We build websites with WordPress. Leveraging a framework like WordPress can save a lot of time, and for you that means saving money.
We use WordPress for so many reasons (listed below), but the one that speaks loudest is its claim to serving around 16% of all internet traffic. WordPress has reached this usage statistic for reasons such as its openness, simple design and ease of use.
WordPress is best known as a blogging platform but, because of its endless extensibility, the only limitation is our imagination. Whether you need a simple site describing who you are and what you do, or a full blown content management system, SwitchWP is experienced at leveraging and customizing the amazing WordPress.
The Development Process
All of our projects being with an information gathering stage during which time the foundations for the project are identified. An initial consultation takes place to discuss in broad terms the client’s goals. From the findings at this meeting we undertake a research process that involves looking at the organization’s current site, communications activities and processes and comparing that to the intentions for the new site. As well, we look into similar websites and implementation strategies for the features that the new site will employ. These activities result in a detailed Statement of Work which outlines the roles, responsibilities and intentions for the new site.
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What kind of website do you need?
A personal site is your little piece of real estate on the internet. It can be an extension of your business card as well as the place to publish your musings about life, work or whatever’s on your mind. It’s a great way to make your message available to the whole world.
Your company’s website exists to promote your products and services. Your vision, mission and values are described in detail and you provide common methods for people to get in contact with you. Consistent messaging across all of your promotional material is essential to building a clear identity that your customers easily recognize and connect with.
An organization site is informational in nature. Your vision, mission and values ARE your products and services and the goal of the site is to deliver your research, publications and articles clearly and quickly to your audience.
A collaborative site is designed to make your team more efficient. You need tools that are easy to use and effective. By clearly communicating your requirements during the planning stages, strategies to tame the vast amounts of data you produce will become an asset as opposed to a headache.
Mix It Up
The types of websites listed above do not necessarily live within those boundries alone. Their lines of deliniation often blur leading to a site customized to meet all of your requirements. We often see organizations adoptiong collaborative tools to make their publishing efforts more efficient. Personal blogs can easily morph into a business site when the author’s topics are clearly promoting a service such as editorial, training, or mentoring, to name but a few.
Why We Work with WordPress
- WordPress is open source software.
- Open source software creates the greatest value with your available budget
- Open source software does not lock you into a single vendor
- Open source software means greater transparency, security, interoperability