At COLAB, we create websites that are results-driven. We also believe that your website should look amazing, feel intuitive, and provide significant value to your users. We want your website to tell a story and inspire action and we deliver this through a meticulous process.
How does it work?
Through our proven process, we identify your unique challenges and balance our design and technical solutions against your business needs. The nuances of how we do this make all the difference in the results.
Understand the users
We build an intimate understanding of your customers, constituents, and users of your website and then focus on the user experience in every step of our process.
Define clear desired outcomes
You can’t measure whether the success of your website if you don’t clearly articulate its goals. COLAB works with you to clearly define what success means for you and for your customers.
Shape the content
To achieve your goals, you will need well-structured, intentional, and concise content that speaks to your customers’ needs. COLAB helps to shape your content in a way that delivers on your goals.
Design to please
How your website looks and how easy it is to use conveys important messages to your customers about your organization. Our design process ensures you put your best foot forward from the start.
COLAB delivers. Our reputation is built on consistently delivering reliable, sustainable, and effective digital products for our clients. You can’t afford anything less.
What is possible?
COLAB can provide any service or solution you need for your website or intranet, including but not limited to:
Open Source Frameworks, Languages, and CMS
Custom content management system (CMS)
COLAB can build a custom content management system that is tailored specifically to your business, your workflows, and your marketing needs. A custom CMS gives you a platform you can scale as your business needs grow and evolve.
Most corporate intranets are clunky, poorly designed, and lack meaningful functionality. COLAB can build a custom intranet for your company that will address your specific needs and unique workflows, streamline your operations, and provide value to your employees.
The connection between design and content is a critical part of our planning for a website. Through site-maps and thoughtful consultation, COLAB will help you navigate your content types and enhance the story you’re telling.
Based on a strong foundation of user experience best practices and modern web technologies, COLAB’s design practices can give your website a dynamic look and feel that is both intuitive and impactful for your visitors.
3D and Animations
Visual elements including 3D renderings and animations can be used to effectively relay information that may be more difficult or less impactful to articulate in writing.
Visual regression testing
Visual regression testing allows us to ensure users will be able to navigate the site seamlessly. As our developers code, we use these tools to see the direct visual impact it will have, allowing us to optimize the user experience.
COLAB builds every website and application using responsive web design which allows for an optimal viewing experience across a range of browsers and devices. Everything we build is rigorously tested for browser compatibility to ensure an excellent user experience.
Every website or application we build undergoes thorough performance testing to ensure proper functionality, optimize website speed, mitigate risks, and establish the smoothest user experience possible.
Analytics and user behavior tracking
User behavior tracking and analytics are the forces behind our results-driven approach. Observing and analyzing user trends and website traffic and using tools like Google Analytics and Intercom can provide key insights, leading to the most impactful strategies.
Security and industry compliance
COLAB builds everything with the best security practices in mind and adheres to all industry compliance requirements, including but not limited to GDPR, FINRA, SEC, OWASP, PCI, HIPAA, NIST, and FFIEC.
Accessibility and ADA compliance
We believe that when everyone can use a product, both the user and the company benefit. COLAB stays current on the latest accessibility requirements and technologies to ensure every website or web application we build not only meets but exceeds those requirements.
COLAB can perform a range of audits to give you an idea of where your biggest opportunities lie and then help you create a plan to get the most impact out of your investment in digital. This includes: website audit, strategy audit, technical SEO audit, analytics audit, UX/UI design audit, security and compliance audit, and accessibility audit.
Deployment and Hosting Services
We work with a variety of hosting services. Pantheon, AWS, and Acquia are some of the more common services our clients use. Our team will advise you on the most appropriate hosting service for your website or application and ensure that deployments always go smoothly.
Maintenance and Support
Whether you need basic security updates and software upgrades or full enterprise-wide support, COLAB can monitor your site, alert you when something goes down, make security upgrades, handle bug fixes, and perform enhancements, all without requiring your team to lift a finger. On top of that, you can call us anytime. We are available to answer the phone any hour of the day or night.
Is COLAB the right partner for my website?
Common pain points we solve with website design and development projects:
- Current website isn’t driving the traffic or achieving established goals
- Current website is not functioning in critical ways
- Previous digital partner poorly managed project or results were poor
- Insufficient resources to manage the project ourselves
- Missing a partner who can guide the process seamlessly
- We can’t properly support and maintain our site for security upgrades and general enhancements