Website Design & Development Services
Whether you’re a business expanding into the online marketplace, or a blogger striving to reach your targeted audience, we develop websites to attract and keep visitors engaged on your site. Our websites are the perfect fusion of beautiful graphic design and dynamic functionality. We create calculated call to action areas that have been thoughtfully designed to move your audience to action. We integrate social media to leverage its marketing power. We always create with the best organic SEO practices in mind, so your content is optimized from the start. We implement responsive and fluid designs, making your website accessible across mobile devices for users on the go. With over two decades of combined experience in website design, our skill and experience will create the website you’re looking for.
From our neighbors up the street to businesses in Europe and Africa, we continue our mission of developing profitable and successful websites. We have expanded our scope to include individuals, businesses and corporations from around the world. We believe in synergy. When your business and relationships grow and profit, we know ours will too. So, we will always give you our best to see your projects succeed!
Content Management Systems
We can help you determine what your business needs in a website, and then create a customized interface that will allow you to log in from any web browser to add or edit content. We use an application called WordPress, which is the leading content management system available today. More on WordPress here. More on content management systems here.
WordPress Customization, Troubleshooting and Debugging
We are quite the WordPress enthusiast and spend a lot of time developing code in WordPress. If you need WordPress customization work – child theme development, extra widget areas, extra sidebars, custom templates, custom shortcodes, getting plugins to talk to each other – anything you can think of – then we are ready to help you with this!
Help! I just updated my WordPress site and now it’s broken!!! If you just performed an upgrade (see Upgrades & Updates) and things don’t seem to be working anymore, we have the tools to debug and fix your WordPress site. Whether it’s broken code, database problems or server configuration errors we know how to run down the errors and get you back up and running quickly. Always backup all of your content and database before running updates, and make sure you have access to those backups. We can setup an automated backup system for you too so that you can focus on developing your content in confidence with peace of mind.
We love WordPress and are very familiar with the WordPress API/codex, database structure, and have tested hundreds of plugins and themes. You can count on our expertise!
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Graphic Design for the Web
We can create & prepare web-ready images for you. Our lead designer has almost 2 decades of experience working in Adobe Photoshop, and can help you create professional graphics that will greatly enhance the overall quality of your website. That’s right, almost 2 decades! Sarah began using Photoshop shortly after it was first released and also taught Photoshop courses at Lane Community College. Brian has also been doing photo manipulation work for over a decade in Serif’s PhotoPlus and for the last 5 years in Photoshop.
Social Media Integration
Interested in integrating your social media accounts with your website? Are you using your social media accounts to bring more traffic into your website? You should be! Google and other search engines are now placing a great deal of weight on what content is being shared on social networks.
We can create like buttons, Facebook social plugins and feeds, twitter feeds, YouTube channels, Vimeo embeds, and many more integrations into your regular website or blog. Want to post status updates in one place and have it show up across multiple platforms? We can set that up for you too! We are ready to help you develop a strategy to use social media tools effectively as part of your overall business marketing plan. Call us now for your free 1/2 hour consultation and lets get started: 541-606-5374
Emergency Website Services
You load up your browser and get the jarring “404 Page Not Found” error… on all of your pages! Perhaps instead it is the “Blank Screen of Death” staring you right back in the face. Hopefully this never happens to you, but if you need your website repaired immediately then feel free to contact us day or night, and we’ll see what we can do right when you contact us. You can help us by having ready the following information: 1) your website domain (URL), 2) hosting provider login information, 3) FTP information (not necessary if you have your hosting information, but helpful), 4) any knowledge about any recent changes or updates to your website files, databases, or server settings.
What does Kismet Design do? We will take a look at your error logs, and console output from your website. The error will usually be listed there for us to fix. If you do not have error scripting enabled then we will turn it on while we debug and find the solution. If we determine that the error is not with your code but a recently changed server setting, then we will contact your hosting provider, on your behalf, to have them resolve any server setting issues. Our emergency website services are intended for clients not operating a dedicated server. If you’re running a dedicated server with a WebHost Manager (WHM) interface and are having trouble finding help, then we may be able to help identify the problem, and create a temporary fix until you can find a server administrator to take a deeper look at the problem.
We charge $90 / hour for this service during non-business hours (our business hours are 8am – 5pm PST, Monday – Friday). Contact Brian at 541-520-5650 now for help!
Website Migrations / Blog Importing and Exporting
Are you moving from one hosting provider to another? Maybe you want to move your WordPress.com blog, or Blogger account posts, to a new WordPress site? Do you want to setup a development copy of your website? We are very accomplished with migrating Websites across providers, including WordPress sites, and routinely create non-indexed (meaning that search engines will ignore the site) development clones of websites. Benefits of migrating with Kismet Design are:
- Your website will be fully backed up.
- Your new server space will be rigorously tested to ensure file paths and links are working correctly.
- SEO – 301 permanent redirects tell Google and other search engines where you’ve moved to.*
- In WordPress you’ll retain all of your pingbacks.
- In WordPress your visitors’ RSS feeds will remain synchronized.
- Our database migration script ensures no data serialization / associative array problems.
- We can point your domain over for you and are very familiar with popular domain registrars.
- A Name and C Name DNS records can be made to host sub-domains, or portions of your website from a secondary hosting account.
*Not always possible or needed. If your domain remains the same, this is unneeded. If you’re moving from one domain to the other we must have access to your former website and redirect from there.