Web Design

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Web Design Experts

We are a web design company based in Greenville, SC, specializing in customized, content-managed, web designs developed in WordPress. We have the experience, skill, and expertise to design impact for your business or brand.

Web Development

  • Is your website designed for user discovery and engagement?
  • Does your website reflect your brand, make a good impression and accomplish your goals?

We design and program custom websites with practically unlimited capabilities that are client-focused and goal oriented. Let Drum show you what your website can do.

Drum will design your website to display in various formats (ie. Smart Phones, Tablets and Displays). Using industry-accepted best practices, we will write the code that will render the website responsive.

Responsive Web Design

Responsive web designs work seamlessly and beautifully across multiple platforms, providing your business with the opportunity to reach more customers.

Over 55% of Americans now own a smartphone and over 40% own a tablet. The average person looks at their phone over 100 times per day.

Responsive Web Design Benefits

  • Google favors responsive web designs and you will achieve better rankings.
  • Development costs are lower because you don’t need to design a separate website for each device.
  • Responsive web design increases the amount of time people will spend on your site.
  • Navigation is fast and efficient.
  • Makes your brand stick out among your competitors.

Commonly Asked Web Design Questions

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions we get regarding web design, development, eCommerce, and hosting.

First impressions last. Prospective customers will Google you. Existing customers will Google you. Potential employees will Google you. If your potential customers can’t find you online, they will find your competitors. And  if your current website doesn’t look professional, neither will you.

Don’t fall into the trap of, “I don’t need a good website or a website at all for that matter.” Those that do fail to realize that their website is not only a business development tool but also a big part of their company’s overall appearance and reputation. Even businesses bursting at the seams with new customers need to have a good website. Learn more about how to buy a website.

Web design is a specialized skill that requires a great depth of experience in order to achieve the best results from your budget. Drum Creative is a web design firm with an in-house staff of specialists including project managers, graphic designers, programmers and marketing professionals. The collaborative work of this group is what provides you the highest value. It’s what separates fabulous from second-rate.

Fees for our website designs begin at $5,500 and can exceed $30,000. $8,000 to $10,000 is common, depending on add-on features such as eCommerce. Because we don’t employ commissioned sales people, you’ll find our prices extremely competitive.

For a customized quote, call us today at 864-254-6096 and we’ll get started. In the meantime, here are our most popular blog posts about pricing:

Absolutely. We employ the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin called WooCommerce. It’s packed full of features and  perfectly integrates into the WordPress CMS. It’s very efficient and surprisingly affordable!

Yes. All of our websites are developed on a highly-popular content management system (CMS) called WordPress. It gives you the ability to edit the content areas of the web site yourself including text and images. You are given access to a back-end administrative area, where you can use an online text editor (similar to a mini version of Microsoft Word). The best part is that it’s free. No initial charges or ongoing monthly fees!

We also offer a complimentary training service to all customers that feel more comfortable with an interactive demonstration. Our goal is to bring you up to speed and to demonstrate all of the functionality at a pace that suits you.

Yes. We are happy to continue working together with you to update any information on your website. We offer fixed maintenance plans based on pre-paid “blocks” of hours at reduced hourly rates. Our most popular plan provides up to two hours of monthly support and website updates. This includes updating of graphics, text, code and WordPress updates. Peace-of-mind is delivered each and every month.

In most cases we can have a your custom website designed and on the web within 45 to 60 days. At Project Kickoff, your dedicated project manager will contact you to schedule the Creative Brief interview, the starting point of our step-by-step approach to web design.

While we do not host websites we do assist you in finding and setting up a new host or you can use your current provider. We have a few excellent hosting providers that we can easily recommend. More about choosing a hosting company.

You do. Once it’s been launched, we hand the keys over to you. All imagery, graphics and text will be yours to keep.

Our Process of Creative Web Design

Our team will customize your website to stand out from the competition and look great on any display

We manage relationships with our clients, and our client’s relationship with their customers, utilizing a full-circle approach to maximize your ROI. Starting with a Discovery interview, we implement a four-step, relationship management process based on Analytics, Definition, Design, and Activation.

The Web Development Process

Step 1: Analyze

In advance of the discovery meeting, Drum will review where you are now using current website analytics, identify a baseline to track the path to your future goals, review brand messaging, provide competitive insights, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of your website.

Step 2: Define

We will meet with the client to finalize a sitemap, identify the content, define the target audience, customize functionality, and determine a design direction. Our team will develop a completion timeline.

Wireframe Layouts

Wireframe layouts allow you to preview the site’s interface and functionality and define how the user will access the site.

Content Strategy

Collaborating with client to build a content strategy that guides readers to the proper information or action needed to complete the clients goals. This content before design approach ensures the message will be clear and the desired actions apparent.

Review Estimate (if necessary) 

Drum may adjust your estimate based on additional functionality re-iterated in the wireframes.

Step 3: Design

Taking the information gathered in the Discovery, our team will complete responsive design mockups based on the wireframes using the branding standards and goals of the web development redesign. The responsive design mockups will include location of images, text formatting, navigation and flow of information.

Step 4: Activation/Programming

Once all concepts from the design mockups/wireframes have been approved, our team will begin writing the code to convert these designs into a functional WordPress website. The website itself will be developed on a staging domain, so the client will be able to review the progress as we reach development milestones.

WordPress Training

Our team will train selected individuals to manage, add and update content on the website using the WordPress CMS (content management system). This training consists of up to 2 separate sessions. This is the last step before the site goes live.

Cross-Browser Testing & Launch 

Drum will cross browser test and repair any issues found on multiple operating systems and browser combinations.

Why do we use WordPress for Web Development?

WordPress is an online web creation tool that is completely customizable and can be used for any type of website you can imagine. You can make edits to your own site, saving time and money, and engage with your clients quickly and easily. WordPress integrates with tools, forms, and custom plug-ins that increase functionality. It allows you to get optimum exposure on the web. Drum’s one-stop, in-house team can customize your ideal website beyond WordPress; in fact, custom sites are our specialty!

WordPress Integration Advantages

  • Controlled Content Management System with user-friendly administrative access through WordPress
  • Unlimited pages (for static content) and posts (for dynamic content such as recent news or blog entries)
  • Easy to use WYSIWYG editor for content management
  • Compatible XML sitemap file for search engines
  • Banner image management on a per-page, or per-post basis
  • Recent News section or Blog with post scheduling capability
  • Simple video embeds from popular social media sites, YouTube and Vimeo
  • Media library containing uploaded images and documents
  • Built-in search function to locate content within your site
  • Extremely powerful, built-in Form
  • Management System that allows the client to create any form, including conditional logic forms
  • Cache content for performance optimization
  • Private and password protected pages
  • Drag-and-drop navigation menus with drop-down capabilities
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