Visitor-Friendly, Search-Engine-Friendly, Mobile-Friendly/Responsive, Secure, Owner-Managed Web Sites
I design and build Web sites. For people and organizations for whom a Web site is a critical element of their sales, marketing, customer-service, and operational strategies.
Visitor-Friendly Web Sites
The Web site I’ll build with you will be intuitive and well-organzied, to foster a postive — dare I say delightful? — visitor experience. It will keep your visitors on your site longer, encourage deeper exploration, promote trust in your brand, encourage engagement, and invite members of your target audiences to return often.
Search-Engine-Friendly Web Sites
With a focus on your specific audiences, offerings, and outcomes, I work with you to publish content that matches what the people you are targeting are searching for. Your message — your story of how you help your customers succeed — will be crystal-clear. And the search engines will reward you.
Mobile-Friendly/Responsive Web Sites
With every passing day, more and more people are spending proportionately more of their Internet time on things that are not desktop computers.
They’re reading, watching, listening, searching, researching, uploading, downloading, purchasing, returning, reserving, cancelling, friending, unfriending, commenting, trolling, liking, and thumbs-downing — and they’re doing those things on everything from wristwatches to smartphones to tablets to all-in-ones to laptops to desktops to jumbotrons.
A Web page that is not readable or does not function intuitively, effectively, and reliably on the broad range of Internet devices that might be used will either lose or alienate its visitors.
The Web site I’ll build with you will be mobile-friendly and responsive.
Secure Web Sites
I don’t have to tell you there are bad actors in cyberspace bent on exploiting Web sites for nefarious purposes. Your Web site shouldn’t be one of their victims. The site I’ll build with you will be fortified to resist such attacks. I’ll install security software that monitors suspicious activity, hardens your site against unauthorized access, and continually self-updates as new vulnerabilities arise. And I’ll recommend hosting services that value security as much as you do.
No, this does not mean your Web site is blacklisted.
References to “blacklisting” in your report pertain to the people or bots who attempted to visit your Web site, not to your site.
For example, you might see something like this in your report:
May 7, 2019 4:45am nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn (Singapore) - Blocked because the IP is blacklisted
WordFence maintains and continually updates a blacklist of known malicious IP addresses. When a visitor to your site from one of those IP addresses is detected by WordFence, that visitor is blocked.
In the free version of WordFence, the IP blacklist check is performed against the most recent blacklist as of 30 days ago. In the premium version, the blacklist check is performed against the current, real-time blacklist.
Owner-Managed Web Sites
You shouldn’t have to wait for (and pay) your Web developer every time you want to make changes to your Web-site content. And you won’t have to. The site I’ll build with you includes a user-friendly content mangement system (CMS) that allows you to manage almost anything the public can see.
In Case It Matters: After building sites from scratch for my first 13 years as a Web developer, I began using WordPress as a starting-off point in 2007. Today, I build new sites almost exclusively on WordPress. (More about WordPress development and consulting.)
Web Sites with Advanced Functionality
Whether by identifying and installing plugins or through custom development, I will make your Web site do what you need it to do. With my background in programming and custom Web development, there aren’t many challenges I cannot handle.
Many of my projects are hybrid sites: namely, WordPress Web sites with seamlessly integrated custom programming. In many cases, I am brought into such projects by colleagues seeking someone with a skill set that complements theirs.
A fine line separates Web sites with advanced functionality from Web Applications.
“Can’t I do it myself?” you ask.
Sure. You can click over to [unnamed Do-It-Yourself Web-site service] or [another unnamed Do-It-Yourself Web-site service] or WordPress.com and follow their directions. You could also obtain a shared hosting account for under $200 per year, install WordPress with the click of a mouse, and dive in. If that works for you, great.
But if your Web site is a critical element of your business strategy, you might find the Do-It-Yourself route disappointing. In which case you might want to hire a Web developer. Like me, for instance.
Why nSiteful? Why Jeff Cohan
I’ve been designing and building systems since 1983, Web sites since 1994, Web applications since 2001, and WordPress/hybrid sites since 2007.
And as proficient as I might be in the technologies of the Web, I believe my greatest strength as a Web developer is non-technical: namely, helping you clarify your value proposition and then creating a Web presence that presents that value proposition in the most compelling way for the members of your target audiences.Let's Talk!