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Hire a Custom Web Design Company

With more than 18 years of experience, we know how to deliver custom web design services! Through our approach to modern website design, we help businesses and organizations launch successful websites.

When you work with WebCitz, you will find we take the time to understand your requirements and goals for the new website. This helps us make an informed suggestion regarding the best CMS platform for your custom web development services. From there, we can talk with you about the differences between custom and template-based website designs. If you aren't sure what type of web design layout you'd prefer, check out our blog article on the best website designs of the year!

We'll be happy to discuss questions to ask local web designers, even if you don't choose our custom website design company. Throughout the entire process, you'll be glad you chose our web development company.

Determine the Goals of Your Website

It's important to understand what your goals are before hiring a custom web design company. These are the most common goals we hear from clients interested in a custom website:

  • To build a website for a new business.
  • To redesign an existing website that is either broken, has outdated content, or isn't mobile-friendly.
  • To improve user experience (UX), reduce bounce rate, increase time on site, or improve conversions.
  • To improve the website's speed, possibly even to pass Google's Core Web Vitals.
  • To fix website accessibility issues, or perhaps receive a web accessibility certificate.
  • To improve lead generation capabilities by having better landing pages that delivers more online contacts.

We have the necessary experience to deliver on such goals! If you'd like, give us a call at 800-796-8263 to discuss more. From there, we can help you determine the best CMS platform for your custom web development project!

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Choose The Best CMS Platform

Most websites on the internet are built within a Content Management System (CMS) to make it easy for the website owner to modify the website after it is launched. We have experience in WordPress and Joomla, but for new custom web designs we almost always recommend WordPress.

WordPress has a market share of more than 40% of all websites on the internet that use a CMS. That is the main reason we choose to specialize in WordPress - it is simply the most popular platform you can choose for your website. The following reasons make WordPress the best platform for designing custom websites.

Benefits of WordPress for Your Custom Website

  • There are thousands of plugins you can install to add custom functionality.
  • There is a large community of contributors (web developers) who help improve functionality, stability, and security.
  • There are thousands of web agencies and freelancers who work with WordPress, making it easy to find a local web designer.

Custom Design vs Website Template

We are a full-service web design company with a large staff of in-house website designers. Our website design team is separated into two groups, each focusing on either custom or template web design services.

Custom Website Designs

As a custom web design agency, we prefer to start every website project from scratch.

This allows our team to design custom mockups specific to your branding requirements, to show you the look and feel of your future website before web designers start their work. Best of all, those mockups can be revised until you're happy with the design concept and are ready to move forward.

After you approve the custom web design mockup, our web development team will integrate it into a completely custom theme. There are many benefits to a custom theme, including a simplified codebase that often has better page speed and usability since it was developed specifically for you.

Template-Based Website Designs

If the cost of a custom website isn't within your budget, we offer template-based websites that can save you money!

Instead of creating design mockups and developing your website in a custom theme, we'll hand-pick several website templates that closely match your desired look and feel. Don't worry though, you'll be able to select your desired template for us to install on your development site. From there, we'll customize the template to match your color scheme and load your content into the template's layout options.

Website Design Pricing

For a website design using a customized website template, our starting price is $3,750 with a 2-3 week turnaround.

For a custom website with design mockups, our starting price is $9,500 with a 8-12 week turnaround.

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Questions to Ask a Custom Website Developer

Before hiring a custom web development company, or even a freelance website designer, you should consider asking a few questions that will help you better understand the type of website you will receive.

Here are a few of the most common questions we get asked by businesses looking for a custom web designer:

Do you outsource your custom website development services?

WebCitz does not outsource website design project, whether they are custom or template-based websites.

Do you create 301 redirects for URLs that change during a redesign?

WebCitz always creates 301 redirects to help preserve search engine placements after the launch of a new website.

Do you create mockups before starting web development work?

WebCitz creates mockups for custom web design projects that are not started from a template.

Which CMS platform do you recommend?

WebCitz often recommends WordPress.

How fast is the turnaround for your custom web development services?

WebCitz often launches custom websites within 8-12 weeks, and template-based websites within 2-3 weeks.

Do you have reviews, testimonials, or references?

WebCitz has been in business for 18+ years, which means we have plenty of references to share!

Our Custom Web Design Process

With more than 18 years of experience in custom web development, we have a solid understanding of how to build a successful website!

1.) Initial Sales Conversations

The first step in the web design process is to understand your company or organization, and the reasons you are looking for a new website. This will help us understand the best CMS platform to recommend, whether you need a custom or template-based design, how many pages you'll need created, what type of functionality you require, and more.

2.) Kickoff Meeting

After you've chosen our web design agency, we'll schedule a kickoff conversation. This will introduce you to your project managers, and possibly one or more of our web designers.

If you chose a custom web design service, we'll discuss the creation of design mockups with you. Alternatively, if you chose a template web design service, we'll discuss your preferred design styles to help us find and suggest a few website templates for the project.

3.) Design Approval

After you approve your design mockup (for a custom website), or your website template (for a template-based website), we'll get time scheduled for a web developer to begin your project!

4.) Web Development Process

The website's development phase often takes the longest to complete.

In a custom web development project, this is when we'll start integrating your approved design into a custom theme, laying out your website content, adding in any custom functionality, etc.

For a template-based website project, this is when we'll install your theme, remove demo content, add your actual website content, match the color scheme to your branding, and perform other tasks within the project.

The web development work is typically always performed on a password-protected staging environment. If you have an existing website, it will not be taken offline while we work on a new website for you.

5.) Website Launch

After your website is finished, we'll schedule a launch date that's convenient for everyone involved. If you would like training on how to edit content on your website, we'd be happy to schedule that before or after the launch of the website.

You'll be happy you chose to work with our custom web design team!

Related Custom Website Design Services

A successful custom website for your small business or large corporation involves more than just the website. Here are some additional services to help you make the most of your custom website:

  • Website Maintenance: If you'd like help maintaining your website, such as adding new pages, updating web banners, changing out images, or anything else just let us know! We offer website maintenance services to help with any post-launch website updates you need.
  • Website Management: If you'd like help keeping your website platform updated bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly you might be interested in our website management services. Through a managed website service, we'll proactively update your website, scan for broken links, check for performance issues, and perform remote backups.
  • Ecommerce Development: If you'd like to sell products or services on your website, you might be interested in our ecommerce development services. We have a team of ecommerce website developers skilled in the WooCommerce and Shopify platforms.
  • Custom Programming: If you'd like help developing custom functionality for your website, within PHP, JavaScript, or Vue.js, you might be interested in our custom programming services. We have a lot of experience leveraging the latest web programming technologies to produce feature-rich web applications.
  • Digital Marketing: If you would like help improving traffic or conversions within your website, our digital marketing team would be happy to help. We offer a full range of website marketing services, including search engine optimization, PPC management, conversion rate optimization, lead generation, email marketing, and more!
  • Web Hosting: If you'd like help with website hosting, we can set you up with a shared web hosting account on our own line of dedicated servers. All of our web servers support LiteSpeed Cache to help you get impressive page speed within your WordPress website!

No matter what your business or organization needs for its website, you'll find our custom web design agency offers it!

Why Choose WebCitz

We've been designing high-converting websites for more than 18 years. WebCitz has the experience and expertise to handle your custom website design services.

  • We do not outsource template-based or custom website design projects.
  • We have a robust custom web design portfolio you can review.
  • We have experience in multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • We have UX designers and SEO experts who can consult on your custom website design.
  • We create free website tools like password generators, Hex to RGB converters, and secure password generators.
  • You can reach us on the phone, live chat, or email.

Fill out our online contact form, chat with us in our live chat, or call us at (800) 796-8263 to talk about your custom website design needs. We are excited to work with you on your custom website design!

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Hear what our customers are saying

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Kendrick Jacobs

Corey G at WebCitz was so professional and patient while helping us solve our issues. We appreciate his help so much. This company definitely needs more people like him. Amazing customer service! Thank you Corey G! (:
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What can I say about this company? These people that work there? Unbelievable!! It doesn't matter when or why you call, they will help you. The other part of that statement is: I never have to call them! They made a web site for us that works 24/7. But if I do call they actually take care of it right then. ... great bunch of guys...Southwest Radio Church really appreciates you!!
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This company is just a thrill to work with. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help even with the smallest items. They are always very accommodating when you stop by to look at the magnificent fish tank and will greet you with with a warm cappuccino.
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Dawn White

These guys are always there when you need them! Whether the issue is big or small, there is little they cannot handle. I cannot express enough how greatly we appreciate their continued superior service and willingness to assist whenever we need them. Thanks Dave, Corey and the entire WebCitz team!!

Frequently Asked Questions about Web Design

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How Much Does A New Website Cost?

The starting price for a template-based, non-ecommerce website built in WordPress is $3,750. If you need design mockups built into a custom theme, our starting price increases to $9,500.

The starting price for a template-based, ecommerce website built in Shopify or WooCommerce is $12,000. If you need design mockups built into a custom ecommerce theme, our starting price increases to $24,000.

The main contributors to cost increases include premium design requirements, custom functionality, and data migration.

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How Long Does It Take To Develop A Custom Website?

The average turnaround time for a project is six to eight weeks, but the pace is set by the client. This relates to how much input you can provide during the initial stages, your availability for feedback, and how soon the content is available. The complexity of the site may also play a role - more complex sites will require a longer development period.

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Do You Only Create WordPress Websites?

For the most part, yes. Our development team is versatile, but we prefer to develop websites in WordPress. If you're looking for an e-commerce website, we're well-versed in Shopify as well. WordPress tends to be the most popular platform for content-based websites because it powers more than 30% of CMS websites you'll find on the internet.

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Should I Hire A Local Web Designer?

You should hire the company best-suited to handle your project, based on their experience, reputation, affordability and communication. When you limit your search to only local businesses, especially when you have complex requirements, you risk sacrificing the quality of the end product. To help bridge any distances between your company and our company, we are more than willing to jump onto video conference calls throughout the sales and development phases of your project.

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Will I Be Able To Edit My Website?

Yes, we do not restrict our client's from accessing any functionality within the admin area of their website. Either before or after the launch of your website, someone from our team will provide you with training on how to make simple modifications to your website, such as updating text and images. That said, we also offer maintenance services if you wish to have someone else manage your website, or just handle the more complicated changes.

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Will My Website Be Mobile-Friendly?

Absolutely! It is more important than ever to have a mobile-friendly website. Our team works hard to ensure that your website works well on a variety of devices. In fact, we even have a subscription to Browser Stack to help ensure we can test your website in native environments of Microsoft, Apple and Linux operating systems released more than a decade in the past.

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How Do I Pay For My Website?

For the majority of our web design projects, we split the cost into two equal payments. The first payment is due before starting your project and the final payment is due after launching your project. For large projects, we are flexible and can break the payment into three equal installments, one to start the project, one half-way through the project, and the final at the launch of the project. We accept payment using most major credit cards, PayPal, and business checks.

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How Much Feedback Should I Provide During The Web Design Process?

A lot! Your input and feedback is essential to the web design process. In order to develop the right look and functionality, we will ask a lot of questions about your needs and preferences. This is typically handled in the kickoff call between you and our graphic designer. If your project includes a mockup, this will be your opportunity to see the general look and feel the designer is going for before the project moves into development. It is much easier to make changes during the design stage of the project before a developer starts coding the entire project.

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Who Writes Content For My Website?

Typically, that is you. As the expert on your business, it is usually best if it comes from you. Our copywriters can assist you in cleaning up the content or writing original content at an additional cost if you need it.

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Where Should I Host My Website?

Hosting is a critical part to the success of your website. If you choose the cheapest hosting option, expect the cheapest quality and cheapest support. We do not require you host your website with our company, but if you don't choose our company we strongly recommend you choose a quality alternative to avoid website downtime, performance issues and lost time.

Our web hosting services use fully managed servers with Dual Intel Xeon Processors, Hardware RAID-10 SSD Storage w/ BBU, and 128GB+ ECC Memory.

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Who Owns My Website?

After you have paid the final invoice for the website development project, you are the owner of the project. You have rights to any work our design and development teams have performed specifically for your company. However, this does not mean you own WordPress, Shopify, WooCommerce, or any app / extension developed by a third-party and installed on your platform.

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Is Joomla Better Than WordPress?

It is worth noting that both WordPress and Joomla are open-source, self-hosted content management systems that have been around for many years.

As a blogging platform launched in 2003, WordPress is today a multi-purpose content management system that powers over 40% of all websites on the Internet (including much more than just blogs). WordPress holds an even more dominant position in the content management system market, with a share of 40.0%.

Joomla was launched in 2005, making it almost as old as WordPress. Joomla is the second most popular content management system behind WordPress, powering approximately 3% of all websites on the Internet. Joomla represents 5.4% of the market for content management systems.

Although Joomla retains this second place position for the time being, its market share in the content management system market has been declining since at least 2010, and its market share in the website market shrank for the first time ever in 2017.

You can see this trend in action visually by comparing the Google Trends comparison between "WordPress" and "Joomla" over the period between 2004 and 2015. Joomla was actually leading or equal to WordPress until 2010. As a result, WordPress continues to grow, while Joomla is slowly moving in the opposite direction. Joomla does not, however, have nothing to offer.

WordPress Advantages

  • WordPress is commonly regarded as the easiest content management system to use, especially for non-developers.
  • WordPress distinguishes between "posts" and "static pages" right out of the box, whereas Joomla offers only a single "article" type that can be categorized.
  • By far, WordPress has the most comprehensive ecosystem of WordPress plugins and WordPress themes, making it easy to extend a website with a wide range of different features.
  • Due to the popularity of WordPress, there is a large third-party community of blogs, Facebook groups, and developers that can provide support.
  • Due to the massive community, it is also possible to get development work done at a lower cost.

Joomla Advantages

  • Joomla offers a more sophisticated system for managing users and controlling user access.
  • Joomla's components and modules provide a greater degree of flexibility for displaying content types that are not standard.
  • Joomla provides multilingual support by default, whereas WordPress requires the use of a third-party plugin.
  • Joomla allows you to use different templates for different pieces of content, but WordPress only allows you to use one theme.

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Can A Beginner Use WordPress?

WordPress is an easy platform to learn. As WordPress is as easy to use as a word processor, it is simply a matter of learning how to navigate its point-and-click interface. These WordPress fundamentals will also not take you long to learn. And as you learn more about WordPress, you will discover that it grows and expands along with you, allowing you to learn as much as you wish.

If you are just getting started with WordPress, you may be confused or frustrated. This is why it is vital to grasp the basics of WordPress as early as possible. Are you familiar with what WordPress is and how it works? If not, reach out to our team for WordPress administration training.

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Is WordPress Free?

The WordPress software is released under the GNU General Public License (or GPL), which allows anyone to download, edit, customize, use, and even sell it as long as it is licensed under the GPL.

The software itself is free, but you may need to pay for:

  • Web hosting
  • Premium support
  • Premium themes
  • Premium plugins

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How Do I Convert Joomla To WordPress?

If you're thinking about making the switch, the best advice we can provide you is to begin a new development with us on the WordPress platform. If your previous website contains complex functionalities such as message board, directories, and e-commerce, then we would have to setup similar functionality and migrate the content/data into WordPress. Sadly, there is no easy button that exists to make this migration happen instantly.

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