Staying Ahead of the Curve by Mastering the Tools of our Trade
The magnificent painters of the past created their masterpieces with basic tools that didn’t change. Give daVinci a canvas, easel and some paints, and the next thing you know, you have a Mona Lisa. In today’s world, our tools change constantly. Websites and materials even a few years old begin to look stale and dated, out of touch with consumer tastes. New techniques quickly emerge to harness the power of new technologies. Sites that used to function well on desktop computers are now unacceptable when viewed on an array of mobile devices such as tablets, phones, and laptops. At Net Designs, we keep an eye on what’s emerging, not just on what’s current, so that you can be an industry leader. You will stand out by staying ahead with Net Designs.
Stand out from the crowd with Net Designs …
Net Designs uses the power of cloud computing to ensure effective functionality and to eliminate the need for clients to purchase specialized software or hardware for their web presence.
Through Adobe Creative Cloud, we use the entire Adobe Suite in our design work. The Adobe Suite is updated daily and includes Dreamweaver, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, Acrobat, and much more.
Content Management System
Our preferred content management system, WordPress, benefits from its open source community that continually refines and develops new applications for the software. Our clients have found that the extensive WordPress documentation, including tutorials and best practices, answers most questions quickly while the forums provide answers to unique questions. We are always available to assist with this easy-to-use system.
eCommerce can efficiently sell your products or services or be a big factor in the success of your philanthropic activities. When you make it easy, people buy and give. Shopify is our platform of choice offering clients the ability to upload their own products, contact their customers, keep statistics on site traffic and sales, and so much more.
Search Engine Optimization
A beautiful, interactive site is worthless if it isn’t found by multiple search engines. Our extensive experience ensures Search Engine Optimization; your site will be found by Google, Bing, Yahoo, Chrome and others. You also won’t have to worry about losing your site out there somewhere in space; we host your website in a virtual environment that ensures redundant backup yet benefits from modest hosting fees.
More than the basics:
Few people use phone books to find businesses anymore. Billboards are expensive and impossible to position so you reach worldwide audiences. For your website, you may simply be seeking a basic site that gets your organization out on the web. It’s a good place to start. But be aware that a well-designed website can maximize your resources and automate many tasks, a strategy which always adds to your efficiency and bottom line.
Our professional content writer has nearly 25 years’ experience as a high level college administrator (yes, she is a retired college president). In that capacity, she’s been engaged in producing marketing materials and in writing complex grants, proposals, and articles. She’s a published author, so let’s just put it this way – she can spot a misplaced comma or misspelled word at over 30 feet! Her writing will give your site a consistent tone and coherence. Her energy will bring your content alive.
In the event a client needs highly customized programming, Net Designs partners with a local programmer to offer added website functionality. Unlike many programmers you may find, Net Designs’ programmer of choice is timeline driven, believes in good old fashion communication, and lives right here in southwest Michigan. If your project requires custom programming, you will get to meet our mystery man in person!
Let us ensure that your social media activities (like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) interact effectively with your website.
eNewsletters will keep your audience regularly informed about your activities. Our clients in the educational field find our eNewsletters especially effective for keeping parents and community members engaged in school activities.