Why Choose

My Island Designs?

Because We

Build Awesome Sites!

Why You Should Choose My Island Designs

There are many good reasons why you should choose us to design your website. However, the number one reason is simple; we create truly awesome sites that provide you with a substantial return on your investment. After all, having a website is a complete waste of your time and money if it doesn’t help you make more money and promote your brand.

Questions You Need to Ask Your Web Designer

1) Do you use a mobile-first design process? Internet users perform over 60% of their online searches on mobile devices, which means a mobile-friendly website is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. Your new site should look great on any device, so your visitors can quickly browse your site, read articles, make purchases, or contact you. Ask them to show you live examples of their designs on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

 

2) Will my site load fast? Ask if they can show you examples of how their designs perform on the Google PageSpeed Insights and Pingdom Tools website speed tests. A fast loading site is crucial, especially for WordPress sites, which will often load very slowly on shared hosting accounts if they are not well designed and optimized for speed. In our experience, most website designers either completely ignore this important step, or they simply don’t know how to create fast loading sites.

 

3) Will my site be search engine optimized? If your site isn’t search engine optimized, it will be much more difficult to achieve a high ranking, so potential customers will not be able to find your business on search engines like Google and Bing. Although search engine optimization entails much more than the design of your website, and on-site factors that can be addressed during the website design process, your site is the foundation on which you will build your SEO strategy. If this topic is not a major part of the conversation, you need to find a new designer.

 

4) Will I be able to manage my site? If you want your designer to maintain your website for you, you may not need to ask this question. However, if you’re going to manage your site in-house, this is a question you need to ask your designer. You should also ask them to give you a demonstration, so you can decide for yourself if you are going to be capable of managing your new site on the platform they used to build it, using the tools they have included with the design of your site. You should also ask them if they provide free training for their new clients, and if not how much it will cost.

 

5) Will you integrate social media links into my site design? Social media is an excellent way for you to promote your brand, attract new customers, generate leads, and advertise your products or services. Well placed and attractive social media links will allow visitors to your site to share pages, follow you, or to “like” your site on Facebook. Your web designer should be able to integrate social media links into your site and explain how to create accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp.

 

We have answers to all of your website design questions!

Our Answers to These Important Questions

1) Yes, we use a mobile-first design process for every site, which ensures our clients’ websites look great on any device. Although we take great care to ensure our designs look pixel perfect on any device we spend a lot of time testing each design on mobile devices.

2) Visit our WordPress Speed Optimization page to view examples of sites that we have optimized to load fast. For example, the home page of this website typically loads in one second, which is very fast for a page with many images and advanced features.

3) My Island Designs uses local SEO best practices to help our clients’ sites rank well on major search engines. In addition to building SEO friendly sites, we also provide our clients with the information they need to make their sites rank higher on major search engines.

4) Our lead designer has over twenty years of website design experience, and he highly recommends WordPress to our clients’ because it is a flexible, powerful content management system that allows them to manage their websites easily.

5) Integration of social media links into our clients’ sites is accomplished using coding, CSS, plugins, and social media friendly themes. Providing visitors the opportunity to follow you or share your site with their friends or colleagues is a great way to promote your brand.

My Island Designs includes all of these features and much more with every website we design, and at no extra cost. We also offer two hours of free support with every WordPress website design, which can be used for website management training.

More Great Reasons to Choose My Island Designs

#1

Mobile Website Design

Over 60% of all online searches are now performed using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. If your website is not mobile-friendly, you are making it tough for over 60% of your current and potential customers to interact with you through your site. Studies show in these cases people are very likely to find another site that is easier to use.

#2

Client Support

My Island Designs offers friendly, professional client support by phone, email or in person at our office in Merritt Island. We love what we do and James Turner, the owner is happy to offer free consultations, giving us the opportunity to discuss your project in detail and let you know what we can do for your business. Give us a call today, what have you got to lose?

#3

SEO

On site search engine optimization ensures your website receives the best possible search engine rankings. However, on-site factors are only part of the equation when it comes to ranking high on Google and Bing. You need to leverage the power of social media to create an online reputation as a trustworthy business. Letting the search engines know you are an authority in your field.

#4

Teamwork

We work very closely with our clients. When you hire My Island Designs for a project it’s like adding a new member to your team. Your success is important to us, because we care about our community and because we need our clients to spread the good word about our services. Read some of the testimonials here on this site to see what our other clients think about our services.

#5

On Time Delivery

We specify a completion date in the contracts we enter with clients and we always complete our projects in a timely manner. The number one thing that delays completion of a project is the client failing to provide content for their project. Before we begin work we provide our clients with a list of content we need to create their website to help make the process easier.

#6

Training/Support

We offer two free hours of training with every WordPress website design to help you get up and running fast. We recommend the client come to our office after their site is complete for one hour of training to get a basic understanding of how to manage their site. After they have time to practice they can make a list of things they are struggling with to go over on their second visit.

#1

Mobile Website Design

Over 60% of all online searches are now performed using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. If your website is not mobile-friendly, you are making it tough for over 60% of your current and potential customers to interact with you through your site. Studies show in these cases people are very likely to find another site that is easier to use.

#2

Client Support

My Island Designs offers friendly, professional client support by phone, email or in person at our office in Merritt Island. We love what we do and James Turner, the owner is happy to offer free consultations, giving us the opportunity to discuss your project in detail and let you know what we can do for your business. Give us a call today, what have you got to lose?

#3

SEO

On site search engine optimization ensures your website receives the best possible search engine rankings. However, on-site factors are only part of the equation when it comes to ranking high on Google and Bing. You need to leverage the power of social media to create an online reputation as a trustworthy business. Letting the search engines know you are an authority in your field.

#4

Teamwork

We work very closely with our clients. When you hire My Island Designs for a project it’s like adding a new member to your team. Your success is important to us, because we care about our community and because we need our clients to spread the good word about our services. Read some of the testimonials here on this site to see what our other clients think about our services.

#5

On Time Delivery

We specify a completion date in the contracts we enter with clients and we always complete our projects in a timely manner. The number one thing that delays completion of a project is the client failing to provide content for their project. Before we begin work we provide our clients with a list of content we need to create their website to help make the process easier.

#6

Training/Support

We offer two free hours of training with every WordPress website design to help you get up and running fast. We recommend the client come to our office after their site is complete for one hour of training to get a basic understanding of how to manage their site. After they have time to practice they can make a list of things they are struggling with to go over on their second visit.

Still Not Convinced? 10 More Reasons to Choose Us

Please Note: The features listed below do not necessarily represent all of the services we offer and may or may not be applicable depending on the type of website design project. To help you get started on the right track, we offer every new client a free website design consultation to help them determine their needs and discuss how we can meet those needs.

Conversion Rate Optimization
You want your visitors to do something on your website, such as contact you, fill out a form or purchase a product. When you order our conversion rate optimization service, we run A/B split tests to determine what elements of your site encourage more people to contact you, fill out your forms or purchase your products. The ability to run your own A/B split tests can also be included with any of our WordPress website designs, just be sure to ask for this feature during your free consultation and it will be added at no extra cost.
Search Engine Optimization
We pay close attention to SEO while developing all of our websites. Your site will not only look great, but it will also have the potential to rank well in Google and Bing searches. Our designs incorporate proven SEO best practices and easy to use features that will help you manage SEO in-house. However, on-site SEO is only one of many factors the search engines use to determine your ranking. Other factors such as regular updates, great content, and the number of high-quality sites linking to you will also play a role in your rankings.
Responsive Design - Mobile Website
Our designs are fully responsive, so they look great on any device. When we create a website, mobile devices are not an after-thought, our designers use mobile-first design practices to ensure an exceptional user experience for visitors using smartphones and tablets, as well as visitors using laptops or desktops.
Clean and Minimal Designs
A clean and minimal design will help focus a visitor’s attention on your products or services, not useless design elements. Our designers use modern design techniques to create websites that are bold, yet simple, clean and yet colorful. People are visual by nature, so we recommend using large images and videos to get their attention and large text because it is much easier to read. The goal of any design should be to draw attention to primary elements such as contact buttons, forms or products.
Drag & Drop Page Builder
Saving you time and money is one of our top priorities. We design WordPress websites that allow you to create page layouts using a drag and drop page builder, save those layouts and use them again on new pages or even on other sites you own. Create, save and reuse an unlimited number of layouts for your pages and websites.

Saving your layouts is great, but why stop there? You can also save individual elements or sections of a page to your library and use them to create new pages, which will save you a lot of time and help make your designs more consistent. You are not going to believe how much faster and easier it is to add pages to your site, and your visitors are sure to love the professional design of your pages.

Front End Visual Page Builder
We have just added a new visual page builder to our designs, and it is fantastic. Even if you have never edited a single web page in your life, you will find it easy to edit your pages using the visual page builder.

Using the visual page builder you make edits to your site visually, so you can see every change you make in real time. You can edit text, add pictures, insert rows, columns, and sections in seconds. There are over 40 easily customized modules available in the page builder that do not require you to write a single line of code.

Update: Every module now includes a help link. Click on the help link within any module, and you will have access to video tutorials that will explain all of the features and settings of that module.

Many Building Blocks
There are currently over 40 content modules to choose from that make it easy to create amazing layouts for your pages and posts. Instead of designing your page and post layouts from scratch you can start with one of the default layouts and customize it to make it your own. Choose from layouts such as home, landing page, about us, and contact us.

There are many great layouts to choose from that make creating new pages a breeze, and you can save your layouts too, and use them again on new pages to ensure your site has a consistent look and feel.

WooCommerce Support
Built-in WooCommerce integration means you can create an online store that allows you to sell your products or services online. The ordering and checkout processes are very intuitive, so your customers will have no problem ordering from your site.
Advanced Theme Panel
Your site will include an intuitive dashboard so you can update your site, add new functionality and change just about anything within the dashboard without writing a single line of code. Change your site colors, heading and body text sizes, menus, container widths, and much more!
Add New Functionality
One of the reasons our lead designer recommends WordPress is how easy it is to add new functionality to a website. The creators of WordPress designed it to be flexible and made it possible for plugins to be created and installed on a WordPress site.

There are thousands of great plugins available that allow you to add new functions to your website such as a shopping cart, newsletter, slider, or contact form.

Yes, I Want an Awesome Website!

Great, we'd love to work with you on your project.

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