The first phase of a website project is design. This is where we get to know you, what your objectives are for the website, and create mockups of the various pages. If you already have branding guidelines in place, we can work within that existing framework. If not, we provide branding services to help you develop a logo, color scheme, font pack, and other visual identity standards. You will be setup an account on Basecamp, our project management software, where you'll be able to view design files, provide feedback, and give approval. This is also where you can upload any images or files you have ready. Our designs are optimized to be responsive and work on a variety of screen sizes, from the smallest iPhone to a large desktop monitor. Once you've approved the website design mockup, the project moves to the development phase.


All of our beautiful designs are developed in clean, semantic HTML5 markup, CSS3 stylesheets for styling and JavaScript for behaviors and interactivity. We develop all of our sites in a responsive framework that allows your website to be optimally viewed on desktops, tablets and mobiles without the need to have apps built or mobile sites. The power behind our development is our server-side language, Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails is one of the most productive ways to develop web applications out there.  Custom software development has always been expensive, but that’s not the case with Ruby on Rails. Prototyping, test-driven development and scaling are all much easier to accomplish in a timely manner than with traditional programming languages.

You will be given a beta website URL that allows you to preview the site as it's being developed. You can share this URL with your team, and use it to preview on different devices. We'll work behind the scenes to ensure your new website is visible to Google, works on all modern browsers and devices, and is easy for you to manage.


Once you give approval to launch the new website, we'll work with you to point your domain name to the new site. We will setup the site on Google Analytics for you so you can track website traffic and view other metrics. We will also provide training materials on managing website content using the content management system, Caboose.


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"Highly creative, professional, innovative, prompt, flexible, accessible (just a few words that come to mind), The Nine is a dream to work with. In addition to web hosting and corporate site development, we utilized their web design services to tackle a difficult project on a tight deadline, and they delivered marvelously."

Ashland Industrial Services