AZ WordPress Website Design
Experienced E-commerce Developers. 5 Stars On Google & Yelp
We often do meetings at our East Mesa office, as a local AZ web design company we are able to sit & work on your design in person. As always, all work is done in house, no outsourcing.
Our Website Design Process
We have a web design questionairre: you can find here. We also typically meet in person or by phone with clients prior to getting started, to see if there is any further info we need to nail the web design first proof. The questionairre asks about things like logo, colors, products, marketing, etc…
From here, Josh or Hannah will draft the first proof of your website. We design your proof as a test site, so we can simply make changes right on the test site. We send you the URL to review and give feedback on, and dial in from here.
We build out empty pages on the test site, and work with clients to get the text done. We also try to get pics from your business, but can use stock photos if no other photos are available. We build out all our interior forms, slideshows, style the verbiage, collaborate back and forth to get te site to the final product.
Here we typically test the forms, test the site on mobile, test across browsers, make any fixes. We also correspond with the clients for any changes. Many sites are perpetually evolving, which is why we have our Monthly SEO program, but this phase of our process gets the site live and able to convert traffic to leads.
How Much Does AZ Website Design Cost?
Website Design is billed at $75/hr. A typical small business website take 8 – 12 hours. A typical e-commerce website take 15 – 18 hours. It’s that simple, we have low overhead, we work quickly, do not be surprised if we come in significantly under other bids, we often do.
The Fastest & Most Secure WordPress Hosting Available
While clients can certainly host with any company they wish, I have worked very hard over the past 7 years developing the best solutions for WordPress hosting. In fact, I believe our hosting solution is superior to WP Engine, Media Tempe, Godaddy, Pagely and many of the other managed WordPress hosting solutions on the market today. We have a few unique advantages:
DDOS Protected Cloud Servers Hosted By Vultr
Server Software Managed By ServerPilot
Redundant Security With Cloudflare
Server Reserved For SEO and Web Design Clients
We Warranty Sites On Our Server
No Page Caching Or Plugin Restrictions
Free SSL Included With All Hosting
ServerPilot Allows us to have Free SSL for all our website. Furthermore, SSL used to require a dedicated IP in order to fully set up and verify for merchant accounts. ServerPilot jails each account, and uses a technology call Server Name Indication which makes the need for a dedicated IP a thing of the past.
WordPress E-commerce Websites
Designed With WooCommerce
In addition to designing run of the mill websites for contractors, lawyers and other everyday businesses, I also take great pride in designing cutting edge e-commerce designs with the help of WooCommerce. WooCommerce has emerged as the foremost e-commerce platform for WordPress, and integrates with practically every service imaginable.
WooCommerce | WooCommerce Plugins | More WooCommerce Extensions
WooCommerce VS Shopify
Shopify is a great platform. It is SEO friendly, affordable, easy, quick to set up. But it is not as customizable as WordPress by a longshot. It is much harder to create a branded look that perfectly and uniquely works for your business. Many of my small businesses are concerned with looking local and personal, and Shopify themes do not really do that out of the box. Moreover, Shopify is limited by the platform. In the future, if they raise rates, or decide your content is no good, you do not own your site, you can be kicked off the platform. Lastly, though their SEO features are good for beginners, they are not anywhere near what can be accomplished by a good WordPress website, where plugins allow for tech to be updated much faster than on shopify, where modules need to be vetted 3 ways to sunday before they can roll out.
WooCommerce VS Volusion
Volusion & BigCommerce are solid platforms. Great customer support, fast websites, secure servers, easy to set up. So why would we possibly not recommend them? The real reason comes from a lack of ownership and extensibility. Changes to advertising policies can severely affect your business. When you are on someone else’s platform, you are subject to their rules, and dependent on their good service. If their company is sold or folds, you may not have as many options as you want. WordPress E-commerce is also awesome for the extensibility. We can add forums, blogs, custom post types and a ton of other SEO and display capabilities. We can create fine detail landing pages and split test minute changes, which those platforms are not optimized for, and by the time they are WordPress will be doing things which they are not.
WooCommerce VS Magento
Magento is really one of the few apples to apples comparisons. There are plenty of other smaller market share carts, from Cart66 to Jigoshop, but Magento is actually a robust self hosted E-commerce platform, with unlimited extensibility. That being said, unless you are running an inventory of 10,000’s of products selling in every country, then you should probably work with WooCommerce. We routinely run into clients who are trying to migrate off Magento, for the reason that it is overly complex, does not have the support community like WordPress, very few skilled developers who specialize in that platform, and while it is extensible, it is expensive to do, where WooCommerce & WordPress often have the module you need prepackaged for a low fee.
WooCommerce VS WP E-commerce
I started with WP E-commerce. When WooCommerce came out, I resisted using it for my web design and development, as I had some successes with WP E-commerce. Since then, the WP E-commerce team has changed people several times, and the development track is inconsistent to say the least. We had numerous clients who lost money from updates that were incompatible with the Get Shopped system. While initially WP E-commerce had more users and plugins, circa 2011, now WooCommerce has moved so clearly ahead it is no longer even a fair comparison. WP E-commerce was one of the pioneers of WordPress Ecommerce, which was really cool for those of who had only work worked with Zen Cart and osCommerce.
Websites Designed For Every Device
Our website use responsive design, and can adapt to any sized viewport.
With over 11,000 plugins available, and the support of the largest online community of any web platform in history, WordPress can be running any website on the web. In fact, 20% of the websites on the internet today are built on WordPress! Easy to use, secure, easy to add advanced capabilities and most importantly, Search Engine Optimization tasks are all easier and quicker in WP.
In fact, lead Google search engineer Matt Cutts has gone on record saying that WordPress offers significant advantages in the ease of implementing SEO, especially across a large and ever expanding network of content.
WordPress Saves Money
Marketing success involves building large websites, with multiple landing pages that are A/B tested, dozens of SEO characteristics that need to be monitored and checked on each page, from meta and title tags to FB sharing tags. WordPress allows easy and organized administration of all these items in a clean dashboard and has hundreds of free plugins that manage every advanced search optimization capability imaginable. Best of all, WP is totally free!
How Does WP Work?
Traditionally, website were built using software that required files to be transferred back and forth to the server for every change. This required giving access to sensitive material to many different users, and it meant multiple users had to be very, very careful not to overwrite each other. WordPress changes the game – edit most things yourself with controls similar to MS word, login, give limited or full access to others, and never overwrite each other.
Isn’t WordPress A Blog?
WordPress was a blog when it began over a decade ago. Nowadays, WordPress website designs are the most popular content management system on the planet, and a platform that you can add any capability to, from social media applications, live chat, photo and video galleries, even complex financial management and support software runs on WordPress.
Small Business Needs WP
In order for any small business website make money over the long run, it will need to have content updated and added on a regular basis. WordPress sites reduce the expense associated with this process dramatically, and improve the searchability of the content. You can even edit your own text, upload pictures, embed videos, audio, add contact forms and much more!
Other Types Of Websites Worked On By My Favorite Web Designs
In addition to being a 8 year WP veteran, I also work on websites ranging from simple HTML sites to custom PHP sites and sites that heavily employ JS, Jquery, and other languages. I have worked on many platforms, and I am a local AZ Web Designer.
MEET OUR TEAM
Hi! My name is Joshua Jacoby, and I started My Favorite Web Designs in 2009. We have a strong record of technical excellence, success for clients, great pricing and quality design. I have 14 years of graphic design experience & coding, which allows me to build and manage a very effective digital marketing team. We serve hundreds of clients across AZ and nationwide, and I personally help set strategy for each and every client and review every design and build. A great digital marketing presence involves thousands of different things done right, consistently, and the coordination and training it takes to create a team that can achieve that cannot be understated.
Thanks, Joshua Jacoby
Web Development Manager
Planning Your New Website Build Or Existing Website Redesign
There are many considerations, such as content, colors, layout, etc… We find a great place to begin is a client’s logo. A logo typically conveys the businesses personality, and allows us to come up with a layout.
Other things to consider include your demographics. If you are a local auto repair shop, you want to look professional, but relatable and local, not too intimidating. We look at your keywords and products, and how those should be integrated into your navigation and site structure. We look at whether or not you’ll need e-commerce or other functionalities, and what type of complications are involved.
We often do meetings at our East Mesa office to help get things going, and as a local designer we are able to have you by to sit down and work on your website in person whenever needed. Of course, we do most of our correspondence by email, but it is great to have the option of phone and face to face meetings with your designer.
WP is 100% Free Software
- WordPress can run any site. In fact, it is running this one.
- Can monitor all the SEO features you need to input from one easy dashboard
- WordPress websites can do many things automatically, including backups
- WP plugins provide free capabilities that cost much more with a typical site