Your Columbus Web Design Company

Our Columbus web design company is ready to build your business a stunning website that’ll turn visitors into customers. When building a website, we always keep marketing top of mind to ensure that search engines love your site. Our goal is to build you a visually pleasing website that garners relevant traffic.

The Media Captain was voted the “Top Web Designer in Columbus” by UpCity. Since 2010, we’ve successfully launched hundreds of websites for small, medium and large sized businesses [read over 100 client reviews]. We look forward to learning more about your company and discussing your website project in more detail!

Our Web Design Experience

  • We’re strong communicators and will be by your side for every step of the development and design process
  • We’ve successfully launched hundreds of websites since our inception in 2010
  • We’ve developed sites for small, medium and large sized businesses 
  • We have experience designing and developing sites across many industries and verticals
  • We have a skilled staff that’s proficient in design, development, project management and SEO
  • Our websites are responsive across desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Our marketing division collaborates with our developers to ensure your site launches with customer acquisition in mind
  • We’re based in Columbus but work with clients throughout the U.S. 

Portfolio Of Sites

Since 2010, our Columbus web design company has built hundreds of sites for all businesses types. We encourage you to view our portfolio of sites to showcase our design, user experience, copywriting and technical expertise.

Experts On Your Account

When you work with The Media Captain, you’ll have an all-star team at your disposal. From project managers to graphic designers, web developers and SEO experts, you’ll have the resources needed to build the website you’ve always dreamed of. Once our Columbus web design agency completes your project, the competition will be envious of the look and feel of your site. If you’re looking for a proactive team of experts that obsess about your site being best of industry, The Media Captain is ready to set sail on your site project. 

Project Manager

Your main communication point who will ensure deadlines and deliverables are met while keeping the project organized and moving forward.

SEO Manager

Our SEO Manager will ensure your website has a strong foundation from an SEO perspective prior to launching your site.

Designer

Our design team helps with wireframes, mock-ups along with the overall look and feel of the site.

Lead Designer

Our lead designer will bring your website to life to ensure the look and feel exceeds your customers expectations.

Development Manager

Our developers take care of the coding and technical components to ensure your site is functioning seamlessly.

Lead Developer

When there's complex technical issues, our lead developer helps to navigate through tough waters.

How Our Process Works

We have an extensive process that’s been created by our Columbus web design company over the years. Below are the steps we follow from start to finish.

Discovery
We learn more about your business along with your project requirements to create an extensive checklist of all needed components for your site build.

our discovery strategy

Road Map
Just like a house needs a solid foundation so does a website. We create a URL structure, user flow and visual sitemap to ensure the website architecture is in place.

visual sitemap example

Wireframe
We create a skeleton of each important page to organize the layout. We get the sign-off from the Client before proceeding onward. Learn more about what goes into creating a website wireframe.

example wireframe

Mock-Up
We bring your site to life by placing imagery and text on the page so you can see how it will look on the actual website.

example mock-up

Coordination
We help with the overall organization of content throughout your site and help optimize it for SEO purposes.
Development
We create a link where you can start viewing how the site will look across all devices.

responsive web development

Quality Assurance
We have a thorough quality assurance spot-check to make sure we’re fully prepared prior to launch.
Site Launch
After launching the site, we keep a close eye on your site performance.
Support
Throughout the entire development process, you have access to your project manager, designer and developer.

Website Hosting Services

Your website is a key extension of your business. It’s imperative your website is operating and functioning properly 24/7/365. We have development experts to oversee your website hosting to ensure all technical aspects of your site are sound. Hundreds of reputable businesses in Central Ohio and beyond entrust our firm with their site. If an emergency arises or if you gave a simple question, we’ll be ready for the task at hand.

Daily Backups

We take daily backups of your website, in case anything were to ever happen to your site, we’d be able to revert to prior days versions.

Page Speed 

We ensure your site is running at optimal speed levels at all times. A fast site provides the best user experience and helps with Search Engine Optimization.

Staging & Production

We have a staging and production environment. This allows us to implement changes in staging (the test site) to make sure everything works well prior to rolling out the changes to production (the live site).

Plugin Updates

For WordPress clients, we update plugins on a monthly basis to ensure your plugins aren’t out of date. Outdated plugins can cause issues with your site, which we don’t want.

Theme Updates

WordPress sites run based on themes. It’s important to keep the theme up-to-date, which we do as part of our hosting services.

Available & On-Call

Our developers are on call and ready to assist with your website in case any issues arise. You’ll be in good hands with the familiar faces at The Media Captain.

Client Testimonials

Popular Platforms We Use

Our full-stack development capabilities allows our Columbus web design company to confidently build your site on the most popular platforms. Whether you need an eCommerce site or a standard business site, we can help.

WordPress
We not only design and develop WordPress sites but we can custom customize plugins along with any component of a WordPress site [learn more].
Custom
If you need a custom site in .NET or another technology stack, our team can build it from scratch.
Shopify
Shopify is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms. We are well versed in Shopify [learn more].
Magento
This popular enterprise eCommerce platform is one that our development team is extremely well versed in.
WooCommerce
This extension to WordPress is another popular platform we build eCommerce sites upon for our clients [learn more].
BigCommerce
If you’re leaning towards BigCommerce, based on our eCommerce experience we can help.

What Differentiates Us

In-House Expertise

A project manager, designer and developer will be assigned to your account. We have the key people in place to make your site build smooth sailing [Meet The Team].

Proven Track Record

From Fortune 500 brands to small and medium sized companies, businesses of all types have trusted TMC for their website development needs [View our portfolio of sites].

Getting to Know You

We have an extensive discovery prior to building your site so we understand all technology requirements and business objectives.

Clarity

Building a site from scratch can be complex. We like to provide clarity to each client so they understand what we’re working on, why we’re working on it and when it will be delivered.

ROI Driven

Some websites are built strictly for branding purposes. Most sites we develop have marketing goals that accompany them. We offer the digital services so marketing coincides with development [view digital services].

Smooth Sailing

Our goal is to provide your business with a smooth sailing experience. Our Columbus web design company has the experience and skills needed to design, develop and produce the site you always envisioned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions we receive when it comes to businesses inquiring about web design services:

How long will it take to complete my site?
On average, we’re able to finish sites in 8 weeks. This is dependent on our development queue along with the size and scope of your project. We’ll work with you on a realistic deadline and come up with pricing based on your scope of work. Contact us for a free consultation.
Will my website be compatible for mobile?
Yes, each site we develop is responsive for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. More than 50% of website traffic takes place via mobile. The mobile experience is of the utmost importance during our development process.
Are your development resources in-house?
We don’t outsource our work overseas. Our core team of designers and developers are located in our Columbus office. A lot of people search on Google for “Web Design Companies Near Me” and are disappointed when the firm they contact isn’t physically located in close proximity. We love face-to-face meetings. You will be able to speak with our design and development team and grow rapport throughout your site build.
Who will be working on my site?
You’ll have a project manager dedicated to your account throughout the site build. This will ensure we are hitting on key deliverables and keeping the project on track. You will also have a designer from our team to make sure the look and feel of the site meets and exceeds your expectations. There will also be a developer on your site to make sure all technical items are in-tact and your site is operating seamlessly.
When will I be able to see my site?
After you approve the wireframe and mock-up, you’ll have a link to the development site. You’ll be able to view our progress on desktop and mobile throughout the site build. We have meetings either weekly or bi-weekly with your company to answer questions, showcase progress while making sure all parties are aligned.
Do I have to pay for my entire website up-front?
No, we do not require full payment up-front. On average, we require a 35% down-payment but this estimate depends on project size and scope.
Will I be able to edit my website?
Yes. 90% of the sites we build are in WordPress and have a content management system. You’ll easily be able to login into the CMS (Content Management System) and make changes yourself. Included in the majority of our site builds are training courses so you can confidently manage making changes.
Do I have full control of my website?
Yes. Within our agreements it clearly states that you own all development and design files associated with your site. Your website is a crucial asset to your company and we would never hold this hostage.
Do you host websites?
Yes. We have a great website hosting plan that many of our clients take advantage of.  We take daily backups of your site, have an emergency backup in place if there were ever an issue with the original backup. We have a staging and production environment. If you are not familiar, staging is a test environment where we can deploy changes to ensure everything works smoothly before rolling out to production, which is a live environment [Learn More].
Do you optimize the websites you build for SEO?
Yes. SEO is a core service here at The Media Captain and is ingrained in our DNA. We make sure your foundation is in-tact with the right URL structure. We optimize title tags and descriptions throughout the site. We conduct necessary redirects. Our agency has an extensive SEO checklist that we go through prior to site launch.
Can you help me with website edits post site launch?
Of course! We’re not going anywhere. We’ll be your partner during development and afterwards. We’ll learn how much you’ll want to rely on us for website edits post site launch. Some clients have simple changes that require less than an hour of work. Others rely on us heavily for over 10-hours of work per month. We’ll come up with a good solution.
Do you offer ongoing digital marketing support?
Yes. We have a great team of digital marketing experts. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses with SEO, Social Media, PPC and more. View all of our digital services HERE.
How Do I Get Started?
You would first set-up a consultation with our agency. We’d get a better idea of the scope of work and we’d be able to properly quote the website project for you. If you decide to move forward, we’d send over a proposal. Once the agreement is executed, we would assign the appropriate team members to your account. We typically need 5-7 business days to make these assignments and get prepared on our end. We then have a kick-off meeting and follow our standard process and procedures, which you can learn more about below on this page.

Web Design Stats

Mobile First

55% of website traffic now comes from mobile. 61% of internet users have a higher opinion of companies with mobile-friendly website design

First Impressions

First impressions of websites are 94% related to design. It takes 0.05 seconds for users to create an opinion about your website

Page Load

Most mobile users expect a website to load in 3 seconds or less. Increasing your website loading speed can prevent the loss 7 percent of possible conversions.

WordPress

WordPress accounts for 65% of all content management websites.

Sales

62% of businesses use their website to help with their sales process.

Google

There are 5.6 billion Google searches per day. It’s important to optimize your website for SEO.

Additional Services

We’re proud to be a full-service agency. We offer a full suite of services in addition to web design and development. When we build a website, many of our clients have our firm help with other areas of digital marketing like SEO and Paid Ads. Learn more about all of our services!