As part of James’ vocation within a monastery complex for 25 years (see About) he has been deeply engaged in the art of publishing—from running a Heidelburg Press to book and magazine design to being a lead designer/developer for websites that involved publishing, education, nonprofit, history, artifacts and ecommerce.
The exacting and creative demands of graphic design translate very well into web design—where in a limited space the designer needs to create elements that are aesthetic, unique, psychologically attractive to the site's natural or broad audience, easy and intuitive to navigate, very functional and engineered to rank high on Google, Yahoo! and other search engines.
Web design philosophy: Work closely with each client to craft an image-and-text look that suits their personal interests, services or products while drawing on design approaches that we can introduce them to, or that they have seen elsewhere and wish to incorporate into their site. Develop a look that excites and appeals to a certain audience or demographic, or broaden out for a more eclectic pallet of imagery and background space.
Visitors like innovation, but they like it fast loading. We specialize in sites that load fast on all browsers, yet, if desired, integrate some dynamic features: motion and fades of images and/or words. Navigation strategy is crucial, and we give each client all of our experience in creating navigation across the pages that is natural and sensible. Pages are well cross-linked to facilitate high search engine ranking. As well, we apply the latest techniques to building search engine ranking optimization into each site.
Our website design includes the full range of WordPress types of sites, from blogs to brochure type sites to ecommerce sites with full cart and credit card processing functioning. I come out of a strong graphic design background (working in publishing houses among other environments) and as a web designer take a graphic design approach, yet keep in mind what is contemporary and what works on mobile phones—as mobile phone responsiveness is so important these days. We are also very familiar with Shopify, Squarespace and other ecommerce platforms, and do full-on web maintenance as well.
Our clients come from all over the Bay Area, from Los Angeles to New York City, and we build sites for both local presentation and companies or individuals reaching out to nationwide audiences.
You can talk to big firms and spend a lot of money and be a client they get back to in a couple of days. Or you can talk to us, keep to a very reasonable budget and talk to us immediately. Best web design services Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco to San Jose, all SF Bay Area locales.
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