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Website Design

Not sure how to get your business on the Internet? Need help figuring out how to take your existing web site to the next level? Cinemative can help you plan your internet strategy and prepare you for an internet activated business.

A Web Design Company You Can Trust

Hundreds of businesses have put their trust in us and have hired us to build their Websites, Blogs, Facebook Pages and eCommerce Stores. Since 1996, we have prided ourselves in personalized support and getting to know our customers.

Affordable, Professional Websites

save100Those are three words you don't usually see together. But at Cinemative, that is our focus and our pledge to our clients... because with today's technology, there's no reason that every business shouldn't be able to afford a quality web site. Because of our experience and size, we build fully-featured professional websites  -- at an affordable price.

WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

At Cinemative we specialize in everything from creating brand new sites from the ground up, to complete makeovers -- taking an existing Web site and transforming it into a productive, attractive and profitable business tool. If you are a "Do it Yourself" type of person, but would rather hire an expert to handle the design and layout part of the process, you've come to the right place!

We can help you write new web site content, or we'll work with whatever you provide. If you want to have control over the design and maintenance of your site, we can install a user friendly administrative back-end for making your own site updates.

Cinemative can take charge of all aspects of your Web site -- from design and development to promotion and maintenance -- offering you the convenience of keeping all aspects of your Web site under one roof.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

deisngMaybe you've designed your web site in-house, but you need some custom solutions that are beyond your abilities? Call on Cinemative to create a solution for you. Our developers are well versed in HTML, DHTML, PHP, JavaScript, Flash, SQL, and more. Need a shopping cart, Facebook integration, blog, photo or project gallery, web-based content management tools, or other features for your web site? Cinemative can create an affordable custom solution to meet your needs.

OUR FOCUS

Our primary target market is small to medium-sized businesses, and our mission is to help you design, develop, promote, and maintain your web site. We specialize in custom graphic design and business logos, dynamic Wordpress or Joomla sites, brochure sites, search engine optimization (SEO), and more.

OUR DESIGN TEAM

The design team at Cinemative has years of experience and expertise dealing with real world and internet based design. Our designs have a fresh, original feel that helps build brand recognition.

View our web design projects

CONSULTING

Not sure how to take your business onto the internet? Need help figuring out how to take your existing web site to the next level?

Cinemative can help you plan your internet strategy and prepare your company for an internet activated business.

Wondering what's involved in a web design project from start to finish? Read Our Web Design Process page.

If you are ready to get started, or to ask us about any of our services, please complete our online contact form.

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WHY DO WE PRIMARILY USE WORDPRESS?

Wordpress is an amazingly powerful open source Content Management System (CMS) that is FREE to download and install on any web server.

Wordpress was primarily developed to work as a blog, and it can be configured to do so without any trouble or advanced setup. What many people don't know is that with a few tweaks it can be used to run a fully-featured business web site, with or without a “blog.”

The fact that WordPress was developed as a blogging engine gives it some compelling advantages since it is optimized for easily publishing and changing content.

Top Reasons to Use WordPress for Your Business Website
  1. Content – it is easy to update content on your website without knowing HTML. Once WordPress is installed and configured for you, you can easily create new pages or edit existing pages using a basic rich text editor.
  2. Easy to maintain – We have installed it several times for clients that are uncomfortable using the internet and having a website, yet they can learn this system and use it quicker than any other CMS.
  3. Designed for use by business owners – Wordpress is extremely easy to use and setup, and it has a lot of power under the hood for a small or medium business looking for an easy way to manage their web site.
  4. Plugins – There is a thriving base of developers creating themes and over 10,000 plugins/extensions – providing the ability to extend the functionality of your website without having to program anything from scratch.
  5. SEO – Getting good search engine rankings requires fresh, unique content, and you need a system that does not get in the way when you to quickly add a new page or article to your site. WordPress provides excellent search engine optimization (SEO) right out of the box, and a variety of advanced SEO plugins are available that can make your site a search engine magnet utilizing keyword tags, XML Sitemaps, page titles, META tags, and more.
  6. Support – If you do have problems, or want to add customized features, there are literally thousands of WordPress developers out there. Support documents and forums are available on the Wordpress site, and there are so many people writing about WordPress that help is only a Google search away!
  7. Easy to backup and move – All of the content of a Wordpress site is stored in an SQL database, and the files on the web server are programmed to display the content in the format you have designed. Automated backup plugins can create daily or weekly backup files as a safety net in case of problems with your site. Taking these backups and copying them to a new server allows you to move your entire site without much trouble.

KEYS TO ONLINE SUCCESS

target100Many web sites fail to achieve success because they are not focused on delivering the right message to the intended audience.

To be successful online, consider the following:
  • The point of a web site is to produce a result of some kind, whatever your goal may be.
  • Who does a site belong to? The customer, the audience. *CONTENT* is the most important thing.
  • You need to believe in your business and what you are providing - the web site just exists to distribute that message. If you can solve a problem visitors will be interested in what you have to offer.
  • A brick and mortar business is difficult to establish and change locations, requiring a large investment. Online you can change directions, focus, advertising, and marketing plan overnight. Publishing a site and leaving it untouched for months is really missing out on the advantages of an online buisness.

HOW CAN YOUR COMPANY CREATE A BETTER WEBSITE?

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PITFALLS
  1. Replying on inexperienced volunteers who "took a class in college" or are "good with computers" to create and operate your company website instead of turning to qualified website professionals. Or on the other hand…
  2. Paying Professionals to operate and update the website when the company staff can actually do this pretty well.
  3. Creating separate websites to disseminate information rather than using better, existing tools from Facebook, Twitter, and Google.
  4. Maintaining an inward rather than outward focus - with the emphasis on "us" and the use of technical industry language rather than a focus on sales and service in a language that is understandable to the people visiting your site.
  5. Forgetting that for people in their 20's and 30's, your website is actually the "front door" of your business.
  6. Failing to consider and address target audiences or create the digital resources (podcasts, FAQs, online forms, event calendars, etc.) that they need.
  7. Not committing to regularly updating the website.

IMPROVEMENTS

  1. Continue to assess and identify new features that your website needs, such as new product and service information for potential customers, newly completed projects, customer testimonials, training videos, news releases, awards, events, and so on.
  2. Assign only one staff person to be in charge of managing the website, even if this person is not tech savvy.
  3. Be ready to change your platform or access providers to save money and/or improve quality.
  4. Learn from best practices. Study the web sites of similar companies and your competitors on a regular basis.
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