What to expect with a custom WordPress design service

When it comes to websites, there are a lot of options. Typically what we offer to our clients is custom WordPress design service. But what does that mean really? How is that different from other services?

custom wordpress design service

Custom

This means we’re creating something just for you, not relying on a template or pre-made layout. We talk to you about your business. We learn about what you need. We also learn about what your customers are looking for and who your competitors are. We want to know what makes your business run best, so we can create a website that works. Then we go through a thorough discovery process so that we can create a custom design just for you. You are involved in the entire process – your feedback and input are invaluable resources that we’ll use to custom tailor a website for your business. You won’t find 100 other sites that look exactly like yours, because yours will be designed just for you.

WordPress

First, it means we’re using WordPress for all our websites. We jumped on the WordPress bandwagon around 2006 and haven’t looked back. It’s powering more than 30% of all websites on the Internet for a reason. It’s a powerful content management system that can run the smallest site to enterprise level sites. There are no end to the plugins and extensions available. Any website we make for you will be built using WordPress.

A lot of people hear that we use WordPress and assume that means they need to pick out a template. If you aren’t a WordPress developer, you might make that assumption, but the truth is we can mold WordPress into whatever we want, we don’t need to start with a template.

Did you know there are two kinds of WordPress sites? It’s true, but a lot of people don’t realize that. You can go to wordpress.com and quickly and easily set up a website or you can go to wordpress.org and download the WordPress software and install it on your own server. We do the latter, which is  self-hosted WordPress site, because there are no limitations on what you can do to a site when you host it yourself.

Design

You’ll benefit from a professional designer with over 20 years of experience working on your website. Take a look at our portfolio and see some of the sites we’ve created over the last 12 years in business. We care about details and we care about user experience. There is a huge difference between someone who knows how to use Photoshop and can make a really neat design and someone who can make a website that has a neat design that is also user-friendly and helps funnel your users into action. The difference is that we know how people use the Internet, we know what makes a website that people can use, we know when the fun little function you want will turn people away from your site and we aren’t afraid to tell you that. Design without the knowledge of how people use the Internet and understanding of your customer base is going to be cheaper… but it’s not going to increase your bottom line.

Service

We take service very seriously. You aren’t hiring a newbie or a college senior to do this work because you want a professional and you want to be provided professional service. This means we’re going to help you through the whole process, and we’re going to give you more than just a website. We’re going to provide you with resources. We’re going to help you learn how to manage your website, how to leverage your website and social media, how to make it work for you. We’re going to give you tips and information that help you promote your site and we’re going to be here to help you even after you website is done. Have a question? Just send us an email and we’ll answer.

“This is a really dumb question, but…” 

I get this all the time and I just want to hug everyone who says it. Just because you aren’t knowledgable about all things related to the Internet does not mean your questions are dumb! I have spent over half of my life geeking out on the Internet, so I hope I know a few things more than you. The only dumb question is the one you didn’t ask. I am happy to answer whatever questions you think are dumb, and I’ll try to explain them in a way that makes sense and you can understand.


Custom WordPress design service is our bread and butter. That’s what makes us tick. Working with you to create just the right website for your customers is what we live for. Need a new website? Let us help you with professional web design services that will look great and function even better. Request a free quote today!

Amy Masson

Amy is co-owner of Sumy Designs, LLC and the technical half of the Sumy Designs team. She has a passion for making great websites with WordPress.

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