User friendly and mobile-first designs
Web Design & Development Company
We feel that lately the barrier-of-entry to becoming a Web Developer is merely a laptop and an internet connection. At Twelve Three Media we take it a little more seriously.
We have a detailed and obsessive approach to building technologically sound websites. Our team has decades of experience developing and designing for the web.
We believe that your website should be your hardest working employee. What does that mean? To name a few, your website should be able to answer questions, take contact information, track attribution, and leave your customers feeling good about their experience. This digital company employee works non-stop, 24 hours per day and should be your right-hand-man, not a problem-child.
Denver’s Top Website Development Team
Your business’ website is often responsible for leaving that first impression on your prospective customers. Remember, getting the user to your site is just half of the battle. They need to engage with your website and not be met with challenges. We draw on in-house marketing and development talents. You can count on our highly skilled and experienced team of developers to ensure that users are met with the best experience possible.
Our Website Development Practices
No Out-of-The-Box Themes
We custom code your website tailored to fit your specific needs, from the ground up. This means your website is unique and is designed to be used based on what product or service you are offering.
Yes. We use WordPress. But...
We strive to create a website that is easily updatable and extendible. While WordPress is the most popular open source platform, we also have the experience necessary to maintain a secure and smoothly running WordPress website.
We Don't Rely on Plugins
Many developers will over use plugins, causing your site to run sluggish and be more open to cyber attacks. We try to avoid plugins wherever we can.
Obsessed With Functionality and Speed
Fast load times and intuitive designs are part of our plan. We aim to please Google. This means pleasing your users. Your users should have a lightning fast experience. They should also be able to use your website to find the information they need without working hard to find it.
Technology, Spared no Expense
We stay up to date on technology trends. We use only premium hosting vendors and do not skimp on speed and reliability to save a buck. We utilize the latest and greatest services to keep your site safe and loading fast, like premium syndicated DNS services that include firewalls. We also incorporate the latest content delivery strategies for our clients by using CDN’s (content delivery networks) as well as implementing proprietary technology like Google’s AMP project (accelerated mobile pages).
Recent Website Development Projects
What to Look for When Choosing a Web Development Company
Do they use purchased themes?
Ask if they use an off-the-shelf theme for their client websites. Themes usually come bundled with an inordinate amount of extra plugins, code and functions that are hardly ever used and only cause your site to become slow and fragmented over time. Ideally you would want a custom coded theme that is built specifically for your needs.
Do they outsource development or have in-house developers?
This one is straightforward. Ideally you would not want your site developed overseas. If you need changes it would be nice to be able to talk to a team member to have them implemented quickly, rather than submitting a support ticket. You want your development company to have full control over your website. It is important to have creative collaboration between team members within an agency.
Do they use SSL certificates?
You would be surprised at how many large companies still do not utilise a security certificate to deliver a secure connection between users and the website. Having an SSL is definitely a standard and should not be overlooked.
Do they implement a CDN (content delivery network)?
Serving up images, video and other media to your users is what occupies the most bandwidth. A CDN can speed up delivery of large files based on where the user is located. Your media will be syndicated across high performance servers throughout the country and be served by the closes server to that user. The performance benefits of a CDN are amazing!
Ask about hosting...
Ask how they host their client websites. We DON’T recommend using inexpensive hosting like GoDaddy or Bluehost. Hosting is one of the most important aspects of a website and is often neglected and overlooked. With a good host you can increase security, guarantee up-time, and take advantage of backup and other features
Ask about webpage load times…
A serious web development company is going to obsess over load time for their finished websites. After all, we live in a mobile world that is dictated by Google. It has been mandated by Google that if your site is slow to load it will be penalized. Optimizing for fast load time is very complex. Your site should load in 3-5 seconds, period.
Why Hire Twelve Three Media to Handle Your Next Project?
If you’re reading this far down the page then you may be curious if we would be a good match. Our goal is your success. And a solid, technologically sound website is a necessary component to start implementing your marketing mix. We are transparent and will advise you on what is working and what is not with regards to your website.
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