Website Design & Development
We've been developing websites since 1994, and we've seen a lot of things come and go as the Internet evolves. The constant over these years has been our methodology of approach toward each project:
Each project is as unique as the client themselves.
This methodology makes the 'ingredients' of each project unique, but all projects consistently adhere to the same development/management process:
- Project Discovery
- Project Discovery Review and Advisement
- Project Scope Finalization
- Artwork Design and Review
- Website/Application Development and Review
- Continued Website/Application Development and Review
- Scheduled Launch based on Approval
- Project Hand-off and/or Implementation of Post Launch Services
Everything starts with a free, no-obligation discussion that ultimately leads to the 1st phase (Discovery). Depending on requirements defined, our recommended approach to development will fall into one of 2 classifications:
For clients whose needs aren't demanding enough to require a custom website, we offer websites using the WordPress Framework. Each client's requirements will be unique, and we recognize the WordPress framework isn't a match for every situation - but, in the right environment a WordPress website can provide clients with an easy, less expensive way to get a website up and running quickly.
Custom Website Development - or - WordPress Websites.
Each is explained in greater detail below.
CUSTOM WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
If your project requires enough of a unique design, presentation and/or functionality, we classify it as a custom website.
Custom website development offers maximum capability and scalability, both in design and functionality of the website. All custom websites can be developed with or without a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS is administrator level functionality to build and manage the website's content without requiring web development skills. A GSWS developed custom website is an enterprise level web-based application. It is developed using the best practices and technologies at industry standard levels.
For examples of custom websites, please visit our client portfolio. page.
WordPress (WP) is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) designed for blogging, but can be easily modified to enable the management of
an entire website.
Features include an intuitive administration section, making it easy to publish and manage text and media (images, pdfs, videos, etc.). It's been developed with a search engine friendly architecture, and offers a vast resource of plug-ins, making it very scalable and easy to manage at the same time.
For the design aspect, GSWS will provide you with a custom design (theme) to compliment your branding. When completed, this gives your website a unique branding and all the power of the WordPress framework.
FEATURES OF WORDPRESS
- Intuitive Administration Section
- Powerful Editing Capabilities
- Complete Page & Navigation Control
- User Management Security/Control
- Full Feature Blog Capabilities
- Shopping Cart Capabilites
- Themes (Designs)
- SEO Friendly
- Over 10,000 Add-On Plugins Available
- Social Networking Integration
- Spam Controls
- Mobile Device Integration (IPhone & Android)
There’s much more , but these are the highlights. There are literally hundreds of plugins
that extend what WordPress does, so the actual functionality is nearly limitless.
To see examples of sites we've built using the WordPress framework, please click here
, or on the screen shot to the right.
For a an in-depth demonstration, including the administrative control panel, please contact us
. We can provide you with a guided tour, or just give you login credentials to look around on your own.