Build a strong online presence
Your Website Will Be More than Just a Brochure.
Your new website won’t just look great; it will boost your online presence, drive more sales, and enable your business to go further than ever before.
Get it Right the First Time.
Websites are a powerful form of interactive marketing. Because of that, every choice from layout to functionality can make or break how your visitors interact with it—ultimately determining if they’ll use your services or head back to Google to continue their search.
Working with MSD means that your website and marketing will be looked at as a whole, including your business, niche, competition, and success goals.
“Matt was extremely helpful in guiding us to understand the development process and held tight to his original timeframe. I would highly recommend his services to those needing a website.”
Amber Cutler — Stowe Builder
The Web Design Process.
1. Research and Planning.
The foundation of every successful website
Together, we’ll look at what makes your business unique, your market demographics, competitors, and begin planning how your new website will be built to reach your goals.
Some of the questions we’ll answer in this phase are…
2. Design & Development.
Far more than surface level
A website that looks good is nice to have, but a website that generates leads and looks good is much far more valuable. In this phase, your website will begin to take shape, its content will start to fill out its pages, and we’ll focus on…
3. Post Launch & Ongoing Success.
What happens after your website has launched?
When it comes time to launch your website you’ll have the knowledge and tools to get the most out of it. Rather than hope and guesswork, you’ll have access to training materials, ongoing guidance, and new ways to interact with your ideal customers.
Once your site is online, it will be…
I'd Love to Learn More!
If you have a project in mind, reach out, and we’ll chat about it. A typical project overview call only takes a few minutes, and in most cases, I’ll be able to help guide you in the direction that makes the most sense for you and your business.
A Small Sample of
More Than Just a Website
SEO That Goes Beyond the Basics
Your website will have Search Engine Optimization (SEO) implemented that uses best practices and never any outdated techniques that don’t work anymore or worse—get your site penalized.
Easily Track Your Success
By understanding how visitors move through your website, what content is most viewed, and your visitors’ goals, we’re able to fine-tune your messaging, layout, and content to improve your website continuously.
Get Ahead of Your Competition
Your competitor’s websites will be audited to determine their ranking, content strength, and learn where you can capitalize on their omissions or shortcomings.
Help Create an Accessible Internet
The Americans with Disabilities Act may apply to your business’ website, and it will be designed to comply with these laws. By building sites that are accessible to everyone, we help make an open internet for everyone—and protect your business from potential lawsuits in the process.
Protect Yourself From Potential Lawsuits
More Flexable than DIY Solutions
While do-it-yourself website builders like Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly enable you to publish a website quickly, they have limited tools, and businesses are often quick to outgrow them. Your website will allow you to scale it as your business grows.
Why Work with MSD?
An Ongoing Asset
My clients have been with me for five years or longer. This isn’t because they’re under contract; they enjoy the benefits of working with me and our ongoing success together.
Real World Results
I’m proud of my client’s growth and accomplishments and would love to discuss how I can help your business. For examples of what I can do for you, please take a look at my Case Studies.
Analytic Data, Not Guesswork
Real-world data is used to create your designs and build your website. This allows us to understand your market better and leads to an end product that attracts your ideal customer.
No Unnecessary Jargon
Jargon can be confusing, especially when it comes to web design. This makes choosing the right designer more problematic as it’s often used to impress rather than inform. I try to steer clear of tech jargon – unless you want the nitty-gritty.
Your Return on Investment
When I take on a client, one factor is whether you’ll make a return on your investment. This balance keeps both my clients and myself happy.
Education & Empowerment
When needed, you’ll be provided training videos and documentation for you and your staff so you can hit the ground running from the word “Go.”
Web Design F.A.Q.
All my website builds include on-page SEO created using best practices and off-site optimizations if you’re hosting your site on my servers. Your site will consist of proper H-tags, alt images, meta descriptions, sitemaps, image optimization.
Historically, the sites I launch rank higher than their previous iterations.
For sure! Once it’s launched, you’ll have full administrative access to your website and can change titles, paragraphs, and images with ease.
However, if you’re on a Care Plan, I can make most of these changes at no extra cost.
You bet! Your website will adapt to fit screens of all sizes, from mobile phones to wide desktop monitors.
Not only that, but your visitors’ experience can be tailored to the device they’re using, time of day they’re visiting, location, and much more. For example, what would be a button leading to your contact form when viewed on a desktop PC can change to a button that automatically calls your business phone if viewed on a cell phone.
You bet! I offer Website Care Plans that ensure your website remains up-to-date, backed up, and secure. You also have three 30 minute tasks allotted each month for updates and changes.
Even if you want to handle everything yourself but feel stuck at any point, reach out and ask – I’m always happy to help where I can.
Nope! Every website I build is done by me or someone on my regular team.
Many of my clients opt to deliver their copywriting and images with my guidance. However, if that doesn’t sound like something you’d like to do, I have close connections with outstanding copywriters and photographers I can connect you with.
That’s a big NO WAY! From the proposal stage onward, you’ll know exactly your cost. I charge by the project, not hourly, so the amount you see in the proposal is the price you’ll pay.
The only exception would be a shift in the scope of work we agreed upon before beginning the project. If there are more pages, more functionality, or a significant change in the website structure, these will most likely increase the cost – but you’ll be notified, and I won’t start before it’s been approved.
If a website is maintained correctly, the core structure should last for quite some time. That said, style trends and security measures tend to change faster, so a website refresh may need to be done every 2 to 3 years to make sure it doesn’t start to fall behind.
No way! None of those pre-made templates or themes will be found here! Instead, I create custom designs and layouts to meet your specific business goals.
Of course! We’ll work together to hone in on how your brand will be represented online through a 4 step process from conception to launch. Using this process helps to define and support your website’s message. My clients trust that I can translate this into an engaging design that uses best practices and standards, but I’ll always proof these designs with you before we fully implement them on the website.