Portland Website Co. is dedicated to creating cutting-edge website design. We work with companies of all shapes and sizes to create professional, clean, modern websites that adhere to current design standards and best online practices. As a result of our experience we are skilled at making small websites with a fast turnaround time as well as large sites with complex back-end systems.
Custom Responsive Website Design
At Portland Website Co. we only make responsive websites. Whether you are on a mobile phone, tablet or computer you can rest assured that your website will work accordingly. The basic principles of responsive web design ensure that a website can be viewed from any device, with any size screen, with an experience that gracefully moves from step-down to step-up. Our websites are custom built and we can control various amounts of scrolling from long to short and even mix in a new type of scrolling known as parallax. We want to respect the fact that users want to view websites on many devices these days and with varying levels of scrolling.
Our website design process comes from years of making websites and perfecting the overall “customer experience.” Every customer should have a positive and educational experience as we drive through the 4 phases of website design & development. At the start of the projects, our clients get a dedicated project manager who will see the project from from start to finish and coordinate all details of navigation, design, programming and finalization. We have a 4-phased project approach that keeps our projects moving as smoothly as possible and are happy to explain more about our unique system of website production at any time. We guarantee that you will not have to chase us around or babysit your website design project.
E-Commerce Website Development
We have the fortunate experience of having a Harvard-trained, e-Commerce-focused CTO. As a result, we take e-commerce very seriously from both a website design and security standpoint. We have numerous options for e-commerce platforms such as Magento and OpenCart. We also provide services and consultation regarding the complete store system connection to merchant bank accounts, payment gateways and even PayPal projects. Feel free to ask us about one of our most recent Maine e-commerce projects.
Content Management Systems
Nowadays, it is easy to update websites on a text and photo basis. Granted, there may be some difficulty with certain aspects of maintaining the website but we are always here to assist. Aside from having created our own proprietary CMS, we are also well-versed in other CMS systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and WebFlow.
Our clients have the choice of working hourly for any website edits or having a monthly retainer. Many people choose the option of hourly unless they have no capacity to handle regular website edits in the CMS. Our dedicated client managers will even provide free phone trainings to show you how to access the system as well as make changes. Making edits to websites does not have to be challenging anymore and you do not need web design software to perform these edits.
In the event that you want us to handle the website maintenance we will provide website edits, browser compatibility testing and general website maintenance if desired. Website maintenance includes repairing scripting languages, basic HTML, broken links and images, and other types of malfunctioning code or components. Additional revising, editing, adding content and links as well as adding new or changing existing web pages to keep your website up to date. We can also do work on an hourly basis as instructed by the client if a maintenance agreement is not desired. There will be additional WP security measures that will be monitored each month as well.
What is NOT included in Web Maintenance
- Website redesign, re-alignment or re-development;
- Search engine optimization (SEO) services;
- CMS design or integration including (but not limited to) blogs, shopping carts and web forums. These require a separate design agreement.