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A Web Design Company Focused on Business Objectives
We know you have lots of choices when it comes to web design agencies, but we think you should choose Seota Digital Marketing. Our award-winning web design and development agency has been creating websites that capture your brand and improve conversion rates since 2009. We don’t just build beautiful sites—we build them to integrate into your business strategy - designs that turn your site' visitors into customers. We do this for big brands and medium-sized brands.
Seota (pronounced See Oat Ah) is a full-service digital agency located in Frisco, TX. We are a creative agency and we specialize in branding, User Experience (UX), and website design services that take our customers to the next level.
You can have peace of mind knowing our clients love us because we always deliver on time, within budget, and exceed their expectations every single time. Let us show you how we do it! With over 25 years of experience in web design services, we know what it takes to make sure our clients succeed online. And if there ever is an issue along the way, we won’t rest until everything is perfect so you don't have to worry about anything at all! We create beautiful, results-oriented web designs in WordPress, Magento, Shopify, as well as custom-built customer portals. Our approach works for any web platform. In other words, your options are limitless.
Don't take our word for it, read our reviews. Clients LOVE Seota. Our firm is known for Next level, Custom websites that use the latest bootstrap responsive standards and best practices. As a result, you get the best site, built to creatively market your business and elevate your brand's web presence.
Whether you are looking for a new site or a redesign of your current site, the collaborative team at Seota will build a stunning, performance-driven website designed to help you reach your business goals.
Our approach begins with gathering requirements and researching your competitors and your industry. We look at trends and what works for the market leaders in your space, then we craft a website that will make customers take notice.
Contact us today for a free consultation so we can learn about what you're trying to accomplish with your online marketing!
A Repeatable Process
We start with a website development process that has been a decade in the making. Our objective is to amplify your brand and to help you leverage your digital footprint to increase sales (in a cost-effective manner).
Real Web Developers on Staff
We Draw Your Site Before We Code
Drawing your website in PhotoShop allows us to show you how the site will look and function before we write a line of code. You are able to make changes and approve a real design early in the process. No surprises and no waiting months. We can complete most small business websites in weeks. Above all, this reduces your risk of a failed project.
The company was started in 2009 by seasoned consulting professionals. We know this stuff inside and out. In other words, you get the best, most experienced team available.
WordPress Design Consulting
Do you have a WordPress Website that needs to be redesigned or do you want to create WordPress from scratch? Seota is one of the very best WordPress development companies in the USA.
We create WordPress drawings in Adobe XD & Photoshop, 100% tailored to your business objectives. Once you approve the drawings of your new WordPress website, we then code it as HTML & CSS and customize it to WordPress. Once the coding is finished our content team takes over and migrates your current content or adds new content.
We can help you win online. If you are ready, please give us a call.
Responsive Web Design
Your new website should look beautiful on all devices, desktops, laptops, phones & tablets.
Responsive web design changes based on the size and orientation of the screen viewing it.
Your mobile users and your desktop users have different objectives when visiting your site. There are three ways to approach the mobile responsive version of your site.
1. It can reflect the same web design principles as your desktop version.
2. It can be designed to look more like a mobile app when viewed from a phone.
3. It can be a hybrid of the two approaches.
We like the “above the fold” portion of our mobile site (the portion visible when it first loads to a mobile browser) to look like a mobile app. Doing this allows your mobile users to quickly navigate to the part of the site they need – the reason they came to your site
Seota Digital Marketing has deep roots in results-oriented eCommerce Design
If you need a new website design for eCommerce the most important first step is picking the right eCommerce platform and the right web agency. We can guide and advise you in the right direction during a free consultation. A lot of businesses can use WordPress to sell products with the WooCommerce extension. If you plan to build a multi-million dollar eCommerce brand then we will steer you towards a more robust platform like Shopify Plus. (different industries may have different needs)
Here are just a few things to consider when designing an eCommerce Website:
- Are your product options complicated? (size and color are relatively easy)
- Do you need to integrate with an Advertising, ERP or CRM system?
- Will you do real-time shipping calculations or will you set up simpler flat rate shipping options?
- Who will you use for my payment gateway?
- If you are doing subscription sales, please wait to talk to your development company before picking a gateway provider to learn from their real-world experiences.
- Will you track inventory in real-time?
We create eCommerce websites in Shopify, WooCommerce, OpenCart, and Custom Software.
What Is A Web Design Company?
Table of Contents
- What Is A Web Design Company?
- What Do Website Design Agencies Do?
- What Are The Different Types Of Web Design Companies?
- How Much Do Web Design Companies Charge For Their Services?
A Web Design Company Defined
A web design agency is a team of professionals, with different skill sets, that work together to design and develop websites and digital experiences.
A web design company typically produces and manages the process of:
- Planning a website
- Producing Graphics and images
- Architecting the structure & taxonomy
- Make sure colors, text styles, and fonts are consistent with the brand style guide or brand objectives
- In some instances, they produce content and occasionally they only manage content provided by the client.
A good agency will produce a custom, responsive website for your company that is on brand and helps your business achieve its business goals.
The internet is home to 1.8 BILLION websites but it is estimated that only 15% of them are active. It is important to build a website as well as plan for how to drive traffic to your site. A great agency can help you with that.
There are less than 1.8 billion websites by it is estimated only 15% of them are active.
What Do Web Design Agencies Do?
Full-service web design agencies offer a number of services that revolve around creating a customer-facing marketing portal for your brand.
Different agencies use different processes to design your site. Some start by creating a site map, others create a content plan and produce the sitemap from that, and some web design companies do a visual scope to start the process. Modern design agencies use Adobe XD and Figma to design websites and some agencies still use Adobe Photoshop.
At Seota, we use a hybrid approach to design the website that is flexible based on the size and scope of the project. To start, we design the home page. The home page is the most important page on the site, and we don’t do anything until we design a home page the client is happy with.
Once the home page is improved, we design the other major page templates for the site. Not every page needs a unique design. Your agency may only produce 4-8 page templates for a very large website. Don’t be alarmed, that is quite common.
Once all of the designs are approved, our web agency follows a “slice then integrate” process. This means that each unique web template is turned into standalone static HTML. We let the client approve the HTML pages before we code them to the CMS. The better agencies do this because it allows the client to interact with the design as a web page. Occasionally a section that looked great in design does not work great in html.
Some Website design agencies only do design and they don’t do development. At Seota we work with a couple of ad agencies that produce beautiful website designs but they don’t code. We act as their technical arm.
Are There Different Types Of Web Design Companies?
Yes, there are a wide variety of web design companies and it can be confusing when your business hires one.
At Seota, we categorize our competition in a way that may be helpful for you to use when evaluating an agency.
What Services do they offer?
Do they offer a full suite of services like us or do they specialize? Agencies that specialize typically focus on:
- Design: Typically an ad agency will only do design and they do not write code or they outsource the development.
- Development: We have competitors that only develop sophisticated web applications, design is an afterthought.
- Theme Stuffing: These design agencies buy an inexpensive theme that was designed and developed by a 3rd party and they change images, add content and change some colors to produce a unique website. These agencies are becoming prevalent. Most broken projects that we are hired to fix were started by a theme stuffing agency.
- The platforms:
For instance, at Seota we specialize in WordPress and Shopify as our main platforms. We once specialized in Drupal and Joomla as well but we no longer accept those projects. Today, there are low-code and no-code web platforms, like WebFlow, that allow designers to use drag-and-drop tools to create a website. If you are hiring an agency, find one that can guide you on the right platform or hire one that specializes in the platform you want to use.
- Size of businesses they work with:
Some agencies only work with small local businesses. Those businesses have less demanding needs and often don’t need sophisticated help. At Seota, we like to work with mid-market and growing businesses. Some agencies only work with fortune 500 companies.
- The niches they serve:
Some web design companies decide early on to specialize in a niche. We have a competitor that only builds websites for plastic surgeons. A few years ago we purchases a small agency that only worked with restaurants. At Seota we are not niche specific but we do work with a lot of B2B type companies.
How Do Web Design Companies Charge For Their Services?
Web Design fees and billing structures differ greatly and they don’t always reflect the quality you are getting.
An Hourly Design Fees
This pricing model is common on both ends of the spectrum. BIG AGENCY and freelancers typically charge by the hour. Big Companies do it at prices ranging from $185-$250 per hour depending on the staff working on your project. Other large agencies do a blended rate, where they bill you an expected average hourly rate for all resources.
Freelancers bill by the hour because the market they serve dictates it and they are typically less sophisticated at estimating a project cost.
If you’re hiring a top boutique web design company in the US, you can anticipate the hourly fees to range between $100-$185 /hour. If you are brave and think you can manage an overseas agency, you can expect to pay much less. Real agencies overseas will bill between $45-$85 USD. Freelances will range from $10-$100 per hour.
Fee Per Project
Typically Seota uses a Fee Per Project billing model for website design. This model allows our clients to have a firm budget based on the scope of what they require. There is a risk for the client and the agency in this model. The fee per project model is the most common fee structure for agencies large and small.
Really small companies with one or two employee-owners will offer to do websites for really low fixed project costs. We have seen quotes as low as $1,000. These projects tend to have a high failure rate, but you get what you pay for. If you are a real business with real revenue, spend the money and hire the best web design agency that fits your culture and budget.
Here are a few factors that will influence your site project cost:
- The number of unique templates that need to be designed
- The number of content pages to be created or migrated
- The functionality you require
- The nuance and detail of the design.
- At Seota we offer different design levels and different prices – the premium, more experienced designers will design websites that require more coding and programming talent to execute.