WE DESIGN WEBSITES. WE DEVELOP WEBSITES. WE FIX WEBSITES. WE MAINTAIN WEBSITES. WE. KNOW. WEBSITES.
pondSoup provides superior responsive website design and development services for your business. We build websites that look beautiful and perform brilliantly across devices, and allow your business, product, or service to stand out from the competition. Our website designers have created user experiences for a brand you’ve used or interacted with, today, guaranteed. Our programmers have been working in web development since the late 90’s, and we’ve never run into a functionality problem we couldn’t solve, or spec we couldn’t meet.
LOOK NICE ON EVERY DEVICE
Our web designers create stunning, performant design that is the perfect vehicle for your content, messaging, and products. We make certain your site works and looks great across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. Responsive website design is the method by which we develop one site that is flexible and adapts to devices, rather than having to build a separate stand-alone mobile site (as we would have 10 years ago). Google and other search engines love ’em. They also generate higher conversion rates – more leads or sales.
WordPress and Other CMS
WE CAN WORK WITH YOUR EXISTING SITE,
OR RECOMMEND THE BEST PLATFORM FOR YOUR BUSINESS
We’re well-versed in building websites on numerous platforms, having worked with brands including Nike, Diageo, Playtex and Bayer over the past 20 years. We now develop websites primarily using WordPress but are also fluent in other major platforms including Drupal, Shopify, BigCommerce, RubyOnRails, and more. Regardless of the platform, we always use web development best practices, creating user-friendly experiences that increase user engagement.
Custom Content Management System development is one of our strong suits – we used to have to build CMS’s from scratch before WordPress existed. If you’d like a proprietary platform which can be resold or patented, have website e-commerce development needs that Shopify can’t contain, or require uncompromised speed and performance, we can accommodate you by building a custom system precisely to your specifications.
Though we’re asked for it rarely these days, our website designers can also build you a static, old-fashioned HTML site – the perfect online brochure for your business, that doesn’t need maintenance or upkeep.
E-Commerce Web Development
EARN $$$ WORKING FROM HOME!!!
pondSoup’s web development team are experts in e-commerce development for online stores of any scale. Whether you’d like to accept payments through your existing site via PayPal, customize a Shopify store, build a WooCommerce enabled WordPress website, or develop a custom e-commerce solution, we’re your guys (and girls).
Integrating your CRM, merchant payment gateway, analytics and tracking, and other 3rd party software with your online store can be a relatively painless process – or a hair-pulling, teeth gnashing ordeal. We’ve set up online shops hundreds of times. We know the ins and outs of all the major vendors. We can have you up and running, and selling your product or service online in days – not months – while retaining any hair you might have.
After your store is up and running, we can maintain it, and help you build traffic and increase sales.
Search Engine Optimization and Performance
The internet isn’t the Field of Dreams.
(UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME REALLY ODD DREAMS)
If our web designers build it, they (your target audience) might not come. Investing in SEO opens the gates and sound the trumpets for your brand. We develop a comprehensive search strategy to drive traffic to your website by finding the right keywords and improving your ranking in search engines. Our team employs on-page organic SEO techniques and best-practices, making sure your site is integrated and indexed with Google Analytics and Search Console, and Bing. If applicable, we also track traffic from your social media platforms to gauge your audience engagement. We can do a lot more (including Search Engine Marketing and Local Search Optimization), but that falls under the category of Digital Marketing Strategy, which is a broad enough topic to merit its own section.
Some of our clients are in industries, or require functionality, that necessitates a fine-tuning of their website for performance. We’re pros at maximizing site page speeds and asset delivery times, streamlining databases, content delivery networks (CDN’s), and other techniques for making sure your site is performant.
Website Maintenance and Updates
YOUR WEBSITE IS LIKE A CAR.
IT NEEDS (FIGURATIVE) OIL CHANGES.
To be clear – we’re not talking about updating your blog. That’s content development, and we’ve got a lot to say about that, too. Website maintenance and updates are something most web developers don’t tell you about until two months after your site is live and you start getting odd emails from your website. Or your site stops working completely.
Modern websites require regular platform and plugin updates to remain performant and secure. We’ll tell you about maintenance requirements up front, and let that inform your web development decision-making. We’re not in the business of surprising our clients (except on their birthdays).
ADA Website Accessibility and Compliance
NO JOKE FOR THIS ONE. IT’S A SERIOUS MATTER.
Businesses that serve the public are required to comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This applies to websites too, which many business owners don’t realize. Unscrupulous lawyers are starting to scan the web for non-compliant sites and hitting them with lawsuits. You want to avoid this. pondSoup specializes in ADA accessibility compliance, to make sure your site is usable by screen readers and other assistive technologies.
We offer free ADA website audits because many people don’t even realize their website is opening them up to legal action. If we find any issues, you can take them to your web developers, or we can upgrade your site. Either way, we’re helping small business owners avoid frivolous legal action, and hopefully making the web a more egalitarian place. Learn more about our ADA compliant website services and get a free site audit.
Domain Names, Web Hosting, Email, Security, and More
ALL OF THE NUTS & BOLTS, INSTALLED IN THE CORRECT LOCATIONS, TIGHTENED FULLY.
(BUT NOT TOO TIGHT)
Most of our clients have no knowledge of or desire to learn about URL variants, Web Hosting requirements, SSL certificate installation, 301 redirects, site security protocols, or any of the dozens of other behind-the-scene aspects of building and running a website. They don’t need to.
We can handle every facet of web development from finding and procuring the URL, to hosting, to making sure your old website goes away, or old URL forwards to your new site. And we’ll make sure your new site is secured against hackers and other malicious actors. You don’t have to worry about it. You’ve got a business to run.
Want to Discuss Your Web Development Project?
pondSoup can build you a beautiful, high-performing, responsive, engaging, conversion-generating website.
Let’s start with a free website evaluation and consultation. Whether you need a brand new website or some improvements to your current site, the pondSoup team is here for you. We’re a creative services agency and can also help you with brand design, content development, photography and more.
We’re a friendly and (we think) funny team, located New York and across the USA, with more experience than most. If you’re interested in building long-term relationships built on results, contact us today and we’ll get started.