Top Rated Columbus Web Design Company

Are you seeking a trusted and top rated Columbus web design company? Look no further than The Media Captain. We build professional, elegant and sleek websites that align with your business goals and objectives. Our team of project managers, designers and developers cover all key components for your new site build. Your new website from The Media Captain will be an asset you’ll be proud of that will convert visitors into new customers.

Why Choose The Media Captain for a New Website?

UpCity named The Media Captain the “Top Web Designer in Columbus.” Hundreds of businesses, both small and large have successfully had their sites designed and developed by our team [view portfolio of sites]. With our full-stack, front to backend website development experience (the look and feel of your site on the front end and the bits and pieces, plus optimization on the backend), we’ll confidently be able to handle your project. We know that your finished website will exceed your expectations.

We have all of the resources in-house to build you a stunning site and help you throughout the entire process.

Project Manager

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

Designer

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

Michelle is a developer at our Columbus Marketing Firm

Developer

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

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].

Wireframe

Mockup

Live Site

Our Web Design Process

We have an extensive process that’s been created by our Columbus web design experts 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.

[learn more about our strategy]

Roadmap

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.

[view example of visual sitemap]

Wireframe

We create a skeleton of each important page to organize the layout. We get the sign-off from the Client before proceeding onward.

[view example of 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.

[view example of 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.

[view visual]

Quality Assurance

We have a thorough quality assurance spotcheck 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.

Portfolio of Sites

Below are different sites we’ve developed for clients:

View our website portfolio

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

We not only design and develop WordPress sites but we can custom customize plugins along with any component of a WordPress site [learn more].

If you need a custom site in .NET or another technology stack, our team can build it from scratch.

Shopify is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms. We are well versed in Shopify [learn more].

This popular enterprise eCommerce platform is one that our development team is extremely well versed in.

This extension to WordPress is another popular platform we build eCommerce sites upon for our clients [learn more].

If you’re leaning towards BigCommerce, based on our eCommerce experience we can help.

Hosting

The Media Captain handles the website hosting for its clients.

  • 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.
  • We have a staging and production environment. This allows us to implement changes in staging to make sure everything works well prior to rolling out to production.
  • For WordPress clients, we update plugins on a monthly basis to ensure your plugins aren’t out of date, which can cause issues in the future.
  • Our developers are on call and ready to assist with your website. Rather than calling into GoDaddy or another provider, we handle the issue so you can focus on the day-to-day of your business.

FAQ’s

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

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.

Our core team of designers and developers are located in our Columbus office. This is important as many businesses enjoy face-to-face meetings and dealing with local developers. As we’ve grown, our developers and project managers have expanded beyond Columbus. 

See what Lasting Impressions had to say about our development communication. [view testimonial]

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.

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.

No, we do not require full payment up-front. On average, we require a 35% down-payment but this can dictate based on the project size and scope.

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.

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.

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].

Yes. You can learn more about our design capabilities HERE. We have a great design team that will help create or enhance your brand identity. Whether you need a new logo, or want to update an existing one, we can help.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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