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We Help You Find The Perfect Website Platform
Not sure where to start? It depends on what you need. If you want something simple, then Squarespace may be the way to go. If you want something that gives a little more flexibility, then WordPress maybe the answer. If you want to sell online, Shopify has great e-commerce solutions. We can help build, adjust or maintain any of these platforms for you. Your company’s website is important and having the right tools will help you succeed.
Please note: We primarily build WordPress websites for our clients and support the other platforms listed. Have questions? Call/Text us 919-570-5050.
If you decide to choose one of these solutions, we can help you every step of the way!
When getting a website, there are three components you need: A Domain Name, Hosting & The Website Design.
Squarespace is a simple platform. Squarespace offers template options to build your website. You can build it yourself or have us build it for you.
With Squarespace, you have to purchase a domain name (first year is free through Squarespace), but their hosting is included with their monthly fee.
Free Trial Offered. Base price is about $16 /mo.
Most Popular & Customizable
WordPress is the most popular type of website. Because WordPress is built on a blog platform, you have a lot of flexibility. You also have unlimited design potential and growth potential for adding new functionality to your website as your business grows. Typically we build this site for you since it's a little more complicated to set up initially.
With WordPress, you have to purchase a domain, hosting separately.
There are no monthly fees with WordPress but you do have to pay for hosting and keep the plugins to date.
Do You Want To Sell Online?
Interested in selling online? Shopify is an easy way to get your website up and running. You can also run all the credit card processing through them as well at a comparable fee to other big names like PayPal. Shopify is great for calculating and tracking sales tax and shipping. You can build it yourself or we can build it for you.
With Shopify, you will need to purchase a domain name, but hosting is included with their monthly fee.
Free Trial Offered. Base price is about $39/mo
Email is best handled through a third-party cloud-based solution like Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace. Redwood is an affiliate for Squarespace, Shopify and Siteground hosting.
Let's Talk About Your Website
We build modern, custom web designs that attract customers and increase sales. We would love to work with your business. If you want to start through SquareSpace or Shopify, click the links above and give us a call.
Websites built with WordPress
We use WordPress exclusively on every website we develop! WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that makes updating your website easy. It’s very easy to use and has an intuitive editing interface. Adding new pages, blog posts, images can be done quickly. You don’t have to rely on your website company to make updates or add new pages. It’s simple enough for anyone to make updates and add new content.
WordPress is structured in a way that makes it easy for search engines to find the site. This also makes it naturally SEO friendly. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is easy to implement and you can add pages and content as needed to grow your business and rank high in search engine results.
Built-in Business Blog
Since WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, creating a blog article is really easy. This makes adding new content about your services, products or company easy as well. This extra content helps search engines understand what you do and in turn, ranks you for those terms/content.
Grow Your Site with Plugins
WordPress uses third-party plugins to add functionality to any WordPress website. This lets your business expand as needed with the solutions you need. Add new sections like a calendar, booking solution, shopping cart, chat functionality, SEO, security, backups and more. Many plugins are free and some charge a modest fee. Be careful since not all free plugins are coded well and some can actually hurt your site.
Multiple Users & Management
As an administrator of a WordPress website, you can have multiple users for the website and assign different access levels and capabilities to each user. WordPress is completely browser-based so you can manage your site from anywhere on any computer.
Elementor Pro Page Builder with WordPress
Elementor is a page builder that adds extra design and enhanced features to WordPress. With Elemetor, you can add advanced design layouts, animation and enhancements to your website without knowing HTML or PHP coding. It has a drag and drop interface that makes building and edits easy and fast.
Elementor Pro Benefits
The look and feel of the site can be 100% customized so your brand can be displayed in its full glory and provide a unique experience to your visitors. Coding is not required since the user interface is drag and drop.
With Elementor, you can switch to mobile view, tablet view or desktop view to tweak every element to make it look perfect on any device.
Elementor has so many design and layout options to help you create a perfect design for the very best customer journey. You can create pop-ups, create completely unique landing or product pages, change your style as often as you like. Best of all, the code is always perfect and it loads extremely fast.
Responsive Web Design
We build responsive web design. This means that the websites we build look great on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. It’s important to make viewing your site as easy as possible with fonts that scale with each device. You never have to pinch your screen to enlarge the text with responsive web design.
Responsive Website Benefits
The world has changed with smartphones and the need for responsive web design has become a necessity. Did you know that almost 60% of online searches originate on a cell phone? It critical that your website is mobile friendly on all devices (Phone, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop).
Responsive Websites Give a Good User Experience (Good UX)
You only get one first impression with your website. A new study shows that 88% of consumers won’t return to your site based on a bad experience. For example, if your site is not responsive, your customers have to pinch to zoom in and out to navigate your site. The text is normally way too small to read.
A responsive website scales with every device and always looks great. It re-arranges the content in a pleasing way on each device making the site easy to use. The fonts scale accordingly and always remain readable. You can only scroll up and down and never right and left.
Google Likes Responsive Websites
The reason Google likes responsive website design is that it gives a good user experience. Google has recently started penalizing sites that are not responsive by showing them lower on search engine results. This makes it almost impossible to ever get on the 1st page of Google.
Mobile websites (created through apps) were once popular but they normally showed a limited version of the website without all the images, text and content. A mobile website now is not as robust as a responsive website and thus penalized.
Google indexes your site based on the mobile view. So, if your mobile view is not showing all of the valuable content, keywords, information, etc. you might not be ranking where you should.