SiteWired is a Web Design Company that has Provided Custom Website Design Services since 1998.
SiteWired is a cutting-edge Denver web design and development company, creating over 1500 custom websites throughout the US.
At the SiteWired Denver Web Design company, we specialize in website design and development services tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs. Our experienced team of web designers and developers has the knowledge, skill, and tools to create beautiful and functional websites that drive engagement and conversions. We offer a wide range of services, including custom web design, responsive design, WordPress web development, eCommerce solutions, search engine optimization (SEO), hosting services, website maintenance, content management systems (CMS), mobile applications, analytics, and much more.
Building Long-Term Relationships
We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients by delivering quality work on time and within budget. As an experienced website design company with a nationwide presence, we can understand your unique needs. We can develop the perfect website for you that will make a lasting impression. Contact us today for more information about how we can help create an enjoyable online experience for your visitors!
Your website is the epicenter of your digital tools and marketing presence. We specialize in crafting websites designed to reach your company’s objectives. At SiteWired, we work with you collaboratively to develop a site that will create your brand, effectively tell your narrative to potential customers, and help you acquire more leads.
Over the years, we have improved our graphic design and development processes based on our wealth of knowledge in the industry. We have come to realize that thorough preparation is essential. As part of our comprehensive approach, we strive to help you identify your place in the world and discover your one-of-a-kind potential within your field.
Our Web Design Planning Guidelines
Website planning is the process of designing and developing a website to achieve specific goals. It typically involves researching the target audience and their needs, outlining a concept for the website, and creating a timeline for development. In addition, website planning should include considerations such as what platform or technology to use, how to optimize pages for search engines, and which features are necessary.
Once a plan has been created, it should be reviewed and adjusted if needed based on feedback from stakeholders. After any necessary revisions have been made, it is time to move on to design and development. During this phase, the pieces of the website are brought together in order to create the finished product that meets all requirements outlined in the plan. Finally, the website should be tested before it is launched in order to ensure that everything functions as expected.
Current Website Audit
A website audit is a comprehensive review of the design, structure, and content of a website. This process involves analyzing a site’s navigation, user experience, search engine optimization (SEO), load times, HTML code, and much more. The purpose of an audit is to identify any issues that might be causing the website to not perform as it should; such as slow loading times or poor user experience.
Businesses can gain valuable insights into their online presence by conducting a thorough website audit. An audit can uncover opportunities for improvement in all aspects of the website, from content and design to technical elements and performance. This information can help inform decisions about improving the website’s overall performance and user experience. A regular website audit should be part of any business’s digital marketing strategy to ensure that they are providing their users with the best possible experience on all devices.
An example website audit may consist of the following:
1. Review the Website Navigation.
2. Check Webpage Design and Layout.
3. Analyze Website Performance.
4. Review On-Page SEO Elements.
5. Conduct a Technical Website Audit.
6. Test Website Functionality and Forms.
7. Check for Broken Links or 404 Pages.
8. Assess Mobile Responsiveness and Cross-Browser Compatibility.
9. Traffic Sources
10. Bounce Rate
11. Visitor Engagement
12. Most Visited pages
13. Landing Page Traffic
We can create a more engaging website by leveraging these insights and intelligence. We arrange your most popular content in the best way possible and construct digital experiences guaranteed to increase conversions.
Website Development Planning & User Experience
Collaboration to Ensure Your Website Works For Your Business
The discovery phase is an essential step in designing and developing a website that serves the needs of both business owners and customers. It ensures that initial research and planning are done correctly so that the website is designed in accordance with the objectives set out by your team. During this phase, our team utilizes various analysis methods to understand your business and potential customers’ needs.
Content and Search Engines
The content on your website is the most important thing to achieve the intended purpose. The best way to do this is to thoroughly review the content and ensure that it tells your story effectively and accurately portrays your brand. This includes assessing key marketing messages, brand style, tone of voice, and any text, graphics, videos, and downloadable content. We plan out the production process by working directly with stakeholders or collaborating with a writer who can draft the necessary copy.
search engine optimization
When it comes to SEO, an audit of where the website currently ranks in major search engines such as Google or Bing will help us make development decisions while also providing a baseline for analyzing the new site’s SEO performance. Optimizing your website for search engines is essential in increasing online visibility, so we know that whatever changes we make also improve ranking.
Information Architecture (IA) and Website Functionality Planning
The User Experience Checklist
1. Usability: How easy the website is to use and navigate.
2. Accessibility: Making sure content can be accessed by a variety of devices and technologies, like those with disabilities.
3. Speed: How quickly pages load and information is processed on the website.
4. Design: The look and feel of your site, including UI and how it works across all platforms.
5. Content: The information on your page, including text, images, audio/videos, etc.
6. Purpose: What is your website’s main goal or purpose? What do you want the user to accomplish when they visit?
Website information architecture and functionality planning involves mapping out the structure of your website, including organizing the different pages and content into an easily navigable format. Additionally, it includes determining how different elements will work together to provide an optimal user experience and create an effective, efficient website that meets the needs of its audience. This planning process also includes considering aspects outside of information architecture and structure, such as understanding user research and analytics data, developing mobile-friendly designs, creating content tailored to users’ needs, optimizing page load speeds and safety protocols (SSLs), evaluating hosting platforms, and more. These factors are crucial in creating a successful website with robust information architecture and functionality.
Web Development Technical Requirements Checklist
1. HTML: Hypertext Markup Language, the programming language used to create and structure web content
2. CSS: Cascading Style Sheets, a language used to style web pages
4. Database Management Systems: (DBMS) such as MySQL and MariaDB
5. Server-Side Scripting Languages: such as PHP and Ruby on Rails
6. Web Servers: such as Apache and Nginx
7. Command Line Interface: (CLI) Tools
8. Version Control Systems: like Git or SVN
9. Content Management Systems: (CMS) like WordPress or Joomla
To ensure a website functions properly, it must meet specific technical requirements. These include reliable web hosting with enough bandwidth and storage space to accommodate the site; a stable platform such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; a secure and robust database system such as MySQL; an up-to-date version of HTML or other programming languages; an SSL certificate for secure data transfers; and an effective caching strategy for faster page loads. Additionally, the website should be optimized for mobile devices with a responsive design and optimized for search engine visibility using keywords and meta tags. Meeting these technical requirements in place will help ensure that your website works properly and provides visitors with a pleasant user experience.
The functionality of a website depends on the type of website and its purpose. For example, if the website is for an online store, it should have features such as a shopping cart, payment gateway, product catalogs and search functions. If it is a blog or news website, then it should have post and comment management systems, social media integration and content curation capabilities. Other websites may require other specific functionalities based on their use case. In general, all websites must also be easy to navigate and feature an intuitive user interface that promotes user engagement. Additionally, they should be optimized for various devices so users can access them regardless of their platform.
Some examples of the website functionality may include:
1. User Login & Registration System.
2. Server-Side Data Storage & Retrieval Systems.
3. Search Functionality for Site Content.
4. Payment Gateway Solutions for E-commerce Stores.
5. Access to Third-party APIs for Retrieving Dynamic Data from External Sources.
6. Security Features, Such as Encrypted Password Protection and Other measures to prevent cyber threats.
7. Customized CMS (Content Management System) For Easy Administrator Maintenance & Control of Site Content & Structure.
8. Multi-language Support For The Global Marketplace, including Translation Tools & Related Software Basis Usage Platforms For One’s Service/Product Offerings etc.
UX (User Experience) and Graphic Design
Good website UX (user experience) and graphic design are essential components of an effective website. Good UX design focuses on making the user interface (UI) intuitive and easy to use, while ensuring that the website performs efficiently and delivers an enjoyable user experience. Graphic design helps enhance a website’s visual appeal, allowing it to stand out from the competition.
User Interface (UI)
Creating a successful user interface (UI) experience is a multifaceted process that requires careful consideration of various elements. This starts by distinguishing the website’s target audiences and understanding their individual needs and pain points. We ensure that the website appeals to each one as they navigate. A practical design must translate into UX elements like interactive wireframes, dummy data, and prototype testing.
Once we have established a foundation for our UI, the design phase can commence. Wireframes give us an idea of what the site might look like with content such as images, fonts, and button styles in place. It also helps bring the website’s visual ‘look and feel’ to life. Next up is UX/UI involves applying brand guidelines to further refine the user experience and content like animations and photography. From there, we can build a clickable prototype using Invision that allows us to collaborate with clients on modifications. There’s even the possibility of interactive or animated mockups to see how all content would appear in real time. All these steps will help create an aesthetically pleasing and efficient website that meets all your objectives when launched!
Attractive Design Concepts
A well-designed website should be visually appealing, with an attractive layout, a balanced color palette, and good typography. It should also be responsive and scale appropriately to various screen sizes for devices such as desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. Additionally, the navigation should be straightforward and logical so users can quickly find what they want on the site.
Ultimately, a website’s success depends on its ability to provide a positive UX and engaging visuals that draw in visitors. By implementing high-quality UX design practices and using thoughtful graphic design elements, a website can become more attractive, interactive, and informative for users.
Creation of Wireframes
After understanding your unique requirements for the new website, wireframes are created. Wireframes are a critical part of web design. A wireframe is essentially a blueprint that outlines the structure and layout of web pages by defining the visual hierarchy and showing how content should be organized, prioritized, and displayed. It’s an early stage of development in which we can create sketches or mockups of our ideas and test out different concepts before committing to one idea.
Wireframing can provide valuable insight into potential user interactions, available space for content, navigational relationships between pages, and visual elements such as typography and color choices. Additionally, they help determine which areas need work during the design process before coding begins. This ensures that developers do not waste time on iterations that ultimately don’t make it into the final website product.
Wireframes are an essential tool in the web design process for quickly creating functional websites without compromising quality or creativity.
Mockups of Your New Website
Our website mockups are digital prototypes of a website that allow developers to determine how a website should look and function before they start coding. They provide an effective way to display the design and structure of a website in a visual format, allowing designers and developers to make necessary adjustments and fixes before committing anything to code. Our mockups are created using tools like Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, and Figma. Once the mockup is completed, you, as the customer, can view it to ensure that it displays correctly on different screen sizes and orientations.
Mobile Responsive Websites
Every website we create is designed to look stunning on any device, guaranteed.
Content Engagement Choices
Our websites feature 100% custom-designed content blocks. When designing a page on your website, you can rearrange the elements to generate various layouts. We provide custom website themes to quickly and easily create a unique look and feel that accurately reflects your brand story, unlike pre-made templates that often need more flexibility.
Our blocks offer additional custom features, like the option to:
- Video embedding
- Different options for background images or videos
- Animations on scroll
- Multiple color palettes
- Several calls to action
By employing content blocks for website pages, we can craft a more sophisticated web design that looks professional and lasts the test of time.
Increasing Engagement on Your Website
Your website should inform and engage its audience. It should be designed to convert your visitors into active customers. When building your website, we ensure plenty of opportunities for you to interact with your visitors.
- Creative CTA’s
- Incorporating your phone number into multiple areas of the page can boost your website’s conversion rates.
- You can encourage website visitors to download your content, such as an article, white paper, eBook, or guide, with an indirect call to action.
Utilizing these tools, your new website can bring more customers and increase engagement with your business.
Our back-end development skills also enable us to build advanced features for your website.
- A protected login area to provide materials for your customers.
- A customer support area.
- Online payments
- Job postings
- Custom scheduling systems
- Employee portals
Suppose you have innovative ideas to create an extraordinary website experience for your business or add value to your customers through customized features. In that case, our back-end development and design team can help bring those concepts to life with an excellent user interface.
Third-Party Website Integrations
Many businesses use multiple systems and data sources, so we specialize in gathering data from numerous sources into a user-friendly, highly effective website. We can use APIs or web services to merge your company’s data from different systems into a smoother online website experience.
URL DNS Configuration
When launching your new website, we will manage your Domain Name Systems (DNS) to guarantee that your website domain and any subdomains are configured correctly. We configure www. re-directs of your domains to the root folder to avoid canonicalization and re-direct issues to help search engine rankings. We ensure your MX record(s) are correct to prevent any problems with email delivery.
We will ensure that we configure your DNS or coordinate with your IT team to get the configurations appropriately done.
Our SiteWired WordPress hosting includes server caching. Taking local copies of your website’s files is the process of having quick access. Our specialized caching engine helps visitors access your WordPress-intensive website more quickly than if caching was not enabled, resulting in a significantly faster loading time.
- Allows the server to keep in memory the same data that would be provided if it had accessed the database, but with a much faster response time.
- Your website can manage a large number of requests without needing more costly hardware to deal with the influx of traffic.
Our caching engine is configured explicitly for WordPress sites and continually updated based on the latest WordPress standards. We ensure a consistent server caching process for your website’s entire lifetime.
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) reduce your website’s loading times by ensuring visitors can download content from the closest location.
For eCommerce sites and websites with many visitors, we recommend the Cloudflare Pro plan, which includes a web application firewall to provide extra real-time protection from potential threats. For the Pro plan, you’ll also get automatic image optimization, compressing and delivering optimized images to visitors.
When utilized together, server caching and Cloudflare create a faster and more secure online experience for visitors.
301 Page Not Found Re-directs
A 301 re-direct is a technique to re-direct people from an old, inactive URL to a new URL containing the same page content. When constructing your new website, this process guarantees that the old URL’s full ranking power is transferred to the new one and optimal SEO results are kept in place even when page URL extensions are changed. A 301 re-direct is when re-directs are necessary to follow SEO best practices. For the website launch, our SEO team will set up any 301 re-directs needed.
Hosting is an essential part of having a website or online presence. It provides the space and infrastructure necessary to keep the website running smoothly. With Sitewired’s managed hosting in Denver, our customers can quickly set up their accounts in just a few clicks. This type of hosting combines the power of cloud-based hosting with managed services, such as performance optimization and security monitoring. Allowing you to focus more on your business while leaving technical server setup to expert us.
Sitewired’s Managed WordPress hosting service is more efficient than self-hosting your website. Our engineers managing the servers understand how best to configure them for optimal performance and will take steps to ensure that all security patches are up to date. Additionally, since are monitoring the server 24/7, and guarantee a 99.9% uptime. Any downtime or maintenance will happen quickly and reliably with minimum disruption for end users. You can easily scale your hosting needs up or down as required, allowing you to adapt quickly in response to changes in traffic or other factors affecting your website’s performance.
Our custom web design services can help your business stand out.
As Denver’s top WordPress and Drupal website design company, SiteWired Web Solutions is ready to assist your company’s growth. Our development skills give you the tools for your business to grow faster, smarter, and more accessible. We stand alone as the only web design company in the country that employs this one-of-a-kind technique, resulting in a more comprehensive website design and building process than you’ll find elsewhere.
Our discovery process allows you to work with experts to uncover the unique qualities of your business. By leveraging our comprehensive market research and competitive analysis and our intimate knowledge of your business, we will create an industry-leading market positioning for you. We are setting you apart from other companies in your industry and making you more recognizable.
Using robust communications and tracking systems to measure your results and ensure we meet your objectives. By leveraging the data collected, we create valuable key communication elements for your brand and intertwine your story with the overall experience of your custom website. The website user experience is optimized to generate more leads and grow your business.
Ongoing Website Maintenance
Website maintenance is critical for any website’s success. It helps prevent technical issues, improve user experience, and ensure the site ranks high in SERPs. Unfortunately, website maintenance can seem daunting; however, it is essential if you want your site to be successful.
There are several types of website maintenance that your web developer should be aware of:
- Security Updates – Security updates help keep your site secure from hackers.
- Content Updates – Ensure users are up-to-date with the latest information on their favorite sites.
- Website Backups – Website backups let you quickly restore your files after an attack or major system crash.
- Uptime Monitoring – Uptime monitoring allows webmasters to check the accessibility of their sites 24/7.
- Broken Link Checks – Link checks and repairs help make sure visitors don’t come across broken links on your site.
- Server Load Times – Server load optimization minimizes slow response times caused due to overuse of resources.
- CMS Core Updates – software updates keep third-party applications working correctly.
- Plugin / Module Updates – Plugin and module updates help keep your website running smoothly by ensuring that plugins, modules, and other third-party applications are up-to-date.
- Spam Protection – Spam protection helps keep malicious or unwanted content off your web forms by filtering out any spam content as soon as it is detected.
- Image Optimization – Image optimization can help improve your website’s loading speed by compressing and optimizing the size of images.
- Search-Friendly Crawling – Search-friendly crawling helps ensure search engine robots can access and index your website. This is important for SEO as it ensures your site can be found in SERPs.
Website maintenance also includes regularly testing the website’s code and functionality to ensure everything works correctly.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
Launching Your New Website
Once the website is built, it must be tested and debugged before launch to ensure proper performance and compatibility with various browsers and devices. After all these steps have been completed and you are confident that the site is ready for launch, we can submit it to major search engines and publish it online for users to access.