We know the good Word(Press)
WordPress support and development evolved and elevated
We’ve been building sites in WordPress for over a decade, so we really know all the ins and outs. We’ll help you build and manage a dynamic, effective WordPress website, app, plug-in, or theme.
Deep experience and insight
When it comes to WordPress, we've done it all
Regardless if you’re looking for a custom theme, assistance extending or setting up a plugin or want to build an entire application on top of WordPress we can help.
If you’re looking to build a site that’s easy to maintain, want a custom theme, a new plug-in, or to build an app on top of WordPress, we’re the people to talk to.
We’ve been deeply immersed in WordPress for over ten years, and we’ve grown and evolved with the software. We’ve integrated antiquated ERP systems, built out large-scale e-commerce and eLearning solutions, and even sell our own premium plug-ins.
We’re also rooted in the WordPress community locally and nationally, frequently speaking at WordPress events, hosting the local WordPress meet-ups, and founding WordCamp Ann Arbor: the Conference. We are constantly learning more and sharing our own knowledge.
Let us guide you through the sometimes confusing ecosystem of WordPress, and help you get the results you want in the smartest, most streamlined manner.
Ways we can help
An array of smarter WordPress solutions
A custom theme provides differentiation and identity for your brand’s website. We’ve been designing striking WordPress themes from scratch for over a decade.
Often the functionality you require needs customization. We can create that personalized plug-in, or modify an existing plug-in to deliver exactly what you want.
Know what you want to accomplish but unsure of how to get there? We can design and build a solution and help you communicate it to your development team.
Take advantage of online transactions whether you’re selling products, accepting donations, issuing invoices or managing memberships.
Setup online courses with LearnDash including custom functionality, workflows, etc…
Maintenance and site care. Management of large scale solutions including cloud environments and developer operations.
Web Design Methodology
Growth Driven Design
We’re here to help you transform your organization. That means looking for high leverage opportunities. Where can we produce two or ten times the results as effort input? Using design thinking and our own brew of design methodology we’ve solved complex problems like increasing sales, building brand awareness, positioning in crowed markets, driving leads and reducing overhead.
- 06 Emotion
- 05 Communication
- 04 Value
- 03 Usability
- 02 Reliability
- 01 Function
What’s the main purpose of your website? You may have several, but to create the most effective functionality, we use this layer to zero in on one primary objective.
Regardless of device or user restrictions, your visitors must have a consistent experience. So this layer ensures your website design doesn’t create any unnecessary challenges.
People come to your website with goals in mind. With this layer, we make sure they reach these goals as quickly as possible, while setting the tone for a positive experience.
How could you put someone in a better position based on what they want to accomplish? This layer is where we look for opportunities to incorporate tools, resources and information that improve your visitors’ situation.
Rather than designing for your preferences, you must design for the psychological aspects of your target audience. So this layer leads to design that immediately resonates and communicates the right message to the people you want to reach.
Emotions influence almost every human decision. So we use this layer to settle in on specific emotional responses — created through design — that push your visitors toward a designed action.
The Six Layers of Design
Design thinking is such a critical part of our offering that we’ve developed our own design methodology (the six layers of design) and process (saturation) to guide each project we engage in.
How we work with you
Our proven process
Map a pathway to success based on your brand, industry, and audience insights.
02 Launchpad website
Design and develop a basic-yet-viable website QUICKLY to create immediate impact and help us all learn.
Determine the next round of website enhancements, based on analysis of current performance.
Design, build, and deploy the planned enhancements through a focused, efficient initiative.
Analyze the performance of your website and all the new features. Run surveys and interviews to gain insights.
Share insights between the client and our team to ensure knowledge transfer throughout all departments and implementation of all that we’ve learned.
Important things to know
Two nearly identical looking themes may perform very differently. How the theme is built behind the scenes greatly impacts performance. What are the critical aspects of a successful customer theme? We share our insights below.
With so many premium WordPress themes available, is it really necessary to have a custom theme designed and built? While there are some great WordPress themes out there, a custom theme offers multiple, valuable advantages.
We’ve put together a website redesign checklist that outlines everything you need to know and decide before starting this process. It’s informed by our 12+ years in business and the hundreds of successful website projects we’ve created. It’s road tested and online approved!