Far from being just a Web shop, we offer a full range of services.

Web Design

Flourish Web Design

Creating functional and beautiful Web sites is the heart of our business and our area of greatest expertise. We handle planning, development, hosting and management internally, so you don't have to worry about dealing with multiple parties. Through dozens of projects worth of experience, we've developed four guiding principles that we believe form the core of any successful Web site—usability, aesthetics, visibility, and flexibility. These aren't just buzzwords; combined, these are a comprehensive set of blueprints needed to craft a Web presence that will positively impact your business.

Usability

Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, we build on tried-and-true design patterns that can be found on the world's most well-known Web sites. Your audience will immediately be familiar with the interface they encounter on your site, ensuring intuitive access to the content they seek.

Your site is guaranteed to look and function properly on the vast majority of personal computers. Spanning four operating systems and six Web browsers, we support the software used by approximately 95 percent of all Internet users, so you can rest assured that your audience sees your message as you intended.

  Firefox 3 Safari 4 Chrome 2 Internet Explorer 6 Internet Explorer 7 & 8
Windows XP Supported   Supported Supported* Supported
Windows Vista Supported   Supported   Supported
Windows 7 Supported   Supported   Supported
Mac OS X Supported Supported      

Internet Explorer 6 is a legacy browser with limited support for modern browser technologies. While we currently support Internet Explorer 6, we began phasing out support in late 2009 and recommend that those still using it upgrade to a newer browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer 8.

Your site will be accessible to individuals using alternative Web browsers, including text-only browsers and screen readers for the visually impaired.

Aesthetics

When most people think about Web design, they tend to think of the visual presentation, and for good reason. The emotional response that your design elicits will establish a connection with your audience more effectively than any amount of written content could hope to achieve.

Through face to face meetings and correspondence, we take an earnest look at your objectives, then work carefully to choose the best combination of color, layout and typography to effectively communicate the purpose of your site. While we could bore you with a detailed description of our creative process, we think the quality of our finished work makes a stronger statement. Why not take a look and decide for yourself?

Visibility

Even the best-designed Web site is doomed to failure if its target audience can’t find it. Fortunately for you, we keep search engines in mind from the very first concept sketches right up to site launch. By adhering to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards in our code and infusing your site with relevant content, metadata and keywords, we can help your site increase its organic rank on popular search engines like Google and Yahoo.

Unlike pay-per-click advertising or other means of artificial search engine optimization, increasing you organic ranking has no maintenance cost and is more likely to return meaningful leads, since it's based on relevance to the search terms rather than advertising dollars.

Flexibility

ExpressionEngine administrative interface

We believe that your Web site should be a simple, economical and most of all dynamic means of communication. We know that in order to achieve this, the tools for controlling your site’s content should rest firmly in your hands. We also know that the concept of managing a Web site is probably unfamiliar if not downright intimidating.

That’s why we build our sites with ExpressionEngine, a professional-grade content management system (CMS) that’s already hard at work empowering thousands of other small and medium-sized businesses to run their own Web sites. ExpressionEngine leaves the fine-grained control in the hands of designers (that’s us) and simplifies the workload for editors (that’s you) into a form-like interface that closely resembles your e-mail client.

With a CMS, making frequent updates becomes a feasible task that can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Far from being just a text editing tool, ExpressionEngine also offers more advanced features like e-commerce, blogging, and contact forms. Still not convinced that you can manage your own site? Contact us anytime and we’ll gladly give you a test drive.

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