Web Design & Development
At Bearded, we put mobile users front and center. All of our work incorporates the latest thinking in responsive web design, so your project looks and works flawlessly on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.
Our clients are true partners in the design process from the very beginning. There is no “big reveal” when working with Bearded – just a natural evolution toward an effective, engaging design solution. We keep projects on track through timely, engaged communication and structured project management. Bearded will always be honest about scope, schedules, and budgets.
We start with simple questions. Why do you need a website? What do you hope to accomplish? Who is your audience? Before we begin design, we work with clients to define and prioritize the site’s information and functionality, and understand your organization’s challenges, goals, and stories.
Positioning & Planning
Visual designs should never begin with visuals. Before establishing a look and feel for a project, we roll up our sleeves and make sure we’re focused on the right outcomes. We communicate this vision in a specification document, which serves as a roadmap to get you where you want to go, in the short- and long-term. It articulates your organizations brand and tone, provides guidelines for copywriting, social media, and SEO, and incorporates client feedback and best practices for user experience (UX) and information architecture (IA).
Fit & Finish
It’s the details that matter, so before a site goes live, Bearded’s quality assurance (QA) process tests the site across a full range of browsers and devices. Your site will be beautiful and functional however users access it – on a desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone, or whatever comes next. Once we’re confident your site meets the highest standards, we deploy it to a temporary staging server so you can enter your text, images, and videos into the CMS.
You’re never on your own – Bearded provides training, including a custom video as a permanent reference for how to operate your new responsive website. Our post-launch strategy goes beyond tweaks and updates, and helps you plan for long-term growth with ongoing site enhancements and campaigns.