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Award-Winning Websites Start With A Rock Solid Process

Website design and development can be a relatively simple process, but it can also turn complicated (and tedious) in a heartbeat. When it comes to web design, there’s no single thing we’ve worked on more than the experience of bringing a new website to life. After all, the more you enjoy the journey, the better the outcome across the board.

Our Web Design Services

Our entire web design and development staff is located in-house at our Dublin HQ.

  • Professional project management, with the latest in collaborative software

  • Custom web design

  • Custom web development – we have actually programmers that can code, not just WordPress admins

  • Expert content writers that also write with proper SEO optimization techniques

  • UI/UX and Conversion Rate Optimization experts to ensure a positive user experience and high conversion rates

  • Comprehensive maintenance and hosting plans

What You Can Expect

  1. 1

    A Comprehensive Discovery Process

    Our Discovery phase is very detailed, as it should be. We take as much time as needed to be sure that the entire scope is uncovered, and we often identify aspects that would otherwise go overlooked. Our goal is to present the unique and valuable elements of your organization – and to tell your story in the best way possible.
    Do you have a fear of change orders and/or unforeseen budget increases? Fret not, as our project managers are experts at identifying potential pitfall areas and addressing them up front – and avoiding the pain of last minute costs or delays.

  2. 2

    Professional Content Writers and SEO Specialists

    Putting off your website project because of the hours of rewriting all that content? Here at ForeFront, we have professional writers and editors to take that burden off your back. Not only will they adapt their style to reflect your “voice”, but they’ll also create it with a healthy nod to proper SEO best practices, so you get the best of both worlds.

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    Award-Winning Designs

    Every site we build features a completely unique custom designs, created by our in-house staff (never subcontracted). We never use themes, so you can always expect a look that is as unique as your business. And all of our designs undergo a thorough UI/UX process by our very own CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) expert – so you’ll always get a site that not only looks amazing, but performs even better.

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    The Best Web Developers In The Business

    It’s hard to imagine, but the actual development process is the top item that agencies outsource. And while it might work for some, it’s just not a part of who we are. Our developers are some of the best – we have all the talent we need to create anything you need, right here in our Dublin HQ. Come chat with them; you might not understand a thing they say, but you’ll be amazed at what they can make.

Our Core: Custom Website Design and Development

This is where it all started – with website design right here in Columbus, Ohio. It’s at the core of what we do, and our portfolio says it all.

But when it comes to modern web design, are you starting to get the feeling that innovation has run dry? That websites are starting to look formulaic, and you really can’t tell much of a difference between them? You’re not alone!

The ever-increasing presence of WordPress has profoundly changed the web. The barrier for entry has dropped to dangerously low levels, and it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between fully qualified web developers and admins that simply know how to install a pre-made theme.

Should you buy a theme or go custom?

Designed and Developed Around Your Needs

For the most part, pre-made themes are created to suit everybody, and ultimately wind up suiting nobody. Your website is as forward facing as it gets; it should truly represent you, what you stand for, and showcase what makes you different. It’s why we’ve only offered bespoke solutions for more than a decade. Yes, we often build using WordPress (among others), but our in-house designers create unique designs just for our clients, and our developers build sophisticated solutions that complement your products or service offerings.

A Process Honed over 20+ Years

Chances are, you’ve been through a major marketing project (like a website build), and chances are that it took a lot of your time and energy to move things across the finish line. We’ve worked diligently over the past two decades to create an efficient web creation process that provides you with the luxury of being as involved – or as removed – as you would like to be. You won’t be overseeing rookies, but rather you’ll have seasoned professionals guiding your project with a vested interest in making sure that both the process and the finished product exceed all expectations.

Way Beyond Simply Creating a Glossy Site

Not only do we have an award-winning Senior Designer and amazing UI/UX experts, but we’re also one of the few agencies around with a CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) Expert. We’ve invested heavily in expertise, training and techniques in order to create sites that perform, and are never happy with a site that, “just looks good”.

There’s a tremendous amount of psychology that goes into a well-built website, from proper color theory to spatial organization. We are students of this discipline, and build subtle visual cues throughout our sites that lead to better performance and higher conversions. Curious? By all means, reach out – we’re happy to walk you through examples of some of the next-level techniques we use.

Next Generation Web Development

Our friends at Google have flipped the script on web development – for the past few years, they’ve put an ever-increasing level of importance on site speed. And with Google using a mobile-first index and introducing Core Web Vitals, rest assure that trend won’t be ending soon.

The problem is, most people looking for a new site request a CMS (Content Management System). With the additional overhead (and resources needed) that all that code brings, you come out of the gate at odds with what Google wants. Well, our development staff has the answer, as they’ve developed a Headless CMS system that delivers sizzling site speed as well as all the benefits of an industry-leading CMS. It took more than a year of development, but the results are well worth it – and will leave your competitors in a cloud of SEO dust. Be sure to ask for a demo today, and prepare to be impressed…

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FAQs

How much do your websites cost?

This is a tough one to answer succinctly. There are so many factors involved; and it’s a little like asking how much a house costs.

We have a full blog article on this, which you can find here. But here’s an excerpt that might help:

…but bear in mind that there are many factors that can skew these numbers!

Small website: ~ 10 pages, custom design
$5,000 – $10,000

Business website/basic eCommerce website: ~ 30 pages, custom design, mobile optimized, on-page SEO
$15,000 – $30,000

Professional website: ~ 40+ pages, custom design, content strategy, SEO
$35,000 – ?

What is headless CMS?

Just about all content management systems add a LOT of code, which in turn slows down the site. Add a feature-heavy theme and your site will likely fail the Core Web Vitals tests. That will have a huge negative effect on your SEO.

A headless CMS separates all that heavy code from what is actually being pushed to the web. So you get all the convenience of a CMS without any of the slow speeds and code bloat. Here at ForeFront we spent over a year developing our own headless CMS system, and it’s crazy fast. This site was built using it, feel free to test it out!

Contact us for your headless CMS website.

How long does it take you to build a website?

That’s a pretty simple question with a rather complicated answer. Long story short, the amount of time it takes is dependent on several things, from the depth of the discovery process, the size of the overall website, the amount of custom programming needed, and how quickly we can get all the items we need. We’ve gone into detail on our “How Long Does It Take to Make a Website” blog post if you want to get get a better idea!

Do you offer website hosting and maintenance?

Absolutely. We have partnered with some of the top hosting companies in the country, like Flywheel, Digital Ocean and others. We’ll find the right plan for your site, and make sure you’re on a secure server with backups and everything you need to make things worry-free.

We also have comprehensive maintenance plans to keep that site in great shape. Couple that with our SEO services and you’re set!

Can I pick my own WordPress theme?

Here at ForeFront Web, we made a decision many years ago to move away from premade website themes and now strictly create our own custom web designs. There’s a number of reasons we went this route, many of which you can read about in this blog about web design and wordpress themes.

Yes, custom designs cost more, but the benefits are HUGE. You’ll get a faster website programmed around your specific needs, up-to-the-minute SEO optimization, better security, and more –  all wrapped up in a design that is 100% unique to your organization.

Beautiful Websites. Blazing Fast Speeds. More Conversions.

Have additional questions about our website design services, web development capabilities or digital marketing tactics?  You can reach us at any time!

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