Your website should be the salesman that never stops. At Starwheel, we make sure that your value is communicated to the correct target audience. We’ll act as your guide, that asks you the right questions about your business – to help you help us – in the marketing. We will take this information and communicate your story and value. We have many go-to layouts and marketing strategies that have been shown to convert visitors into customers. It’s your unique voice inside a proven system.
We can build complicated systems such as e-commerce stores, membership websites, booking systems, integrated 3rd party software, complex blogs, and custom admin experiences. Although we’ve developed in other platforms, we almost exclusively develop in WordPress. It is the ultimate content management system with endless web development opportunities. Talk with us about your idea and we’ll tell you the sky is the limit.
Most of the WordPress website design we do uses the Elementor page builder.
We generally say 2 months for a medium-sized 5-8 page website. If all of the content was ready and there were not many revisions, we could probably get the site done in 1 week. We’ve done smaller websites in a few days. However, we recommend taking time to have the right messaging and allowing us time to experiment. During our initial call, we’ll decide and stick to a reasonable time frame. We meet our deadlines.
You will be working with Bernard, the owner of Starwheel and project manager. This isn’t a big web design agency where you get a receptionist and have to wait for a callback. Simply email, call or text. He has great people skills and experience working with a wide range of different businesses and organizations. So whatever questions you have, he’s heard before and likely solved a similar problem. You get a one-on-one open line of communication throughout the whole process.
Responsive web design means that the layout of a website will change based on screen width. Generally, mobile websites are a more simple layout. Most layouts are 1 column. This is because the content would be very squished if the layouts behaved like larger screens. Desktop layouts are more complicated with layouts that span between 1 or 5+ columns. Layouts on the tablet could be any of these or something in between.
The way we code this is that there are certain screen width dimensions where layouts change. This is called a breakpoint. If the screen width is 767px and above, we are at the tablet and the layout will change. If we are at 1024px and above we are at Desktop and the layout will be the most complex.
We specialize in conversion optimization. You want to communicate/convince/manipulate ‘why’ someone should buy from you. And make it easy to buy. Here is what we generally do:
Some DIY solutions have some pretty decent tools. This is good if you’re on a really tight budget and have good computer skills. However, with DIY, you’re still doing the marketing, design, SEO, etc. A true web professional would do a much better job.
WordPress can do so much more. And the Elementor page builder for WordPress is far superior. We rarely code it’s all visual now too. So the “you don’t need to code” applies to WordPress design too. I would say if you wanted to do it yourself, stay away from WordPress. The initial learning curve is too much. But as a client, our WordPress-based system is the most user-friendly out there. So by hiring us you get the most powerful, user-friendly, and robust option.
I would say if your budget is around $500, that you’re in the DIY category. Maybe hire us later with a larger budget or ask about one of our payment plans.