentioned above please contact us. There’s a good chance we can accommodate your request.