Custom Website Services
We handcraft custom websites at an affordable small business price. We don’t cut corners or use templates and our finished websites often exceed the quality of agencies charging five times what we do. We keep our overhead low because we put a high value on supporting independently owned businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Responsive design ensures that your website works well on a wide variety of screen sizes, from smartphones and tablets to small and large desktop monitors. Every website we build is mobile-friendly and we put an emphasis on making sure the website experience is complimentary across devices.
WordPress is the leading CMS in use on the internet and we use it exclusively to build our websites. This powerful content management system allows anyone with good computer skills to make changes to their own website. Above this, we have installed a visual page builder to make the process even easier. We are also available to make changes for you if you don’t have time or your changes are more complex.
We work with small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations across many industries including travel, healthcare, technology, food, apparel, publishing, arts, festivals and more. Have an online store? We use the world’s most customizable eCommerce platform, WooCommerce, to help you sell anything from cupcakes to kayak lessons.
Hosting & Security
Hosting, security and proper maintenance are crucial to your website running smoothly. Not keeping the WordPress Core and plugins updated is the number one reason websites are hacked.
Our monthly updates and security monitoring protect your site against such hacks, security breaches, malware and brute force attacks. Should anthing happen to your site our daily backups allow for a quick reset to the last working version.
We want your website to have a long healthy life and we want your website maintenance to be stress free. In order for us to stand behind every site we build 100%, we require all sites to be hosted through our Website Care Plans. Simply put, we take care of everything for you.
Our Standard and Premium Care Plans include 30-60 minutes of service per month for any edits you'd like help with. We also offer free technical support to keep your website up and running at it’s best. We are always here to help.
Are your designs pre-made templates?
No. We handcraft every website to the exact needs of each client. However, we reuse certain components between clients because we feel it's the best solution, not because it's easier.
I keep seeing the term "responsive web design". What does this mean?
Responsive web design is a technique used to build a website that adapts its layout to fit the size of any device. Instead of having to build an additional website for mobile devices, you can lower initial costs by only needing a single website. Responsive design ensures that your website works well on a wide variety of screen sizes, from smartphones and tablets to small and large desktop monitors.
Are your sites mobile-friendly?
Yes. Many of our clients see a majority of their traffic from mobile phones. We put a high emphasis on making sure the website experience on a phone is complimentary to the desktop experience.
Can you help me source photos for my website?
Absolutely! Photography is a huge part of your site’s design and we would love to help you find and purchase stock photos that compliment your brand and help tell your story. We will include a quote for this service after we have gone over your website needs in your free 30 minute consultation.
Who will I work with during the project?
This is a great question to ask and you should ask it of any web design firm you are considering. Many agencies will send work out to freelancers or interns and give little or no access to clients who want to speak directly with their designers or developers. Our clients work directly with our tight knit crew of 2 - us! You will either be working with Paul or Maria Grenwood, depending on your project needs and what stage of the process you are at.
Do your websites include content management system (CMS) software?
Yes. We exclusively use WordPress, the leading CMS currently in use on the internet. We also use a visual page builder that makes updates by us, or you, even easier.
Will I be able to make changes to the site after it is completed?
Yes. We use WordPress to build our sites and this powerful content management system allows anyone with good computer skills to make changes to their own website. Above this, we have installed a visual page builder to make the process even easier. We are also available to make changes for you, if you don’t have time or you need more complex changes.
If I don’t want to update my own website content, can The Grenwoods do it for me?
Of course! We offer two website maintenance packages that include 30-60 minutes of service per month, including content updates. If you need more time than that we will charge our hourly rate of $90/hr.