Development

Development

1. Front-End Development

The web has been our home, our workplace, and our playground for a decade and counting. It’s no surprise, then, that designing for websites and applications is second nature to us. With several hundred projects to our name, we’ve perfected the art of developing something from nothing, working from the bare bones to build web experiences that deliver on our client’s every desire and their customer’s every need.

Our work with websites and applications typically happens in one of two ways:

#1: Building from scratch

When we’re building something new, our process begins with an audit of your needs, clarity around the pain points that are dragging you down, and definition about the goals you’re aiming to accomplish. From there, we get to work building out the wireframes and designs that are collaboratively refined through a series of project phases — so you’ll know exactly which piece is being built-out when.

#2: Refreshing something you already have

When we’re refreshing an existing website or application, our process begins by triaging the situation at hand and evaluating exactly what’s needed to keep your existing web experience alive without gutting it completely. Often a short-term solution on the way to a larger build out down the line, refreshes of this sort allow us to gain deeper knowledge of your timeline and budgetary constraints that we should be mindful of. As we jump in, we’ll show you exactly what we can get to work on – right now – and deliver a plan for what we can improve on in the future.

"We all appreciate the incredible job you guys have done on the site. It’s so smooth and snappy and beautiful, and we’ve really been enjoying all the positive feedback we’ve been getting from our customers. Thanks so much for all the hard work!"

Peter Becker, President @ Criterion Collection

2. WordPress Customization

More than a quarter of all websites are powered by WordPress, and for good reason: it’s one of the most flexible and dependable content management systems available. That’s why it’s our go-to content management system for clients seeking flexibility and control over their content and design.

WordPress is a must-have tool for businesses looking to build a presence online -- but the process of building a site from scratch can be intimidating. Since we’ve been hands-on with WordPress since 2005, we’re proud to say that we can get it ready for just about anything you could imagine. A custom look and feel to match your brand’s aesthetic? Ability to update web content on the fly? Responsive design that looks great across all devices? Done, done, and done.

After we’ve organized and prioritized your site’s requirements, we share our plan for your WordPress setup and begin building to your exact specifications. In the past decade, we’ve continually modernized our process as WordPress has grown and evolved, focusing on SEO best practices, responsiveness, and a site structure that makes it easy for anyone on the team to make an update without calling for help or reinventing the wheel.

"45royale is one of those rare design teams that can turn even the most mundane brief into something beautiful and effective. I couldn't have been happier with the work they did for us."

Dave Greiner, Founder @ Campaign Monitor

3. Shopify Customization

There’s a reason why over 100,000 online stores have chosen Shopify as their ecommerce platform of choice. A robust dashboard built with small, medium, and large businesses in mind, Shopify is the one-stop-shop many of our clients know and trust as the most valuable member of their team.

We’ll help you customize your Shopify experience, aligning your brand’s aesthetic with your desired functionality. A powerful and scalable solution in its own right, we’re able to make alterations to existing themes or build from scratch, designing from the ground up to fully integrate with Shopify’s flexible framework.

Due to the sheer volume of features and functions Shopify offers, we take seriously the process of educating you on Shopify’s critical features and how they can be used to manage, sell, and grow forward.

Shopify is so loaded with features and functions that it can be difficult to understand exactly what you need to know about it, and we won’t leave you to figure that out on your own. Our commitment to teaching you how to get the most out of Shopify is just as important as the work we put into setting it up in the first place. As we wrap up the design phase, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about using Shopify to manage, sell, and grow your business, so that our work together truly prepares you for the work that lies ahead.