Your website is where your identity lives and where your marketing leads. Let's put your best self online.
Your website design must focus on satisfying your company's goals while meeting the needs of your audience.
Doing both well is a balancing act. We'll help you tackle that challenge.
Your website is not only the cornerstone of your brand presence but also a powerful way to generate revenue. Why spend money on something that doesn’t perform?
At Thrive, we help you get the most bang for your buck. We take your target audience, your business insights, and all the little details into account. We’ll create more than a website: We’ll build you a web presence.
Your customers are online. They’re hungry for information. There are no second chances on the Internet, so be sure that you make a good first impression. Thrive is dedicated to helping you grab their customers’ attention — and keep it — with a modern, digital home for your business.
Is your website?
easy to edit
You shouldn't need any coding skills to update the text and images of your website. Your team will be trained over screenshare with a video recording provided to train future staff.
Odds are 50%+ of your audience is on a mobile device. Your site will look its best, no matter how your visitors arrive at your page: desktop, tablet, laptop, mobile.
Performing well in Google search results is crucial to your success. At Thrive, we make sure your site measures up in the eyes of the Google overlord.
Some agencies reuse the same templates for all of their customers but being unique is the way to compete online. We help you stand out and be different than the boring competition.
There’s enough nonsense to wade through in today’s society. Your website shouldn’t be one of those things. Give your audience honest and well-written content that you can proudly stand behind.
Boring things are forgotten and uninspiring websites fall flat. You can be anything online, so why not be compelling? Inspire your audience to act. Take them on an adventure that they won’t soon forget with a destination that they can’t wait to reach.
The world is at our fingertips and your website needs to keep up. Don’t keep your audience waiting. Our designs are fast, responsive, and user-friendly on all forms of technology. Your pages should load in 4 seconds or less. A few seconds of load time can make or break conversions.
Keep it simple. Information overload is a real thing and it’s true that sometimes less is more. Layouts, designs, and content need to be clear and concise. Remember, consistency is key.
Your website is the key to it all
Your website holds the entire identity of your company in one place and is the destination for most of your marketing efforts.
It is the one place you can establish your authority online and truly control and own the content. You're the boss.
To learn more about how your website fits into the big picture view the Blueprint for online success.
Get clarity on your project.
Ultimately your website is an investment that needs to increase your bottom line.
We know you’re concerned about ROI. You want something high-value, something that meets its mark. At Thrive, we understand that you need results from your website, not just something pretty to look at.
We’re here to help.
You have a story to share and a message to spread, and it's vital that you’re able to use these to drive your digital presence. That’s the key to thriving rather than surviving.
Your online strategy is just as important as a compelling design. We’ll help you figure out how to best connect with your target audience and compel them to take action.
Reach out to us today to get started with your business's digital journey. We are ready to help you get results.
Your website has about 3 seconds to show that you are a professional company.
In the next 5 or so seconds, it must show what you do, who you do it for, explain what's in it for them, and show the next steps to get into a conversation.
Don't just survive online. Thrive.
- Noah Britton
WordPress web design
WordPress powers 40% of all websites and 60% of Content Management Systems. This includes huge websites such as Forbes, The White House, TechCrunch, BBC America, and Facebook Newsroom.
At Thrive, we build most of our new websites using WordPress and provide ad-hoc WordPress support and WordPress care plans to keep them running clean.
Using the power and flexibility of WordPress allows us to use our full creative powers within a stable framework that will be supported for years to come.
web design faqs.
We must fully understand your business, your offer, your target audience, your goals, and what problems the project will solve before we know what needs to be done. This will dictate the final price.
We believe that prescription without diagnosis is malpractice.
Don't risk your investment with an organization that doesn't take the time to fully understand and explore your goals and help you define what success looks like for you.
We understand that your website is just a part of the overall picture of your business ecosystem. We also understand that, if your ecosystem is missing a part or two, a new website won’t give you the results you are expecting.
Because of this, we try to get a crystal clear understanding of what role your website is playing and what you need within that website to succeed. (These are things like copywriting, photos, lead generators, etc.) You can expect us to ask the following questions in our first conversation:
- How are potential customers going to find you?
- What do your visitors want to do/see/experience when they get to your website.
- What will success look like to you after 6 months of this solution being implemented?
- Are you selling products online? Are you scheduling appointments?
- Will your users log in to access any part of your content/features?
- Do you already have a logo and it is authentic to who you are and it is appealing to your target audience?
- Any idea on how many web pages you need?
- Are we replacing an existing site? Tell us about what is and isn't working on your existing site.
- Who is writing the content?
- Do you have photography that powerfully showcases your services, product, location, and/or team?
We ask a lot of questions to give us the best idea of what your website would cost to build.
Anything else would be malpractice in our view.
There are three (3) factors that determine how long it will take to complete your project:
- Scope of the work to be done.
- The availability and skill of the team that is building it.
- How quickly the client can provide feedback and their availability for any necessary team meetings.
That being said, a basic business website that Thrive creates takes 6-8 weeks including content creation, feedback rounds, and go live.
E-commerce and membership sites can take 10-16 weeks, but that is greatly dependent on the number of features & products.
When we give you a project quote, we will always include a time estimate along with the anticipated price.
Knowing what we are going to do (and in what order) before we do it is critical to your success. Take a look at our 7 step process (video) to get a deeper understanding of our process.
Lack of transparency around the process of building a website is a hallmark of an unorganized agency. Our goal is to have the best design and development process of any Seattle web design agency. In fact, we have created a nine-step blueprint that outlines our process from start to finish.
Visit our blog for the latest on our process, web design tips, and get educated on the latest from the web design industry!
Your old website isn’t working for you. You wouldn’t be reading this if it was. Redesigning something that is broken is a little like giving a rusty car a new paint job. It may look great but the problems are still there and will still cause trouble.
By stripping everything away and starting fresh, we are able to build you a lean, mean website that meets all your needs and will help you reach all your goals. Our web design experts can identify and implement the newest technology on your site that may not be supported by your existing architecture.
By starting from scratch, we can create something you hadn’t dreamed possible.
That said, there are rare instances where we will be able to build something on top of your website. This happens in only about 10% of the cases we see. However, we are always happy to set up an analysis of your website to see if we can expand on it.
We have a marketing department dedicated to your SEO, SEM, and social media marketing needs. We work together with our SEO experts to ensure that the back end of your website is set up with SEO best practices in mind. Our SEO team is integrated into the web design process to ensure that your website is set up to capture traffic from start to finish.
We provide keyword research to get your title tags, meta descriptions, and headings visible to Google. Once your site is built, you can hire us for a monthly SEO retainer so that your website gets maximum exposure on Google.
To learn more about how online marketing fits within the grand scheme of things, please watch this video.
Our web design services require you to provide the content for all the pages that we create for you. We do offer copywriting services for an additional fee that you can use to create your content. Our copywriters work closely with our designers and SEO experts to ensure that your content matches the look and feel of your website and is designed to attract traffic and convert customers.
We exclusively build WordPress websites for one reason: it’s the best platform for small- to medium-sized businesses.
Using WordPress for your website will provide you with the ability to customize and create a site that is appealing to your target market. Working together, we can create a site that ensures your audience not only visits but spends time reading through your content, watching videos, and learning about your brand, as well as taking your site’s call to action.
WordPress is the dominant website platform, beating other website hosting platforms by three times! In fact, more than 33% of the top ten million visited websites are hosted by WordPress. With numbers like that, how can you go wrong?
We have designed our process to ensure that your voice is heard throughout. We start with a questionnaire and an in-depth meeting where we ask all kinds of questions to learn more about your business and goals, what you’re happy with and what you think could be improved, what role you want your website to play, and what your ideal site will look like.
Once you sign on to become a client, you will have a weekly touchpoint during your project and you'll review designs directly with our lead designer. We have no junior staff. Our team is not learning on the job.
We want you to be 300% happy with your project and our process eliminates project surprises.
All of Thrive's staff work remotely from their home-based offices.
We have two main designers.
Adam lives in Somerset, UK.
Nick lives in Sydney, Australia.
The have great accents!
By having our team across three major time zones (US, Europe, Australia) we always have the bases covered for your company.
Our strategy and design sessions are held over video screen share.
In this guide, we've put together the 5 crucial steps to a winning website project.