Truth be told, Warden of the Web started as a hobby-based business back in 2017 when Alex — the owner — ran headlong into a problem. He needed a website for the seasonal business he manages. However, he was unable to find a layout on any of the Build-It-Yourself sites that would work for his company’s brand. When researching having a custom site built, the quotes he received were more than he was willing to spend. Being “That Guy,” he decided to take that budget and signed up for online courses. Thus, the sleepless nights began.
While in classes Alex also sought-out and found an internship with Victoria Carwile Web Development. During this internship, he was educated in website development and in UI/UX design. This fast-paced education, combined with prior experience in business ownership and sales, made for a very successful combination. In 2018 Warden of the Web was formed and our first private client site was launched.
Fast forward to 2020: With the help of content specialist Emily (Alex’s All-Knowing wife), support from Victoria Carwile Web Development, and a partnership with the fantastic IMS hosting tech team, Warden of the Web is a full-time website design/development studio. Our goal is to create an amazing one-of-a-kind web presence for each of our customers. Alex continually takes additional online courses and gains certifications to keep our office up to date with leading trends. This, in turn, keeps our clients just that much ahead of their competitors.
Probably the most important step of how we work is the initial meeting. We will sit down with you physically, if you’re within a reasonable distance of San Marcos, Texas, or via your preferred online meeting system. This way we can get a clear understanding of what it is you are looking for, anything you want to avoid, information about what you currently have in place (if any), and an overview of what your industry is and how it works.
After we have all the information, and both parties have determined that the other is a good fit, we begin researching and creating a first draft design. We will look into what is currently trending in your industry and combine that with your wants for the site. This will give us a solid idea for the draft and a solid base to move forward with.
With that solid base, we will begin to develop a site design using all the elements we have discussed. We will take that initial first draft and start to build it out. As we get priority sections done, we will send screenshots or video clips keeping you up to date on the progress and make sure that no major adjustments are wanted from one section to the next. This helps us make sure the flow and design of the site stays uniform and perfect to the goal.
Our final step is the launch phase. Before we push your site live, I will invite you to view your site on a private server where you will get a chance to walk through it as your clients might. It will also allow for testing all the buttons, animations, and functions we build. We will then do test purchases on your site if it involves e-comm and test any shipping additives. Once all the testing is done, and you have done your virtual walkthrough, all we will need is a thumbs up to have your site up and public within 24hrs!
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