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The Art & Science of Strategic Web Design
With the Power to Bring It to Life

A website without visitors is like a rock concert with no audience: sad and pointless.
-Roxana Baiceanu-

Great web design without functionality is like a sports car with no engine.
-Paul Cookson-

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
-Rachel Zoe-

A bad website can actually be worse [than none] since it literally makes your business look bad.
-Forbes-

If you think math is hard, try web design.
-Trish Parr-

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.
-Milton Glaser-

What separates design from art is that design is meant to be… functional.
-Cameron Moll-

Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.
-Paul Cookson-

Having a professional, polished looking website…is key.
-Forbes-

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.
-Joe Sparano-

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
-Charles Eames-

Website without visitors is like a ship lost in the horizon.
-Dr. Christopher Dayagdag-

Domain names and websites are Internet real estate.
-Marc Ostrofsky-

Beginning with your website, consumers are passing judgement and making decisions about whether or not they will even visit your store, restaurant or office.
-Forbes-

Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur. 
-Zig Ziglar-

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. 
-Buckminster Fuller-

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
-Amelia Earhart-

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
-Erica Jong-

Critical Elements for Success

We don’t need to tell you that your website needs to be cost effective, to get your message out to the world 24/7/365. There’s a lot that goes into making sure the right kind of visitors find your site, have the right kind of experience, and keep coming back for more. We know that your site needs to...

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Be Stylish

Make a superb first impression. Broadcast your message with style. Keep your audience engaged.

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Be Speedy

Nobody likes waiting around for a site to load! Speed matters, and our sites are ready for action, optimized for performance.

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Be Secure

Ensure that you, your visitors, and your site stay safe and secure.

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Be Popular

Make search engines happy, so your site can find its audience.

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Be Engaging

Keep your site running smooth as silk on any device, exceeding your visitors’ expectations through intuitive design.

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Be Tricksy

Feature-rich specialty sites mean lots of shiny things to keep your visitors engaged and coming back for more... Don’t settle for bland!

A website without visitors is like a rock concert with no audience: sad and pointless.
-Roxana Baiceanu-

Great web design without functionality is like a sports car with no engine.
-Paul Cookson-

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
-Rachel Zoe-

A bad website can actually be worse [than none] since it literally makes your business look bad.
-Forbes-

If you think math is hard, try web design.
-Trish Parr-

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.
-Milton Glaser-

What separates design from art is that design is meant to be… functional.
-Cameron Moll-

Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.
-Paul Cookson-

Having a professional, polished looking website…is key.
-Forbes-

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.
-Joe Sparano-

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
-Charles Eames-

Website without visitors is like a ship lost in the horizon.
-Dr. Christopher Dayagdag-

Domain names and websites are Internet real estate.
-Marc Ostrofsky-

Beginning with your website, consumers are passing judgement and making decisions about whether or not they will even visit your store, restaurant or office.
-Forbes-

Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur. 
-Zig Ziglar-

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. 
-Buckminster Fuller-

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
-Amelia Earhart-

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
-Erica Jong-

How We Can Help

Design & Development

Share your vision with us; we can turn it into reality!

DESIGN

We need your website to be something we’re all proud of, something your customers will not only find useful, but lovable.

  • Design means bringing your dreams to life--but it’s more than just a pretty face!
  • How it feels is as important as how it looks. Deliver more than your audience expects and keep them coming back for more!
  • Aesthetics and usability are both mission critical. Shape and space, tone and texture, consistency and contrast are combined into a unified whole.

DEVELOPMENT

Maybe you’re the kind of person who does your own oil changes…not us! We let the experts handle the under-the-hood tasks, and so should you.

  • What we do do is all of the under-the-hood work for your project.
  • Setting up hosting & domain name, basic SEO… let us handle those so you can focus on your visitors.
  • We’ll take your ‘big picture’ and focus on the details, making sure that every little element combines cohesively into your masterpiece!

Maintenance & Optimization

Keeping your site up to speed and safe is our specialty, so you can focus on your specialty.

MAINTENANCE

It’s estimated that in 2015, more than 480 million records were leaked as a result of hackers. The best way to stay safe is regular maintenance of your site and all its components… But who’s got time for that?!

  • Seemingly endless tiny tasks are necessary to keep your site secure and up-to-date.
  • Like most serious investments, your site needs maintenance to retain its value and to grow in value.
  • Let our maintenance lackeys keep your schedule free and your focus where it belongs.
  • Keeping your site tuned up keeps your visitors engaged with your message, not frustrated with your performance.

OPTIMIZATION

As IT innovation increases at an exponential rate, so too do website visitors’ expectations about their online experience. You wouldn’t subject your visitors to 1990s music, why subject them to 1990s web design?

  • Your website is the professional face of your operation, your online presence. There’s only one chance to make a first impression.
  • Optimizing database performance, images, server location, and more will help to make sure your site has the pep in its step that it needs to stand out from the crowd.
  • We’ll spend the time it takes to make sure that your site doesn’t just look good, but that it’s running at peak performance.

A website without visitors is like a rock concert with no audience: sad and pointless.
-Roxana Baiceanu-

Great web design without functionality is like a sports car with no engine.
-Paul Cookson-

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
-Rachel Zoe-

A bad website can actually be worse [than none] since it literally makes your business look bad.
-Forbes-

If you think math is hard, try web design.
-Trish Parr-

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.
-Milton Glaser-

What separates design from art is that design is meant to be… functional.
-Cameron Moll-

Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.
-Paul Cookson-

Having a professional, polished looking website…is key.
-Forbes-

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.
-Joe Sparano-

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
-Charles Eames-

Website without visitors is like a ship lost in the horizon.
-Dr. Christopher Dayagdag-

Domain names and websites are Internet real estate.
-Marc Ostrofsky-

Beginning with your website, consumers are passing judgement and making decisions about whether or not they will even visit your store, restaurant or office.
-Forbes-

Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur. 
-Zig Ziglar-

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. 
-Buckminster Fuller-

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
-Amelia Earhart-

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
-Erica Jong-

They like us! They REALLY like us!

 

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"I can't tell you how happy we are with this website. All we had to do was think of fun stuff, and you set up everything so well.

I am happy and confident to recommend you to anyone."

-Fran H.-

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“Thanks to basenji folks and mother-daughter web designers extraordinaire, RARE Swan sinbajé basenjis has a new and improved website...

...you can see the lovely work Rachel and Rena did for me. Thanks RARE Swan.”

-Linda S.-

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“I am so excited and can’t say 'Thank You' enough times.

Thank you, Rena! Thank you, Rachel!"

-Lisa K.-

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