All sites begin with a free consultation in which we discuss your ideas and needs, answer questions, identify the best approach to take for your particular project and determine rates. If you are in or near Mexico City we are happy to meet with you in person; if not, a consultation over the phone or Skype is just as effective. In fact, the entire process can easily be done remotely.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
We aim to develop your ideas into a user-friendly, intuitive, pragmatic and aesthetically exhilarating website that exceeds your expectations as an artist or small business owner. Accomplishing this is a matter of communication, experimentation, and creativity. After the initial consultation in which we identify the aims of your site, your target audience, and develop a sound strategy for reaching them; we will begin the process of creating a stylish aesthetic appropriate for your particular needs and craft the required code that powers it. During this phase we will provide various mock-ups, work with you to identify improvements, and make the needed changes until we’ve got it right.
When we first set up your site we will either work with your current host or arrange the service for you (depending on your needs), as well as register your domain(s). Once your website is up and running, we will gladly walk you though it and show you how it works and how to keep it updated. For those that prefer not to trouble themselves with site maintenance, we can provide that service for you.
Each of our core services are included with every website we build. These core services cover all the basics and create a solid foundation for the development of a website that supports all the features expected from a contemporary website.
All Emerge packages, and most of our custom websites are built using Content Management Systems (CMS), the most well-known of which being WordPress—an amazing open-source framework upon which a third of all Internet websites are built.
Highly customizable, user-friendly and stable, WordPress is an excellent option for most websites. Its intuitive user interface allows for easy updating, secure handling of sensitive information and real time collection of analytical site data. Plus, the tens of thousands of free and paid plug-ins available also make it an excellent platform for blogs, forums, eCommerce sites and basically anything you can imagine.
We also work with the Joomla!, Drupal and webEdition content management systems, among others; which along with WordPress, support nearly half the websites on Earth. For those with highly specialized requirements, we can also design a one-of-a-kind custom content management system catered specifically to meet your unique needs.
Emerge offers a range of hosting solutions that can be custom tailored to meet the needs of your website. Static web sites, for instance, will generally require a basic hosting plan, while a high-end data-driven site will require a more robust solution. The type of hosting plan you’ll need is dependent on the applications and databases used to develop your website. We will work with you to choose an optimal solution for your new or existing website that is cost effective, delivers performance, and fits within your budget.
These days the chances that someone is viewing your website from a mobile device is pretty high. Smart phones and tablets currently account for sixty percent of all web traffic and that number is likely to increase. With this in mind, we utilize responsive website design to ensure that all of our sites are mobile ready. In addition, we ensure our designs are verified to work on all common browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.
Social media is everywhere. It is rare indeed to find a website that cannot benefit in some way, if not tremendously, from social media integration. Connecting your website to any of the major social media networks is a basic feature that is included in all our website packages and custom designs. If desired, we also offer a deeper level of integration such as integrating social media applications to your website and designing corresponding social media pages.
Words matter. Grammar matters. In order to convey clear and coherent ideas and emanate an air of professionalism your web site should have well-written text. We provide a basic level of copywriting services for all our sites in which we will review your text and correct any mistakes. If you are in need of professional writing for your website we offer top-of-the-line in-house writing services, as well as contract with a pool of professional writers with expertise in a variety of areas.
All of our sites are HTML5 compatible and are coded to work seamlessly with the new HTML5 multimedia features. HTML5 allows for streamlined coding and produces higher performing web sites as well as opens the door to many advanced features that previously required the addition of bulky applications and plug-ins. With the advent of HTML5, hosting and streaming video and audio, displaying graphics, and sharing customized photo galleries has never been easier or more exciting. At Emerge, we do our best make sure you’re privy to these good times.
Blogs and RSS Feeds are two excellent resources for expanding quality content throughout your website.
A Blog, which is a contraction of the term “web log,” is a type of web site that allows you to display and manage your content with regular entries written by you and monitor comments posted by users. Blogs allow users to easily update content and apply that content to opt-in e-mails and social media campaigns.
RSS feeds, Really Simple Syndication, are used to collect content and articles from other sites so they can be displayed on your web site as well as to send your own blog articles and content to other web sites. They are both great ways to add content to your site without having to allocate resources to produce it.
Blogs and RSS feeds are also a great source for keyword rich terms and their subscription features are an excellent way to develop a following and hone-in on your target audience. Both are key parts of Search Engine Optimization, are central to any sound web marketing strategy, and are included as a core feature on all Emerge websites.
You may reach us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim to respond to all emails in less than 24 hours; however, we will generally get back to you much sooner. If you are experiencing an emergency or need immediate assistance, you can also contact us at: 044 55 7363 0692.
Your domain name is a critical part of your website’s branding and is an important part of Search Engine Optimization. If you already have a domain name we can point it to the website host of your choice and if you do not yet have a domain, we will help you select and register the most appropriate and best available for your project.
Security is always a concern with the Internet, particularly when collecting sensitive data and when privacy is a concern. The first step in online security is keeping your site current. Because web technology develops rapidly, frequent updates are required in order for web applications to function securely and properly, and a keen eye needs to be kept-out for apps that become obsolete among the changes. Six months of website maintenance is included in all Emerge packages and the service can be extended indefinitely in six-month and yearly blocks. For those in need of higher levels of general security, privacy and secure communications there are various options available, which we can discuss during your consultation.
Perhaps there is no higher measure of a website’s success than a high search engine rating, for the higher it rates, the more easily people will organically find and view it. How Google and other search engines go about rating pages is a well-kept secret; however, we do know there are a number of factors involved and that there are a number of methods that have proven results. Applying those methods is called Search Engine Optimization and all of our websites come with a standard level of onsite SEO that will ensure your website rates well as it develops over time.
Onsite SEO includes keyword and internal coding optimization, content and email marketing, social media integration and basic analytics analysis. We also offer a more aggressive level of Advanced SEO, also known as offsite SEO, which includes more in-depth techniques to speed up the process.
For those unfamiliar with the term, “validating” refers to the use of a computer program to check that a webpage is free of errors. At Emerge, we use HTML, CSS and specialized validators to make sure all the code on your website complies with the standards set by the W3 Consortium, the international organization that issues HTML standards. Validating a website’s code helps ensure cross-browser, cross-platform, and future compatibility and significantly helps with search engine visibility.
Advanced features allow for the development of specialized websites designed to meet your specific needs. Depending on what your particular goals are, adding one or more of our advanced features will help you achieve them. Unless specified otherwise, rates for advanced features are not included in our packages and are determined based on the amount of work and resources your project will require. Contact us to discuss details!
Upon request, we can apply commonly-used accessibility techniques and utilize accessibility code validators to the ensure your site is available to the widest possible number of people. Because some accessibility features can affect the aesthetics of a website, some people prefer that we not employ such techniques. We leave that decision to you, but are available to help you make the best choice.
The most fundamental way to improve your search engine ranking is to provide authentic information on a well-designed platform. However, if your business or particular project is dependent upon increasing the number organic viewers of your site, we offer advanced SEO techniques that can help speed up the process significantly.
All of our sites come with a core level of SEO; which is also known as onsight SEO, because the techniques applied are for the most part contained within the structure of your site. Conversely, advanced SEO techniques, called offsite SEO, work in conjunction with other websites and web applications and include research, the strategic analysis of site analytics, and social behavior elements that can rapidly bolster your web presence.
Email marketing begins with a sound marketing strategy that includes the identification of your target audience and a solid analysis of the best ways to connect with it. From there we can design engaging mailing list templates and a clear and efficient process for email list management to build a following though your online subscription service. We can also incorporate mailing listservs, private or public discussion boards and forums, and social media to maximize the results.
We can design private and public membership sites and can place your digital services and/or products behind payment gateways and paywalls. Membership services are an excellent option for online magazines, multimedia hosting sites and providers of other digital goods and services.
One of the great wonders of modern technology is online ordering. Combined with a strategic marketing plan, online menu ordering can be a great boon for both your customers and your business. Online menu ordering includes a secure online payment gateway and can be custom tailored to fit nicely into your existing website and workflow, or can be built from the ground up.
If you are in Mexico City, we offer video and photo production shoots on location, in which we can help you procure images, audio and video media assets for your website or other use. We can also arrange local product studio shoots and, if you are not in Mexico City, can help point you in the direction of good photographers/ videographers in your area that would be happy to assist you.
If you are planning to sell online or collect sensitive client information it is important that you provide adequate security measures to protect your clients’ information. Opting for SSL security is one of the easiest and best ways to do that. SSL security is also recognized by all the major browsers, which will each display a secure site icon in the address bar assuring visitors that your site is safe.
Advanced copywriting services are an extension or our basic copywriting services. We will review all your copy, in all languages, correct errors and rework your content as needed to improve the flow, tone and style of your writing.
We provide research and content production services for writing, photography and video assets for your website. In addition, we offer in-house blog content writing on various subjects and contract with a pool of excellent authors that are well-versed in a range of topics.
We provide a full array of graphic design and layout services for web and print, including logo, brochure, business card and poster design. We also provide professional printing services.
Making your site available in more than one language increases your potential audience tremendously. We are more than happy to design multilingual sites in as many languages as you like and provide both in-house and on-contract translation services.
If you plan to sell a service or product online you’ll need a payment gateway. There are a plethora of services to select from—some of which are free and others that take a percentage of your sales, charge monthly fees or are part of a larger all-encompassing eCommece solution (such as Shopify, Magnito or Woo Commerce to name a few). We will help you decide which solution is best for your particular site or can design a custom payment gateway/online shopping system for you.
If you have already hired a designer, want to hire a designer, or have designed a website using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, we can add the code required to make it a fully functioning static or dynamic website.
We provide in-house translation services between English, Spanish and German and contract with a pool of translators fluent in other languages.
From the simple to the robust and everything in between, we can design you the perfect eCommerce solution for the sale of digital and material goods and services. We can also set you up with a variety of payment gateways and fulfillment services that are designed to streamline the sales process. Additional services we offer include fully integrating your site with social media and other online services, developing and connecting your website to one-of-a-kind applications, maximizing security for yourself and clients, and helping you develop a sound marketing strategy.
The importance of your logo and branding cannot be overstated. They are key elements that convey your style and what you are about. Our logo and branding services begin by identifying the key characteristics that define your service or particular endeavor, which we then incorporate into a sound marketing plan and finally convert into effective visual branding for all your digital and print needs.
If you have a multimedia presentation you need made we can help. From advertising and marketing solutions to designing an online web documentary, we have the tools to help you make it happen. We design multimedia projects using Adobe Creative Suites as well as a number of specialized programs and available multimedia services.
We provide an array of photo editing services including image reformatting, photo touch up, image restoration and photo manipulation. We also offer professional photo printing services.
Be it a hotel, restaurant, dentist office or other service; we can design an easily accessible online reservation system for both desktop and mobile device users that can be easily integrated into your existing website and current workflow or be built anew.
Film is one of our true passions. We provide a full array of video editing and post production services and can incorporate video and multimedia projects to work seamlessly with your website.