We build websites, mobile apps & more
Best-Practice Web Design
Website design should start with thinking about your audience, their objectives and how you can help them find the information they need quickly. Users need to be able to easily and efficiently complete tasks, whether they use a mobile phone or a laptop.
A Focus on Your Users
We develop the UI through iteration—rapidly designing and testing prototypes, collecting feedback, and intelligently modifying our layouts. The benefits of this approach are two-fold. First, it ensures that customer needs drive design. Second, marketers can make more informed decisions based on data.
This agile methodology is facilitated through the development of fully functional HTML wireframe prototypes. This allows us to test and validate your designs before graphic design and coding begins. The result is:
- Reduced design time
- A decrease in project delays
- No more budget overruns
Mobile Users Are the Priority
You’ve heard the mantra mobile-first. It requires you to think carefully about how users perform tasks using only the small amount of screen space available to them. Do your customers come to your site to register for events? Are they looking at pictures, just there for research? These tasks are often very different on a phone, unlike on a laptop or desktop. For example, phone users are quite willing to scroll. this is a big change from the days when we lived in fear of placing important content “below the fold”. At D2 we employ responsive web design to ensure that every user has a great experience regardless of the device they use.
Website Development Approach
Websites are an essential tool for virtually every organization. To complicate matters both customers and search engines like Google prefer sites that load quickly, are easy to use, and optimized to work on their device of choice. At D2 the foundation of our web development approach is to use best practices and proven technology platforms to address these needs. This includes technologies like:
From basic template development to completely custom sites, our development team has the skill and experience to build tools you need to conduct business online.
App Development for iOS and Android
A website will fit your customers’ needs most of the time, but sometimes highly specialized tools work best as native mobile apps. Maybe your customers need a calculator or frequent data updates. We can help you take your idea from concept to a finished iOS or Android app. We’ll work with you to prototype, design and build the app. When it’s ready to launch, we’ll help you deploy it in iTunes and Google Play.
Custom Application Development
Finding a technology partner with the expertise to develop on a variety of platforms can be a challenge. Most firms specialize in one technology or another. We’ve made it a priority to support custom applications development using a variety of the leading enterprise technologies, or if need be we can customize your off-the-shelf or open source platform.
Our developers can deliver solutions using:
- Microsoft ASP .NET
- Application servers including Tomcat & WebLogic
- Frameworks including Struts, Spring & Hibernate
- Content management systems including WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Umbraco, Sitefinity, Grav & DNN Evoq
- Databases including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL
Recently we developed a speaker bureau platform for the pharmaceutical industry.