Sacramento Web Design
and welcome to E. Curtis Designs. We are a Sacramento Web Design Company that specializes in affordable website design solutions. We have tailored our services primarily for the smaller business and organization in need of a brochure website, and pride our self on being inexpensive while providing the best in professional website and graphic design services. Our designs utilize the latest in advanced web scripting and design practices and include customized XHTML, CMS, Blogs, Responsive, and Mobile Web Sites.
As a full-service web development company we do more than just create beautiful websites and graphics — we provide custom social media integration, advanced SEO and online marketing, copywriting, low-cost hosting, and domain and database assistance. We also create professional newsletters, brochures and flyers, business cards, fillable forms, set-up and manage AdWords campaigns, and more. Whatever your needs, you can be confident that we have the experience to convey your company as a professional one, and get your web site top ranked in the search engines.
When E. Curtis Designs was established in 2002 we had one defining goal - to provide the very best website possible at a price that the small business owner could afford. We understand the importance of keeping costs reasonable, which is why our development rate is about half of what other professional designers charge; moreover, while most designers require you to have all of your content ready before development starts, we help our clients get their content web-ready, make ourselves available to explain the options, and wherever possible we provide working samples of our ideas.
As a client of E. Curtis Designs you will receive free e-mail, chat, and phone support as well as ongoing personal attention throughout the design process, and beyond. We can be reached during the day, evening, and weekends. We also offer complimentary services which include an existing website appraisal and free initial consultation, registrar support, and link resources to scripts and applications of the best available on the web.
If you have design questions, need a free and honest assessment of your current site without the pressure to buy, or are in fact ready to begin a new design, E. Curtis Designs can help. Contact us today to learn how we can help you achieve the most for your business or organization. Thank You.
Web & Print Graphic Design
Whether you want a site with all the bells and whistles or one that is clean and simple, we'll make your site visually beautiful, quick-loading, and easy to navigate, holding your viewer's attention longer and tempting them to stop by often. Our approach to design is based upon the realization that a site must visually engage your visitors; for this reason we utilize the psychology of spatial relationships and color theory while keeping your business image and target market in mind.
Header Design, Covers, Banners, and Logos
We design traditional and contemporary masthead/header graphics of all types, collages, and animated image slideshows utilizing jQuery. We also create custom Facebook cover images, static and animated banner ads (with flash or as a gif animation), and other graphical web marketing tailored to your specific needs.
If you need a logo or other branding for your business, E. Curtis Designs can create a unified visual presence across all of your marketing efforts - print, websites, blogs and social media; and we will put in the effort to ensure that the design created will aptly reflect your company or organization. As needed, we can also assist you with acquiring quality stock images, and repair and optimize your existing images for quality presentation and web use.
Brochures, Fliers, Newsletters and Cards
E. Curtis Designs can also design a professional downloadable PDF brochure, promotional fliers for print, engaging newsletters, and custom business cards. We can create and edit PowerPoint presentations, convert PowerPoint to 3D Flip-books, and we offer PDF conversions of most document and image formats, image / document scans, and can create and edit most dynamic fillable PDF forms.
SEO & Analytics
For a business to be successful it requires more than just having a professional website designed, it needs to be marketed effectively. We take the time to optimize all of our client websites and will submit your website to the top ranked search engines (included in our standard design rate); and if the competition in your area of services requires more, we provide an advanced website submission and marketing service wherein we will look for every opportunity to get your name out there instead of just the common ones.
Site Optimization and Marketing
SEO (search engine optimization) is essential for any website to achieve and maintain a high ranking. SEO is achieved primarily through the proper use of quality engaging content, keyword relationship and density, page titles, descriptions, headers, inbound links, social media engagement and shares, accessibility, speed, time on the web, and locality. E. Curtis Designs has extensive experience with SEO and we optimize all of our websites and blogs for a prominent search engine ranking.
While many companies "promise" a high ranking, we do in fact deliver! The majority of our clients achieve a first page listing of Google, Yahoo, and Bing after just a couple of months. Considering that most of these websites are either completely new (so have no history on the web), or they were ranked so low that they could not be found by a relevant keyword query, the quick success of our clients in this area is something we are very proud of.
Take the example of "Sam's Signs and Window Painting". Sam is a Sacramento window and sign painter who wanted to be his own boss. He had worked for another company (Judy's Window Painting Inc.) who was consistently ranked #1 in the search engines by her time on the web and the utilization of Yellow Page Ads, reviews sites, and other networking options. In a couple of months we had Sam's website ranked #2, just below Judy's. Sam was pleased with the progress, but wanted to be #1 (don't we all!), so again, we spent more time evaluating his niche market (professional Sacramento window and sign painters), and after making a few more targeted changes to his website Sam now ranks #1, #2, and #3 in Google and Yahoo for relevant keyword queries (took less than a year to achieve this placement). Of course his business has done extremely well since, and he is very pleased. You can view a screenshot of his ranking here. On a side note, another one of our clients also is shown on "Sam's" search, "Four Season's Painting"...another great ranking success story!
Google Tools and Analytics
We use Google Analytics to help our clients track their website progress overtime and make targeted corrections. Other effective options include Google and Bing's Webmasters Tools (keyword query tracking and XML Site-maps). If your market is especially competitive we can help you set-up and manage a Google AdWords and/or Facebook Ads campaign.
Social media is becoming increasingly popular, and while there are many options, we can help you both devise a social media strategy that will be effective and maintain your social media presence over time. For most businesses and organizations we recommend informational Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Newsletters, YouTube videos, and submitting to industry forums. There are other popular social media options as well such as Pinterest, Quora, Tublr, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Mixx, etc. which will be considered based upon your specific needs.
If you have an existing website we can help you set up an effective blog that will integrate well with your current site. We create custom Facebook cover images, can maintain your social media pages for you, and will cross-market your social media efforts to ensure that your message is both engaging and being found.
We can also add your social icons and/or links to all your web site and social media pages, create newsletter sign-up forms, include a Facebook "like" button (or box) to your pages, include the Google +1 button, and import your twitter feed dynamically into your pages as desired.
In addition to Social Media marketing and integration, we can assist you with targeted e-mail campaigns through effective newsletters customized for your business model. We work with MailChimp and Contact Contact. We can also create Facebook "Fan only" promotions by utilizing a Facebook IFrame widget.Effective Social Media Options
As a web designer of over 10 years I have seen the importance of social media steadily increase to the point where it is almost as important as the website itself. The recent Google Panda update now ranks Facebook shares as the #1 criteria for SEO. This tells me to take social media seriously, and to have an intelligent plan in place to manage it. Yet let’s be clear, having social media for your business is only effective if it is employed and maintained properly; moreover, you need to ensure that you are cross-marketing, meaning that all of your online properties are linking to each-other, and where possible there is a common look/feel across media by utilizing visual branding in logo, colors, layout and typography.