Website Design Portfolio

Website Design Portfolio

Coastal Web Services is an affordable website design company, offering mobile web design, search engine optimization, (SEO), graphic design, web video and web programming services. We are based out of Harford County Maryland but we serve customers from Maryland to California. Most of our website design customers are located in Baltimore and surrounding counties, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County and Howard County. We have the experience you need when it comes to helping your small business stay competitive on the web.

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When you are ready to design a website or re-design a website, we want to make sure the entire website development process is a win-win for both sides! We will sit down with you to determine your goals and come up with a web services plan to meet your needs and those of your customers. A large number of your prospective customers will judge To know more….

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Forest Hill, Maryland
Phone MD: 410.420.9390
Phone CA: 949.682.6346

http://www.coastalwebservices.com

Website Design Company Harford County

Website Design Company Harford County

 

Coastal Web Services is an affordable website design company Coastal Web Services is a locally owned and operated web design company located in Abingdon, Maryland. Over the years, we have built hundreds of business web sites for customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and as far west as California. Our skilled, passionate staff can handle your entire web design project. As an experienced website design company, we have seen it all, and we can quickly respond to your business needs.

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If you’re in the market for a business website, your best bet for a cost effective, results-oriented website is to go with a local, professional website design company, rather than your niece or nephew, or some overseas company. With just a few clicks you can update articles, upload photos, change the text on your homepage, or add new products to sell on your website Read more….

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Coastal Web Services

Forest Hill, Maryland
Phone MD: 410.420.9390
Phone CA: 949.682.6346

http://www.coastalwebservices.com

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Coastal Web Services is an affordable website design company, mobile web design, search engine optimization, (SEO), graphic design, web video and web programming services. We are based out of Harford County Maryland but we serve customers from Maryland to California. Most of our website design customers are located in Baltimore and surrounding counties, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County,web designing company maryland Carroll County Click here to get free website

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Coastal Web Services Forest Hill, Maryland Phone MD: 410.420.9390 Phone CA: 949.682.6346

Happy Thanksgiving – Coastal web services

Happy Thanksgiving from the web design and sales team at Coastal Web Services! We don’t know about you, but everyone around here is excited to spend time with family, eat too much, and watch some football!

Our office will be closed from Thursday, November 27 through Friday, November 28. We will be back in the office Monday, December 1. If you have an urgent support issue, just email us or use the contact form. We will be checking email in case of support issues.

Contact us

Coastal Web Services
Forest Hill, Maryland
Phone MD: 410.420.9390
Phone CA: 949.682.6346

How Page Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line – Coastal web services

Page loading time is obviously an important part of a website user’s experience. But many times businesses let it slide to accommodate better aesthetic design, new functionality or to add more content to web pages. Unfortunately, most website visitors care more about speed than all the bells and whistles we want to add to our websites. Additionally, page loading time is becoming a more important factor when it comes to search engine rankings.

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Facts & Stats

73% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that was too slow to load.
51% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that crashed, froze, or received an error.
38% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that wasn’t available.
47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less.
40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
A 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.
If an e-commerce site is making $100,000 per day, a 1 second page delay could potentially cost you $2.5 million in lost sales every year.

Source: Akamai.com

Our next blog addresses how to check your web site’s load time, and fixes for a slow website.

what your customer wants – coastalwebservices

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Is your small business website and online presence giving customers what they want? According to the 2014 Web.com Consumer and Small Business Perception Survey,
the answer may be no. The survey uncovered a widening gap between how
well small business owners think they are doing with their business
website and how well their customers think the businesses’ use of
technology serves their needs.According to the survey, overall, small business owners realize it’s
crucial to have a business website to make their businesses appear more
professional and to enhance their personal relationships with
customers.  But only half of respondents say their business has a
website. While that number is up 8% from last year, it’s still a
shockingly low number in this day and age.

What’s holding entrepreneurs back from starting websites? Of those
without a business website, 59% say cost is the reason; however, 30%
simply don’t believe it’s necessary for their businesses. But in
reality, the survey found that whether you have a business website is
one of the biggest influencers in whether consumers decide to buy from
you or not. Smart small business owners are focusing not on the cost of
developing a business website, but on the ROI they can get from it.

What do consumers expect from small businesses? According to the survey, the top 5 are:

  • –       56 percent:   Special offers, promotions, discounts
  • –       54 percent:   Basic information (e.g. company information, product information, business hours, contacts, etc.)
  • –       47 percent:   Their own website
  • –       42 percent:    Customer reviews, ratings, recommendations
  • –       34 percent:    Incentivizing, rewarding loyal, frequent customers

If you don’t already have a small business website, consider hiring a
web design company like Coastal Web Services to help you. Working with a
web services company is a smart decision, because working with an
expert gives you more time to do what you’re an expert at—run your business.

10 Ways Your Website is Driving Customers Away

You want your website to draw customers in and get them to purchase your goods or services. But if you’re not careful, your website could be doing just the opposite.

1. Looks old and outdated. Take a hard look at your website. Does the website design look old and outdated compared to other websites in your area of business? Get opinions from a younger relative or customer. It may be time for a website redesign or web updates.

2. Stale information. No edits since you launched your site. If your website mentions a coupon that expired last year, that’s a turnoff to a prospective customer – they probably won’t come back.

3. Pictures are too small. Nobody likes to squint, or resize the screen to see the photos. Consider updating your photos.

4. Text is too difficult to read. If you chose a hard to read font, have colored text on a colored background, or your text is too small, you may be driving people to your competitor. Consider updating your web content at the same time you change to a more user-friendly font.

5. Logo looks like an amateur designed it. Your website design should incorporate your logo, but if it looks unprofessional, that says a lot about your business. Consider a logo redesign.

6. No social media links. Customers love social, and not just your younger customers. A lot of people check out social media to check for reviews of your business, how many followers you have, and more. Take advantage of social media linking.

7. Slow loading web pages. This is one of the most aggravating things for someone who uses the internet to research a product or service before buying. If your web pages are slow to load, most prospective buyers will click back to their search results and move on to the next web site. There are a number of things your web designer can do to clean up your web pages and optimize them for speed.

8. Hard to find information. If a prospective customer can’t easily find what he/she is looking for when they visit your website, unless they REALLY want to do business with you and only you, they will generally leave your site for another more user friendly site. Make sure your web pages say what you do and what you offer in an easily understood manner. Make navigation user friendly, with clear, concise page names and navigation bars and tabs.

9. Obnoxious sound when you open a website. Most people don’t want to hear music or a video the second they get to your site. Some will immediately leave your site and move on to your competitor.

10. Can’t turn off sound when something automatically plays. This is related to #9. If you have sound or videos on your site, make it easy for the user to silence the audio, or let them click on the video to play, rather than having it start automatically.

As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to take stock of your website, and make some resolutions for the New Year. Contact Coastal Web Services to improve your web site in the New Year.