MB Development Gets a new WordPress website
By KO Websites, a Bay Area leader in WordPress web design,
SEO and Internet Marketing
MB Development came to KO Websites with the desire of getting a complete marketing make-over. From a new logo, new website, Mobile website, strong and effective SEO to full service social media marketing. “KO Websites is unique in that we have separate in-house teams dedicated to each of this clients needs.” said Ken, President at KO Websites. Continue reading
KO launches new WordPress websites for SIMMS INK, a Hayward, CA tattoo shop.
Simms Ink put KO Websites to the test with this web design project. A complex design we would have just two years ago, used Flash for the coding. But with the impending HTML5 on the horizon, we chose to build it with WordPress, staying within the HTML5 standards. Another reason for using the WordPress application was their easy to use content management system (CMS) and we needed to add an online shopping cart; another good reason to use WordPress.
The first challenge was making all the animation and roll over effects work on the home page without slowing down the website download too much. Next the client wanted custom fonts and minimal text, which always makes SEO a challenge.
Next, we needed a photo album for both the artiest and the tattoo specialist, as well as the shop tour. Then we added a dynamic “Event” page and the shopping cart connected to PayPal.
What Does an ‘Award Winning Web Design Company’ mean anyway?
About 8 years ago, I went to a meeting at a PC keyboard company in Oakland, California for a discussion about KO Websites building a new website for them. The meeting went very well, but was typical, in that there was one person who was trying to trip up the web guy, proving they knew more tech than the web guy did. I was used to this and survived well until the last question was thrown at me…It was, “so how many awards has your company won?” Continue reading
Word Press Web Design
As a Bay Area web developer of custom websites for over 11 years, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go in web design. The challenge has been how to not get distracted with every new little gadget, code types and detracted with all the new hype. We have not always been right, but more right then wrong most of the time. However, I’m still kicking myself for not buying up Google stock on their IPO. Continue reading