Once you have people on your site, what will they see? How will they come to understand who you are and what you are about? Web design is the answer to how these questions will best be addressed. Ideal web design takes into account the look and feel of the website as well as the content. The saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” rings true when it comes to. Your web presence.

Most websites follow a similar set of guidelines and practices for their design. The benefit of consistency when it comes to these guidelines is that anyone can locate key information, like your contact information, quickly. You will want to be sure that the first thing a potential client sees is something to draw them in, and make them want to find out more. If it’s an existing client, you’ll want them to find the information they came to seek out quickly, such as contact information. Being consistent and following standards is not, however, about being boring and bland. Once visitors to your site can quickly find the information most common, there is a need to draw them in deeper and capture their interest.

One option for a web development platform is WordPress. Quite likely, you’ve either heard of WordPress or been to a site developed in WordPress. The beauty of a WordPress site is that it’s highly user-friendly and can be customized to meet your needs. Because it is so widely used and well known, there are already great examples out there and those will help you see the diversity of options that exist within this platform. WordPress is all about the tools and knowledge to make your site go from basic to amazing. At The millionth Word, we have the expertise to deliver results within WordPress and make your site stand out from the crowd in all the right ways.

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel to be fabulous and profitable! Much like WordPress simplifies the web design process, Shopify does the same for ecommerce. If you are selling online, you’ll need a simple and well-designed approach to getting your shop open. Shopify is a fabulous tool for bringing your merchandise to clients and allowing them to purchase from your site. Shopify was launched over a decade ago in 2004 and today serves as an ecommerce platform around the globe. The pricing structure and plan options make it a solid choice for small and medium businesses alike. Shopify includes credit card processing and there are apps available to assist with warehousing and shipping if you’ll want those tasks handled as well. We can use our expertise to guide you in creating and using their existing templates for notifications, too.

If your business needs a bigger platform for selling, we are also well versed in the use of bigcommerce for custom sites, shipping and payments. This platform can even list your merchandise on other sites including Amazon and Facebook. The costs are lower and the uptime is all the time with bigcommerce. This option is an excellent choice for businesses that are growing, want to increase their visibility on the web, and seek to add volume. As with the other options mentioned above, bigcommerce is highly customizable, but also comes with beautiful, ready to use templates to get you open for business quickly.