What We Do
dear jane design specializes in website design, WordPress & ProPhoto customization, and Search Engine Optimization for photographers, creatives and small businesses. We help clients create a cohesive style, get found online, and establish a web presence that stands out from the rest. We take the guess work out of setting up your website and save you hours of frustration sitting in front of your computer wanting to pull your hair out. If nerdy web terminology is like foreign language to you, or if you just simply don’t have the time, dear jane design can help bring your vision to life.
While the majority of our experience is with creative types, design and SEO principles are nearly the same for most businesses and we are always up for a challenge! From beauty salons & make-up artists to bloggers, churches, yard services, home builders and preschools…if you own a small business, we’d be happy to help you get started or just freshen up your current look.
- WordPress customization
- Custom WordPress based website design
- ProPhoto installation & customization
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- General website updates & maintenance
- SSL installation & configuration
Website Design & WordPress Customization
When considering your next website update or project, we recommend investing in a WordPress based website with a responsive design. What the heck does that mean? Simply speaking, WordPress is the ‘platform’ that powers the site and there are quite literally thousands of WordPress ‘themes’ available to customize the site. The ‘theme’ tells the site how it should look and behave (ProPhoto is an example of a WordPress theme). We highly suggest the WordPress platform as it is user friendly and great for search engine optimization.
What does responsive design mean? A responsive design website essentially means that your site will adjust itself to the device it’s being viewed on. The design automatically shifts according to screen size so your visitors will have a pleasant viewing experience from a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. Take a look at this website on different devices and you’ll see how it changes to suit each device. Why does it matter? More than ever, users are browsing from multiple devices, and many would even argue that a good majority of users are primarily viewing from mobile devices, as such, ensuring that your site is accessible and simple to navigate from all devices is a must. If you are still stuck in the days of Flash, you desperately need our help!
Our style preference is a visual presentation that is free from clutter, easy to navigate, and allows your products/services to shine. We work with you to create a web presence that is cohesive to your brand, professional, search engine friendly, and impressive to your clients.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
What’s the point of a beautiful website if nobody can find it? Do you need a boost in your online presence? That’s where SEO comes in. What is SEO? Short for ‘Search Engine Optimization’, SEO is basically the key to getting found online and tells Google what your website, and all the information included on its pages, is about. Without SEO your website is just floating among a million other websites on the world wide web.