GOOD, CHEAP, FAST... PICK ALL THREE.
How do we make that work?
We build websites based on a single theme. That means that we start our work with you several steps ahead of most web designers. It means we make the most efficient use of your time, relieving you of the back and forth emails and phone calls that are normally part of the design process.
Net result? You get a good-looking, rock-solid, user-editable, search-engine friendly website...
for a price that can't be beat...
in one week.
Good. Cheap. Fast.
Wait... did you say just one theme?
Yep. One theme. But why would we do that?
Because most websites have the same basic needs. Whether you own a law firm, write novels, or run an auto-body shop, the goal for a website is some kind of engagement with your visitors. The functional elements a website needs to create that engagement and the arrangement of those elements vary surprisingly little.
All of the time and energy that we and our clients poured into the design process - the back and forth emails, the phone calls, the meetings, the mockups... eventually led to results that - at their core - really weren't that different from one another. (Turns out that's a very good thing.)
After twenty years in the business, we realized that what the vast majority of our clients really want - really need is to get back to work. They would prefer we give them well-researched answers rather than present them with options.
They want to get back to their writing, their restaurant, their salon, their coaching. The thing they actually like doing. The thing that's paying them. When it comes to their website, they just want it done. They want a website that works for a reasonable price.
So we took an 80/20 look at the whole get-a-website process and cut it off at the point of diminishing returns. The result is our one theme approach. We save you a ton of time and spare you a lot of choices (the ones that you don't really care about) while giving you a site that rocks.
And because it saves us a ton of time, we can give you a price you'll love.
And don't worry, your site won't look the same as a bunch of other sites.
Okay, I get the one theme approach... but why this theme?
Our search for a theme that had all the right elements for our clients led us to Altitude Pro by StudioPress. Looking back over sites we'd worked with, Altitude would have served almost all of them very well, and for a lot less than what we were able to charge for a custom design.
What is it about Altitude Pro? There's far too much to list here. But the critical elements were call to action areas in the right places, the extremely well-regarded StudioPress Genesis framework for fast load times and great SEO right out of the box, and a layout that functioned beautifully across all devices. Plus, it just looks good.
"What does this marvelous theme look like?" you ask... you're looking at it right now. It would be a little weird if - after saying how great it is - we didn't use it for our own site, wouldn't it? So it looks like pocketstudios.com. But it can look very different, depending on the images used, the content, and the colors. It could look like this (click see the full pages):
Is it for everyone? No theme could be.
We wouldn't recommend Altitude Pro for enterprise sites with tons of content areas like large corporations and universities or e-commerce sites with lots of products that are product-first.
Altitude works wonderfully if you sell a small number of items or if your products are offshoots of your main offering. For example, if you're a life coach and your site primarily offers helpful tips and ways in which you help clients but you also have a number of ebooks on specific topics? Altitude is great for that.
It's terrific for solo entrepreneurs, small businesses, or any size business that focuses on a small number of products.