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We develop amazing websites and ecommerce stores. After launch, we'll help you maintain your Hartford website for years to come!

400+ Web Development Projects
400+
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19 Years of Experience
2004
Founded 19+ Years Ago
120+ Web Design Case Studies
120+
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Hartford, CT Web Development Experts

With more than 19 years of experience, we know professional web development! Through our cutting edge website design services, we help Hartford companies build new websites and redesign old websites.

With a population of 123,088 in Hartford, you'll want to ensure a highly functional and useful website for your business to help stay ahead of the competition.

In addition to UX web development, our award-winning team offers web services like digital marketing, website hosting, and web maintenance with you.

Throughout the entire process, you'll be excited you chose our expert website design services for your Connecticut website development service!

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Our Hartford Web Services

We are a comprehensive web development agency with a large team of in-house website designers and ecommerce website developers. Our web design team is broken into two groups, each specializing in either template or custom website design services.

1.) Template-Based Website Developments

Searching for an affordable website option? Your Hartford small business might be interested in a template website!

Instead of creating design mockups and developing your website in a custom template, we can hand-pick several site templates to share with you 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 theme to match your color scheme and then set up your web pages.

The starting cost for a template web design is around $3,750, and it can be finished in as little as a few weeks. For template ecommerce website developments, the price and turnaround will be higher.

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2.) Custom Web Designs

As a custom website design firm, we love to begin every Hartford web design service from scratch.

Our team can create tailor-made mockups that adhere to your brand's unique specifications, providing a preview of your website's aesthetics before our web designers begin 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 design mockup, our website development team will integrate it into a completely custom theme. A custom template offers numerous advantages, such as a streamlined codebase that typically results in improved site speed and usability, since it was created exclusively for your Hartford business.

The starting cost for a custom web development is $9,500, and it can be completed in as little as a few months. For custom ecommerce web designs, the price and turnaround will be higher.

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3.) Website Maintenance

After the launch of your website, or if you have one, you might be interested in website maintenance services.

We view web maintenance to be a reactive support service that provides your Hartford small business access to a web developer or ecommerce developer who can solve nearly any website problem you have.

Here are a few examples of site requests that might require service from Hartford website support companies, including:

  • Upgrading your website platform to the latest version.
  • Updating apps, themes, and plugins.
  • Adding new web pages as you release new information.
  • Freshening your blog with new content.
  • Rearranging your Hartford website's navigation menu.
  • Improving page speed to help you pass Google Core Web Vitals.
  • Taking backups of your website's files and databases.
  • Making your website look and feel better.
  • Fixing website scan problems or Google Search Console coverage concerns.
  • Enhancing technical search engine optimization with structured data, open graph tags, etc.
  • Investigating and solving any other website issue.
  • Importing / exporting ecommerce product data.

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Set Goals for Your Hartford, CT Website

Before proceeding with the selection of a template or custom website development agency for your Hartford business, it is important to understand what the goals are for your website project. The following are the most common goals we see for Hartford web development and ecommerce development projects:

  1. To create a website or online store for a new business in Hartford.
  2. To give an old site or storefront a fresh look and feel to improve branding and functionality.
  3. To improve user experience, reduce bounce rates, and/or improve conversion rates.
  4. To increase website performance for a passing score in Google Core Web Vitals.
  5. To fix website accessibility problems, or perhaps receive a web accessibility certificate.
  6. To make the website a lead generation machine.
  7. To improve online orders from their ecommerce storefront.

Let's figure out what you want from your Hartford web development project!

In addition to designing Hartford-area websites, our agency also provides website design services to those in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, and Stamford.

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Picking a Platform for Your Hartford, CT Website

The foundation of your Hartford website is the content management system you choose for the design project. Even though our top web designers and ecommerce developers are well-versed in multiple platforms, we only use WordPress for new content-based website projects. For ecommerce websites we use Shopify or WooCommerce.

1.) WordPress

More than 40% of websites in Connecticut and the rest of the country are powered by WordPress.

Our website design firm chooses to specialize in WordPress not only because it is the most popular CMS platform in Hartford, but also because it is simply the best overall. While there are dozens of content management systems to consider, we've found WordPress to be the most scalable platform for designing websites.

  • WordPress has thousands of third-party plugins available that can provide additional functionality for your website.
  • WordPress has a huge community of contributors that work together to improve its security, stability, and functionality.
  • WordPress is popular among professional website design firms and freelance website designers, making it possible to find a local Hartford web designer to work with you.

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2.) WooCommerce

To run an ecommerce website using WordPress you'll likely be searching for a WooCommerce website developer in Hartford.

Our WooCommerce web development team has experience helping startups and existing ecommerce businesses in Hartford build amazing stores with WooCommerce.

Here's why our ecommerce developers love WooCommerce:

  • We often recommend WooCommerce for Hartford website design projects that require a custom designed theme with complex functionality, but are working on a limited budget. This is mostly due to custom theme and functionality work being cheaper in WooCommerce.
  • We often recommend WooCommerce for Hartford businesses with an existing WordPress website. If you are happy with the look and feel of your content-based website, why invest the time and money into remaking that website just to add ecommerce?
  • We often recommend WooCommerce for Hartford small businesses who prefer open-source software. You don't have to pay a monthly fee to use WordPress or WooCommerce. As an alternative, Shopify has monthly fees and their apps are often more expensive than WooCommerce or WordPress plugins.
  • If you're in an industry that's not supported by Shopify, try WooCommerce.

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3.) Shopify

Shopify is the most popular web-based ecommerce platform. To run an ecommerce website using Shopify you will likely be searching for a Shopify website designer in Hartford.

We can design a site for your online business in or around Connecticut that runs on the Shopify platform.

Here are some of the reasons our ecommerce web designers often recommend Shopify:

  • For Hartford merchants interested in a hosted ecommerce system, we often recommend Shopify. Shopify allows you to run an ecommerce business in Hartford without the hassle of hosting configurations or platform updates.
  • We often recommend Shopify for Hartford web companies without a lot of custom functionality requirements. It is often more expensive to develop custom functionality within Shopify than WordPress. Additionally, you'll find getting Shopify apps often require monthly subscriptions versus one-time purchases for WordPress plugins.
  • The best ecommerce platform for Hartford small businesses that rely heavily on fast delivery times for development and marketing is Shopify. It is often faster with Shopify to test out new products, themes, apps, or ideas.

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Questions to Ask a Hartford, CT Web Designer

There are several important questions to ask your prospective Hartford website design or ecommerce web design agency before proceeding with your project. Here are some of the most common ones we get asked before starting a custom website design or ecommerce website development project:

  • Does the website designer outsource the project? Because we've got our own team of USA web designers and ecommerce developers, we don't outsource.
  • Do the web designers plan to create 301 redirects to help with SEO? We always create 301 redirects because we understand how important they are for Hartford search engine optimization.
  • Does the web developer plan to create a mockup, or provide theme samples, before starting the website? We always start with a design mockup for Hartford custom website design projects to ensure everyone understands the vision for the site. However, if you choose a template-based website design service we will instead show you template samples before we begin.
  • Which CMS platform does your Hartford website developer plan to use on your website project? Due to its scalability, ease of use, and popularity, we love WordPress. For ecommerce sites, we recommend WooCommerce or Shopify.
  • How fast is your Hartford website design service? We typically finish custom web design projects in 2-3 months, and template website projects in 3-4 weeks. Ecommerce website projects typically take longer to finish.
  • Does the website design firm have experience with creative solutions? As a comprehensive web development agency, we like unique design and functionality requirements! Just let us know what you have in mind and we will be happy to help!

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Other Services for Your Hartford, CT Website

There is more to a successful template or custom web development project for your Hartford, CT business than you might realize. Here are some additional services to help make the most of your Hartford website:

  • Content Writing: Not sure how to express yourself in writing? Let us write content about your products or services for your Hartford website or blog.
  • Search Engine Optimization: Interested in improving organic traffic within Hartford, or beyond? We have our own team of SEO specialists to help with off-page, technical, and on-page SEO.
  • Conversion Rate Optimization: Looking to boost the conversion rates for your lead forms? We'll create better, higher converting landing pages for your organic and paid traffic.
  • Website Maintenance & Support: Do you want help with your template or custom Hartford website after it launches? If you need help updating your website, ask about our web maintenance packages.
  • Web Design Accessibility: Are you unsure if your Hartford, CT website needs to be accessible? We have an affordable solution that continuously scans your website and uses artificial intelligence to fix accessibility glitches.
  • Logo Design: Are you starting a new business in Hartford, CT, but haven't settled on a logo? Let our graphic designers come up with logo concepts for your small business.
  • Web Hosting: Need somewhere to host your site after it launches? Our WordPress hosting is fast and simple thanks to the caching systems set up by our server admins and web designers!

No matter what your business needs for its website, you'll find our complete web design company to be your solution provider!

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Why Choose Us for Your Hartford, CT Web Services

Because we love Hartford as much as you do! There are so many exciting things to do in Hartford, like visit popular destinations of Hog River Brewing Co., Black–Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar, Isham–Terry House, and others. For more fun ideas around Hartford, check out this website!

We've been designing high-converting websites for 19 years. We help small businesses and even large corporations with their website projects. You can trust our professionals to handle your professional web development quickly and efficiently.

  • You won't find us outsourcing Hartford web design projects. Head over to our website design portfolio or ecommerce development portfolio to see example websites we've worked on.
  • We have our own in-house team of top website developers.
  • We have experience in multiple CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap and Tailwind.
  • Our team is highly experienced in SEO, user experience, and site speed.
  • We've made free website tools like password generators, Hex to RGB converters, and secure password generators.
  • Our digital advertising team is experienced in Hartford SEO services to help you improve search rankings and organic traffic.
  • We are very familiar with WooCommerce and Shopify. This is great if you are looking for a talented Hartford ecommerce web developer.
  • We are easy to reach on the phone, through live chat, or by email.
  • We help with routine Hartford website maintenance services to help you keep your website fresh.
  • To broaden your digital marketing service, we can include our Hartford PPC ads management and Hartford social media services to help you target a bigger audience.

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Hear what our customers are saying

Tara Candland

Tara Candland

Incredibly responsive, fast, and professional. They quickly understood the issue we were having with our site, which was fairly complicated, and were able to resolve it. They kept us updated in lay terms along the way so that we could understand how the issue was progressing.

Cassie Richards

Cassie Richards

Working with WebCitz has been nothing but a great experience. David, Jake, Drew, and the rest of the team are easy to work with, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. WebCitz is a company that you can trust will be there when you need them most. If I’m having an issue or problem with a website, I can always count on a quick response and a timely solution.

George Ormond

George Ormond

Corey was extremely helpful and spent a considerable amount of time going over my difficulties with a newly created website put together by someone else. I was under a very stressful deadline and he was extremely considerate and helpful. He managed to fix the problems that I was experiencing with my website. I had reached out to a number of website developers for help but only heard back from WebCitz and Corey got back to me within minutes!

Jeff Ring

Jeff Ring

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 a warm cappuccino.

Wendy Bottesi

Wendy Bottesi

Corey is so incredibly helpful!!!! He took the time and effort to make sure I had the help I needed! Above and beyond friendly! Helpful hints to navigate my website!! I felt so at ease! This is the company I will be sticking with and telling everyone about!!! A million times over thank you Corey!

Carissa Giebel

Carissa Giebel

They are great to work with. Always quick to respond to my questions and assist when needed! They have been working with me at Legacy Law Group, LLC for many years.

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