Our Chicago Web Design Process
Step 1 – Research
What do you sell? To whom? Who is your competition? Why do customers choose your business?
Step 2 – Analyze
What goals does your website need to accomplish? How can our Chicago web design company structure your site to meet those goals? How can we better engage your visitors?
Step 3 – Design & Develop
Is each page appealing and engaging? Is the navigation intuitive? Are the calls to action effective?
Step 4 – Training & Launch
Do you understand how to use and update your website? Has everything been cross-checked for quality control?
Be the website that makes the competition jealous
Simply having “a website” isn’t good enough anymore. If your website isn’t fresh, creative, engaging, interactive and user-friendly, then your website isn’t doing enough for you. Fortunately, there’s Design & Promote, a Chicago web design firm.
We custom design innovative, hard-working websites that you can proudly stand behind as the online face of your business. We hone in on three key Chicago web design elements for maximum impact: visibility, usability, and converting visitors into customers. And because we create our sites using responsive Chicago web design, your customers will always enjoy a smooth, seamless and satisfying experience, whether they’re on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Which means you’ll get happy customers who stay on your website – and not the competition’s.
As technology changes, so does Chicago web design. Simply having a well-designed site doesn’t cut it anymore. Nowadays, nearly 28% of all web traffic comes from mobile users. At Chicago web design firm Design & Promote, we know that your site should both look professional and function just as well on mobile devices and laptops as it does on desktop computers. This means that your site needs to adjust and change its layout for each device. On phones, your phone number should be the most prominent call to action, where on the desktop it should be your contact page. Text size should change and animations should be minimal on phones as opposed to tablets and desktops. The “fold” changes on laptops as opposed to desktop computers and larger monitors, so your call-to-action graphics need to adjust for laptop sizes so that they are always above the “fold.” Our Chicago web design experts keep all of these things in mind as they are designing our sites. We want to make sure your site is always producing your desired results, whether your customers are coming in from a tablet, phone, laptop, or desktop computer.
WordPress & CMS development
ready for you to use
Gone are the days of calling your Chicago web designer every time you need to post an update on your website. With CMS systems which model popular sites like Facebook and Pinterest, its become easier for end users to add content to their sites. When we take on new Chicago web design clients, more often than not (unless the client requests otherwise), we design their site using WordPress. Our entire development of the site is done with the end user in mind. We make it easy for you to change every element of your site’s content.
Once we’ve completed our development, we take the time to sit down with you and teach you how to use your site. This is complimentary with every Chicago web design. We want you to use the site we built for you! From posting blogs and galleries to adding new pages and images to your site, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know in order to constantly update your site.
custom app design
Want to turn your website into an app? We can do that too!
Any website can be turned into a custom app nowadays. We can help you, not only make a great app, but make it function in a way that keeps your customers coming back to your site.
Think about your average day. How often do you look at your smart phone or tablet? What if your site was an app that could send push notifications when new content was available? Would it be useful for your clients? Would it promote sales? Do you have the type of business that could easily engage your clients by providing information/interaction via an app?
If so, then let’s talk about what the Chicago web design team at Design & Promote can do for you! From complex store-fronts to blogs and beyond, we create engaging and appealing apps for our clients and help them get them into the itunes and android market places.
Hosting & Domains
Chicago web design company Design & Promote can host your website on our servers for as low as $3.99 a month. Check out some of the great benefits you receive by hosting your site with us.
- Free setup!
- Windows or Linux hosting plans
- FrontPage extensions
- 24×7 FTP access
- Best-of-breed routers, firewalls and servers
- Web site statistics
- Our world-class data centers
- Daily Backups
- 24×7 monitoring
- 24×7 email, telephone, and Web-based tech support
- 24×7 physical security
At Chicago web design agency Design & Promote we develop, run, maintain and support our hosting plans in our own facilities, 24/7. So for safe, reliable and affordable web site hosting, play it smart. Just scan through the individual plans and choose the one that’s right for you! Need more power? Virtual dedicated and dedicated servers available, too.