Category Archives: Web Design

Interesting information on the web design industry. New trends, tricks and techniques.

Why Would I Choose Professional Web Design Instead of DIY?

You have multiple options for creating a website for your business. Do-it-yourself (DIY) sites and basic templates that offer limited customization can get you started affordably, although they lack powerful SEO tools (more on that below.) High-end sites, though, might break the budget before they have a chance to generate you any business. You get what you pay for in quality and effectiveness, but small businesses need to walk before they run in some cases, and need to take on manageable web development projects.

Can you afford a web designer and developer?

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KO Websites Launches New Private School Website

Bay Area-based Redwood Christian Schools has new mobile-first, responsive website design

Redwood Christian Schools, a private TK-12 school based in Castro Valley and San Lorenzo, CA has launched a new website to better serve its multiple community audiences.

“We needed a more user-friendly yet attractive look that can highlight our constituents, be a resource to our various audiences, and reinforce the sense of pride we feel for our school,” said Teresa Hendren, Director of Marketing for Redwood Christian Schools. “We have a huge and diverse community of whom we want to connect through our site. Plus, the new website will give us many more options for running and optimizing SEO programming.” Continue reading

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Building a New Website? Here’s Where to Start

If you are thinking about building a new website for your business, start with domain names and hosting services.

In our previous blog, we gave the small business person tips on how to use social media profiles to get a fast start on building an internet presence. Most businesses, however, quickly move up the digital food chain to create and launch their first website.

Once you’ve decided that you need a website for your business or organization there’s a few things you need to understand. You will need a domain name, web hosting services, and web design and web development services (unless you decide to use a basic template or DIY website option).

Why Do I Need a Website Domain Name?

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Does My Micro Business Really need a Full Website in 2018?

Or is there a more cost effective way to market online for small business?

Where to Start? What do I need to know?

If you’re a business in 2018, you must build an online presence. This does NOT mean you must have a website, but you cannot survive on word-of-mouth and recurring customers forever. A constant stream of new customers is the only way to insure longevity. New potential clients and customers find services needed almost 100% online now, so you must be present online in some form. Here are some simple, low-cost ways to do so. Continue reading

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Ideal Landscape Design is a Perfect Website Solution

Ideal Landscape and Concrete, a landscape and hardscape design and construction firm in Burlingame and Menlo Park, came to KO Websites earlier this year with a desire to build a fresh website presence for their firm.

“We are a family-owned landscape and hardscape firm with projects from San Francisco to San Jose along the Peninsula,” said Ideal Landscape co-owner David Alfaro. “Our business is driven by referrals from happy clients. But, we know the first thing a referral does is check us out online! So we need a website that impresses those referrals with the quality of our work. KO Websites has taken our vision and transformed it into a compact but effective site that presents us well.”

The Perfect Small Business Website Package

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Questions to ask Bay Area Web Developers

Questions to ask as you shop for a web design company

What questions should I ask a web design company before hiring them?

You know your business better than any web designer will, so you should create a set of questions related to your specific needs as you seek a developer to build your new website. The following questions can give you a place to start when qualifying your next web designer, no matter your type of business.

Do you have samples of websites you have built?

You will want to see some examples of the sites each design firm has built, and the right company for you should be able to provide website samples that will be similar to what you want and/or fit into your particular business type. Continue reading

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Finding the right Web Design Company for a New Website in 2018

To get the best possible website design solution for your business, you first need to understand what you need from your new website. What specific results do you need it to generate? With those questions answered, you can start to think about how to build your site.

Here’s what all websites must include in 2018:

Website Look and Ease of Use

The Home Page – your website’s home page should make it immediately clear what you have to offer your visitors. Your website home page should also offer visitors quick ways to contact you including a phone number they can click on using their smartphone, and in most cases a contact form or easy link to a page where they can submit a written inquiry or request. Continue reading

Low Cost Web Design

Web Design for a Low Cost

web design bay area, San JoseKO Websites offers professionally designed websites at a low cost for small businesses. For Jeb’s Appliance we made a mobile-friendly, responsive, and user-friendly website with a modern design. As you can see from the images, the website does not have a low cost look.  For low cost web design, contact KO Websites. Continue reading

2017’s Top Web Design Trends

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Technology and web space is rapidly evolving every day. New technologies are on the horizon that will render more freedom while designing the interaction and interface of websites. 2017 is no different. This year, we will witness some entirely new website design patterns that can truly revolutionize your web space. In the following section, we have assembled some of these emergent patterns. Continue reading

Expertise Ranks KO Websites Among SF’s Top 20 Web Designers

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KO WEBSITES RANKED WITH THE BEST WEBSITE DESIGNERS IN SAN FRANCISCO

First, we’d like to say we’re honored Expertise ranked us in their list of top 20 web designers in San Francisco. The funny thing is, we’ve been ranked and won awards before, but normally we are notified by the source beforehand or at the time they release it. In this case, we had no idea! We received a call from a prospective client and we asked as we normally do, “how did you hear about us?” This person says, “I saw your company on that top 20 article by Expertise.” We were like, “What??? Where is this article?” And then to our delight, we saw this awesome ranking that Expertise put together. Continue reading