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Does your website attract the right customers?

Your organization’s website should be the best thing since reusable spaceships, and if it’s not, well then… you’ve come to the right place. We have a Ph.D. in developing custom websites designed for amazing companies like yours. Commercial-grade websites take careful goals-based planning to get the user interface and experience just right so it builds visitor confidence to convert prospects to customers. Your website design and content must differentiate you from the rest of the pack, seek out and convert new prospects, and help you GROW like no business has grown before.

Louisiana made and Louisiana Proud… 

We love working with companies in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Metairie, Covington, Slidell and other great cities around Louisiana. We build better websites that sell more successfully online.

NOLA is home for your website development team, but the simple truth is that websites have no borders. Over our 23+ years in business, we have helped many local Louisiana and regional companies improve their brand and messaging online helping them grow to regional and national powerhouses. For example River Road Coffees, LSU Health Foundation, George Rodrigue, Milnor, and Painting with a Twist to name a few. Successful companies with established legacy brands trust us with carefully rebranding and repositioning their businesses for what was next. Including great multi-generation companies like Rhodes Funeral Homes, Billy Heroman’s, and A-1 Service Inc. Your Metairie-based team of marketers, developers and creatives are ready to help you too! When you’re ready for custom solutions, carefully planned UI/UX and sophisticated SEO to engage, compel and convert your prospects, get in touch!

What is involved in designing a website for a growth company?

Wondering what it really takes to build an amazing website for second-stage companies in Louisiana who really want to grow? Here are some of the things we do for our clients to make sure their websites will be like-no-others: determine desired outcomes and set goals, bring the right technology, brand auditvisitor planningcustom designwebsite programminguser experience planning, search engine optimizationcontent development, photography and video planning, social media/marketing integration, and a whole lot more. If you need experienced business professionals with decades of digital marketing knowledge working on your website and digital assets, call or email us!

Why does a website need to be responsive?

With responsive website design, you can have one website that automatically adjusts on all screen sizes across all devices – desktop, tablet, and phone (iOS and Android compatible). In addition, responsive design is ideal for SEO.

Responsive Design from Design the Planet can help you:

  • Decrease bounce rates
  • Improve your mobile search results
  • Engage more customers
  • Increase conversion rates

Our development team puts best practices to work on every site we build, and they use proven methodology to create websites that perform as great as they look – across all platforms.

Google agrees – If your website is not responsive, you are losing business!

What kind of photography and video are needed to support a great website?

If your organization already has video and photography digital assets then we are off to development, and if not we have extensive experience planning and executing photoshoots and video development. The truth is… bad photography and amateur video can destroy the benefits of even the best website design. So, if you’re going to invest in enterprise-grade website design, don’t skimp on photography and video assets. In addition to applying these to your custom website design, our Social Media Marketing pros will repurpose them for posts, blogs, Google Ads, Facebook ads, LinkedIn articles, and more. Our professional photographers and video production teams will make sure your team and products look their best.

Can Design the Planet build an e-commerce website?

Glad you asked… At Design the Planet, we love to build high-quality custom online stores. We use WooCommerce as our main shopping cart software. WooCommerce is fully integrated within WordPress. You are able to manage your website content and shopping cart all in one place. WooCommerce can handle all types of online stores, from just a few products to a few thousand.

Web Design IconThe flexibility of WooCommerce allows you to have a wide variety of customizations options such as:

  • FedEx, UPS, USPS Shipping Options
  • Online Coupons
  • Customer Wishlist’s
  • Advanced Product Search & Filters
  • Customer Reviews
  • And much more…

Why don’t template websites work for all businesses?

Templates may be good for a startup or to get a page up temporarily, but there isn’t a template that can express your excellence, uniqueness, and product offering, or serve up fresh leads to your sales team daily. When a business needs to stand out, stand apart, communicate with a specific audience, and represent its unique brand promos… We build that site custom. We are dedicated to planning and launching the kind of sophisticated websites and online marketing environments companies need to discover and engage prospects AND convert leads to raving fans.
If you are considering a template website you may want to have these questions answered before you get started. How many other companies are using the template you chose? Is the template provider applying your search popularity to your website or there’s? Is there malware in the code? What are the limitations of the template? How is the template handling your search engine optimization? Who knows?!
Also consider that designers and developers with less experience in website development, website planning, SEO, and user experience will opt for a template. Saving money may sound like a winner, but consider what you may be losing (best practices, conversion planning, SEO, editability, growth).
Custom website design and planning isn’t for everyone. If you are working on strong business growth and differentiation for your organization then a custom website may be a better fit.

Who needs website maintenance?

Once a website is built and launched, we’re done… Right? Nope! Not even close. Launching a website is just the beginning. Your site needs brand-spanking-new hot-off-the-press content delivered consistently. We have to keep your content fresh (search engine popularity feeds on new content). Beyond that, plugins need to be updated. Malware and hackers need to be repelled or removed and the server needs to be optimized and fast.

We’ve got your back! If we designed and developed it, we can maintain your custom-built website for you so your investment continues to pay dividends for years… so to speak!